Friday, October 29, 2004
Though overly sensitive web publishers like myself are pejoratively referred to as “midnight bloggers” and despite my writing this shortly after midnight, salon.com breathes science, that bane of the Bush administration, and new life into the story of the mysterious Debate bulge:
Dr. Robert M. Nelson…a senior research scientist for NASA and for Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and an international authority on image analysis…has been analyzing images of the president's back during the debates…"I am willing to stake my scientific reputation to the statement that Bush was wearing something under his jacket during the debate…This is not about a bad suit. And there's no way the bulge can be described as a wrinkled shirt."
Follow the link, sit through the commercial and get a salon.com Day Pass, then, consider the photo strip, a possible health condition and the lifecor.com site before arriving at the type of wild speculative conclusion reserved for midnight bloggers like myself.
If, however, you are looking for real, eye-popping paranoia, how about this item from Newsfactor's Top Tech News:
The official campaign site for U.S. President George W. Bush appears to be blocking visitors from most locations outside the United States, according to a report issued by Internet traffic analysis company Netcraft...Since Monday morning, attempts to visit GeorgeWBush.com from U.S. sites have proceeded without a hitch, but attempts to access the site from London, Amsterdam and Sydney have failed...it is possible that the Bush team constructed the blocks to make sure that no attacks would bring down the site before November 2nd.
Trust me, all you swarthy and shifty-eyed (wink, wink) pre and post foreign-born, except for the occasional amusing photo or heavily edited transcript, the Bush campaign site is dull, dull, dull.
Borrowing a phrase from film alien Klaatu, people of the world, we here at planetsean global HQ love every one of our readers no matter where you had the misfortune to take your first breath and value your miraculous access to our digital ramblings!
Photos: NASA, C-SPAN, salon.com, lifecor.com