January 3-4, 2003 Weekend Edition

Editorial: Elliot Ness with degree from Harvard
Fort Pierce Tribune, FL - 13-04

...The intriguing question about Ashcroft's stepping aside is: Why now, three months into the investigation?

The department said it was an "issue of appearance," but the appearance hasn't changed since the outset, when Democrats charged, as they have all along, that Ashcroft was too close to top White House staff, especially Bush political adviser Karl Rove, to conduct an impartial investigation....


CIA leak probe focuses on confidentiality pledges
Reuters, India - 1-3-04
... former ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife worked for the CIA. ... to investigate the reporters involved in the leak ... The White House is cooperating in the investigation ...
FBI seeks confidentiality waivers from Bush staffers
CNN - 1-3-04
... It is a federal crime to leak the name of a CIA agent. Several outside observers believe the investigation may have turned a crucial corner this week when ...

That's George Tenant and Bush in the above toon, by the way.  How could the CIA trust Bush after one of their agents was outed?  How can Bush trust the CIA?

Robertson: God said Bush will win
Arizona Republic, AZ - 1-3-04
NORFOLK, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said Friday that he believes God has told him President Bush will be re-elected in a "blowout" in November. ...

Hi Lisa,

I've noticed the media keep stressing the fact that the Cowardly Cowboy In Chief is eating beef on a regular basis, but if W came down with a case of Mad Cow Disease how would anybody know?

Love your site. Keep up the good work.

Ed P.
Pittsburgh Pa.

Hahhaha...how true!  Thanks for the laugh Ed.

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." Confucius

Graphic by Oz


I love your site and humor. If all women were as intelligent as you are, we will positively have peace on this earth. That is a fact. Bush can never exist. The religious fanatics can never exist.

Keep up the great work. Someday, your work will be rewarded. No, I don't like democrats or republicans. I like people who reason and have common sense. You have it. Therefore, my hats off to you and I salute you, Ms. Lisa Casey.


Thanks for writing Ramesh.  I needed that.

Nations Comply Guardedly on Cancellations

By Glenn Frankel
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, January 3, 2004

LONDON, Jan. 2 -- Britain, France and Mexico are responding with swift compliance along with puzzlement and skepticism to U.S. demands for flight cancellations based on terrorism concerns...

"Who is General Failure, and why is he reading my hard disk?" Steven Wright


"There, I guess King George will be able to read that."
-John Hancock, after signing the Declaration of Independence

At Wit's End

Commentary from Bob Witkowski


I'll be doing more on this one subject later...that is the so-called War on Christianity that the Liberals are waging. Of course the charge is nonsense and BS, but more later.

Today, I just want to start 2004 with this thought:

The Democratic Dream Ticket that sends shivers down KKKarl Rove's spine is CLARK/KERRY...

Click here for more


if you haven’t seen this one, it’s pretty good…. http://www.prisonplanet.com/122003dishonestdubya.html


Thanks Michelle.  That is a funny flash animation--I loved making him cough out a pretzel!

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." - Mark Twain


"Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner." General Omar Bradley



Uncle Bam - The Evil Twin of Uncle Sam


What is wrong with this picture?

"If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things." -Confucius

Why doesn't some one ask Bush what would Jesus do in the outing of Plame?

Why stop there? Ask that Christian SOB why he has stopped funding for poor people.

Republicans are by and large a-holes and we all know it.


I agree!  Thanks for writing and getting that off your chest.

I wish we had a president who__________

  1. wasn't outsmarted by his food

  2. whose compassionate conservatism was a reality rather than just a cute catch

  3. would learn to pronounce "nuclear" correctly before he starts dropping them on people.

Click here for all of the entries

Thank you for all the terrific entries!

All Hat No Cattle Cartoonist Awards will be announced tomorrow!  Tune in on Sunday! I am still working on the award art.

SUBJECT: More predictions for 2004

from Dennis in Christina Lake (two hours from Spokane Wa.)

·         AHNC readers will have their long awaited reunion in Gauntanamo, Cuba, courtesy of clockwork orange 

·         Jeb Bush will announce faith based polling stations to go along with faith based prisons, parks, schools etc.

·         John Ashcroft will quit politics to join the Tammy Faye Baker singers  in Branson, Missouri.

·         Ken Lay and other Enron execs will go to jail (while playing monopoly with Shrub in Crawford, Texas)

·         Prime Minister Paul Martin will ask former PM Mulroney for advice on how to become a Washington lobbyist

·         Jenna Bush will marry a Bin Laden thereby sealing the corpotate dynasties of both oily families

·         The supreme court will declare that Matlock star Andy Griffith won the California election due to absentee ballots from Florida

Hahahaha...thanks for writing Dennis!

NASA attempts a return to Mars tonight
CNN - 1-3-04
... Two-thirds of the more than 30 spacecraft that have attempted to reach or
orbit Mars have met with disaster, including two NASA attempts in 1999. ...

I hope the Mars Rover can find the Beagle.


There is more there than a lake.

Subject: someone should show this to Georgie Porgie


Powers of Ten
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.

Peter G.



Thank you for the wonderful ink.  I hope everyone visits this site. It makes me proud of my alma mater.

 Georgie wouldn't unnerstand it!





Thirty-five years ago this past Christmas, a turbulent world looked to the heavens for a unique view of our home planet. This photo of "Earthrise" over the lunar horizon was taken by the Apollo 8 crew in December 1968, showing Earth for the first time as it appears from deep space. (NASA/HO)


Peace on Earth.