January 24-25,  2004   Weekend Edition

Kerry sounds off at GOP; Dean wants Greenspan out
Oakland Tribune, CA - 1-24-04
... Howard Dean, the former front-runner, called for the ... Dean sang of a comeback at
the same time he ... Republican Party chairman Ed Gillespie said in a speech in ...


Hopefuls make push to court veterans
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - 1-24-04
... anticipated showdown with a candidate admittedly lacking in military and foreign policy credentials, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. ...

Kerry Holds Lead But Race May Be Tightening
Reuters, United States - 1-24-04
MANCHESTER, NH (Reuters) - Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry holds a nine-point lead over Howard ... Dean's much-lampooned Iowa concession speech...

What burns my fern about the attacks on Dean is that they are working--and it will switch to the next Democrat that takes the lead.

Maybe the media should focus on this unimportant little story link with such gusto Ex-US Arms Hunter Says No WMD Stockpiles in Iraq

Outlook for Bush brighter than dad's
Portsmouth Herald, NH - 1-24-04

"This is not a recovery for the working American," Sen. John Kerry, who finished first among the Democrats in the Iowa caucuses, said after Bush’s rosy State of the Union speech this week. "This is a Wall Street, Bush-league recovery."

In fact, the economy has lost about 2.3 million jobs under Bush, the worst job creation record of any president since Herbert Hoover...

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Limbaugh camp accuses prosecutors of smear plot
Contra Costa Times, CA - 1-24-04
By John Pacenti. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The release Friday of hundreds of pages
of records about the Rush Limbaugh investigation, including plea negotiations ...

Smear Plot? I guess abusing OxyContin while being a radio host to twenty million minions isn't unseemly enough.


Pro, con Limbaugh e-mails released
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL - 1-24-04

..."Rush Limbaugh should be treated no differently than others because `people' want him to be punished for who he is. It is simply not fair," one woman from Dayton, Ohio, wrote on Jan. 15.

"You must indict talk radio host Rush Limbaugh for possession of illegal drugs, if you have evidence that he bought them, as has been reported. Or stop enforcing the law altogether. Rich and influential people should not be treated in a different manner than the rest of us, or there is no meaning to the judicial system at all," another woman from Chicago wrote on Oct. 26....


Dean cheers his team, the press calls it a "scream"




Jury Said to Hear Evidence in CIA Leak
New York Times, NY - 1-24-04
... over accusations that unidentified administration officials leaked the name of the
CIA ... show they have exhausted all other means of identifying an illegal leak ...


" What Ever Happened To Peace On Earth? " By Willie Nelson

There's so many things going on in the world
Babies dying, Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to Peace On Earth?

We believe everything that they tell us
They're gonna' kill us
So we gotta' kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldier's life worth
And whatever happened to Peace On Earth?

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we've been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar's word worth
And whatever happened to Peace On Earth?

So I guess it's just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let's just kill em' all and let God sort em' out
Is this what God wants us to do?

(Repeat Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we've been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar's word worth
And whatever happened to Peace On Earth?

Now you probably won't hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there's a time, and if you're ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker's word worth
And whatever happened to Peace On Earth?

But don't confuse caring for weakness
You can't put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we've been told from our birth
Hell they won't lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar's word worth
And whatever happened to Peace On Earth?


Saddam's hole to be destroyed
Seattle Times, WA - 1-24-04
TIKRIT, Iraq — The US military may fill in the spider hole that Saddam Hussein
used as his final hiding place to prevent it from becoming a "tourist ...

       Saddam's hole to be destroyed? - Edmonton Sun



Notables, quotables mix with the crowd
National Post, Canada - Jan 22, 2004

...While the oldest Bush "boy," George Jr., sent his vice-president to Davos in his stead, his baby brother -- Neil Bush -- is here.

"He's not exactly the poster boy for American business, what with the savings and loan fiasco he was involved with," snapped a businessman from New Jersey.

Neil Bush was described in the participants' catalogue...



Bill Clinton mum on topic of Fort Lauderdale speech Sunday
Vero Beach Press-Journal, FL - Jan 23, 2004
WASHINGTON -- When Bill Clinton came to the University of Florida last spring
to address students, no one had any idea what he was going to say...

I wonder what he is going to say?


Nuke workers taped explosive components
Penn Live, PA - 1-24-04
... Pantex officials also played down the risk, Conway said, calling the cracks in the
explosive and the fact that workers taped it together a trivial change in ...

I hope they, at the very least, used duct tape.


Go shopping for a president on Amazon
Yahoo News - 1-24-04
... So far the campaign contributions page (http://www.amazon.com/gp/misc/flag.html)
lists 17 presidential hopefuls, in alphabetical order, including US President ...


Uproar over Bin Laden 'joke'
News24, South Africa - Jan 23, 2004
... caused panic in official circles by reporting the arrest in Lebanon of terror mastermind
Osama bin Laden ... before admitting the announcement was a "joke" in ...


Microsoft Settles with Teen Over Web Site
Reuters, United States - 1-24-04
The 17-year-old Canadian teenager who caught the attention of Microsoft Corp.'s
(MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) lawyers by registering www.mikerowesoft.com ...



Sailors aboard Mean Machine, owned by Dutch skipper Peter de Ridder (seated fifth from left), celebrate their overall Farr 40-class victory Friday, January 23, 2004, after crossing the finish line at the Terra Nova Trading Key West sailing regatta in Key West, (HO/Florida Keys News Bureau)