May 12, 2004

Convention Schedule

E-mail from a friend:
> 6:00pm - Opening flag burning ceremony.
> 6:30pm - Anti-war rally no. 1.
> 6:40pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
> 7:00pm - Tribute theme to France.
> 7:10pm - Collect offerings for al-Zawahri defense fund.
> 7:20pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast
> 7:25pm - Tribute theme to Spain.
> 7:45pm - Anti-war rally no. 2. (Moderated by Michael Moore)
> 8:00pm - John Kerry presents one side of the issues
> 8:25pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
> 8:30pm - Terrorist appeasement workshop.
> 9:00pm - Gay marriage ceremony.
> 9:30pm - * Intermission *
> 10:00pm - Flag burning ceremony no. 2.
> 10:15pm - Re-enactment of Kerry's fake medal toss.
> 10:30pm - Cameo by Dean 'Yeeearrrrrrrg!'
> 10:40pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
> 10:50pm - Pledge of allegiance to the UN.
> 11:00pm - Double gay marriage ceremony.
> 11:15pm - Maximizing Welfare workshop.
> 11:20pm - John Kerry presents the other side of the issues
> 11:30pm - 'Free Saddam' pep rally.
> 11:59pm - Ted Kennedy proposes a toast.
> 12:00am - Nomination of Democrat candidate.

UPDATE: Okay maybe that's a little mean-spirited but in the same mail I received my 40% coupon from Borders for preordering "My Life" by Bill Clinton (hardcover or audio cassette read by the author). I just snapped, sorry.

Posted by jk at May 12, 2004 08:34 AM

Hey, at least he didn't have a title like "Treason" or "Lies and the lying lairs who tell them". I'm not going to read his book, but neither am I going to read the latest from Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter. You can't walk down an aisle in a bookstore these days without tripping over half a dozen of these tomes.

Posted by: Silence Dogood at May 14, 2004 09:54 PM

Silence! Surely you are not comparing the deliberative autobiography of a two-term U.S. President to cheap , political polemics by Ann Coulter or Al Franken. I am sure Mr. Clinton's book will not be partisan...

Actually, I like the Tocquevillian american interest in politics that provides a market to Noam Chomsky and Sean Hannity.

Posted by: jk at May 17, 2004 02:46 PM

My sister-in-law works at Barnes and Noble. They have special tables dedicated to promoting these type of books. She complains that "All of them are liberal. There are hardly any conservative biased books by comparison." Silence mentioned Coulter and Hannity (and the titles of Coulter and Franken's books) but the majority of what you're "tripping over" in the bookstore are of the liberal persuasion.

Let me repeat that if you'd like to read a realistic account of the issues surrounding the war on terrorists, pick up "An End to Evil." I admit that it is biased. It is written from the perspective of identifying a problem and proactively solving it rather than a hundred different ways to surrender and appease the enemy.

Posted by: johngalt at May 18, 2004 10:44 AM

Yes JK, I did lump them all together. I suppose that is not fair, but I am just about as sick of the President, Mayor, CEO ego pumping books as the trash out of the polemics. Heck, Bush has several and he hasn't even finished his first term yet. I find I like Jon Stewart better than any of them as he intends his remarks to be funny. Much of the rest is so ridiculous it is funny but in a sad kind of way. I have been watching "Fox and Friends" during my morning workout and love the "fair and balanced" news where you get positive and negative stories - positive ones about Bush and negative ones about Kerry. I particularly enjoyed the very serious interview the other week with the new author who has a book about the connections between Tim McVeigh and Osama bin Laden.

I don't agree that most of the books are liberal either, although granted I may have a different definition than JohnGalt. My local King Soopers even has an end aisle display of these books, but what I saw was both of Hannity's, Coulter's and O'Rielly's latest plus Franken's. Not a scientific study by any means, but that is 4-1 by my count. But then again I don't really want to see the score evened at 4-4!

Posted by: Silence Dogood at May 19, 2004 10:24 AM
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