Inhuman Swill : Page 153
Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.
            

Dear Kerry and Nader voters—

Democracy is self-correcting, never doubt it. The American people won't continue voting against its own best interests forever. It may have to get worse before it gets better, but get better it will. Let's not lose faith in America and democracy, and let's work to bring that day about sooner rather than later.

William Shunn

p.s. We might want to consider breeding uncontrollably beginning today. That way we could possibly gain an edge in 2024.

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An open letter to Bush voters

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Dear Bush voters—

Don't you find it the smallest bit suggestive that, in a city where 3,000 people were killed by terrorists in 2001, we still voted for Kerry over Bush by 75.2% to 24.8%? Or is "suggestive" just a word that means you'd better change the channel quick before the kids see? You say that "moral values"—a hollow shell in which religious ideology crouches—is a more important issue to you than Iraq, the economy, terrorism, or anything else. Well, change those channels quick over to CNN so those kids can see the deserts where they're going to end up losing their limbs and their lives for your empty moral values.

William Shunn

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Laura just sent me a chilling article from the Detroit Free Press about a fellow who called the police after shooting another man in the head because the man didn't believe in God:

"How long would it take you to believe in God?" the suspect said he asked the victim.

"Not until I hear Gabriel blow his horn," the victim allegedly replied, while tipping his hat.

That's when the suspect shot him.

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I had a wrap for lunch much earlier today, but I had to go out again a little while ago and get more to eat. Given the issues in this election, I thought it incumbent upon me to make my purchase from Rafiqi's, a fabulous little street cart at the corner of 32nd and Park, so to there I repaired myself for a lamb gyro with onions.

I suppose some people might accuse me of getting lemonade and comfort food from the enemy, but I'd do it again if I could. (Take that, Ashcroft.)

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Tom DeWeese says:

At an earlier gathering of GOP big whigs, the former chairman of the Party, Haley Barbour, warned them that the November election was going to be close.
Sorry, Tom. I like your piece, but unless you're making an extraordinarily subtle pun on the precursor to the Republican party (in which case you flubbed the capitalization), the term you're looking for is bigwig.
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Lyrics of the day

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How could your brother hear the same music?
Yet somehow dance 2 a different tune
I guess that once you go divide this precious land
This precious land will divide you

Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Everybody stop fighting!
Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Everybody make love!

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Today's Google logo

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The sacrament of democracy

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Laura and I cast our votes this morning at PS 234 in Queens en route to the subway. I was proud to vote for John Kerry for president, Chuck Schumer for Senate, and Carolyn Maloney for the House.

You know, standing in line in front of the voting booth felt as close to going to church to me as I've felt since ... well, since I believed in going to church. Of course, the booth itself is a nervous-making place, as one double-checks the levers to be sure the vote going to be counted correctly. I'm not normally a Luddite, but I like our nice, solid, reassuring mechanical voting machines here in New York.

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John Kerry secures the vital John Cleese endorsement.

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Man or Manweller?

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Election season: The time when well-meaning family members forward every fool piece of foofaraw that finds its way in their inboxes.

For the most part, I've manfully avoided rising to the bait, but today one of my siblings forwarded a particularly vile piece of fearmongering-masquerading-as-patriotism in the form of a Kittitas County (WA) Daily Record column by one Mathew Manweller, a professor of political science at Central Washington University in Ellensburg (a town I've spent a bit of time in).

Manweller's column, which you may yourself have received from a well-meaning but misguided family member, starts off with this laughable bit of boogum:

This November we will vote in the only election during our lifetime that will truly matter [emphasis mine]. Because America is at a once-in-a-generation crossroads, more than an election hangs in the balance. Down one path lies retreat, abdication and a reign of ambivalence.
and goes downhill from there.
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