Monday, August 23, 2004

Swift Boat Liars for "Truth"

Over the past few months I have seen and heard this group of jackasses calling themselves "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" run down John Kerry and try to cast seeds of doubt in the American public's mind regarding his leadership ability and his capacity for telling the truth.

When they released their first TV ad a few weeks ago, it was rather quickly and effectively refuted by people who actually were there, and by those who managed to do a modicum of research.

Now they are about to unleash an ad showing a very brief clip of then-Vietnam veteran Kerry testifying before a Senate committee in 1971 regarding conditions in Vietnam. It takes a sentence from his testimony and makes it sound as if Kerry was anti-American.

However, Atrios has posted the full transcript of Kerry's testimony on his blog. Go there and read it in full.

Sunday, August 8, 2004

"Remember, buddy boy, cleanliness is next to godliness." Posted by Hello
Ian getting a bath from his old man. Posted by Hello
Ian and I sleeping on the morning of my birthday, Posted by Hello

Gonna Sip Bacardi Like It's My Birfday...

... and whaddaya know, it really was my birthday yesterday!!!

It all started when I woke up at 5 this morning to change Ian's diaper. As I was changing him out and wiping him down, I thought to myself, "you know, this is absolutely fantastic!" I can't really describe it, but it was such a wonderful feeling, just me and my son, awake before dawn on my XXth birthday.

A couple of days earlier, I had found out that Fahrenheit 911 was going to be playing at our local cinema, and I was bound and determined to see it. Kathy wanted to see it too, but when she heard that there were some graphic imagery, she opted out. I asked one of my coworkers if she and her husband would like to see the movie, and she said "Sure." So, my birthday plans were set.

Kathy and I spent the better part of the day getting the house ready for company. I ende3d up cooking dinner for all of us. When Mary and Tim came to the house, they bore an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen for me. We had dinner, and Mary, Tim and I went to see F911. The movie was very interesting and thought-provoking, but not exactly one that you exit sipping and singing "Tra-la-laaaa".

We got home and had ice-cream cake and coffee as we swapped stories about babies, cats and work. All in all it was a rather quiet evening with friends, family and pets. And it was the best birthday I've ever had. ! :)

A couple of piccies from today: