August 24th, 2004


breaking news

Seattle fans of doing things for America might be interested in checking out a Music for America party at the Cardinal Room (above the Graceland) tonight from 7-9 pm.

From one of several very exciting e-mail notices:

What to expect:
Some snacks, good yummy stuff....
Some cocktails. (Donations won't be refused!) 

MfA info session... An ever so interesting update about what is going down in MfA land... New volunteer opportunities that are not yet on the website... You can get first dibs on some hot assed shows! Don't worry, I only want the "meeting" portion of the party to take up five minutes. I am sure you would rather use your ears to listen to Seattle's own DJ Fucking in the Streets spin some hot summer jams than listening to me blabber on.

While it seems a little strange to host an early party in a regular home to after parties, why not go anyway? Do it for America.
the only earth?

call in the u.n. observers

A nice summary of Florida's history of corrupt voting systems at Slate reveals this, among other i.t.t.o.e.i.c.l.o. tidbits:
Following the contentious 2000 recount, e-mails on former Sec. of State Katherine Harris' computer revealed that she had been in contact with Jeb Bush during the recount, contrary to both their claims. Miami Herald reporter Meg Laughlin discovered that e-mail messages sent to Jeb Bush from Harris had been deleted after the recount. Harris then had the operating system of her computer changed [to an older operating system], a procedure that erased all its data. [slate]
I just wish that all of those crazy liberals could get past the 2000 election.


see also: "The downloading of the president '04" [salon]

medal round

In contention for most inexplicable olympic event: any of the equestrian ones. Is the winner more about the horse or the rider? and wouldn't you think that they'd have a more dignified course? The one for the team jumping event looks like it was poached from a mini-golf course.