September 8,  2004  Wednesday

Bush fell short on duty at Guard

Records show pledges unmet

Boston Globe -- 9-8-04

...Bush fell well short of meeting his military obligation, a Globe reexamination of the records shows: Twice during his Guard service -- first when he joined in May 1968, and again before he transferred out of his unit in mid-1973 to attend Harvard Business School -- Bush signed documents pledging to meet training commitments or face a punitive call-up to active duty.

He didn't meet the commitments or face the punishment, the records show.


Bush Likely To Bow Out Of 1 Debate
Washington Post -– 9-8-04

By Mike Allen. President Bush may skip one of the three debates that have been proposed by the Commission on Presidential Debates and accepted by Sen. ...

Graham Says White House Hid Sept. 11 Info

AP -- Sept. 7, 2004

Former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham accused the White House on Tuesday of covering up evidence that might have linked Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11 hijackers.

For some reason, Heinz ketchup tastes sooo good.

"Vice President Dick Cheney delivered a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition. Not surprisingly, the group is made up entirely of Cheney's cardiologists."  -- Conan O’Brien


Bush's 18 1/2 page Gap

“In his interview with Chris Matthews, you didn't see it, but the Secret Service had to take Zell Miller down with a tranquilizer dart.” — Jay Leno

The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News

Graphic By Pat Gerber -- San Francisco

"Zellot" Haiku

Zell betrayed the Dems,
Slurred Kerry for GOP.
He's Rove's problem now.

"Zellot" Limerick

There once was a turncoat named Zell,
Whose soul to George Bush he did sell...

The rest of Zell's limerick is here:.

Historians criticize Schwarzenegger for history gaffes at Republican convention

Canadian Press -- Sept. 3

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Austrian historians challenged Arnold Schwarzenegger for telling the Republican National Convention that he saw Soviet tanks in his homeland as a child and left a "Socialist" country when he moved away in 1968.

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Too Stupid To Be President

Today in History -- September 8

1664, the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York.

1900, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed about 6,000 people.

1935, Sen. Huey P. Long, "The Kingfish" of Louisiana politics, was shot and mortally wounded; he died two days later.

1974, President Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Nixon.

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Disturbing News



Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take because some stupid commie liberal fought to insure their safety and that they work as advertised.

All but $10 of his medications are paid for by his employer's medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance -- now Joe gets it, too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some girly-man liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

In the morning shower, Joe reaches for his shampoo. His bottle is properly labeled with each ingredient and its amount in the total contents because some crybaby liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some environmentalist wacko liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government-subsidized ride to work. It saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees because some fancy-pants liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Joe begins his work day. He has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some lazy liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed, he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some stupid liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

Its noontime and Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some godless liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Great Depression.

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.

Joe is home from work. He plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.

He is happy to see his father, who is now retired. His father lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.

Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.

Joe agrees: "We don't need those big-government liberals ruining our lives! After all, I'm a self-made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have."


Republican Shenanigans

“Mr. Bush spared no effort preparing for his carrier landing -- he even received underwater survival training in the White House pool. He didn't prepare for things that actually mattered, like securing and rebuilding Iraq after Baghdad fell.”  -- Paul Krugman – Columnist, New York Times 

Good News

"After the Republican National Convention ended, John Kerry gave a speech and said, 'The RNC stands for 'Really Not Compassionate.' In response, President Bush said, 'Oh yeah, well, the DNC stands for 'Bunch of Liberal Weenies.'" -- Conan O’Brien

'Texans for Truth' ad challenges Bush on Guard service
USA Today - 9-8-04
A group called Texans for Truth will release a TV ad today in which a former lieutenant colonel in the Alabama Air National Guard says neither he nor his ...

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Kerry/Edwards News


Seen at the always wonderful

Subject: flip flopping

 Ill bet that guy that Kerry pulled out of the water was glad he flip flopped
 by turning his boat around for the rescue.   a real mission accomplished.

Odd News

This image from television shows a man approaching the Genesis space capsule after it crashed in Utah's western desert at the Dugway Proving Ground on Sept. 8, 2004. (NASA)