Have we got a new Trade Secrets podcast? Yes we do.
Oh my god, this is sooo funny. I was laughing so hard. I couldn't get all the way through it. Make sure you have an empty bladder before you play it.
Today I listened to Thursday's debate on my iPod, it's a free download on Audible. Bush was a little better than I remembered, but Kerry was absolutely perfect. The debate is his medium. Some of the things we thought were stupid, like making a big deal out of his military service at the DNC, were probably brilliant. It didn't matter what we thought at the time, he knew that by now it would be a distant memory. It's the background he needed to be believable as someone who cares about what happens to the people in Iraq. It's almost as if he were laying the groundwork when he was testifying on coming back from Vietnam. It all fits together, and he skillfully put all the pieces together in the debate. Thanks to the Swifties for running the footage. Bush looked pale in comparison, with just one idea to repeat over and over. Net-net the Republicans totally underestimated Kerry and Bush paid the price.
Taegan Goddard: Do they just make it up?
Listening to the Republican spin on CNN. One-word summary: Desperate. Three words: Clutching At Straws. They have nothing substantial to argue with Kerry about so they make up stuff. One more word: Pathetic. It's a failed presidency, now that's being uncovered.
BTW, about whether or not Allawi is a puppet. I keep wanting to interrupt and say "Oh come on of course he's a puppet." Geez Louise. We appointed him. Without our army the guy is dead. Do you think Bush calls him before he makes a decision about Iraq? Come on, get real. And by the way, suppose for a minute that he does. Isn't that a global test? Why is some random puppet in Iraq more important than France? Quest-que c'est la difference? (In pigeon French, pardonnez-moi.)
John S Rhodes: Google Audio Search.
Dowbrigade: "But back to bed."
I got my new laptop yesterday. These days, setting up a new computer takes a lot of time. First reactions. It's very light, and small. The keyboard is tough to type on because the keys are so close together. I suspect I'll be okay with that. The screen has a lot of pixels but physically is very small. Great for watching movies. I got some water on the screen, and wiped it off and it left a streak you can see. I tried rubbing it with a dry cloth, but it didn't go away. I'm afraid to do what I usually do with a dirty screen, wipe it with a damp cloth. The most amazing good thing about this laptop is the battery life. The battery that ships with it is good for 3.5 hours. I'm charging the 7-hour battery right now. This is the first laptop I've owned that had a multi-hour battery.
Evhead: "When you boot up a new Mac, it asks you if you're moving from an old Mac. If so, you plug a Firewire cable in, which you borrow from your co-worker, and it just copies everything over."
Don Park: "...more effective than infomercials and brainwashing."
One year ago today: "I don't sacrifice the truth in furthering my cause. In fact, if you accept the Rule of Win-Win, the truth is your first cause, it comes before all others."
Scott Rosenberg: "Bush abused and insulted those foolish enough to think he is actually the 'uniter' he once claimed to be."
NY Times: "Fox News's Web site posted a fabricated news item on Friday with quotations attributed to Senator John Kerry that the cable network later said had been written in jest."
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