(via Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener…)
BUSH: CLAP ME OR NO EU SPEECH:
GEORGE Bush pulled out of a speech to the European Parliament when MEPs wouldn’t guarantee a standing ovation.
Senior White House officials said the President would only go to Strasbourg to talk about Iraq if he had a stage-managed welcome.
A source close to negotiations said last night: “President Bush agreed to a speech but insisted he get a standing ovation like at the State of the Union address.
“His people also insisted there were no protests, or heckling.
“I believe it would be a crucial speech for Mr Bush to make in light of the opposition here to war. But unless he only gets adulation and praise, then it will never happen.”
Mr Bush’s every appearance in the US is stage-managed, with audiences full of supporters.
It was hoped he would speak after he welcomed Warsaw pact nations to Nato in Prague last November. But his refusal to speak to EU leaders face-to-face is seen as a key factor in the split between the US-UK coalition and Europe.
The source added: “Relations between the EU and the US are worsening fast – this won’t help.”
Bush is not only a Miserable Failure, he’s also a pussy (to use language a typical Bush supporter can understand).
Based on Google’s “Reverse Links” Search.
No surprise that Dean’s in the lead. He has the most internet savvy campaign I’ve seen.
I was expecting a bit more from Kucinich. He seems to have a lot of support from left wing bloggers.
I suspect Clark’s poor showing is due to sites still linking to various “draft Clark” web sites rather than the official web site.
Note: rankings are current as of 18 November 2003. I plan on updating these rankings
whenever I feel like it (I plan on eventually automating the process).
Thanks to Public Nuisance for
pointing out the “correct” Clarke web site.
I’m in the process of compiling a Frequently Asked Questions page (in this case, frequent means one or greater). If there’s a question you feel must be answered feel free to ask it via the comments.
Guinness good for you – official (from BBC News):
A pint of the black stuff a day may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks.
They found that those given the Guinness had reduced clotting activity in their blood, but not those given lager.
For once, good news about something many people enjoy.
Though this article from Linux Journal pretty much rehashes “A Technical Summary of the Major Presidential Candidates’ Web sites“, it’s worth checking out for this tidbit:
For what it’s worth, the
Committee is running Microsoft IIS on Windows 2000, while the
Committee is running Apache on Linux.
As of this writing, November 5, 2003, the RNC has an uptime of 4.26
days (maximum of 39.04) and a 90-day moving average of 16.91. The
DNC has an uptime of 445.02 days (also the maximum) and a 90-day moving
average of 395.38 days.
Draw your own conclusions
Here’s a page to keep track
of the the status of the
As of 2003-11-01, Miserable Failure has yet to appear in the top 100.
As if web polls aren’t bogus in general, there’s this poll on
Dr. Evil’s Bill Frist‘s
It seems Dr. Frist thinks nothing about rigging a poll to give him the desired
results no matter how the vote goes.
Miserable Failure‘s biography is the number 2 result when searching for “miserable failure” with Google. You can also check this page to keep track
of the the status of the
Ummmm, Bill Janklow is a Republican.
Update: Looks like CNN corrected their error (11 November 2003). The
Moonie Rag Washington Times, on the other hand, has yet to correct the same error in their initial August 17, 2003 report: