• As BC04 rolls out an ad with JF Kerry's terrorism-as-nuisance quote, the Kerry campaign is arguing that their guy is being taken out of context. In context, Kerry said he wants to get terrorism to the point that "it's something that you continue to fight, but it's not threatening the fabric of your life.'' This shows a deadly misunderstanding of the nature of the terrorist threat, but he did not say that it was currently a nuisance. He thinks that it is possible for terrorism to become only a nuisance, which is scary enough for me.

    Islamic terrorism of this brand will be a threat for as long as it exists. That is its nature.

  • No one of the Sunday shows mentioned that Moqtada al Sadr's Shi'ite brigands in Sadr City, in Baghdad, have agreed to turn their weapons over to police. These are the militiamen the Kerry campaign has said would prevent elections in January and the police the Kerry folks have denied were ever trained.

  • USA Today sarcastically seethes in editorial:
    Remember the story of Cinderella, the downtrodden girl who gets to shine at the ball for a few hours, thanks to a fairy godmother? Afghanistan's first-ever presidential election Saturday was much the same.
    Never mind the inanity about the impossible road ahead. Here is the British lefty daily Guardian Unlimited is reporting:
    The insurgent force had issued warnings of bombings, beatings and rocket attacks. But millions of Afghans were undeterred, flooding into bullet-pocked schools, mosques and clinics to cast their ballot.

    One official with the peacekeeping force said a line of voters had had to scatter after a rocket exploded in Jalalabad. But after a few moments, they had returned to the queue and voted.
    It's a human appetite for freedom. It worked in the United States over impossible odds.

  • I'm listening to a very good violin sonata, BWV 1025, by J.S. Bach. The BWV ("Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis"or "Back works catalogue") are numbers assigned to Bach's works in or around 1950. He wrote a lot of pieces – there are 1126 pieces in the catalogue – and this is how they're organized.


    Senator John Kerry compared fighting terrorism to law enforcement action against prostitution and gambling. So he managed to annoy the State of Nevada that allow both of these vices.

    What an idiot!

    My prediction:

    President Bush wins with 53-58% of the popular vote.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 10, 2004 at 11:15 PM  

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