Posts from November 3, 2004

Pathetic blog basher’s cry for attention

Pathetic blog basher’s cry for attention

: Frank Barnako is trying to turn himself into John Dvorak or Andrew Orlowski: Desperate for attention and traffic, he decides to bash bloggers with the sure knowledge — this being the proof — that they will will link to the idiocy. So here’s your link, Frank. But you’re full of crap. If you think blogs are so damned worthless, why did you just start one? The worst of it is that it is a nonsequetorial headache:

Blogs were quick to publish real or made-up exit polls at midafternoon, showing Kerry strength. That killed a 60-point rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

At least some traders read blogs, then, and act on what they read. Not so, it would appear, young voters. Advertisers including Nike (NKE: news, chart, profile) and Audi think Weblogs are the medium to reach young consumers. So where was the youth and minority vote? Not reading political blogs, it appears. MSNBC says the percentage of young voters who cast ballots was the same as it was four years ago.

Huh? Whoever said that blogs were going to bring out the youth vote. Whoever said that blogs were young (see picture: right)? Makes no friggin sense. But you got your link, Frank.

Without boos

Without boos

: I like having the speeches the next day and not at the boozy victory/defeat parties on election night: No embarrassing boos. No danger of a Dean Scream. The Kerry event did look rather like a funeral with limo drivers pacing outside the door and old Uncle Ted hugging in condolence. Still, I like seeing this in daylight. Much classier.

The concession

The concession

: Good for you, Kerry, for conceding. Thank you.

Dear Sen. Kerry,

Dear Sen. Kerry,

: Please concede today.

Don’t put the country through the torture of a long, drawn-out, and most likely futile process. Don’t put the party through the torture and the humiliation. Follow Al Gore’s example and be a mensch.

You lost the popular vote and lost the election. Many will dissect what you did wrong but we’ll put that off. The best thing to do now so you don’t look like an utter loser is to be the gentleman and the patriot first and help America move on.

I voted for you. But that was Nov. 2. Now it’s Nov. 3

Not quite the morning after

Not quite the morning after

: No change from last night…

: Brian Williams is saying that “security moms” were an important factor: Single women voted for Kerry but married women with children voted for Bush.

: “Moral values” will be a blank slate upon which every would-be pope and pundit will draw their own view of the world: abortion, sex, Vietnam….

: Howard Stern practically took the pledge this morning. He said that Bush is President and he’ll support him as President. He also said he’s damned glad he’s already going to satellite.

: I will be away from the keyboard for much of this morning; back later….