January 14,  2003  Wednesday

Pragmatic O'Neill paints Bush as purely political
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - 1-14-04

...O'Neill clashed with Bush (who variously dubbed him "Pablo" and "Big O") over the wisdom of enacting widespread tax cuts based on dubious reports of a $5.6 trillion federal surplus. He argued against appeasing U.S. steel manufacturers with tariffs on steel imports when the market became glutted. And he and former Environmental Protection Agency Director Christine Whitman worked to persuade the boss that carbon dioxide emissions should be regulated and that global warming should be a top priority...

Clark bashes O'Neill probe
Concord Monitor, NH - 1-14-04

O ’ Neill puts on the gloves as White House hits back
Toledo Blade, OH - 1-14-04

....University of Pennsylvania professor John DiIulio, who worked on Mr. Bush’s faith-based initiative, quit earlier... He was immediately under fire from the White House and disavowed what he had written.
That encouraged Mr. O’Neill to cooperate with a book about his own experiences..O’Neill was enraged at what had happened to Mr. DiIulio.
"These people are nasty, and they have a very long memory,"..

Rush, George, Paul, Ariel, together at last
St. Petersburg Times, FL - 1-14-04

...The Bush administration wasted no time - one day - in launching a fierce, legal attack against O'Neill, while it still has not shown any genuine interest in discovering who disclosed the identity of Valerie Plame, the CIA employee whose husband argued, in a New York Times column, that Bush had misled the public about Iraq's supposed purchase of "yellow cake" from an African nation....

Uniter--Suicider--Leaker--I wish we had a president who didn't have his own language.

Bush to seek billions for moon, Mars treks
KATC, LA - 8 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (CNN) --President Bush on Wednesday will call on Congress to increase ... flight goals -- from low Earth orbit -- to audacious missions to the moon and ...

"President Bush wants to build a space station on the moon. And from the moon, he wants to launch people to Mars. You know what this means. He's been drinking again." —David Letterman



"They didn't wait 24 hours in initiating an investigation on Paul O'Neill.  They're not concerned about national security. But they're really concerned about political security. I think they've got their priorities upside down." -Wesley Clark

 W & aides broadcast media hate

New York Daily News 1-14-04

He didn't free the slaves.
He didn't rid the world of Hitler...
Yet George W. Bush tells New Yorker writer Ken Auletta: "No President has ever done more for human rights than I have."...

"Mexico's President Vicente Fox said that Mexico’s relationship with America has its ups and downs. That’s right. Their people come up here and our jobs go down there." —Jay Leno

O'Neill should have said that Bush is a deaf man in a room full of blind parrots.

War College Report: Iraq War an 'Error'

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A report published by the Army War College calls the Bush administration's war on terrorism unfocused and says the invasion of Iraq (news - web sites) was "a strategic error." ...

Hi Lisa,
The remarkable silence and lack of follow up on the Lori Klausutis
autopsy findings speak volumes about who owns the press in America
today. Contrary to what the Fort Walton Beach police said in the paper, major trauma
was found on the back of her head. Its good to be a republican!

I couldn't agree more Steve. The so called "liberal media" was asleep at the switch.  So I covered it by linking to all the articles written in this area. And laced it with toons. Which US Congressman had a dead aide found in his office?

SUBJECT: Guardian: Israeli soldier faces manslaughter charge over Briton's death

(where's the soldier who ran over Rachel Corrie? where he always was, probably killing more innocent people... and where is the outrage from the US government that an Israeli soldier deliberately killed an American?? Why didn't Senator Murray help Rachel Corrie's parents as she promised to, why did she just never even contact them again?? Why is Israel allowed to murder US citizens without even an explanation??) http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1122921,00.html


Thanks for writing and the link. I don't know the answer about Senator Murray.


I ran across this interesting website:


On September 11, 1990 George Bush went before a joint session of congress to talk about the events in the Persian Gulf and what's at stake. Was it a coincidence that the largest terrorist attack on the US happened 11 years later on the same day?

Read the transcript of that historical speech

Excellent Steve Bell cartoon http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoons/stevebell/0,7371,1122098,00.html

When I clicked on your link to to the AP story -
AP Kills Limbaugh Painkillers Story - I got a popup for a mail order pill company.

David W.
in Lower Alabama


Hahaha, how appropriate.

Religious left creates lobby to oust Bush from White House

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - A new lobby recently opened an office near the US Congress, but instead of sporting designer suits, its disciples wear clerical collars: They belong to the religious left and say their top goal is to oust President George. W Bush from the White House....

`Taboo,' the Boy George Musical, to Close
ABC News - 1-14-04
NEW YORK Jan. 13 — "Taboo," the Boy George musical brought to Broadway
by Rosie O'Donnell, will close Feb. 8, losing all of its ...

Why does Boy George look like a  Marquis de Sade clown?


A column of white smoke spews out of the 1,592-metre (5,220-foot) mount Aso on the southern main island of Kyushu, 200 km (560 miles) southwest of Tokyo January 14, 2004.