1. Monday, November 1, 2004

    karisa and i are great friends. 

    we hardly ever see each other. we hardly ever talk to each other on the phone.

    we chat almost every day thanks to the miracle of the internet.

    sometimes we’ll write an email if im up in chopper one.

    when we get on the phone it can last for hours.

    tonight was one of those nights.

    its so hard not to get dramatic and lord knows i want to be as funny as i can in everything i write.

    but could half you motherfuckers really be serious about four more years of this shit?

    there was a time when i lived with two of the finest musicians you’ll never hear because life isnt fair.

    one of them was named jeff whalen. singer songwriter guitar for the rock group tsar.

    like most geniuses, he’s often misunderstood, frustrated, and criticised unfairly. sometimes however the criticisms are fair.

    one night greg and i were discussing the existence of God.

    everyone was pissed off.

    and jeff threw his hands up and said, i feel so alienated right now.

    not until today did i know what he meant by that.

    if half this country votes for that fucking tool despite

    well, everything–

    this should be the example of a no-brainer in the dictionary.

    it should be the epitome of a landslide.

    it should be an answer on jeopardy.

    “alex, ‘Duh’ for $500.”

    “ken, this is the second-easiest decision mankind has ever made.”

    “alex, what is electing michael jordan into the nba hall of fame?”

    “thats right ken. the first of course being voting for john kerry over george bush back in 2004.”

    after i read The Stand, i freaked out any time someone sneezed. i didnt trust anyone. if bush wins, how do you think im going to feel traveling to a red state.

    sick.

    thats how i’ll feel.

    poindexters pretending that theyre voting to protect the nation by rehiring a failures failure.

    worst in show.

    deficit: fucked.

    health care: fucked.

    gasoline: fucked.

    schools: fucked.

    chances of buying a house in a decent neighborhood: totally fucked.

    price of a fucking bullshit halfway decent new car: fucking $25k.

    jobs: fucked.

    war: fucked.

    osama: laughing.

    saddam: had no wmds.

    cheney: still getting checks from haliburton.

    powell: “we’re losing the war

    rice: “i believe the title [of the PDB] was, ‘Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States.”

    rumsfield: “We know where [Iraq’s WMD] are. They’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat.” – ABC, 03/30/03

    rumsfield: “As we know, There are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know There are known unknowns. That is to say We know there are some things We do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, The ones we don’t know We don’t know.” – 2/12/02, DoD

    rumsfield: “Once in a while, I’m standing here, doing something. And I think, ‘What in the world am I doing here?’ It’s a big surprise.” — 5/16/01, NYT.

    rush: You ever heard of emotional release? You [ever] heard of need to blow some steam off?”

    ashcroft: lost to a dead man, nyt: worst att’y general ever

    youre not just supporting bush, youre supporting all these fools.

    here’s dubyas horoscope for tomorrow:

    For November 2: You comfort others, especially this morning, and take the attitude that, no matter what, things will turn out fine. Your apparent acceptance creates comfort, strength and unity among friends and loved ones. Throughout the day, you can feel the future quickly approaching your front door. You anticipate change, travel or even moving, and feel at peace with the prospect. In fact, you begin to welcome the likelihood of change. Once you’re able to step outside of preconceived notions and expectations, you’re able to see the peace and beauty inherent in a new way of living.

    here kerry‘s horoscope for tomorrow:

    For November 2: First thing this morning, you are made aware of a groundswell of activity that benefits you. This powerful locomotive is unstoppable and likely to outperform everyone’s expectations. Even so, you will experience moments of uncertainty from time to time – but not for long. The best information indicates that your momentum is irreversible. You feel very popular and beloved most of the day. Even another’s petty criticism is too limp to hit a bullseye. Enormous changes that you’ve hoped for – perhaps your own personal miracle – can occur.

    this is mine:

    For November 2: Opportunities actually find you today. This is an excellent time for interviews, meetings and public appearances. Others view you as someone that is well worth betting on. Some of your past efforts also come up in conversation – mostly in glowing terms. Get out and rub elbows with colleagues, pals and decision-makers today, and look your most devastating because you’re sure to run into someone you know. One caveat: you will encounter one disgruntled ex-friend or former colleague. Don’t give this individual a split second of your time. Focus on the best the future has to offer.

    and last but not least, here‘s america’s

    For November 2: You comfort others, especially this morning, and take the attitude that, no matter what, things will turn out fine. Your apparent acceptance creates comfort, strength and unity among friends and loved ones. Throughout the day, you can feel the future quickly approaching your front door. You anticipate change, travel or even moving, and feel at peace with the prospect. In fact, you begin to welcome the likelihood of change. Once you’re able to step outside of preconceived notions and expectations, you’re able to see the peace and beauty inherent in a new way of living.

    ken layne + oliver willis + mc brown + asshole