53 Brentwood Blog

Saturday, October 30, 2004


MIAMI, FL—With the knowledge that the minority vote will be crucial in the upcoming presidential election, Republican Party officials are urging blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities to make their presence felt at the polls on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

"Minority voters should make their unique voices heard, especially the African-American voting bloc, which is always a major factor in every election," said Florida Republican Party voter-drive organizer Mark Monreal, as he handed out flyers at a community center in the mostly black Miami neighborhood of South Farms. "That's why we put up hundreds of brightly colored banners featuring Martin Luther King Jr. and the 'Vote November 3' reminder. We needed to make sure they know when we want them at polling places."

"You can't walk through a black neighborhood here in Miami without seeing our 'Don't Forget Big Wednesday!' message up on a billboard, tacked to a phone booth, or taped to a bus shelter," Monreal added. "The Republican Party has spared no expense in this endeavor."

GOP committees in Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Florida have spent more than $3 million on pamphlets, posters, stickers, and T-shirts bearing such slogans as "Put America First—Vote On The Third!" and "November 3rd Is Your Time To Be Heard."

"Let's be honest," Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie said. "The Bush camp has been criticized for ignoring the minority vote for some time, especially during the last election. This project is our way of correcting that misperception. The Bush camp is extremely concerned about the black vote, especially in places like Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. This year, on Nov. 3, we'll make a concerted effort to welcome minority voters into our own special camps with open arms."


Friday, October 29, 2004

oh, lucky you !!!!

yes, lucky you living in America.

Because from outside the States, nobody can access the webpage www.georgebush.com. It has been blocked for foreign computers!

Thursday, October 28, 2004

"It was Boston's sixth championship, but the first after 86 years of frustration and futility, after two world wars, the Great Depression, men on the moon, and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union."

what can I say other than

The Red Sox have won the World Series.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Funny news

Abu Ghraib team bids to run UK prisons.

The American prison company whose director set up Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib jail for use by the US military is bidding to run a number of prisons in Britain. The Utah-based Management and Training Corporation (MTC) has set up a London headquarters and is in advanced negotiations to operate at least one prison in Britain.

Antony Barnett, Martin Bright and Solomon Hughes
Sunday October 24, 2004
The Observer

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

I still haven't met anybody with the name "Dwight"

Sunday, October 24, 2004


Casey's friend's name is Dwight. He's much older though.

Please vote!!

Alright, maybe I don't need to say, but G, would you please vote with absenteeism? It's really important to me becoz I can't vote as an "ALIEN!". (Do I have 10 legs, green skin, and horns on my head?) If you know any American citizen overseas, (and you think their vote is important) than ask them to vote!

AM, I don't know how you feel but I can't stand Bush! I'm not saying that anyone else actually cares about people, but it's just really bad right now.
BTW AM, I love the pink necklace! I wear it all the time!!


Saturday, October 23, 2004

what's up!!

ok, what can I say?
everybody is now becoming a guru/poet/philosopher...
even baseball players!

So what happened? Schilling said he turned to a higher power. Alluding to the fact that he had become a Christian seven years ago, he said, "I tried to be as tough as I could, and I did it my way and you saw what happened. I prayed and prayed, not to win, but for the strength to be able to compete."
By Bob Ryan, Globe Columnist October 20, 2004

PS yes, I'm reading the Globe these days.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Weh hey!

Hi everyone
I've been bogged down with sh*t but here I am!

How did Doug and Melena meet, did she first come as a friend of Giulio and that's how they met at 53 brentwood? If that's the case, that is really nice. At least one nice couple can emerge out of the brentwood habitat. Please say my congratz to Doug!

My question about the trash is... Why is it that you, Mike, still have so much stuff in your room after generating so much trash?

Red Sox rules! Yankees suck! I had a few Boston residents at my house the other day, and they got pretty trashed. When one guy passed out, I wrote on his forehead, "Yankees rule!!" and a picture of a heart. When he woke up hours later, he was soooo pissed!!

So now Mike you have more female roommates once again. It's a cyclical thing. But one word, Mike, you betta get out of there before the 13th year arrives!!! I'm serious!!
Oh BTW, last night on TV at the Yankees' stadium, there was a guy with a Boston hat on that looked just like Mike. Was that you?

Giulio, what are you saying?



You preferred Kerry's statements 67% of the time
You preferred Bush's statements 33% of the time

Voting purely on the issues you should vote Kerry

Who would you vote for if you voted on the issues?

Find out now!

Yes indeed...

...I did bring some luck to our beloved Red Sox.



Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Letters to Clark County. Part II: Dear Limey assholes.

Hey England, Scotland and Wales,
Mind your own business. We don't need weenie-spined Limeys meddling in our presidental election. If it wasn't for America, you'd all be speaking German. And if America would have had a president, then, of the likes of Kerry, you'd all be goose-stepping around Buckingham Palace. YOU ARE NOT WANTED!! Whether you want to support either party. BUTT OUT!!!
United States

New Music

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Letters to Clark County. Part II: Dear Limey assholes.

This is one of the responses -from an American- to the letter:

Have you not noticed that Americans don't give two shits what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies ... I don't give a rat's ass if our election is going to have an effect on your worthless little life. I really don't. If you want to have a meaningful election in your crappy little island full of shitty food and yellow teeth, then maybe you should try not to sell your sovereignty out to Brussels and Berlin, dipshit. Oh, yeah - and brush your goddamned teeth, you filthy animals.
Wading River, NY.

Letters to Clark County. Part I.

Ken Loach
Tuesday October 19, 2004
The Guardian

In a bid to give the rest of the world a say in the US election, the Guardian is urging non-Americans to write to voters in Clark County, Ohio, one of the most marginal areas in a key swing state.

You have the chance to do the world a favour. Today, your country is reviled across continents as never before.
Because of your president, and some who have preceded him, you are seen as the greatest bully on earth.
You seek to dominate all others by demanding access to all markets on your terms, so that local industries and small farmers go to the wall.
You have supported brutal dictators, like Augusto Pinochet, General Suharto and Saddam Hussein, who, over the years, have murdered and tortured with your administration's approval.
Now you have led an invasion in a country which was not a threat to you. You have broken international law. You have destroyed what vestige of authority the United Nations had left. The British prime minister Tony Blair and your president are seen as liars and war criminals.
Your government has shown its disregard for human rights in Guantanamo Bay. Your soldiers tortured prisoners in Abu Ghraib.
All this has been done in your name, much of it by George W and his cronies.
But many of us know that this does not represent the real America. There is another tradition.
It is in the struggle of the early trades unions, the International Workers of the World, who fought injustice and exploitation. Those who were sacrificed in the Ludlow Massacre. Heroes like Joe Hill and Mother Jones.
It is in the struggle of Americans, black and white, for civil rights for black people led by many brave men and women like Martin Luther King.
It was in the great struggle for independence from Britain - how ironic, now, that the country that led the way against imperialism is now being governed by those who seek to subjugate others - it is in your music, your poetry and those who fought against slavery.
You have a chance to be true to that other America. For all our sakes, kick out the wretched Bush, spokesman for greed and oppression. Show the world you're not taken in by his phoney, folksy grin.
Do the world a favour

Thursday, October 14, 2004

I hope I can bring to the Red Sox the same luck I brought to the Patriots: after I left Boston, the Patriots indeed won 2 Super Bowls.

From the debate:
Kerry: "The president, I don't think, is living in a world of reality with respect to the environment. Now, if you're a Red Sox fan, that's okay. But if you're a president, it's not."


We need some big hits. Any hits.
As we come home down 2.

Yes, I have met someone named Dwight

Dwight Gooden. Who made his debut on my 11th birthday.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was born today (October 14).

Has anybody met somebody named "Dwight" ???

Wednesday, October 13, 2004


CHANHASSEN, Minnesota (AP) -- Campaign aides to President Bush on Saturday laughed off rampant Internet speculation about whether the president was wired to get help from advisers during his first debate with Sen. John Kerry.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

I went to the doctor and he told me I'm crazy.
I said, 'Oh yeah? Well I want another opinion.'
The doctor said, 'Okay - you're ugly, too.'

Rodney Dangerfield

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield Dies at 82

"I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He told me I was being ridiculous -- everyone hadn't met me yet."

"Oh, when I was a kid in show business, I was poor. I used to go to orgies to eat the grapes."

"Last week I told my psychiatrist, 'I keep thinking about suicide.' He told me from now on I have to pay in advance."

"My wife is the worst cook in the world. At my house, we pray after we eat."

Monday, October 04, 2004

Ulysses in Hell (according to Dante)

‘O brothers!’ I began, ‘who to the west
Through perils without number now have reach’d;
To this the short remaining watch, that yet
Our senses have to wake, refuse not proof
Of the unpeopled world, following the track
Of Phœbus. Call to mind from whence ye sprang:
Ye were not form’d to live the life of brutes,
But virtue to pursue and knowledge high.’

Saturday, October 02, 2004

My favourite ones....

September 30, 2004: Presidential debate. Bush vs Kerry.

My favourite quote from Bush is the following:

Bush: But I just know how this world works, ...

Question for Mike

How did you guys generate so much trash?