Saturday, October 23, 2004

Swift Boats vs. Swift Canoes

It's obvious that swift boat attacks are working much better on Kerry than they ever did on the Viet Cong.

this is the most confused, stupid, asinine, worthless, unimportant issue brought up in a presidential election since the swift canoe smear of 1840 against William Henry "Tippecanoe" Harrison.

Did he tip over his canoe on purpose? were there actually any enemy arrows being shot? did he get a purple heart by dropping a cannonball on his own foot? was his 2nd purple heart really just a wardrobe malfunction on his buckskins? did Martin Van Buren oppose the annexation of Texas because a gypsy fortune teller told him about GW Bush being born in the future?

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Who's vote is going to count?

It's not my vote that will make the difference because I live in California, it's the votes of people in Florida, Wisconsin, New Jersey & Ohio..

Personally, I wish there were 2 other candidates running. Now they are blaming each other for a plant in England having a problem with flu vaccine. How ridiculous is that?

I'm more of an Arnold kind of guy - lower taxes, help business, better education, save the environment & stem cell research. Unfortunately, there is no "moderate, middle of the road" party to nominate a candidate.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Tom Clancy Democrat - no longer undecided

I’m not with President Bush on stem cells, energy policy, environment, etc. but as a true blue Tom Clancy Democrat (I call myself that because in this election, fighting the terrorists trumps the other issues and I’m sure there are many people just like me), I’m no longer undecided after hearing and reading about what Kerry said about terrorism. I was undecided until this weekend. I wanted to vote for Kerry, but I was sure there would be something in the debates or in the last few weeks that would help me make up my mind.

In a cover story in the latest New York Times Magazine, Kerry said: "We have to get back to the place where we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance." He said that, like prostitution and illegal gambling, terrorism will never go away. "But we're going to reduce it ... to a level where it isn't on the rise. It isn't threatening people's lives every day."

I don’t think he has a clue about how dangerous the terrorists are if he can say something like that… I’m a permanent absentee voter, so I’ll be voting for Bush this weekend.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Goodbye The Yellow Saddam

I wrote this song in 1991... I guess I could update it.

Sponge Records Words by Sam O'Cates
Music Concept by Elton John

Why did you have to invade
When are you going to learn
You should have stayed in Baghdad
Should have listened to Uncle Sam

You know you're not a great leader
No Nebuchadnezzar are you
And not a person for the Arabs to worship
Palestinians are always singin'
The Blues... Ahhhhh Ahhhhh

So, goodbye Yellow Saddam
When the smart bombs started to howl
Your Air Force flew into Iran
And the Army threw in the towel

The Mother of Battles went badly for you
Most of your tanks burned down
No one will believe your future lies
We bombed the Yellow Saddam
Ahhhhh Ahhhhh

Where do you think you'll hide now
You've left your country in flames
A couple of weeks on the beaches of Yemen
Would put you on your feet again

Iraq sure needs a replacement
You better be sure you're not found
Loser like you, there haven't been many
They need someone better than you
Ahhhhh Ahhhhh

So, goodbye Yellow Saddam
When the smart bombs started to howl
Your Air Force flew into Iran
And the Army threw in the towel

The Mother of Battles went badly for you
Most of your bridges fell down
No one will believe your future lies
We bombed the Yellow Saddam
Ahhhhh Ahhhhh

Copyright Tom Coates March 7,1991

This is my movie debut in the big finale of Sister Act.

Killer John Kerry

Yeahaaaaa! As Bruce Willis said in "Die Hard", Yippee Ay Oh Kiy Yay, Mother******.

From what Kerry said at the debate on 9/30, this is exactly what he would do - he said "I would hunt them down and kill them!". Like he was Arnold in a movie like Commando. I think he was trying too hard to look tough.

I've said this a million times. the voters who haven't made up their minds are not going to be voting on the war in Iraq or against radical Islamic terrorists, unless we capture Osama or Zarqarwi... it's going to be about what it's been since 1976 - either scandal or economy.
  • 1976 - Nixon Scandal, Carter wins
  • 1980 - Bad economy, malaise, high interest rates - Reagan wins
  • 1984 - great economy - Reagan wins
  • 1988 - seemingly good economy - Bush wins
  • 1992 - bad economy - Clinton wins
  • 1996 - roaring economy - Clinton wins
  • 2000 - Monica scandal - Bush wins
  • 2004 - who knows?

Howard Dean Yell

Friday, October 01, 2004

Dreamland Theater - Now Playing: The Fifth Element

Presidential Debate 9/30/04 review

The SF Chronicle asked some undecided readers to review the Presidential debate on 9/30/04. Here is my analysis.

To: 'Coile, Zac'Subject: RE: Chronicle debate watch panel

1.) Did the debate help you make up your mind about which candidate you will vote for on Nov. 2? Why? No. I think the debate overall was a draw.

2.) What did you think of Kerry's performance in the debate? He was very sure of how he wanted to attack Bush’s record and actions, but he didn’t really say what he would do, just that it would be different and that’s not good enough. He always had a goofy smile when they showed him listening to Bush. He also said he would kill people, like he’d gun them down himself, which I thought seemed like he was trying too hard to sound tough.

3.) What did you think of Bush's performance in the debate? His main message was that to be an effective president, you have to be very clear and don’t waver or the enemy will take advantage of you. He kept laying the “mixed message” label on Kerry and Kerry didn’t rebut it much if at all. His reaction shots when Kerry was speaking made him look very annoyed like a fly was buzzing around his head and he just wanted to swat it.

4.) Which candidate did a better job explaining how he would handle the conflict in Iraq? Bush just said we’ve got a plan and Kerry just said he’s got a different plan. Bush nailed him when he said that if you call the war a diversion and the wrong war, you’re not going to get any other countries to come and help out.

5.) Which candidate did a better job explaining how he would protect the United States from terrorism? Bush said that his plan is working and the main part is taking it overseas and Kerry said about the same.

6.) What was the most memorable moment of the debate for you? Why? When the question of preemptive war was asked, Kerry said that any president can’t rule it out, but it would have to pass some “global test” and Bush sounded incredulous and said that he would just make a decision on protecting the American people.

7.) Are you going to watch the next two presidential debates? Not sure… maybe just the highlights.

8.) What more do you need to hear from the candidates to make a final decision? Kerry would have to tell me something specific and I’m not sure he can.

9.) Any other thoughts about the candidates? Or about the tone of the debate? I thought the format was fine and the questions were OK, but foreign policy could have included more than 80% Iraq.

Link to the SF Chronicle Story