1. Wednesday, October 6, 2004

    if i was the instapundit 

    i wouldnta said anything about the debates today either.

    and i sure as shit wouldnt have said a peep about the top U.S. arms inspector’s 1,000 page report stating that not only weren’t there any wmd in iraq, but their capabilities for producing them were deteriorating, not advancing, and they hadn’t made any since 1991.

    you didn’t see me write about the cubs the day that we knew it was all over this year.

    i didn’t even want to think about it.

    you didn’t see me write about how sammy bailed out of the last game, pissing everyone off, and probably sealing his fate of never being a cub any more.

    hell, i was so emotionally depressed that the cubs who had a pitching staff of clement, wood, prior, zambrano, and maddux

    and a line up of four guys who hit over 30 home runs this year, a lead off hitter who smacked 24, and a new shortstop whose last name rhymed with goingallthewayia

    completely imploded like bitchesia.

    so its no surprise to me that the worlds most popular political blogger wouldn’t have mentioned the fact that the vice president ruined his best zinger with the boldface lie that turned out to be a double-lie.

    Now, in my capacity as Vice President I am the President of the Senate, the presiding officer. I’m up in the Senate most Tuesdays when they’re in session. The first time I ever met you was when you walked on the stage tonight.

    not only did glenn wake up in the morning and see at least three videos of cheney standing or sitting right next to the pretty boy from carolina.

    but then it became known that the vice president was only the presiding officer of the senate not most tuesdays, not some tuesdays, but only two tuesdays over the last four years, the last being jan ’03.

    and to top things off, despite how miraculously talented, seriously, as truly talented as the gop has been with spinning things, how do you spin the pathetic ignorance of the veep leading people to factcheck.com,

    when factcheck.org, the intended destination the second most powerful man in the world wanted undecided voters to click to, was an even worse website for the republicans because it was a non-profit ivy league site who was far more critical towards the president than toward kerry/edwards.

    hi can of worms.

    how do you say, oh the vice president meant factcheck.org when the very first sentence on the non-partisan site dedicated to “holding politicians accountable” today says, “Cheney wrongly implied that FactCheck had defended his tenure as CEO of Halliburton Co., and the vice president even got our name wrong.”

    you dont say it.

    you say nothing.

    you put pictures of giggling co-eds and volleyball playing fratboys on your blog and pretend it never happened.

    you hide out at a symposium and pretend that the biggest blogger of all time would have been perceived as “discourteous” if he had blogged from the event.

    it’s been established that im crazy but i’d think that most authors with new books would be ecstatic to have a guy who gets a quarter million hits a day liveblog from their symposium.

    especially if i was hustling a book that was going for $35 on amazon.

    but really, who wants to blog when the jig is finally up?

    and who wants to go on the web when there’s nothing but bad news on there with worse news on the way thanks to the next two debates being with the lesser of the two leaders, bush, and his never-a-dull-moment slamdances with the spoken word.

    not the instapundit, who has gotten 67 million page views so far this year.

    he’d rather just go on a nice long walk for a little while.

    maybe whittle a spell

    “Strolling around campus always reminds me that there’s more to life than surfing the Internet and thinking about politics and the war,” professor reynolds typed today in his last post of the day at 8:27pm. “I should do it more often.

    “If looking at these pictures makes you feel that you should get away from the computer and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine, well, maybe you should take the hint.”

    oh i got the hint. by not typing “bush” “cheney” “kerry” or “edwards” today in any of his nine posts, i got the hint.

    i got the hint that he didn’t want to talk about chunks of iraq bad news like this:

    Weapons hunter Charles Duelfer had access to information from U.S. interrogations of Saddam over several months. The former Iraqi dictator apparently talked not because he wanted to help the United States, but because he was concerned with his legacy, the report says.

    Much of his motivation in the quest for weapons of mass destruction came from neighboring Iran and the two countries’ “long-standing rivalry over the centuries,” including the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s.

    “From Saddam’s viewpoint, the Persian menace loomed large and was a challenge to his place in history,” the report says.

    “This was an important motivation in his views on WMD _ especially as it became obvious that Iran was pursuing the very capabilities he was denied,” said the report, which found no evidence that Iraq had produced any such weapons after 1991.

    i got the hint that he didn’t want to talk about chunks of last nights debate:

    IFILL: Senator Edwards, it’s your turn to use 30 seconds for a complicated response…

    EDWARDS: That was a complete distortion of my record. I know that won’t come as a shock.

    The vice president, I’m surprised to hear him talk about records. When he was one of 435 members of the United States House, he was one of 10 to vote against Head Start, one of four to vote against banning plastic weapons that can pass through metal detectors.

    He voted against the Department of Education. He voted against funding for Meals on Wheels for seniors. He voted against a holiday for Martin Luther King. He voted against a resolution calling for the release of Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

    It’s amazing to hear him criticize either my record or John Kerry’s.

    IFILL: Thirty seconds.

    CHENEY: Oh, I think his record speaks for itself. And frankly, it’s not very distinguished.

    and i got the hint that he didn’t want to talk about this:

    LANSING, Mich. – Michael Moore shot back at Republicans on Wednesday after they requested that the filmmaker be prosecuted for offering underwear and food to college students in exchange for their promise to vote.

    “It’s ironic that Republicans have no problem with allowing assault weapons out on our streets, yet they don’t want to put clean underwear in the hands of our slacker youth,” Moore said. “The Republicans seem more interested in locking me up for trying to encourage people to participate in our democracy than locking up bin Laden for his attacks on our democracy.”

    three ways you know that the ship is going down for the republicans four weeks before the elections.

    1. when the president holds a sudden “important” speech and nobody pays attention

    2. when instapundit hides out all day despite a huge news day in politics, giving us the hint that he’s throwing in the towel.

    3. when the busblog links andrew sullivan.

    rush didn’t have a good day either + <3 raymi <3 + bluecad + iron mouth