Friday, July 30, 2004

What can I say?

I mean no disrespect to this woman, for whom the personal was the political. But one is tempted to say "Get a life!" even in death.

Woman's Dying Wish: Bush Defeated
Loved Ones Asked To Donate To Democratic Cause

Her rabbi has a better perspective:
"My contention is that if there's any situation that's sacrosanct, it should be devoid of political ramifications," he said. "Although people have the opportunity and they can do it if they want to, it is not really appropriate at this time."

Fair and Balanced

Fox News has nothing on JibJab. Is this what Woody Gunthrie had in mind?

AP:New York convention planners learning from Boston

No doubt the RNC will face greater protests at its convention. Which is one reason why Republicans watched how Boston handled the first Post 9/11 convention. Here's the AP story.

Text of John Kerry's speech

The most effective rhetorical line in JFK's speech this evening.

"I don't want to claim that God is on our side. As Abraham Lincoln told us, I want to pray humbly that we are on God's side."

Full Text of John Kerry's Acceptance Speech

Youthful indiscretions?

Kerry only mentioned his anti-Vietnam war protest in passing although the preceding biopic included a clip of the young veteran testifying before Congress in 1971. The Associated Press's Calvin Woodward, observes:
Kerry emphasized throughout his speech his credentials as a Vietnam veteran. "I defended this country as a young man," he said. "We fought for this nation because we loved it and we came back with the deep belief that every day is extra."

There was no telling from his remarks that Kerry became a leading anti-war protester after his return from Vietnam."

Read the story

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Jim Pinkerton ruminates on the decline of Big Media

Out-blogged, dissed and ignored Big Media is on the run. Pinkerton crashes the Boston Pity Party.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Are conventions obsolete?

This is one of my favorite topics. Let's see how Boston plays out before we declare the end of conventions. From the Christian Science Monitor.

What are conventions for, anyway?