Stuart lives

January 28th, 2008 | Uncategorized


A stay-at-home dad in Brattleboro, VT gathered enough signatures to put this compelling item on the town meeting ballot.

But does he wear a skirt?

Thanks to the omniscient blogovore Cathy Resmer for this sighting.

43 Responses to “Stuart lives”

  1. Alex K says:

    And, if he does, is Osama bin Laden beneath it?

  2. Bryce says:

    I thought Stuart wore a kilt…

  3. virginia says:

    Bravo Brattleboro!
    … the blogovore Cathy Resmer certanly knows about George W.’s blog… I’m astounded!!!

  4. Cathy Resmer says:

    The really funny part of this story is that I live in VT, but found the link to this story via The Drudge Report.

  5. OMG!
    George W’s blog. At first I thought this was a joke. Then I realized… it is.

  6. Aunt Soozie says:

    Wow…I had no idea George had his own blog…word up.
    and you gotta love that stay at home dad.

  7. Jana C.H. says:

    I’m trying to imagine Franklin Roosevelt spending his time writing a blog.

    Eleanor might have a blog, but not one word of anything personal would appear in it.

    Jana C.H.
    Saith JcH: If I can’t have Big Al, gimme Little John.
    Edwards ’08

  8. Ayala says:

    I am sorry for the stupidity that is about to come out of me in a second, but I am new to this blog (since 2 blogs ago).
    Did the little comic strip drawn here came before this report about that guy and his signatures?

  9. LM says:

    I’m pleased that GWB is honing his literacy skills. In a few short months, he’ll have plenty of time on his hands. God knows the blogesphere needs a unitary executive. So messy.

  10. Jaibe says:

    Ayala, it is from a strip maybe a year or two ago. go to the last blog posting (which is strip) and then read backwards until you find it. Not a fast method, but a lot of fun! 🙂

  11. Jaibe says:

    GWB blog “sleep with the people you love…” “Kitty”???? Good answer on that tough question about the ties…

  12. Ayala says:

    Thanks Jaibe, I’ll do that.

  13. Feminista says:

    Bush’s answers to the questions seem rather formulaic,and they lack his usual gaffes. I’m guessing he didn’t write them himself,but rather a secretary,who handles his correspondance,writes the blog.

    Good news from VT. Even the cops singned the petition!

  14. NLC says:

    re: the impeachment-petition guy

    For at least one weekend he was standing at one downtown intersections (the corner of Eliot and Main, for those of you who know where that is…)

    The parking space nearest where he was standing had an official looking bag over its parking meter that was labeled “Impeachment Parking Only” (i.e. a reserved parking space so drivers could pull over)

  15. Feminista says:

    P.S. And as I plead on the previous post,please use paragraphs,especially for long postings.Otherwise your pithy prose perhaps may not be perused.

  16. DeLandDeLakes says:

    YAY! I love Vermont.

    So, I always wanted to know, did Cynthia butcher those petitions on purpose?

  17. The Cat Pimp says:

    Truth is often just as strange as fiction. I wonder if the guy has a utilikilt and a tie dyed shirt…

  18. Norwegian Black Metal says:

    I like how the petitioner Godwinned the discussion in the last sentence of the article.

  19. Colin Tedford says:

    Bush: “After all, there’s no better place to lay your head than in your own bed with people you love.” ?! And so the Bush White House’s swingin’ ways were casually outed…

  20. gamma lexicon says:

    Re George W.’s blog, I think it’s him writing it, the hokey style and inappropriate colloquialisms seem irritatingly familiar.

    Re the Stuart Lives panel, any speculations on why Ginger considers his petitions truly scrap paper ? ( I remember her irritation with him from the last strip but wouldn’t they be on the same page politically, or does Ginger think impeachment is about as hokey as Dubya’s speeches ? ).
    ps : I rarely post but I do indeed enjoy this blog !!
    pps : I did take a look at fun home whilst x-mas shopping last month and wow, it’s superb marvelously drawn and autobiographically enchanting.

  21. gatheringwater says:

    It wasn’t until I saw a man wearing one that I realized Utilikilts existed outside DTWOF. For years, I thought AB had just made them up!

    A friend sent me a link to utilikilts’ Web site, where they regularly feature satisfied customers. They have a funny disclaimer for people who send in pictures of themselves which reads, in part:

    “Disclaimer and Release: By sending this email to the Utilikilts Company LLC, I grant the Utilikilts Company LLC full rights to use the entire contents of this email for any purpose whatsoever, until the end of the universe…I am flattered that my image or words might be used by the company in any way, shape or form.”

    I’m surprised they’ve never featured Stuart. Maybe he’s never sent them a picture…

  22. Leslie says:

    this plane is slowly becoming a DTWOF cartoon.

  23. Breena Ronan says:

    This made my day! Yay for activist stay-at-home dads!

  24. NLC says:

    Is it just me, or did several messages disappear from this thread?

  25. JimB says:

    My message certainly disappeared. I left a one-liner saying that the picture above was from strip 500.

  26. Deena in OR says:

    Yes, we were up to 30 comments yesterday. And mine now will make 26. Hmmmm….

  27. iara says:

    Comments go missing…
    I dare not imagine their fate…
    30 becomes 26 and 521 now comes before 520.
    Methinks it is the work of that oppressive tyrant…

    Boggers! lurkers! anonymous repliers! – let’s break our chains and send a clear message to the evil dictator.
    We are not going to take it anymore!!!

    You have nothing to lose but your time!

  28. Andrew B says:

    Not everybody was so happy about this. See

    (I searched AP’s site for the story and it spat this out. I have no idea why it thought I would be interested in seeing the story in a Las Vegas paper.)

    I particularly like the sweet natured fellow in Minnesota who thinks that “our country” would be better off with a lot of dead people in Vermont. Um, which country was that again? And we thought Bush supporters were confused about the geography of the rest of the world.

  29. Nele says:

    As regards George W. Bush’s blog; I am really at a loss here, I mean, being a foreigner and non-native speaker of English and all that.

    I was under the assumption that the president has got competent writers in his staff who are able to reduce complex political problems to a level which can be grasped by a reader of an average education; who are able to communicate the government’s position in a way which makes the president look good.

    But this blog is positively sophomoric – in language as well as in intellectual depth. Some of the questions – I couldn’t be bothered with reading more than one page – really are intelligent and deserve an intelligent answer, e.g. the question about the outlook of US policy in Palestina. But the answers leave me speechless. Peace there is at hand, because the good ol’s boys and the neighbourhood(!) want it that way? And he enjoyed the sword dance!?!

    As I have said, I am completely flabbergasted. How can it be in the interest of the White House to actively present the president as a complete moron and the US foreign policy as being based on the world view of a 5th grade student?

    Could anybody plase enlighten a poor German history teacher?


  30. NLC says:

    re: Andrew B’s pointer to the article about reactions to the Bush indictment petition

    Yes, this (the reaction) has been getting a fair amount of play here in Brattleboro. The town office stopped answering the phone for a while in reaction to the hostile (and sometimes threatening) phone-calls and emails. (The police office promised to follow-up any message that clearly went “over the line”.)

    I was going to post a link to an article in the local paper, but I wasn’t able to come up with simple link. Go to the homepage for the Brattleboro Reformer below and do a search on “wrath”:

  31. Hell's Liberal says:

    How do we see the rest of the strip?

  32. NLC says:

    re: Hell’s Liberal How do we see the rest of the strip?

    Assuming you mean the strip from which the panel at the top of this thread comes, then scroll back a couple of messages to the message from “JimB” and click on his link to “strip 500”.

  33. Ginjoint says:

    Yea, verily, I too have a comment that has gone missing.

  34. Katie says:

    Hey All,
    I went looking for your comments in the spamfilter, but I can’t find them. I’m sorry for the comments gone astray- let me know if it keeps happening.


  35. Hell's Liberal says:

    Thanks NLC. I hadn’t seen that strip yet. BTW – My wife loves Stuart. She thinks I look like him when I let my hair and beard grow.

    No, her name’s not Sparrow.

  36. Ginjoint says:

    Thanks Andrew B for that link. I’m spoiled, living in a Democratic town; obviously my definition of “wackjob” and that Minnesota guy’s definition are worlds apart.

    Nele, I have nothing to add except, welcome to our angst. And perhaps, the writers of that web page are secretly working for the other side. It’s the only explanation, right? Do consider what they have to work with.

    My comment that was up and then swallowed (thanks for checking, Katie) involved Chris’ link to the White House page for kids regarding the Bush’s cat, who loves to hide from them. *snort* Once again I am amazed by a cat’s natural intuitiveness and smarts. I said in my comment how that poor cat must feel like Lisa in The Simpsons.

  37. Deena in OR says:

    FreeRice has new levels up…51-55. If you didn’t have enough to keep you busy yet!

  38. Lea says:

    Did anyone else consider the possibility that this entire gwb blog, including the questions, is written by one person? Isn’t it nice how the only ‘question’ by somebody with a traditionally female first name centers about the politically highly relevant topic of…tata… ties? what!?

  39. iara says:

    Wow, did you see this?!

    snippet: “Good news for lesbians who want to have biological children related to both parents: a new stem-cell technique could allow scientists to convert female cells into sperm.”

  40. Ian says:

    I guess all those workshops on parthenogenesis had a point, huh?

  41. Anjali says:

    I’m such a nerd loser, but I had to tell you.

    Alison, Scientific American Mind (Feb/Mar) had a blip on demetia and higher education. Apparently the more education you have, the bigger the dementia impact. High eds can hide it better longer, but its a fast decline.

  42. Thea says:

    If you call it a skirt, my wife won’t wear the Utilikilt that I convinced her (and our friend — who happens to be my ex-boyfriend — who has a similar physique and traffic-stopping-ly good calves) to buy. Please don’t deprive me of the lovely sight of her calves… call it a kilt!

  43. ZefZevyirraby says:

    If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.
    — J. Paul Getty