October 1st, 2004



I think that no matter how long I work here, the sound of small arms fire is very disconcerting, especially given that the range points directly at this building.

After getting nasty letters from people with obvious political motivations, a Virginia school decided Michael Moore's speaking fee is too high and that the public funds might be better spent, and trys to cancel the speech, but Michael decides to speak for free. Thanks to CNN

More Debate Stuff :

This morning, the Kerry win on CNN is still at 71% with now well over half a million votes.

Anyone can admit when they are correct, it takes true leadership to admit when you are wrong.

"As Kerry said, The wrong war at the wrong time. What kind of message does that send to our troops and our allies?" Bush

The message is sends to our troops is that Kerry has true leadership and is willing to admit mistakes. As Bush said about the war on terrorism, "I didn't start this war, but I'm going to win it.", so Kerry says about the war in Iraq. We should not have gone into Iraq at that point in time, later, maybe. We should have been focusing on Afganistan. That country is still a mess, but the media isn't covering it. We made the same mistake we made decades ago, we walked away. Sure, we still have some troops there, but not enough.
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I guess the host of the debate was given some latitude on rebutals and such. I thought it worked out nice. I was amused when at one point, when W ran out of time and the moderator was going to cut him off he seemed to lose his temper and yell, "let me finish."

Too bad I didn't get to see it on TV. From what the said on the NPR this morning W looked very un-presidential, draped over the podium like some joe at a bar, making faces and getting angry and flustered at Kerry. I'm going to have to try and download some highlites.

"What separates those who achieve from those who do not is in direct proportion to one's ability to ask for help." (Donald Keough, former President of Coca-Cola)

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake." (Napoleon)
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Spin Spin Spin ... gotta love debates... They had a bit about how both sides think they won. IE. Question to Kerry about the presidents right to unilateral use of force.

Kerry answers about how the president has that right and he will protect that right but how you should talk to your friend and other members of the global community to get them to understand what is going on, etc..

Complex answer, describes exatly what you should do, he nailed it.

Bush answers, global what? You use unilateral force to protect america regardless of what the world says.

Simple, common sense, overbearing, he nailed it.

They both came away thinking, "oh yeah, we nailed that one."
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