call the doctor...

... i have dnc fever.
it all started yesterday (monday... as it'll probably be after midnight by the time anyone reads this... hell it might not even technically be posted before then), when i heard that bill clinton would be the big speaker on the night's agenda at the convention. plus of course, with all the talk about closing roads and hellish traffic, i had to see what all the fuss was about. so at 7pm est, my mom and i hunkered down to watch the coverage. we tried pbs; we tried abc; we tried... oh wait, those were the only networks covering it at 7. pbs and abc had stories about traffic and protestors. and they showed the main speeches. then at 8, abc stopped covering it at all--i guess reruns of dumb gender-role comedies was more important. we decided to try our luck with cable...
it paid off! cnn also had nothing, but then a light shone from above, and we discovered........... c-span! woot! they were showing the whole thing, it was as if we were there! woot!
so al gore spoke, and it was better than any of his campaign speeches. it got me all fired up, like i was ready to walk right out the door, get in my car, and drive to cambridge to go get a drink with ben to celebrate his 21t birthday.
so that's what i did. and the thirsty scholar, in cambridge (or somerville?) has murphy's, guinness, smithwick's, and boddington's, all draught! and coverage of the sox winning 12-5! what more could a person want! so i missed the rest of the speeches.
so today, i got up to go to the take back america event with my mom. we got there at noon, two hours early, and the line was already around the block on account of everyone wanting to see michael moore and whatnot. so after two hours, about 500 media peeps get in instead of us. so we get to go to the patio out back and see everyone after they speak inside, which was an ok compromise but i'm not going back tomorrow. so howard dean was first, and was energetic and stuff. then a bunch of people who were ok, and then a couple more people who were good (like Dem. candidate for mass governor reich, who quipped that one shouldn't listen to the Rep. line about average income and average tax cut becasue the average height of himself (reich, a very short man) and shaq is 6/1"). maybe ya had to be there. anyhoo, finally at 5:15 michael moore comes on and speaks for about half an hour about how horrible bush, cheney, fox 'news' channel, and others are, and is also great. i'm pretty ready to take back america, that's for damn sure. or at least to...
get chinese food! so we did that on the way home, and then sat down to watch bill o'reilly host michael moore, and then add his own spin on moore's responses and questions (good luck finding more than the transcript of the interview... and watch out, the site really slowed down my computer). then it was more of the convention, but less exciting. except for barack obama. can i vote for him for prez? please?
so then i watched the daily show. and now i'm blogging. woot to the 21st century.


  1. Oh Michael Moore.. It seems to me he failed to even respond to O'Reilly's most basic misunderstanding: his notion that the Senate Intelligence Committee proclaimed that Bush did not lie. The committee did not in fact make a judgement about that; it will be releasing the report about Bush after the elction. What they said was that the CIA estimate was way wrong. That doesn't mean that they are of the opinion that Bush didn't lie.

    And the other ridiculous thing is that Moore is defending Kerry throughout this all: a Post article on Wednesday said that Moore "defended Kerry's vote for authorizing the use of force in Iraq." Yes, Bush is much more guilty than Kerry for the Iraq war, but Kerry was wrong, and there's no escaping that.

  2. moore probably doesn't want to be critical of kerry during the dnc, especially on fox news (that'd be like admitting defeat)
    also, people like bill o'reilly don't listen to silly things like "reason" and "truth"... pointing out such details would have been kinda fruitless =\