Tuesday, November 16, 2004


Now that's justice.

It's about time time we give our judiciary more leeway to impose sentences with some impact.

Monday, November 01, 2004


Kerry defeats Hallibush!

Kerry can start rounding up champagne glasses, as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins 28 - 14 yesterday. In case you haven't heard, the Washington Redskins have correctly predicted the last 16 presidential elections by winning or losing their final home game before the votes are counted. A Redskins loss preceding election day has always spelled doom for the incumbent party.


More fun with the Vice President

Cheney yesterday in Hawaii:

"We are standing just a few miles from Pearl Harbor, the site of a sudden attack. . . . Three years ago, America faced another sudden attack . . . .

"[T]he clearest, most important difference in this campaign is simple to state: President Bush understands the war on terror and has a strategy for winning it. John Kerry does not.''

OK, so what you're saying is 1) the 1941 Japanese military were terrorists; 2) America's military operations today stem from the 9/11 attacks, and thus our manuevers in Iraq consist of fighting terrorists, not insurgents (sounding an awful lot like Hallibush's pre-Iraq-invasion rhetoric); and 3) Hallibush would have prevented Pearl Harbor.

In a way I will be sad after the election, because however it turns out, Cheney will disappear again into the labyrinths of his underground lairs. It's kind of fun having him around.

Friday, October 29, 2004


"One of the great events of my life"

The good people of New York delivered Rip Torn from at least 20 hours of community service yesterday following his grueling DWI trial. Ah, Lady Justice.


End of an era . . . .

After more than a decade of Lou Reed extrapolation and steering the ship of "Dream Pop", Luna--quite possibly the coolest NYC band who never asked to be--is calling it quits. Tomorrow night's show at Maxwell's is sold out, but they'll be back this winter for a New Year's Eve nightcap in Park Slope . Evidently the last line on Luna's resume, Rendezvous was released on Tuesday. I haven't yet picked it up but I hear there's a Virgin in Times Square.

Thursday, October 28, 2004


Everybody scared?

The other day I saw a headline for a Safire piece implying that this year's presidential race is all about scaring voters. At first I was confused (he not being one to rock the boat when a reactionary's will is on the line), but then I realized he was talking about Kerry. Kerry scaring seniors about social security. Kerry scaring everyone about flu vaccines. Wow, that is scary. Scarier than telling people they'll get blown up if they don't vote for Bush.

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