Archive for July, 2004

Just What DID We Miss in Boston?

Saturday, July 31st, 2004

Intriguing article in the New York Times today. “What We Missed in Boston” by Alessandra Stanley (you have to make a free little account to read the whole thing– sorry) takes on the network coverage of the Democratic National Convention. This ties at least a little bit on what I was grousing about to the […]

Oh No, It’s Pledge Drive Time

Friday, July 30th, 2004

Ah yes, that very special time of the year, the annual August pledge drive. That time of the year when everyone’s at their crabbiest because it’s still summer, still 110 degrees outside, and no one wants to be bothered with a pledge drive. It’s a rude interruption to a summer idyll when people seem to […]

Kerry Speaks!

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

Fabulous speech. Yep. I have never been so in favor of the fellow than I am now. I guess that was the point. The Repubs will have some trouble topping that one. The biopic was very good in that it made him human. Not to say he’s not human, but it’s nice to know he […]

Edwards Night at the Convention

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Another night of Dem party fun and frolic! Rev. Al Sharpton gave a rousing, eloquent speech that brought long cheers. I was quite impressed. Elizabeth Edwards gave a very warm introduction to her husband. John Edwards’ speech was pretty good, I thought. Not great, maybe, but good! I look forward to tomorrow night. Now, I […]

Thoughts on Work

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

1. It’s… only… Wednesday. I can’t understand this at all, but it really is only Wednesday. I woke up this morning absolutely convinced it was a Thursday. It should be Thursday. Wouldn’t we all rather it be Thursday? It’s as if some Anonymous Pagan God just reached over to The Big Calendar and switched the […]

A New Blog for Fun, Profit, and Pro-Choice Stuff

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Ooo. Thanks to our buddies at the Burnt Orange Report, I report a New Blog to Check Out: Bush V Choice. The biographies of the contributing women are great. Kudos to them and good luck on blogging. (Not that I have any great experience in the area. Just being supportive. Yep, pretty much.)

From Contract Negotiations With Love?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

CNN reports that Pierce Brosnan is finished with his role as 007 James Bond. Dammit. That means… we’re without a Bond?? Page Clive Owen, STAT!!! It is mentioned in the article that this could be a ploy for bigger bucks. It’s not like anybody else has threatened to leave a popular franchise for more money… […]

2nd Day at DNC

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

Wow. Howard Dean’s speech was the first one I caught, and… wow. He received a fabulous reception, and deservedly so. I thought he certainly delivered and lived up to his impressive reception. It certainly made me, a Deaniac, feel better about voting for Kerry. If he can give his support to Kerry, well, I believe […]

First Day of the Convention

Monday, July 26th, 2004

Hey, that was a pretty good first day! It was very exciting and featured all the right people. Al Gore was excellent. His humorous comments about having been the first to lose his job under the Bush administration were appreciated. I guess if he can laugh about it, any of us can. (It still hurts. […]

Dems Party Hearty

Monday, July 26th, 2004

Today’s the first night of the Democratic National Convention. The Clintons, Jimmy Carter, and Al Gore will all speak tonight. PBS will feature at least 3 hours’ worth of prime time coverage each night this week. The major networks are each planning about 3 hours’ worth of coverage… all week. I mean, in total. Duh. […]