Thursday, May 31, 2007

When a liar is exposed

John Kerry campaign manager Bob Shrum:
Kerry talked with several potential picks, including Gephardt and Edwards. He was comfortable after his conversations with Gephardt, but even queasier about Edwards after they met. Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he'd never told anyone else—that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he'd do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade's ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before—and with the same preface, that he'd never shared the memory with anyone else.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

From one salesman to another

Larry Flynt on Jerry Falwell:
I always appreciated his sincerity even though I knew what he was selling and he knew what I was selling.

These guys clearly knew how to profit from one another. The religious right knows that the hedonists and the far left is good for their business, and vice versa. Symbiotic and annoying.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


From the Global Warming is a Neo-Religion files; It gets more overt every day.

Bloomberg News:
Visitors to the Gaia Napa Valley Hotel and Spa won't find the Gideon Bible in the nightstand drawer. Instead, on the bureau will be a copy of ``An Inconvenient Truth,'' former Vice President Al Gore's book about global warming.

They'll also find the Gaia equipped with waterless urinals, solar lighting and recycled paper as it marches toward becoming California's first hotel certified as ``green,'' or benevolent to the environment. Similar features are found 35 miles south at San Francisco's Orchard Garden Hotel, which competes for customers with neighboring luxury hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont.