September 04, 2003


Dubya’s lost the crucial Muslim vote:

Leaders of the U.S. Muslim community intend to deliver a bloc vote in next year's presidential elections, one that will go against the candidate they endorsed last time - President George W. Bush.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the American Muslim Council, the American Muslim Alliance, and the Muslim Public Affairs Council agreed this weekend to cooperate on a voter registration drive that they hope will send one million Muslims to say "No" to Bush's 2004 re-election bid.

The President’s only hope is to pick up the equally bountiful ho vote.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 4, 2003 12:46 AM

And so the Dems take Michigan. Oh, wait, I forgot - Gore picked up MI in the 2000 election. This won't affect Bush at all.

Posted by: BH at September 4, 2003 at 01:45 AM

Apparently, whether Muslims should vote depends on who you vote for and why you're voting. There's nothing like a little consistency to convert the infidels.

Posted by: Tongue Boy at September 4, 2003 at 02:53 AM

Vote and be damned to ye...

To mangle a quotation.

Posted by: mojo at September 4, 2003 at 04:49 AM

I seriously doubt any self-respecting, self-thinking muslim would vote against Bush.

Looks like someone is trying to get buddy-buddy with the ACLU.

There isn't much hope for Michigan being red, with the Universities, Auto Unions, Teachers Unions, dependant minorities. The average person most likely is a bit conservative, but they don't vote.

Posted by: aaron at September 4, 2003 at 05:43 AM

THIS IS GREAT NEWS.... they can cast their bloc of votes for....................

That'll show those pesky right wing neo fascist crypto nazi dictatorial profiling police state racist... is that enough adjectives?

Posted by: hfsc_peace at September 4, 2003 at 06:59 AM

I wonder if the KKK will counter this and deliver a bloc vote of all white people for George Bush.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at September 4, 2003 at 12:02 PM

The Prostitutes Education Network-

While the theory is just so so the prac work can only be described as f**king great!

Posted by: Lawrie at September 4, 2003 at 12:03 PM

Excellent. Anyone here familiar with how US voting works? Could this have any material impact?

A million votes would have beaten Bush easily last time, depending on where (and if!) they were counted.

Thank Democracy for a second chance. Don't make the same mistake twice, America!


Posted by: Nemesis. at September 4, 2003 at 01:49 PM

Well, there are not that many Muslims in Florida, so it probably wouldn't hurt Bush there. In fact, the Muslim population is largely concentrated in blue states, so it can be safely ignored by Karl Rove. Of course, that would be dependent on us continuing to accept the Constitution as being the basis for our government.

Posted by: JorgXMcKie at September 4, 2003 at 01:54 PM

Those hos may have c**** of steel, but they got hearts of gold when it comes to supporting their President and country - and showing our boys in Iraq a good time.

Posted by: Fred at September 4, 2003 at 01:56 PM

Newsflash, freddy boy: I know you think it's all very amusing, but your boys in Iraq are most definitely NOT having a good time. Check this out from the turningtables blog (maintained by a US sergeant posted in Baghdad):

9.1.2003...there was some kind of screaming...i'm in bed...and i'm being waken up by something other then my alarm clock and my girlfriend once more...something bad...not mortars...or explosions...or even small arms fire...but screaming...horrible pain filled a flash i'm up...out the door into the dark...bare foot and shirtless...there's already a crowd forming...others are walking out into the night...the moon is a sliver and barely noticeable...

in the street...i can hear the soldier...he's running...back and forth...other soldiers are starting to circle him...trying to keep him from running off into the woods...he's yelling vicious things...about being shot at...about shooting at other people...about killing his commanders family...and in between every exasperated scream there is a sob...a gut wrenching moan...tear filled...and uncontrolled...

"this soldiers freaking out"...

i've never witnessed a total collapse of a human being was intimidating...and scary...the soldier was truly out of any type of control...and i felt like anything could happen...i begin to worry..."does he have a weapon"...

i'm back inside my shoes on...out in the street l.t. standing next to me...everyone is trying to move in closer while keeping a safe distance...all of us out here have live ammo...this soldier wouldn't be afraid to use it in his state...he would kill who ever was threatening him...real or perceived...i'm not getting as close as the others...

i can see the short command sergeant major...someone went and woke her...i realize that there is nothing that i can do for this guy...his problems run to deep to be fixed in one night...and i need my's 02:45...

back in my cot...i can still hear him...he's screaming to the point of voice failure...he wants to kill someone real bad...his footfalls are loud as he takes off for where ever he's trying to get to...he's so far gone that he doesn't realize that there is no place to go...back and forth...across the street...into the gravel across from the tents...sobbing...from deep within his gut...harder then i've ever cried...

maynerd james keenan once told me at a concert..."what the world needs is to just cry it's eyes out"...there is some truth in that...

his screams start to fade off...he's pulling himself together...and i wonder what started this...what tripped his wire...what set him off...will he be able to put it all back together...

Posted by: Nemesis at September 4, 2003 at 02:49 PM

Jesus Nemesis, there are 140,000 US troops in Iraq. Odds are that there are several dozen quite capable of having an acute psychotic episode.

If you are really interested in understanding the experience of ordinary soldiers - as opposed to trying to make silly and untrue points on a blog you don't like - keep checking out the web. There are dozens of US soldiers posting and there is plenty of copied e-mail to read.


Posted by: Bob Bunnett at September 4, 2003 at 03:05 PM

I reckon Nemesis needs a little attention from the hos himself. That was a massive ejaculation he just sprayed all over the thread - still running down the sides. Feel better now, Nemo?

Posted by: freddyboy at September 4, 2003 at 03:56 PM

"his screams start to fade off...he's pulling himself together...and i wonder what started this...what tripped his wire...what set him off...will he be able to put it all back together..."

Nah, it's just Nemo having another acute psychotic fit.

Posted by: Max at September 4, 2003 at 05:45 PM

No - it's the real thing. The man is a very evocative writer, don't you think?

Bob B - please post the links. I'd like to read those others. Ta ever so.

And freddyboy, any time you need educating, just come on here and I'll give it to you straight. You know you want it.

Posted by: Nemesis at September 4, 2003 at 06:16 PM

Typical of Nemesis not to include a link to this so-called "turningtables" blog. I even put instructions on the page and everything.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 4, 2003 at 09:57 PM

If Amir Taheri's article Reverend Jackson, let me speak! accurately reflects the views of Iraqi refugees in Western countries, then that'll be one group of voters not likely to vote en bloc for the Democrats. The same would probably also be true for Iranian refugees.

Posted by: Andjam at September 4, 2003 at 11:54 PM


I like Tool as well, saw them in concert last year. But I would recommend getting your inspiration somewhere else -- he's just a rock star. Brooding, yes, but that doesn't make you deep, or even that intelligent. Anyone can wear a black shirt and bitch...


Posted by: Jerry at September 5, 2003 at 02:17 AM

I have suffered a number of psychotic episodes in my life - it's not the "total collapse of a human being" by any means. At the times, I know a lot of people around me thought it was, but I recovered each and every time. Newsflash, 'nemmy-boy': your quote doesn't prove anything.

Posted by: Ginger at September 6, 2003 at 09:44 PM