Berry's World
Saturday, October 30, 2004
 
A SPLIT DECISION

On tonight's McLaughlin Group, the panel was asked to predict who would win the most electoral votes on Tuesday.

PATRICK BUCHANAN
: Four more years, Bush.

ELEANOR CLIFT: Kerry.

TONY BLANKLEY: Bush, by a whisker.

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL
: John Kerry.

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN: The answer is, John Kerry.
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TELL THE ORANGE BOWL, 'WE ACCEPT!'

My inside sources tell me that the the Kent State Golden Flashes, fresh off their 42-16 thumping of Ohio University, would accept an offer to play in the FedEx Orange Bowl come January. The only apparent barrier to the Flashes playing in Orange Bowl is their misleading 2-6 record.
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COME IN OFF THE LEDGE, MATT

In news that will undoubtedly have Matt Welch weeping like a fat kid who missed the ice cream truck, the Anaheim Angels announced they won't be bringing back his favorite Angel, third baseman Troy Glaus. The Angels will replace the 2002 World Series MVP with youngster Dallas McPherson. Fans of the Angels who don't consider Glaus their favorite player, like me who worships Darin Erstad, can understand the move, as the Angels will save tons of money. McPherson is no slouch either, as he was named the Sporting News minor league player of the year.
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Thursday, October 28, 2004
 
SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE

Much like the country, when it comes to the presidential election, my family is also evenly divided. Here's the tally:

ME: (Registered in California) Of course, I'll be voting not so much for Senator John Kerry, but against President George W. Bush.

MY DAD: (Registered in North Carolina) My dad can't remember voting for a Republican president, and has no problems taking his family members to task when they stand up for Rush Limbaugh, so naturally, he'll cast his ballot for Senator John Kerry.

MY YOUNGER BROTHER: (Registered in North Carolina) A veteran of the Air Force, my brother's ballot is locked and loaded for President George W. Bush. Luckily, his lovely wife and my lovely sister-in-law 'forgot' to register and won't be voting for, presumably, President George W. Bush.

MY YOUNGEST BROTHER: (Registered in Ohio!) The only member of my family from a battleground state is planning on voting for President George W. Bush. On the bright side, his lovely wife and my lovely sister-in-law has her head on right and will cancel out his vote out by pulling the lever for Senator John Kerry. Inexplicably, if you don't mention candidate's names, and only ask him about the issues, he's the perfect illustration of a Democrat, but thinks that Senator John Kerry won't keep us as safe as President George W. Bush. Both my dad and I have called him several times attempting to change his mind, but he won't budge. Of course, that doesn't mean that you can't E-mail him and try to turn him around!

UPDATE: My youngest brother tells me he's received but one e-mail, and that was from a Bush supporter telling him to stick to his guns. Drats!
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004
 
AND THEN DESPERATION SET IN

While driving home from work, I often listen to a little bit of the Michael Savage show, which is often good for a giggle or two. It's pretty clear, what with the way 'Dr.' Savage is hawking the Stolen Honor DVD that he and other wingers are getting a tad desperate over the upcoming election. Consider this call from a sobbing woman the other day:

"I'm just so afraid to leave my house because I know I will be punished by the ACLU because I'm not Muslim."

I was laughing so hard I nearly had to pull over.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004
 
OH NO, NOT AGAIN

Last year, I became addicted to Arrested Development, and was left hanging until Fox decided to renew the much acclaimed but little watched comedy. This season looks like more of the same with Jack & Bobby. While Jack & Bobby has already been renewed for next season, it appears that I may be the only person watching the critically successful program.

After several weeks of getting it's ass handed to it in the ratings by Deperate Housewives, The WB has moved both Jack & Bobby to Wednesday nights, which causes me another problem as it will be opposite The West Wing. It looks like I'm gonna be watching The West Wing whilst taping J&B.

Interestingly, the folks at Jack & Bobby have shot three different endings for the episode airing November 3rd. One ending has Grace, Jack and Bobby's liberal mom, elated with John Kerry winning the election, one ending has Grace counting the days until Hillary Clinton can run in '08, and one ending has her lamenting the looming recount.
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Monday, October 25, 2004
 
A GOLDEN STATE PERK

One of the good things about living in California is that we voters long ago decided that we'd rather eat our own heads than give President Bush our 55 electoral votes. Since the race out here is not even close, the candidates are not wasting money putting commercials on local TV. Now we do get our share of ads from Senator Barbara Boxer (does she even have an opponent?), and ballot measures (Indian gaming, stem cell research, etc.), but with 8 days before voting begins in the presidential election, I haven't seen a single ad for one presidential candidate or the other.
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