September 17,  2003 Wednesday


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Halliburton paid Cheney as VP
Arizona Daily Star, AZ - 9-17-03

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney, a former CEO of Halliburton Co., has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company since taking office while asserting he has no financial interest in the company, Senate Democrats said Tuesday...
... On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, Cheney, who was Halliburton's CEO from 1995 to 2000, said he had severed all ties with the Houston-based company. ...

Cheney wants Supreme Court review on energy case

Tue September 16, 2003 06:59 PM ET
WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - The Bush administration signaled its intent on Tuesday to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling requiring Vice President Dick Cheney to divulge information about his energy task force.

Daschle the latest Democrat to criticize Cheney-Halliburton ...
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - 9-17-03
WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle on Tuesday criticized Vice President Dick Cheney's former connection with Halliburton, a government ...
       Cheney: Halliburton questions 'a political cheap shot' - CNN

Gee, do you think the vice president is engaged in a conflict of interest? 

I wonder how much Halliburton will get out of that 87 billion?

Where's Ken Starr when you need him...

...probably looking for WMDs in downtown DC.

Zelda Morgan



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"If you look at the new video, Osama looks good. He's got a shorter beard, there's less gray. Looks like somebody got a 'Queer Eye' makeover." —David Letterman


Click here for What Would  87 Billion Buckeroos Buy? Submissions





Here are a couple of the many fabulous submissions:


The amount Halliburton will bill the US for "Services Rendered" in Iraq.



87,000 more tomahawk cruise-missiles. we're almost out you know.








"In 2001 and 2002, Vice President Cheney was paid almost as much in salary from Halliburton as he made as vice president,"

- Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

The vice president's salary is $198,600 annually.





Anyone got a set of handcuffs handy?



Too too funny. 


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Why is Joe Scarborough still employed at MSNBC?  Just asking.





The Emperor is losing his clothes, methinks.




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Bush: All hat and no cattle


WASHINGTON -- This is how bad things are for George W. Bush: He's back in a dead heat with Al Gore.

(And this is how bad things are for Al Gore: He's back in a dead heat with George W. Bush.)

One terrorist attack, two wars, three tax cuts, four months of guerrilla mayhem in Iraq, five silly colors on a terror alert chart, nine nattering Democratic candidates, 10 Iraqi cops killed by Americans, $87 billion in Pentagon illusions, a gazillion boastful Osama tapes, zero Saddam and zilch WMD have left America split evenly between the president and the former vice president....





Toon by Eric M.





Father O'Malley rose from his bed. It was a fine spring day in his Washington, D.C. parish. He opened the window of his bedroom to get a deep breath of the day outside. He then noticed there was a jackass lying dead on his front lawn. He promptly called his good friend, President George Bush for assistance. The conversation went something like this: "Good morning, this is President Bush, how may I help you?"

"And a top of the morn to yerself, this is Father O'Malley at Saint Brigid's. There's a jackass laying dead in me front yard. Would ye be so kind as to send a couple o' yer lads over to take care of the matter?"

President Bush, considering himself to be quite a wit, replied with a smirk, "Well now father, it was always my impression that you people took care of last rights!"

After a long silence, Father O'Malley finally replied, "Aye that's true, but we are also obligated to notify the next of kin."


Sent in by Terry



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It looks so peaceful from way out here, eh?

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