Saturday, November 13, 2004

Stop it

Here's my memo to Democrats. It's pretty simple:

Stop apologizing. Stop giving in. Stop pandering. Stop biting your tongue. Stop trying to be something you're not. Stop being afraid. Stop being ashamed. Stop being a victim.

Stop it stop it stop it.

Fight back. Stand up for what you believe in. Speak out, clearly and simply. Take back the word "liberal" - right now. Step up.

There's a lot more, but you get the point. The more we act like we don't know or stand behind what we believe in, the more we lose. Americans value confidence and belief much more than they care what those specific beliefs are. The whole point of being a progressive is fighting for what you believe. Let's start fighting.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Heal this, bitches

"Never give up. Never surrender."
-Capt. Peter Quincy Taggart, Galaxy Quest

All I needed to know about this election, I learned watching 'The Simpsons'

HOMER: Marge, it takes two to lie - one to lie, and one to listen.
LISA: Dad, did you know that in China they use the same word for both "crisis" and "opportunity"?
HOMER: Yes! Crisatunity!
HOMER: Not a bear in sight. The Bear Patrol must be working like a
LISA: That's specious reasoning, Dad.
HOMER: Thank you, dear.
LISA: By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.
HOMER: Oh, how does it work?
LISA: It doesn't work.
HOMER: Uh-huh.
LISA: It's just a stupid rock.
HOMER: Uh-huh.
LISA: But I don't see any tigers around, do you?
[Homer thinks of this, then pulls out some money]
HOMER: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.
MARGE: I wonder if he's going to say anything about that horrible fish.
HOMER: Oh, Marge. What's the big deal?
I bet before the papers blew this out of proportion,
you didn't even know how many eyes a fish had.
-- Watching Burns' campaign advertisement,
"Two Cars in Every Garage, Three Eyes on Every Fish''
MARY BAILEY: My worthy opponent thinks that the voters of this state
are gullible fools. I, however, prefer to rely on their
intelligence and good judgement.
REPORTER: Interesting strategy.

Republican Party or Terminator: you decide

"It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear. And it absolutely will not stop – ever – until you are dead."

Wednesday, November 03, 2004


"For an awful lot of people on the losing side, there's going to be a sense of alienation, of, is this the country we thought it was?"
-David Gergen
Unfortunately, my answer is yes.

Monday, November 01, 2004


"In tomorrow's election, which would you choose: the Massachusetts liberal, or the Texas rancher?"
-random Bush flack, on "Fox and Friends" this morning
Interesting question. The problem is, neither of those guys are on the ballot. (Well, he got one out of four right - Kerry is from Massachusetts.)