Mechanical

The Ear and the Republican

Today I went down and had a hearing test and saw the doctor for a surgery follow-up. While it's not completely healed, my hearing is considerably better than it was. I saw the hearing charts and my right ear is almost as good as my left, now.

And I just received a very interesting email from someone I know who used to be fairly high up in Oregon State Republican circles (I really can't more than that):
Don't get me wrong I'm not the least bit thrilled with what Bush has done
the past 4 years. And I hate to admit it but you were right about him being
a dunce. I'll just 4 more years of what I know as oppose to 4 years with
someone phony who was described on the radio this morning as follows:

"If Kerry was woman he'd want a Purple Heart every time he had his period."

So it's certainly not what I would want to hear, but I think it shows again that many people do not support Bush. They simply bought into the perception of Kerry that the Republicans painted.
Republicans really need to work on their grammar.

Hey, do you want to come over and watch the movie we didn't watch yesterday? I'm just kicking back tonight.

Congratulations on the improved hearing! It's so cool to be able to walk to your right and have you be able to hear me.
"If Kerry was a woman he'd want a Purple Heart every time he had his period."

What lovelyness. There are so. so many things wrong with that statement- that Kerry is a pussy, and somehow, having a pussy makes one less of a person- but then again, that is what teh many of the republicans seem to believe.
Sssshhhhh! Ashcroft might hear you.

Yeah, this guy is an interesting piece of work. I actually know him fairly well and believe it or not, he's one of the "better" Republicans out there, but he does say some pretty rotten things at times. He is actually one of those "Archie Bunker" types who shoots his mouth off but, deep down where he hopes you can't see it, he does care.