Monthly Archives: February 2004

The Stern Turns

The timing of Clear Channel’s crackdown on Howard Stern is fascinating. Seems that Stern has been fairly pro-Bush on the air for the last couple of years, but on Monday he had an on-air change of heart and said about the president:

“I think this guy is a religious fanatic and a Jesus freak, and he is just hell bent on getting some sort of bizzaro agenda through–like a country-club agenda–so that his father will finally be proud of him. … I don’t know much about Kerry, but I think I’m one of those ‘Anybody but Bush’ guys now. I don’t think G.W. is going to win. What do you think about that?”

Two days later, Clear Channel announced they wouldn’t be carrying Stern on their stations anymore.

Why Does Tom Vote?

From our Command Ally, Tom. An Alien Jesus reminder to vote. We endorse no one, we endorse getting involved. Don’t Let the Fourth Reich rise.
Why does Tom vote, damn good question. I vote because I want the government to know what I want. I don’t vote necessarily with the intention of my candidate even winning, because she doesn’t have to win to get my point across or the peoples point across. Think about what would happen if 2% of the popular vote went to the socialist wouldn’t you think that would make the politicians think, what the hell is up? Every vote counts, because if you ask yourself well my vote doesn’t count, can you tell me who’s does? Lol, if you know this person can you send me an email because I want to talk to him about some things. Someone once said to me that not voting is a vote in and of itself and at the time I thought this was a smart thing. Well if 30 million Americans don’t vote it does sends a message, shit is screwed up. What it doesn’t say is how they are screwed up and how we would like it changed. Anyway one opinion matters just like one vote matters. Someone had to be the first to stand up and say wait slavery is fucked up, why aren’t women voting again, who says I can’t have freedom of speech?.

“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me–
and there was no one left to speak out for me”
-Martin Niemoeller, Protestant Leader/Concentration Camp Survivor – Germany July 1 1937

Is the media out to get Dean?

Found the following buried halfway down in an AP story about today’s primaries:

“Heading into the seven-state race, Kerry had 115 delegates to Dean’s 114.”

I thought Dean was out of the race. Isn’t that what the media’s been telling us since the Iowa caucus?

On a related note, the Clintons have been working behind the scenes to insure a palatable Democrat gets the nomination. They’re both political animals, and if a Democrat wins in 2004 it could pretty well ruin Hillary’s chances of running in 2008.