I just got this link from Nick. I always felt bad for the poor guy once the Romans took his pretty red robe, now we can make up for it, in a small way… now we can dress up Jesus. I feel better already, as i have my own little ensemble picked out for him.
And to compete with that, Lou jokingly sent a link about Dick Cheney being a child abuser and a rapist. Personally, i think that the accounts of Cathy O’Brien are the products of paranoid schizophrenia, but crazy articles like these wind up getting the same coverage as legitimate reports, like Dubya going AWOL in the Air National Guard or that the Bush campaign deliberately leaked the Bush debate prep videotape.
So the debate is tonight… yuck. It’s funny how “close” the race is to the media’s eye. I don’t think it’s that close. There’s two decent reasons why they would want the race to be close. First, if Gore was clearly winning, it would not be a story, and not worth reporting. The media needs a conflict to report. Second, and more paranoid, the media is owned by corporations that put up enough money for the candidates, and they want to scare the voters back to the middle of the road, as if the public is allowed NOT to choose between the lesser of two evils, that they might turn to a third party to choose someone that they actually would want to vote for!
Today in the Supreme Court it’s being decided whether it’s constitutional to set up roadblocks to search randomly for cars with drug-sniffing dogs, without any prior suspicion before stopping the cars. Of course it’s not constitutional, but I’m betting that they will let the precedent stand.