January 27, 2004 Tuesday
COMMENTARY: Limbaughnic Plague offers unfilled promises
State of the Union invokes flashbacks of Baghdad Bob
Bush looks good as a wall hanging.
Leak against this war
Subject: "Oh really"?
While waiting to be called for Jury
Duty yesterday I overheard 2 men discussing politics. It seems Bill Clinton
created the present deficit. Bill Clinton because during his term he decimated
the number of troops and military equipment, George Bush had to spend all that
money to rebuild the military so we could go into Afghanistan and Iraq.
Therefore in reality Bill Clinton created the deficit.
With this logic and waiting to be called as possible jurors, someone was going to be in more trouble than they thought.
The Republican Mantra is when all else fails blame Clinton. I sure hope they didn't get on a jury since they can't tell reality from spin.
Thanks for writing.
PUTZKRIEG: NUTS, SLUTS, AND A KLUTZ
By: HUBERT WILSON
ViETNAM WAR, W HAD NO GUTS!
AiRCRAFT CARRIER, NOW W STRUTS?
IrAQ, IN SINKING RUTS!
No MILITARY FUNERALS, W TOO BUSY WITH GOLF PUTTS?
CoLD TRUTH, DOOR W SHUTS!
OlD EXCUSES, AND LOTS OF BUTS?
W AND HIS BELIEVERS, TOTALLY NUTS!
AbSENT THEIR CORE VALUES, MORAL SLUTS?
ReAL COMPETENCY, W JUST A KLUTZ!
DiM W, IS AN ABSOLUTE PUTZ?
"Just remember it's the birds that's supposed to suffer, not the hunter." —George W. Bush, advising quail hunter and New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici, Roswell, N.M., Jan. 22, 2004
Polish President to press US on visa rules
...Analysts say the US may lose one of
its best allies in what has become known as the "new Europe" if Mr
Kwasniewski has to return to Warsaw empty-handed. "The visa regime is too
harsh for Poles," Mr Kwasniewski has said recently. `"Having so much mutual
gratitude to each other, we should reach an agreement."
"I want to thank the astronauts who are with us, the courageous spacial entrepreneurs who set such a wonderful example for the young of our country." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C. Jan. 14, 2004
Repugnant Republican News
Chief Justice Balks at Ethical Questions
AP - Mon Jan 26, 6:08 PM ET
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on Monday rebuffed two Democratic senators who questioned Justice Antonin Scalia's impartiality in an appeal involving Scalia's friend and hunting partner, Vice President Dick Cheney....
White House May Be Probed on CIA Leak
AP - Mon Jan 26, 4:41 PM ET
Six Democratic lawmakers on Monday called for a congressional investigation into the leak of a CIA officer's name..
rips veep's ex-firm
New York Daily News 1-27-04
WASHINGTON - New York City's controller accused Vice President Cheney's former employer Halliburton yesterday of taking blood money from state sponsors of terrorism, such as Iran and Libya.
Comments by President Bush about Iraq 's alleged weapons of mass destruction from September 2003 back to September 2002:
We are interviewing Iraqi citizens and analyzing records of the old regime to reveal the full extent of its weapons programs and its long campaign of deception. — Sept. 23, 2003, speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
Intelligence throughout the decade showed they had a weapons program. I am absolutely convinced with time we'll find out that they did have a weapons program. The credibility of this country is based upon our strong desire to make the world more peaceful, and the world is now more peaceful after our decision. — June 9, 2003, remarks to reporters after Cabinet meeting.
Our nation enters this conflict reluctantly. Yet our purpose is sure. The people of the United States and our friends and allies will not live at the mercy of an outlaw regime that threatens the peace with weapons of mass murder. — March 19, 2003, address to the nation.
Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. — March 17, 2003, address to the nation.
The dictator of Iraq has got weapons of mass destruction. He has used weapons of mass destruction. He can't stand America and what we stand for. He can't stand our friends and allies. — Jan. 22, 2003, speech in St. Louis.
It's important for our fellow Americans to understand that, when we're talking about Saddam Hussein (news - web sites), we're talking about a man who said he has had no weapons of mass destruction, yet we believe has weapons of mass destruction — a man who has not only had weapons of mass destruction, but he's used weapons of mass destruction. ... He's a threat and he's a danger. — Dec. 3, 2002, speech in New Orleans.
Today this regime likely maintains stockpiles of chemical and biological agents, and is improving and expanding facilities capable of producing chemical and biological weapons. Today Saddam Hussein has the scientists and infrastructure for a nuclear weapons program, and has illicitly sought to purchase the equipment needed to enrich uranium for a nuclear weapon. Should his regime acquire fissile material, it would be able to build a nuclear weapon within a year. — Sept. 14, 2002, radio address.
Public Bombards Operators to Save Hubble
AP - Sun Jan 25, 6:21 PM ET
The operators of the Hubble Space Telescope are being bombarded by suggestions from the public on how to save the craft — which NASA has decided not to service anymore — and say they are considering all offers...
My take on the State of the Union address: "Now is the time to fear
That is the Bush mantra! Thanks for writing John.
Kay Testimony Impeaches Bush
Can we now talk impeachment?
The rueful admission by the chief U.S. weapons inspector David Kay that Saddam Hussein did not possess weapons of mass destruction or the means to create them raises the prospect that the Bush administration is complicit in the greatest scandal in U.S. history. Yet, we hear no calls for a broad-ranging investigation of the type that led to the discovery of Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress....
Commentary: Bob Witkowski
1/26/04 - Dennis Miller; New Hampshire
Well, there's Dennis Miller on his new show looking fit and dandy and mightily conservative. And he's even trying to justify his newfound love for machismo and unfettered love of country and hatred of terrorists. And he promised he'll be hard on assholes and gentle on sincereists(?) and he'll give the Moron a pass because he's loyal to his pals....
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"President Bush is in a mock-free zone.
I like him. I'm going to give him a pass. I take care of my friends." Dennis Miller - opportunist comic
Cost of this photo: 500+ American lives
Media Whores Online: Report that Howard Kurtz Has Some Ethical Problems Brewing at the Post
Michael Moore readies new film
Traverse City Record Eagle, MI - 1-26-04
... Now he’s working on another film, “Fahrenheit 9-11,” due for release
late this summer. As the title implies, the subject is terrorism. ...
Today In History - January 27
1302 Dante becomes a Florentine political exile
1671 Pirate Henry Morgan lands at Panama City
1785 1st US state university chartered, Athens GA
1870 After accepting 15th amendment, Virginia is readmitted to Union
1880 Thomas Edison patents electric incandescent lamp
1915 US Marines occupy Haiti
1944 Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed
1951 US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
1964 Margaret Chase Smith (Senator-R-ME) tries for Republican Presidential bid
1967 Apollo 1 fire kills astronauts Grissom, White & Chaffee
1973 William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign US-N Vietnam treaty
1984 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial
"I hope this book will cause young people to aspire to improve our political process. For me, the reason for doing this book in the first place was to provide an opportunity for young people to have a deeper understanding of what goes on inside of government and to ask more of their political leaders." -- former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill on the book, "The Price of Loyalty," which portrays President Bush as a disengaged chief executive in a White House where Vice President Dick Cheney and the political team wielded the real power.
A giant hot air balloon of Van Gogh's face flies behind a Swiss chalet in the ski resort of Chateau d'Oex, in the Swiss Alps, Saturday Jan. 24, 2004, during the opening day of the 26th International Hot Air Balloon week. (AP/HO)