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this was the first story on the front page of the Washington Post today.

In Hunt for Bin Laden, a New Approach

I read it this morning while I ate on some pancakes and drank on some coffee. the most interesting bit I got out of it? the US government — military, intelligence, anyone — can’t even prove that he’s in Pakistan. or Afghanistan. for all they know, he could be in my goddamned attic:

Although they lack hard evidence, U.S. officials said it is only logical that bin Laden is in Pakistan, where he has roamed the mountains along the Afghan border for two decades and enjoyed the protection of Taliban leaders.
“In many ways, it’s a perfect place,” said Bruce Riedel, a former South Asia analyst for the CIA and National Security Council. “But there’s not a scintilla of evidence that we have any idea where he is.”



point: “I don’t know, man. I’m just looking for … oh, that’s fucking bullshit, I shot that motherfucker like a dozen times! this game fucking sucks, I hate it. no, I don’t hate it. but you know, I’m just looking for an excuse to call … you know?”

counterpoint: “dude, you don’t look for an excuse to call. you just make one up and you call.”

Smith drops knowledge.

good feelings

I put together the front page tonight. and I’m rewatching John McCain’s speech at the Republican National Convention right now.

you know, as much as I get caught up — and I obviously get very caught up — in the media frenzy surrounding the presidential election, and as much as the Republican Party makes the bile rise in my throat, I’m really glad that John McCain is the nominee. by simple elimination. he’s not Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter, or any of the other insufferable assholes who vied for the GOP nomination. McCain was the only one I didn’t despise. and whoever wins the election, McCain or Obama, will easily install a better administration than the embarassment that’s in power right now.
with that being said: the GOP and McCain trying to take the “change” mantle is ridiculous. all season, they’ve been trying to pretend that their party hasn’t held the executive since the turn of the century, and they bear no responsibility for anything that’s happened. the scandals, the judicial firings, the convoluted and retarded war in Iraq, the massive deficit, the completely tanked economy, Donald Rumsfeld, Scooter Libby, the allegations of torture, the secret prisons, “executive priveledge”, the expansion of executive power, the Patriot Act. and the audacity of that, their attempts to completely ignore all of that shit, that just makes me loathe the Republican Party more.
and past that, Mike made a good point; the Republicans need to be stomped, bad, so they’ll finally get off of this kick of appealing to their dumbfuck evangelical base. they’re like an dog that keeps shitting in the house, so it needs its nose rubbed in it. “STOP DOING THIS.”  if only they’d come with something new, that didn’t require playing strictly to people’s fears, to people’s repressed morality, they wouldn’t be so fucking dispicable. and as of recently, that wing was gone; after a second Bush administration, everyone had had enough of it’s bullshit. everyone stopped pretending gay marriage and abortion were the most pressing issues in the country.
and then, as McCain continued to slip in the polls, he made the depressing, politically motivated move of nominating a socially conservative dimwit as his vice president. it roused the sleeping dumbass bear, that is suddenly excited by the prospect of Sarah Palin as vice president. as McCain is older than dirt, there’s a pretty decent chance she could be in charge some day. and that shouldn’t, under any circumstances, be allowed to happen. not because she’s a woman. or because she’s underqualified. but because she sucks. because if you ask me, backing creationism and abstinence and not acknowledging global warming makes you a goddamned dunce.
his speech tonight, it was refreshing. just because he was, shit, he was upbeat. he was as sunny as John McCain can possibly be. he seemed genuine. for this moment, I’d even not care if he won, if his running mate wasn’t Sarah “the Iraq War was God’s will” Palin.
but she is.

so fuck him. I hope he loses in a landslide.

this is going to be awesome


there it is. the Fourth Reich. I can’t wait for her to actually have to speak to the media.

you know, McCain was losing when they were talking about the economy. so, you know, to hell with the economy. let’s talk about values. that seems to be the only thing that works for Republicans. but it always works. so they always play it. and that shit’s depressing.