Covering the convention - the quest for good quotes, strange moments, and shiny things
First, I must give a shout out to Tivo. Tivo is my new best friend. The pause and rewind/replay features rule.
I am on the hunt -- the hunt for good quotes, strange moments, and shiny things.
I popped on c-span. Yes, I watched the roll call. I couldn’t help myself. I am a convention junkie. Did anyone else see the groovy digital elephant behind Ed Gillespie? I enjoyed the scrolling stars too. Preeeeetty.
Ooooo! Jenna and Barbara look cute. Love the up-do’s. Why am I so focused on hair.
Giggled during roll call when the guy from Boston Mass. Mentioned Scary Kerry has only “reported for duty” to senate 13% of the time.
Nevada though. OMG. Did anyone see Nevada??? The woman kept yelling WOO and yiyiyiiiiii! WOOOOOO!!!! I was embarrassed for her.
I want to hug Dennis Hastert and see if he is squishy.
Does anyone else find it hysterical that there is a liberal congressman from NY whose last name is Weiner?!?!?!?! (that one is for Mason and Justice)
Why are there women screaming interviews as if they were backstage at the Miss America contest?!?!?!!? What the heck is that about?!?!?!?!?!
All of a sudden, I gasp.
The Veep has entered the room, and I am mesmerized. How did I not realize that Cheney has a shiny noggin!!!! Oh happy day!!!!!! Perhaps I can be free of the Breck girl!!!!! Is this the answer to a prayer????
Alas, the feeling ends. He’s cuddly, but I am still searching. Searching.
Close up on the twins. What does the shirt “Carrie doesn’t speak for me” mean on the chick next to them??? Is that some sort of anti-Sex-and-the-city thing? I miss that show. “Entourage” just doesn’t do it for me.
I hate the “You are all I need to get by” song. All they say are those eight words over…and over…and over….and over….
Republicans should not dance in public unless the rest of the room (or in this case, the audience watching from home) is too drunk to be offended. Eeegads.
Dexter Freebish, a band from Austin, floats out of the floor. I have always wanted to make an entrance like that…in to a staff meeting...from the floor. I could rise up through the conference table and strike a dramatic pose...allowing the minions I deem worthy to properly worship my fire-engine-red-painted-toe-nails... Pedicures rule, don't they? (Ala71 - do you still have that card? hehehehehe j/k)
Love the “Gilley’s” shirt on the lead singer. Mr and Mrs BigandMean used to hang out there back in the day. A bunch of their pals were in the “Urban Cowboy” piece of s...eeerrrrr...movie.
Does anyone else think that no one other than the band Van Halen should ever attempt to play a Van Halen song?
Bush Senior looks fantastic. Barbara is wearing her pearls, so all is right with the world.
Except that the Republicans are dancing again. MAKE IT STOP! MAKE IT STOP!!!!
And I’m back.
Ron Silver has a Master’s in Chinese History? Who knew? I like his hair, but it is not particularly shiny. His taupe suit and gold tie are spectacular though.
My favorite Silver Quote – “Even though I am a well recognized liberal on many issues confronting our society today, I find it ironic that many human rights advocates and outspoken members of my own entertainment community are often on the front line to protest repression, for which I applaud them, but they are usually the first ones to oppose any use of force to take care of these horrors that they catalogue repeatedly”.
Nice, run-on sentence way of callin’ ‘em hypocrites. Frikkin cool. If I were drinking, I would raise my glass. But I am not drinking. Yet.
USS Intrepid tribute. Rip Torn, Man-in-Black cries, Larry Gatlin sings, Bush Senior talks. I love that man. I want to hug him too. I bet he’s not squishy like Hastert though.
The choir kicks ass. LOVED hearing the hymns from the different branches of the service. I always cry.
Tivo pause for a cat fight. Why is it that you can buy cats a thousand dollars worth of fancy cat toys, but the only thing they fight over is possession of a plastic bag.
Have I mentioned Tivo rules?
Bernard “K is for Kickass” Kerik is introduced. He looks like he could kick Mike Tyson’s ass to me. Not the wussy-pretending-to-be-homeless Mike Tyson, but the rip-the-ear-of-my-opponent Mike Tyson.
Though I am appreciative of the glare off his head, I have yet to find “The One”.
What is wrong with the screeching woman from Milwaukee?!?!? EEEEK!!! It’s another one of those crazy pageant interviewers!!!!! SHUT UP LADY.
Tivo pause. Grab a beer. YES, a beer. It’s a low-carb beer. It doesn’t taste great, it is too filling, but I need help if I am gonna make it through the screeching. Tivo play.
Firefighters from Milwaukee endorse Dubya. Cool. Greg Gacz, the president of local #215, says they’d be willing to walk in to a burning building for Dubya. Damn. Now that’s an endorsement.
Back to screeching lady, whom I am now able to fast forward through thanks to the beer break. Aaaaaaaaaah. Now I am reaaaaaally happy.
The President of the New York Police Sergeant’s union endorses Bush. I swear they never said his last name. Just “Ed”. So, thanks to Ed.
Who the heck is Rob Kuzami??? He has very VERY shiny hair, but it could use some style and some product. I’m starting to feel pretty discouraged.
Executive director of the Islamic Congress, Zainab Al-Swaij, former citizen of Iraq speaks. “Yes, there is still bloodshed and uncertainty, but America under the strong compassionate leadership of President Bush has given Iraqis the most precious gift any nation has ever given to another – the gift of democracy, and the freedom to determine it’s own future.”.
Why does the camera keep closing in on African Americans as if it is surprised to see them?
Jason Sehorn and Angie Harmon!!!! NOW THOSE ARE SOME SHINY PEOPLE!!!! BOTH of them. Holy crap. They are so gorgeous, that I zone out and completely miss everything they said. Thank goodness for Tivo and the rewind button. These beautiful people paid beautiful tributes to two congressional medals of honor winners.
I think I have found him. I have decided to fall in love with Jason Sehorn.
Ahhhhh. That’s better.
Darryl Worley (sp?) rises out of the floor. Dangit! I want that toy! BAD!!!!
I don’t get country music, but for a country song it seems alright.
NO!!! PLEASE NO!!!! They are DANCING AGAIN!!! MAKE IT STOP! MAKE IT STOP!!!!!! How does the camera always find the one person in the middle of the group that cannot clap on the beat?!?!?!?!?
More screaming women interview people. Argh.
No wait, make that a mighty Dean YAAAAARRRRRGGGHHH!!!!!
I haven’t done one of those in a while.
McCain enters to “Raiders of the lost arc” music......whaaaaaaa???????? I mean seriously.....huh??????
Favorite McCain moment – the obvious one of course – the Michael Moore slam. YAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!! Now I’m in the mood!!!! Honey, grab me another BEEER!!!! The hair is coming down!!!!!! (mine, I mean, since McCain has none...well, he has a little....but not much for it to come “down”, so to speak).
“...Iraq...was a place of indescribable cruelty, torture chambers, mass graves, and prisons that destroyed the lives of the small children within their walls...”.
Bawled my eyes out when Deena Burnett, Debra Burlingame and Tara Stacpole (sp?)
spoke. They were fantastic speakers. Not a dry eye in the house.
Amazing Grace by Daniel Rodriguez was astounding.
Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!!!!!!!!
“I’ve never seen so many Republicans in New York City! I finally feel at home!!!!”.
“I don’t believe that we’re right about everything and democrats are wrong…they’re wrong about most things...but...”.
“I grabbed the arm of then Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik and I said to him thank God George Bush is our President”.
“No matter what happens in this election, President George W. Bush has already earned a place in history as a great American President”.
“We need George Bush now more than ever”.
Quotes John Kerry – “I actually did vote for the 87 billion before I voted against it.” Rudy – “Maybe this explains John Edwards need for two Americas – one when John Kerry can vote for something and another one when he can vote against exactly the same thing!”.
So, to sum up...I didn’t get drunk, though I did turn to the bottle due to the Miss American Screeching Interview Chicks. I have broken free of the Breck Girl’s shiny evil clutches and replaced him with Jason Sehorn...pardon me while I take a moment....ahhhhh....
And I am going to bedfordshire.