Sunday, December 7, 2003

NRA seeks to bypass CFR laws
Here's a clever trick: ["Gun lobby seeks broadcast outlet, media exemption from campaign finance rules"].

Hoping to spend as much as it wants on next year's elections, the National Rifle Association is looking to buy a television or radio station and declare that it should be treated as a news organization, exempt from spending limits in the campaign finance law.
Anyone remember Elian Gonzales? He was the young Cuban boy whose mother fled the country for a better life in America. His mother drowned off the coast of Florida and he was plucked out of the water and taken care of by Cuban dissidents until the Clinton Administration sent him back to Cuba to his dad. Well, Elian turned 10 this weekend and Fidel held a big birthday party for him, complete with coverage in the mainstream American press: ["Elian's 10th birthday...Castro: Socialism will survive him"] . However, this got me to wondering: Isn't communism about everyone being equal? Why are they holding up Elian above other children in Cuba? Is Fidel going to appoint him as the boy king successor?

Kerry shows he really is a regular guy
Gotta love this one: ["CURSING KERRY UNLEASHES FOULMOUTHED ATTACK ON BUSH"]. Note to Kerry staff: Forget the motorcycle; forget the hunting photo ops; forget the brand new Levis and leather jackets that were obviously never worn before but placed on to make him look like a regular guy. Forget all of that. Instead, start swearing! In fact, do more! Start spitting, grabbing your crotch every once and awhile like a baseball player, have a few pops in the local pubs of New Hampshire and Iowa. This is the way to normalcy John! Trust me. There is nothing like seeing a pol down a couple of beers at the local pub, acting normal like everyone else. I still hear friends talk about how cool it was when they had a beer with Candidate X.