September 2nd, 2004


Before Republicans get too excited...

"My job tonight is an easy one: to present to you one of this nation's authentic heroes, one of this party's best-known and greatest leaders -- and a good friend. . . In his 16 years in the Senate, John Kerry has fought against government waste and worked hard to bring some accountability to Washington. Early in his Senate career in 1986, John signed on to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Bill, and he fought for balanced budgets before it was considered politically correct for Democrats to do so. John has worked to strengthen our military, reform public education, boost the economy and protect the environment. Business Week magazine named him one of the top pro-technology legislators and made him a member of its "Digital Dozen."
- Zell Miller, 2001

Wow, I like what he says about that guy Kerry. I think I'll vote for him if I ever get the chance.

Games Republicans play.

Let's play "Spot The Crosses!" Can you find any in this picture? Others can... and they're pissed!

"My God, where do they come up with this stuff? Does it look to you like it's a cross? I don't think so."
- Karl Rove

It was tragically amusing looking at Cheney speak behind the podium. Our nation's Great Seal was "crucified" by the Republicans... which is kind of appropriate, really.

son of/ father of/ burning man

Just got this from the Squidlist:

son of/ father of/ burning man
saturday, sept. 4 2004
baker beach
golden gate end
san francisco
go to baker beach (in the presidio) and head towards the golden gate bridge.
4pm until ??

Not going to Burning Man this year? Because it's gotten too big, too expensive, too over-hyped. Because it's strayed too far from its original ideals. Maybe it's just because you can't stand the heat, the noise, or the porta-potties. Or maybe because there's too many drunken wankers showing up on Friday night, wearing logo T-shirts and freshly-purchased shiny pants from Piedmont, spoiling the vibe and making the place into a desert version of 1015. Or maybe you just think the art theme sucks this year.

Whatever the reason is that you are not going to Burning Man, I'd like to invite you to gather at Baker Beach, the location of the Burn that started it all, on the night of the big Burn in the desert. Celebrate what Burning Man used to be, celebrate what Burning Man has been to you over the years, or protest what it's become. Create an experience of what you'd like it to be. Or just come by and drink by the fire 'till we get thrown off the beach.

Bring food, drinks, and -- of course -- stuff to burn. Any effigy of your choice will do...after all, this is about radical self expression, not dancing around a flaming icon. Burn a man, a woman, a duck... whatever inspires you. Bring your art, stage a performance, or set up a barter mini-bar. Do the stuff you'd be doing in the desert if you weren't too jaded/broke/busy for Burning Man. Do the stuff you can't do in the desert: wear your best costume and a feather boa...dump water on the ground just because you can.

We'll gather beginning at 4:00, for picnicking, on Saturday the 4th at the far end of the beach, closest to the Golden Gate bridge. We'll start burning stuff at Sunset.

Sounds like a plan.