In the interest of conserving bandwidth

Hey folks, just a quick note to let everyone know that the reason for the light blogging over the past few days is that my DSL service is down. This is a painful story with an ending that is not yet written. So, since I am using my limited tin-can-and-a-string-minutes allotted by the ISP God I will keep this short.

First, I had a great time at last nights Pittsburgh Blogfest. It was a pleasure meeting everyone, hopefully we can make it a regular thing.

Second, I would like to point you to the following article which pretty much sums up the fortunes of the pResident in these waning days of the campaign. One piece worth noting below might explain why the administration has been so hesitant to admit to counting the Iraqi death toll.

A new survey of deaths in Iraqi households estimates that as many as 100,000 more people may have died throughout the country in the 18 months since the U.S.-led invasion than would be expected based on the death rate before the war.

Another doosy comes here:

Bush’s camp prides itself on its professionalism, but his re-election campaign acknowledged Thursday that it had doctored a photograph used in a television commercial to remove the president and the podium where he was standing. The campaign said the ad will be re-edited and reshipped to TV stations.

A group of soldiers in the crowd was electronically copied to fill in the space where the president and the podium had been, aides say.

Finally, on a different note, I have six gmail invites to hand out for anyone interested. I will give them out on a first come first serve basis so simply post your request in the comments below.

UPDATE:

I just found out that in addition to the Monday night airing of Bush’s Brain on The Sundance Channel, IFC is showing a documentary entitled Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time tonight at 10 PM; Saturday at 1:00 AM, 11:45 AM, and 7:30 PM; and Sunday at 9:30 AM. Here is how they describe it:

IFC presents a tribute to the most provocative documentary of our time. Featuring interviews with Mario Cuomo, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Wyclef Jean, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Stipe and others.

In addition, you can get yourselves fired up for election day Monday night by watching The War Room (8:00 PM, 10:15 PM), described as follows:

Seminal documentarians D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus capture the behind-the-scene machinations of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign through the eyes of George Stephanopoulos and James McCarville(sic), the two volatile generals who orchestrated their candidate’s march to the White House.

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