Is it supposed to be that color?
Well, the cold from hell seems to be leaving slowly. At least, my body is expelling more crap, rather than letting it sit in my chest and sinuses. Dear God, I hate being sick. I think it stems from the fact that I've been doing nothing but laying around the house for the past four days, and I feel like a pathetic lazy shit. I should have been working, or doing SOMETHING, but instead all I could do was lay on the couch and drink NyQuil. I hate that. And my head STILL feels like it's going to explode.
Anyways, it's time for some linky love from Random Nuclear Strikes. I know I'm being lazy, but give me a break. I'm lucky to be sitting up right now.
First up, some retribution of a sort.
The Pentagon has barred French, German and Russian companies from competing for $18.6 billion in contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq, saying the step "is necessary for the protection of the essential security interests of the United States."
It's our way of saying "You backstabbing fucks did everything you could to keep Saddam's regime in power, and now you're not going to profit off of our hard work." I think it's rather appropriate. France and Germany did everything they could to sabotage the war effort, and now they can get fucked when it comes to rebuilding Iraq.
Also from RNS come a FrontPage Magazine article that is worth reading.
From reading around the web, I find that Algore has endorsed Howard Dean as the Donk candidate. Great. Nice to see that Joe Lieberman means so much to you, Al. Y'know, your old running mate? Nah, screw him, he's too centrist, right? I have to say, I'm cackling (in between bouts of coughing) as I watch the Democratic Party slide further to the left. Yeah, that's really going to get the voters. Really. Keep on going.
You know what would scare the shit out of Bush? Yeah, I'm going to say it, because I know the Donks will never take my advice. Remember, they're convinced of their own superiority. They won't listen to a little guy like me. What would be truly scary is a centrist candidate like Lieberman, paired with Hillary Clinton as his running mate. That would be a fight. Lieberman is closer to the middle than just about any of the Dimmy Donk Nine, and Hillary would pull in the Left fringe voters. Bush would be sweating bullets if Joe and Hillary got together for 2004. But no, it looks more and more like Howard Dean is going to be the man for the Left. Particularly the FAR Left. And that won't win the election. DANEgerus has the rundown on the Dimmy Donk Nine that's too long to cut and paste, but well worth reading.
And last but not least, San Francisco has a new mayor, who's a Democrat (big shock there, eh?). However, look at the tagline for this piece:
Democrat Gavin Newsom decisively beat a Green Party candidate Tuesday to win San Francisco's mayoral election, a race that had been viewed as a referendum on the Democrats' strength in California and a battle for the liberal city's soul.
No Republican in the race? Why am I not surprised? So it was a choice between a socialist and a communist, basically. The Green party is often referred to as the "Watermelon" party. Green on the outside, and Red on the inside. The vote was either for Left or FAR Left. What a choice.
With all precincts reporting, Newsom, a wealthy restaurateur who was backed by most of the city's political establishment, received 118,651 votes, or 53 percent, to 107,030 votes, or 47 percent, for the Greens' Matt Gonzalez
Almost half of the vote went to the Watermelon Party. Yay. Even more reasons to stay away from San Francisco. But the part that made me laugh was this:
"There's a reason why we are the shining light for the rest of the state and the nation, and it's the extraordinary diversity of San Francisco," said the mayor-elect
He actually believes that people want to be like San Fran! Yeah, where a public fountain had to be shut down due to homeless people pissing, shitting, and bathing in it! Where you can't go a block without being hassled for money by some homeless guy who smells like he's been sleeping in his own piss for months. Where you have to live two hours away from your job because you can't afford to live in the city! Every last lunatic fringe policy has been enacted in San Francisco, to the end results of sky-high housing costs, the highest homeless population in America, high crime rates, and the local dismantling of the 2nd Amendment. No thank you, I think I'd rather get my testicles laminated than live in San Francisco.
That's all for today. I'm off to drink more NyQuil and cough up what's left of my lungs. Toodles!