one man's conspiracy is another man's business plan
Saturday, October 09, 2004 | 2nd Episode of Debate Show Lacked Song, Substance
John Kerry looked old and tired, but only appeared nervous when Bush appeared to momentarily lose control and strutted about the stage anxiously, shouting down a portly but avuncular Charlie Gibson, a loyal American who knows when to shut up and let his President look stupider than usual.
In fairness, both did their share of hamming it up, and fans of both will undoubtedly consider the night one of "substance," but it was a rather sad substance, at once friable and viscous, about the best that can be done when two politicians, one very evidently suffering from some sort of neuropathy, attempt to wring a debate out of positions that do not significantly differ in their adherence to both crusade and feudalism.
Kerry has a more extensive vocabulary, and someone had told Bush to pretend he was posing for a picture while Kerry talked, but both promised the same death.
American culture is frequently accused of being superficial and shallow, so perhaps it is fitting, this devil spawn of American Idol and the Miss America Poise Competition, where competing contestants sing songs with the same chord progression as a thousand other songs, and the beauty queens confide in serial breathy whispers that they hope to work with handicapped children and obtain Masters Degrees in Communications.
The hostility between the two multi-millionaires was well-received by the viewers, probably the most entertaining aspect of the spectacle, although I believe the performances of both would have been enhanced if they had not so stubbornly disregarded my repeated requests to make it a musical.
Even the most ardent admirers of each contestant will have to acknowledge that they are united in their steadfast refusal to sing, although Bush may have had some second thoughts, at one point he walked to his mark and did a little half-turn, mike in hand, and I, for one, had hopes of at least something from "Cats," but it was not to be.
For the next debate, maybe sanity will prevail and they will come out in the arms of handlers, dressed in plus size chicken suits, placed on the floor and sent to peck at one another with large plastic beaks.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill