Wednesday, August 27, 2003

I'm really not picking on Howard Dean for any particular reason. It's just that he's making the most news of any of the Democrat candidates. A standout among morons, as it were.

Here's the latest:

"I believe too many people in my party for too long caved in out of fear for high poll ratings, have been terrified by [talk radio host] Rush Limbaugh and all those people, beating up on unions, 'Yes, sir, we are afraid to stand up to the right wing,'" Dean said.

Now I'm no fan of governance by poll, but what he's saying here is that he feels that he knows better than the average American. In other words, "Polls be damned, I know what's right for you". We rule by majority, and he's saying the majority are wrong. And why is Limbaugh so terrifying? Is it because his opinions resonate with a lot of people?

Well at least Howie has cemented the 13-year old internet (DeaN is SoOo KeWl) chatter vote. Maybe he can work on appealing to people with functioning intellects next.

Monday, August 25, 2003

Well, John Geoghan was killed in his jail cell. Geoghan was something of the poster child for pedophile priests. His case was particularly odious (if there are degrees of odiousness in child-molestation), involving almost 150 victims and exposing Bernard Law's practice of sweeping molestation cases under the rug and simply reassigning accused priests to new parishes. Presumably fresh hunting grounds.

I'm of two minds concerning Geoghan's death. Part of me says "Die, asshole", but another part of me would have liked to have seen him spend the next 20 years married to some guy nicknamed "Tripod".

Until the next rant...

Friday, August 22, 2003

Saw something yesterday that struck me. A "Howard Dean in 2004" bumper sticker.

Up until yesterday I thought Howie only appealed to adolescent girls who chatted on the internet using lines like "PeEps, tHaT Is SO KeWl"

Guess he's worked his way up to driving age girls, now.

Not since Al Gore have the Democrats managed to field such a pathetic lot of candidates. Petty, mean little men all.

You can see Howie and the rest at