Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

19 February 2004


3 Things:

1. Not that I am a huge fan of George W., but what in the bloody Hell does whether or not he served his time in the National Guard in the 1970s have to do with anything belonging on the national table for debate.  Daniel Shore went on and on about this recently on "All Things Considered," and I started to become really mad.  "Can the man run the country to your liking?"  That's a good question for the national debate.  D"id the man fuck up in the 70s?"  Not so good a question; as a matter of fact: completely and totally irrelevant.

2. Some fucker who is a Republican in the House of Representatives was on "All Things Considered" talking about the so-called morning after pill and he said something to the effect of this: I asked the FDA to hold off on approving this pill for over the counter use (the FDA has indeed postponed for 90 days over-the-counter sale of this drug) because I don't think we've talked about this enough.  The FDA committee studying the drug recommended that the drug be approved for such use by the FDA last week, but I think we need to really talk about the implications of this more.  And then he says... This is a decision that needs to be made at the highest level (he has asked the President to step in.)  WRONG, buddy.  This is a decision that needs to be made at the lowest level.  That is what choice is all about.  That is what freedom is all about.  The pill would cost over $50 as it is; it's not like kids are going to be popping the pill like candy.  Just one more way in which the Republicans go against what they say they are for: freedom.  I know, why don't we keep helpful medications away from the people!  Great idea.  I wish I had got this congressman's name.

3. One more thought on John Kerry...  How did Kerry vote when it came time to go to war with Iraq?  For it.  That's right.  It is he who took us to war as much as it is Mr. Bush.  Who you is is how you votes.