So, I have a lifetime subscription to Rolling Stone magazine, which may sound nuts, but it only cost me $99. Anyhow, Rolling Stone tends to be hit or miss– either it’s a great issue or not worth a damn. I have to say that the past couple issues have been great– the last one had an interview with John Stewart, which was awesome. However, the most recent issue (with John Kerry on the cover) is simply amazing. The interview with Kerry is badass, and it shows him to be a strong, steadfast, intelligent man capable of leading this country. I was impressed. What’s more is that there’s a great introductory article about (1) how much Bush sucks, and (2) that Kerry rules. Let me clarify– because it brought up a point that I hadn’t considered until reading the interview and letter. Essentially, the fact that Bush sucks so much makes Kerry seem to be a great alternative. However, that takes away from the fact that Kerry is such a badass. John Kerry is a man who seems capable of leading our country and worthy of our respect. The fact that Bush sucks seems to downplay that fact, but it’s very true. I hope that makes sense. If not, then read the stinkin’ article 😉
Also in this issue is an article by one of my all-time heroes, Hunter S. Thompson. I can go on about why he’s a hero in another post (not enough time right now). The article is all about politics, and it’s titled The Fun-Hogs in the Passing Lane: Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004. Here are some great excerpts:
- I look at elections with the cool and dispassionate gaze of a professional gambler, especially when I’m betting on the outcome. Contrary to conventional wisdom, I see Kerry with five points as a recommended risk.
- If Nixon were running this year, I would happily vote for him. He was a creep and a gin-sot, but on nights when he would get hammered and wander around in the streets, he was fun to hang out with.
- “Four more years of George Bush will be like four more years of syphilis,” the famed author said yesterday at a hastily called conference… “Only a fool or a sucker would vote for a dangerous loser like Bush,” Dr. Thompson warned. “He hates everything we stand for, and he knows we will vote against him in November.” Thompson, long known for the eerie accuracy of his political instincts, went on to denounce Ralph Nader as “a worthless Judas goat with no moral compass.”
- “I endorsed John Kerry a long time ago,” he said, “and I will do everything in my power, short of roaming the streets with a meat hammer, to help him be the next President of the United States.”
All this praise, and I still haven’t finished reading the whole magazine. I highly recommend that you check it out. So, if I see you in my day-to-day life, you can borrow my copy of Rolling Stone to read these great articles. If not, then it’s a worthwhile $3.95 investment.