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Posts Made By: James Brown

October 7, 2004 09:55 AM Forum: Politics

Re: cross dressing Kerry

Posted By James Brown

I like the way the photo-generator made Edwards look slightly trashy. He pretty much captured something there. - Jim -

October 8, 2004 08:30 AM Forum: Politics

New Jib-Jab short film!

Posted By James Brown

Jib-Jab released a new 80 second cartoon last night. It is almost as hilarious as "This Land is Your Land". Must see for all political junkies and persons of good humor! grin

You'll have to go find it yourself on the internet. I am not going to post a link to anything that contains colorful language! wink

Search for Atom Films. Look for "It's Good to be in D.C." on the front page.

p.s. If you didn't see Jib-Jab's "This Land is Your Land" You must view that too! - Jim -

October 9, 2004 01:11 PM Forum: Politics

John Howard re-elected

Posted By James Brown

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=axojnB9hdJIo&refer=top_world_news

You can bet your britches that in the USA this would be above the fold headline news if Howard had lost. i.e. "Aussies vote out conservative! Huge blow to Bush coalition!!!"

As it is, I doubt most U.S. news agencies will even pick up the story.

What do the A-marter's down under think about Howard?

- Jim -

October 13, 2004 08:46 AM Forum: Politics

Re: the real appeal of GWB

Posted By James Brown

Hi Nils. Ellen's commentary addresses a single issue, Iraq. Thus it is silly to think that this commentary sheds much light on what "those 40-50% of Americans who are still Bush supporters are and what they can possibly be thinking."

Regarding Iraq, her commentary only makes sense if one accepts as unassailable truth both of the following:

1. Our invasion of Iraq was a tragic and disastrous mistake.

2. #1 is so obviously true that the only possible way for a sane person to question #1 is self delusion.

Thus I think that her piece sheds little or no light on what motivates most Bush voters (this one at least) or what we are thinking. - Jim -

October 13, 2004 05:33 PM Forum: Politics

WOW!

Posted By James Brown

What a difference two weeks makes! Bush was definitely on top of his game in tonight’s debate. He was absolutely presidential in both demeanor and with his control of the facts. I hope this performance puts to rest once and for all the whining on the left that Bush is either a moron or no more than a puppet of Cheney and the neo-cons.

Seriously, who could not have been impressed when Bush turned the lefty moderator’s question about the deficit into a litmus test on patriotism? Bush really showed the nation where that CBS pinko is coming from!

Also, I think that if I had heard Kerry say one more time tonight that he is only going to raise taxes on people who make more than 200k I would have puked. Does he really expect us to buy that he is going to cut taxes for 98% of the population, and halve the deficit in four years??? PUHLEASE!

I really liked the way Bush employed the “you can run but you can’t hide” zinger against Kerry. He absolutely skewered the democrat. I expect that Kerry will be running all the way back to Massachusetts on 11/3/04.

Tonight’s performance by the president has to qualify as the worst debate posterior kicking since Kennedy – Nixon. I have no doubt who is going to carry the election now. Not just Bush in ’04. Make it Bush Landslide in ’04! - Jim -

October 13, 2004 07:02 PM Forum: Politics

Oh-Oh

Posted By James Brown

GWB just said, "I don't got no litmus test"

My wife is livid. - Jim -

October 13, 2004 07:20 PM Forum: Politics

A point of agreement

Posted By James Brown

GWB and JFK are both making expressions of faith. GWB does this kind of thing better imho. He seems more sincere. Kerry seems uncomfortable and scripted. - Jim -

October 13, 2004 07:51 PM Forum: Politics

My final answer

Posted By James Brown

Kerry wins on substance. Bush wins on personability. Bush was a lot better on the "Woman in my life" question. That may play well with undecideds. - Jim -

October 14, 2004 01:18 PM Forum: Politics

Hey Nils!

Posted By James Brown

Here is a picture of the Bush "bulge" (No Clinton jokes please) from last night's debate!.


http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2004/10/13/bulgefoto/index_np.html

I am now pretty certain that it is not a receiver. Kerry patted Bush on the back twice when he shook hands before and after the debate. No matter how stupid you think the president is, he would not have worn a wire going into last night's event knowing that 1/2 the world was looking for something.

I am guessing that it is bad tailoring.

- Jim -

October 15, 2004 10:31 AM Forum: Politics

So I hear Bush lost Debate 3 ...

Posted By James Brown

Some of you guys were pretty darn sure Bush lost debate 3 based upon the insta polls. I agree that he lost on debate skills, but suggested at the time that some of Bush's answers would resonate. Well...

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush opened a four-point lead on Democratic Sen. John Kerry the day after the final debate between the White House rivals, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Friday.
Bush led Kerry 48-44 percent in the latest three-day tracking poll, which included one night of polling done after Wednesday's debate in Tempe, Arizona. Bush led Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts, by only one point, 46-45 percent, the previous day.

An improvement in Bush's showing among undecideds and a strong response from his base Republican supporters helped fuel the president's rise."


This is a swing of 7% from just four days ago when Kerry made wonk news by posting a 47%-44% lead in the Zogby poll (Contradicted by other tracking polls of course.)

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6512573

Also, the electoral vote charts are still looking pretty good for the President.

Lefty site: http://www.electoral-vote.com/

Righty site: http://www.geocities.com/hedgehogreport/bushkerry2004state.html

Right-Moderate professional site: http://www.rasmussenreports.com/election_2004.htm

- Jim -