July 10, 2004


The fish are grinning! Richard Neville has written a poem. It mentions fish. Tex offers a delicate critique. (Say what you will about the left’s literary and lyrical wing; there’s no doubting their love of fish.)

• Frank Devine continues his line-by-line examination of ABC news.

• Here’s an unusual criticism of John Edwards, from former Loyola University School of Law instructor Sarah Whalen: "In Edwards’ bulldog eyes, Bin Laden is just a simple crook. To Edwards, Israel is "our vital ally.'"

• Rajan Rishyakaran posts a 16-link roundup on the Sudan genocide in Darfur.

• More toner, please! John Kerry supporter Whoopi Goldberg gets freaky with the photocopying: "I Xeroxed my behind and I folded it up in an envelope and I sent it back with a big kiss mark on because we're Democrats - we're not afraid to laugh."

Posted by Tim Blair at July 10, 2004 01:57 AM

By the way, there's already a girly Kerry/Edwards slash fantasy community on LiveJournal: John x John. Seems the huggy-lovey public appearances of the Democratic Duo in the past week has set the slash-fiction fangirls' hearts a-flutter.

Posted by: Combustible Boy at July 10, 2004 at 02:08 AM

The two Johns do seem very touchy feely.

Posted by: J F Beck at July 10, 2004 at 02:38 AM

Some smart politician could unite all Australia behind him, left-wing moonbat and Right-Wing Death Beast alike, if he'd just promise FISH for LUNCH.

Posted by: Paul Zrimsek at July 10, 2004 at 02:48 AM

"...we're Democrats - we're not afraid to laugh."

Then why do they all tell the same piss-poor "Bush-is-dumb jokes?

Posted by: Syd Barret at July 10, 2004 at 02:52 AM

Ahh, you fulfilled a small Malaysian blogger's dream of being linked.

Posted by: Rajan R at July 10, 2004 at 02:58 AM

"Democrats - we're not afraid to laugh."

The bombing of your ass begins in five minutes.

Posted by: SarahW at July 10, 2004 at 04:23 AM

I'm sorry, Whoopi Goldberg's ass is NOT the "heart and soul" of my country. I keep thinking I won't know who I'm voting for until just before the election, but the more I read about Bozo John, the less I like him. And the VP pick he just rode in on.

Both of them should just go... fishing.

Posted by: Rebecca at July 10, 2004 at 04:46 AM

Looks like Dickie Neville's skillz as a poet are right in line with his other skillz - walking and talking at the same time still needs improvement, though. Oh, and he doesn't play nice with others.

Next Week: Whistling Fish!

Posted by: mojo at July 10, 2004 at 05:31 AM

I knew it!
Not that there's anything wrong with that..

Posted by: John P at July 10, 2004 at 08:05 AM

Whoopi Goldberg is funny? Since when? Xeroxing her behind? Isn't that gag 30 years old? Yeah, Democrats aren't afraid to laugh at juvenile toilet humor, just proving once again that they're not grown up enough to be left in charge of the copy machine.

Posted by: Forbes at July 10, 2004 at 08:09 AM

In a related story, the Xerox machine is being treated for Post-Traumic Stress Syndrome.

Posted by: PJ at July 10, 2004 at 09:39 AM

Hm. Thowing out my John Cougar Mellencamp record collection -- oh wait! I don't have one. Well that's a relief.

Now on to more important things: Dear Mr. Newman: I have heard that you are suffering from a troubled conscience concerning your excess wealth. I am here to help! If you will simply send me your bank account information, I can transfer the money to a place where it will help feed the millions of starving children that I keep hearing are wandering the streets and roads of America...

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 10, 2004 at 11:37 AM

I fellate authority, authority always wins.

Posted by: John Cougar Mellencamp Cheetah Smith at July 10, 2004 at 01:08 PM

John Edwards lied!!!!!!!!!!!

I think Iraq is the most serious and imminent threat to our country. - John Edwards, on CNN Late Edition, Febuary 24, 2002

Posted by: Quentin George at July 10, 2004 at 02:34 PM