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Hunter S Thompson opines on the presidential election, in his usual forthright style:


"Four more years of George Bush will be like four more years of syphilis," the famed author said yesterday at a hastily called press conference near his home in Woody Creek, Colorado. "Only a fool or a sucker would vote for a dangerous loser like Bush," Dr. Thompson warned. "He hates everything we stand for, and he knows we will vote against him in November."

Thompson, long known for the eerie accuracy of his political instincts, went on to denounce Ralph Nader as "a worthless Judas Goat with no moral compass."

"I endorsed John Kerry a long time ago," he said, "and I will do everything in my power, short of roaming the streets with a meat hammer, to help him be the next President of the United States."

Bill Gibson's blog has, of course, returned at least temporarily, and is enjoyable both in itself and as a good source of interesting pointers. He's mainly remarking on the upcoming election, and it seems this may be the sole reason for him interrupting his presumed work - because, as the Spanish philospher Unamuno said, "At times, to be silent is to lie." . It's available syndicated on LJ, of course.

An interesting point, given that elemets of the current US administration are intent on crucifying the UN for its (admittedly appalling) lack of control over Iraqi oil-for-food money, is that the US government is said to have mislaid an even larger sum:
WASHINGTON -- About half of the roughly $5 billion in Iraq reconstruction funds disbursed by the US government in the first half of this year cannot be accounted for, according to an audit commissioned by the United Nations, which could not find records for numerous rebuilding projects and other payments.
[From Gibson, taken from the Boston Globe]

It's very quiet here, but fortunately you lot are keeping me amused. My thanks to those of you who are being fascinating and funny, and best wishes to those of you who aren't feeling fascinating or funny currently.
Well, yes. To those who have, shall be given. To those who already have too much, shall be given. appealing as the thought might be of a mad-eyed Hunter S. Thompson stalking the streets with a meat hammer, bathrobe flapping in the wind...
Completely OT, but
I just noticed there's a Madge Manson album called "Lest We Forget". Do you think Jello got any royalties?
The survey about Bush supporters *still* being in denial about WMD, & not having a clue what Bush stands for is *truly* scarey! Although I suppose it's not that surprising, given his core support is from fundamentalist christians who already believe 6 impossible things before breakfast...