The weekend is over and the week will start anew. I’ve got a midterm tuesday and thursday (yes, a two day midterm). I will do poorly, not only did i not get much studying done at home, but i hear this teacher’s exams are really hard and no one does well on them. In house news, things just keep getting weirder and weirder.
I’m going to StL for the weekend. Thank god for fall break. No posts until Sunday (try to contain your disappointment).
Though the voter registration deadline in many states has passed, you can still act now. Even if you aren’t registered, pass out fliers for the candidate you think should win. Drive your old, senile grandma to the polls on election day. Do whatever it takes to get involved. A democracy is only as good as the people it encompasses. Hurry up, time is running out. ACT NOW!
It was a pen, but not just any pen…. this pen:
On a more serious note, here was the response released from the Kerry campaign:
October 4, 2004 — Was John Kerry trying to pull something at the debate last week?
That question was burning up the Internet yesterday after a slo-mo review of the footage showed the Massachusetts senator taking an object out of his right pocket before the first question.
Was it a cheat sheet ? as some conservative bloggers claimed ? or was it something innocuous?
Either way, it would violate the debate rules agreed to by both campaigns: “No props, notes . . . or other tangible things may be brought into the debate.”
Many blogs offered links to the “Pocket-gate” footage. One, INDC Journal, even posted frame-by-frame stills purporting to show Kerry pulling out a notecard and placing it onto the podium.
But the mystery was solved when The Post reviewed a Fox News Channel feed from Thursday’s debate: Kerry pulled out . . . a black pen.
Kerry campaign spokesman David Wade remained angry at the bloggers’ guilt-by-insinuation.
“The right-wing attack machine will say anything to steal a debate do-over,” he said.
“We plead guilty to having a pen.”
The Bush campaign did not comment.
With the Bush Administration painting a rosey picture of Iraq, lets take a look at what other people are saying about it. This one in particular interests me (and is partly in response to Eric’s comment on the political cartoons).
A Wall Street Journal Reporter’s E-Mail to Friends
by Farnaz Fassihi
Being a foreign correspondent in Baghdad these days is like being under virtual house arrest. Forget about the reasons that lured me to this job: a chance to see the world, explore the exotic, meet new people in far away lands, discover their ways and tell stories that could make a difference.