September 2nd, 2004

the only earth?

man of the people

Although the most firefighter's unions have endorsed John Kerry, today's Morning Edition featured commentary from members of a local New York firefighters union that has endorsed Bush.
"he's a stronger man, he's a stronger president for the fight against terrorism and this is the guy we need this is they guy we need to be the president that knows and feels the way we feel and that's what he feels he's got his heart goes out to us."
(Bob Beckwith, the weary firefighter seen standing next to Mr. Bush as the president shouts into a bullhorn amid the ruins of the World Trade Center)

"There's people out there that want to kill us and Kerry I don't think understands that. I've seen it first hand. I lost all my guys in my firehouse that day or I lost ten guys and you know, he's out there revenging their loss"
(John Gleason, a ten-year veteran)[npr]
Start printing up the t-shirts / where is the sloganator when we need it most?
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last nite

I met Carole at a standing-room only crowd at the University Bookstore to listen to Dave Eggers and other funny people from the McSweeney's humor collection, Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans. We had seats on a bench in the back, but were required to stand due to the throngs of people standing in the aisle in front of us. Much humor reading ensued.

Feeling hungry and line-averse, we skipped out on getting books signed and headed for the Ave only to discover that neither of us felt like eating after we found that Solstice was closed early. So much for soup.


Instead I went home to catch the replay of the conservative fear, hate, and lie fest in NYC, but I fell asleep during the Cheney's hypno-speech. I hope that that wasn't part of his strategy to introduce subliminal messages.

Is everyone looking forward to Bush's speech? I hear it's going to be "in-the-round" (not "Oprah style") which is a historic first.
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