D'Oh!

That’s the reaction John Kerry might have, reading Sinister Thoughts, assuming he was voiced by Dan Castellaneta:

Dear John,

I hope you have a nice time in Boston. Too bad you are going to lose the election in November. I know that is shocking news, but you see, it’s now unavoidable. I came across this item while surfing the web. It details how you have alienated the most powerful group in America (and therefore sealed your doom) — the journalists:

July 24, 2004 | BOSTON (AP) — Media members, already perturbed by long security lines, may find themselves waiting in line for something nearly as important. As the majority of the print reporters arrived Saturday at the FleetCenter for the Democratic National Convention, tongues clucked when they saw the restroom facilities that they will be using for the next week.

Twenty portable restrooms, like those used on construction sites, are lined up in front of the media pavilion to service nearly 1,200 members of the print media who will be working around the clock. That’s about 60 serious coffee-drinkers per toilet.

George W. Bush (as Montgomery Burns): Yeees! You’re in deep D’oh now!


Vegetarians Make Better Lovers?

Courtesy Bacon and Ehs comes a report that PETA staged a ‘love-in’ in Boise, Idaho. On a public street in the city’s downtown, the animal rights group set up a bed and had a scantily clad couple make out in order to highlight the benefits of vegan living.

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Well, other than PETA confirming its status as a living random non-sequitor, there is one thing I’d like to comment on. My hat goes off to Boise mayor Dave Bieter for granting permission for this protest, despite being somewhat risquee in the face of the city’s decency laws, and despite being in the heart of meat and potato country. In the words of his spokesman:

“The city welcomes public discussion on important issues and this is certainly an important issue to some,” said Michael Zuzel, spokesman for Mayor Dave Bieter. “As long as they’re not obstructing the sidewalk or creating a public nuisance, they’re fine.”

Though both the city and the state have public indecency laws, Zuzel said he did not believe the demonstration would violate them. Besides, he said, political events are given more leeway in the rules.

Despite likely not being a vegetarian, Mayor Bieter still displays a healthy attitude towards democracy.

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