August 31, 2004
Five Minutes is Five Minutes Too Long
I decided to tune into C-SPAN's coverage the RNC last night. Going in, I knew it would be a bad idea for me to watch the GOP spin machine. I knew that after watching even a little convention coverage, I would become upset. So what did I do after 5 minutes? Turn down the volume on the TV and fire up iTunes.
I did see Michael Moore out of the corner of my eye at one point (he's too fat to miss) and thanks to TiVO, I was able to hear what John McCain said. A reference to a filmmaker certainly does rouse the conservative crowd. Otherwise, the crowd seemed kind of unenthusiastic. Maybe the air conditioner wasn't on?
I wonder if the employees at The Garden would be so nice as to act like those that used to work at Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia. In a game before they demolished the stadium, employees of the Vet turned the heat up after complaints by one team that it was too hot in the locker room. New York would never do such a thing, right? I mean, if they're here, we might as well make them uncomfortable.
I won't even get into all the other bullshit things that happened at the convention. Please, please, I beg of you, no more politicization of September 11th. No more years!! And for Rudy Guliani to say, "we [the GOP] expand freedoms" is wrong in so many ways.
Posted by tien mao in Politics at 7:47 AM
Is it true that Guiliani said "if you're not with us, you're with the terrorists" ??? I thought that was what I saw on the TV prompter in the gym this morning, and I nearly fell off with anger.
Posted by: corie at August 31, 2004 9:23 AM
I beleive it was Bush:
" Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. (Applause.) From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime."
Posted by: JtR at August 31, 2004 10:26 AM
"Asked about McCain's remarks, Moore said, 'I can't believe they're dumb enough to bring up the film and help its box office.'"
Posted by: matt at August 31, 2004 10:41 AM
corie, he was quoting bush. but the words did still come out of his mouth.
Posted by: tien at August 31, 2004 11:16 AM
I can't stand to watch or listen to those a-holes. I just get furious. Did anyone happen to hear Santorum (R) PA yesterday on Fresh Air? Terri Gross did an excellent job of making him sound like a complete idiot. And I love that Bush tipped his hat about "winning the war on terrorism" - he told Matt Lauer that he didn't think it could be done. So many lives lost, so much money down the tubes... and we can't win.
Posted by: JennB at August 31, 2004 1:04 PM
rock on tien, rock on ;)
Posted by: t.g. at August 31, 2004 10:40 PM
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