Monday, August 02, 2004

All the Pretty Words

The facts facing the United States are too grim for the voters to hear. I'm afraid Hebert is correct, sadly enough.

Meanwhile, Ralph Nader is determined to stay the course. Mr. Nader's determination to stay in the contest was evident on Friday night in Los Angeles, when Michael Moore, the filmmaker, who backed Mr. Nader in 2000, appeared with him on the HBO program "Real Time with Bill Maher." Mr. Moore and Mr. Maher dropped to their knees to beg Mr. Nader to drop out, with the audience cheering them on. Furthermore, In the interview, Mr. Nader was asked why he persisted at such risk to his legacy.

"Who cares about the legacy?" he responded. "Are they going to tear out seat belts from cars? We're looking to the future."

He said that Democrats "should be happy that someone is going all over the country taking apart their opponent, but instead, they are employing dirty tricks to keep us off the ballot."

Journalists Pick Kerry
When asked who would be a better president, the journalists from outside the Beltway picked Mr. Kerry 3 to 1, and the ones from Washington favored him 12 to 1. But who would they rather cover - the Dems or the Republicans? The overall result was 77 for Bush, 67 for Mr. Kerry.

Why stick with the Bush administration? "You can't ask for a richer cast of characters to cover," one Washington correspondent said. "Kerry will be a bore after these guys."
and how about likeability? Who would they rather be stranded on an island with? Mr. Kerry was the choice of both groups: 31 to 17 among the Washington journalists, and 51 to 39 among the others.

"Bush's religious streak,'' one Florida correspondent said, "would drive me nuts on a desert island."

If you read the NY Times a lot, but want to read it in an easier fashion, then check out the RSS feeds available. I've often touted the use of an RSS reader here and if you're not using one, you're way behind the times. A much more efficient way to browse and read the news then using a regular browser. I use Feed Demon , but there are scores of other readers available as well, a number of which are free. Feed Demon just happens to be the best. You can get the Washington Post Feeds as well.

Jobs pulls another rabbit out of the hat
Steve Jobs of Apple Computers survived a spooky scare with cancer or so it seems. He underwent emergency cancer surgery on Saturday to remove an unusual pancreatic tumor. "I had a very rare form of pancreatic cancer called an islet cell neuroendocrine tumor, which represents about 1 percent of the total cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed each year," he wrote in the message, which Apple made public on Sunday evening, "and can be cured by surgical removal if diagnosed in time (mine was)."

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