Friday, May 21, 2004

So much to blog, so little time

Michael Reagan - "we don’t have to find the missing Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) after all – they appear to have found us."

Steven Baker in Olympians, Hold Your Flags High!
On May 16, 2004, Bill Martin, the president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, related the following story to the Los Angeles Times: “We are not the favorite kid in the world right now…I had a very high member (of the International Olympic Committee) tell me recently that we need to realize that the rest of the world doesn't want us on top, it only wants us on tap, meaning nearby, when there is an ugly little crisis somewhere on the globe, where it is then up to us to fix it, to go in there, do the dirty work, put our young men and women on the line.” Therein lies the paradox: Those who hate us also need us.
Kind of reminds me of the lottery winner whose relatives somehow manage to get up off the couch to "advise" him on how to spend the loot.

Maybe they didn't attend the same meeting?
A day after their first meeting of the campaign, Ralph Nader and advisers to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., were in a disagreement over whether Iraq had figured into the 70-minute conversation between the candidates.
I've got to find a copy of the Flipper theme song. We're going to need it:
John Kerry is rapidly gaining a reputation as the Whirling Dervish of presidential politics, what with his constant position reversals on every conceivable issue.

His dizzying back-and-forth (and back again, sort of) contortions on judicial appointments and abortion this week alone must have set some sort of modern campaign record.
Whew! It's time for a break!


The U.S. distributor of Tecate beer says it will pull billboard ads next month that were decried by some Hispanic lawmakers and community activists as offensive.

The billboards, meant to publicize that the brand was being sold in a bottle, feature a leaning Tecate beer bottle with the tag line "Finally, A Cold Latina."
Like most beer ads are so chaste and demure. Hmm, I wonder if any of the target demographic complained? (Proof of legal age required)
Life is made up of four parts: playing futbol, watching futbol, thinking futbol, and dreaming futbol. Of course, we're only kidding. Who has time to sleep when you're TALKING futbol over ice cold Tecates with your amigos?

Copa Tecate 2004 is on!

Tecate is a proud sponsor of TELEMUNDO's Mexican National Team Broadcasts!
Click for Espanol and no coughing on the cooler!