Wednesday edition - October 11, 2006
654,000 deaths tied to Iraq war
Evangelical Minister: Hastert Will Resign
duped into letting stranger
I listened to Bush's speech and press conference this morning and he repeatedly said he wants a "nooklr-free peninshula" in Korea. Heaven help us, please!
see... The President's approval rating is at an all-time low. North Korea is
setting off bombs. Iraq is a mess. The Foley scandal keeps getting worse. Even
the Democrats may not be able to blow this election. - Jay Leno
Military and civilian deaths in Iraq Reuters AlertNet, UK
Bodies of 60 Iraqis show signs of torture Boston Globe
Insurgents Attack Us Ammo Dump In Iraq Guardian Unlimited, UK
Saddam criticises judge for cutting microphone Ireland Online
Pentagon defends quality of US military recruits Reuters AlertNet, UK
The prospect of a bird flu
outbreak may be panicking people around the globe, but it's proving to be very
good news for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected
investors in Gilead Sciences, the California biotech company that owns the
rights to Tamiflu,
the influenza remedy that's now the most-sought after drug in
"MySpace.com said it is launching a voter
registration page targeting young adults. Sadly, the only person that the
MySpace page has attracted so far is former Congressman Mark Foley." --Conan
Read His Lips
President Bush said Tuesday
a vote for Democrats in the Nov. 7 election is a vote for higher taxes.
Changing his election-year focus from national security to the economy, the president criticized Democrats at a fundraiser for former Republican Rep. Mac Collins. Collins is seeking a comeback by challenging Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Ga., in one of the few seats the GOP hopes to snatch
Subject: Food for thought
Lisa, I agree with you, I am
no fan of Bush who, as a conservative constitutionalist, I think is a criminal.
He stabbed his supporters in the back. I equally don’t like Democrats who are
also pawns of Big Corporations. You might not think so, but they are no better.
I am not saying you are a Democrat lover, but how can you think that
multi-millionaires like Pelosi and Kerry or Stalinists like H. Clinton give a
rat’s ass about us?? You should be giving the Democrats equal time and quit
following the party line. I guess that would take some effort of intelligent,
independent thinking instead of puking up the same crap every other brain-washed
media indoctrinated, liberal college professor trained PC individual thinks.
PLEASE READ BELOW AND GET A CLUE - BOTH PARTIES ARE CORRUPT
(via forwarded email)
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA)Program. He promised:
That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,
That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first$1,400 of their annual incomes into the Program,
That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,
That the money the participants put into the independent "Trust Fund" rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,
That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed asincome.
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month -- and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to"put away," you may be interested in the following:
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent "Trust" fund and put it into the General fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically-controlled House andSenate.
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for SocialSecurity (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the "tie-breaking"deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.
Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?
A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive SSI Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them,even though they never paid a dime into it!
Then, after doing all this lying and thieving and violation of the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
And the worst part about it is, uninformed citizens believe it!
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during this 2004 electionyear!
Gee tell me how you feel, Mike.
Social Security would never have existed if it was up to the Republicans and we would have an enormous elderly homeless problem today as we had in the 1930s and 1940s.
Sure makes Al Gore's Social Security lockbox look good now, eh?
I could dispute many of your points above but instead, I'll say this -- the way to change the politics of this country is from within. And I don't believe all politicians are corrupt, if I did I would renounce my citizenship.
I do believe in the good of the American people.
It's about time we started showing our good side instead of our asses.
Can't you just picture Bush and Kim Jong-il walking hand-in-hand Saudi-style? -- Grant Gerver
Republicans hope to capitalize on blast Globe and Mail, Canada
Kelly denies role in cover-up The Journal News.com, NY
Laura Bush attends swearing-in of gay Global AIDS Coordinator
EDGE Boston, MA
Top Gay Activist Blogger Names Hastert Staffer... U.S. Newswire (press release), DC
"The Republicans finally got some good news over the weekend. The North Koreans set off a nuclear bomb. Thank God. It was so powerful it knocked the Mark Foley story right off the front page. And knocked him off the page he was on, too." --Jay Leno
CNN is bringing out the big guns before next month's midterm elections, giving anchor-analyst Lou Dobbs a bigger role and slating hour-long reports on the issues surrounding the election.
Rove raises $12M in the 2006 cycle The Hill, DC
accused Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of waving a white flag for saying the
Afghan war against Taliban guerrillas cannot be won militarily. Things must be
bad in Afghanistan if Bill Frist is ready to give up. Remember, this is the guy
that thought we could still fix Terri Schiavo." --Seth Meyers
Jeb Bush Goes In the Closet
Oil up after OPEC confirms output cut San Luis Obispo Tribune, CA
Spain worries for Airbus jobs Scotsman
On October 11, 1873, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the response of the Grant administration to the economic panic of 1873.
"A very scary situation in North Korea, but let's move on to the good news. As of last night, North Korea has one less bomb." --Jon Stewart
Yawn - Blaming the Clintons
In a surprise
attack, Sen. John McCain told Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday it was her
husband's fault - not the fault of President Bush - that North Korea may now
have a nuclear bomb.
The blast from McCain may be the first shot between the two likely presidential contenders.
Torture Techniques Haunt Interrogator Style Weekly, VA
Voters want terror law safeguards: ACLU United Press International
Five states allow use of dogs to terrify inmates, report says Houston Chronicle
Homeland Security Software
The Bush administration is
developing software to analyze and summarize opinion articles worldwide,
providing a possible tool for better monitoring what is written about the United
States in the global press.
"The work is really designed to get information extraction that would help the Department of Home Security (DHS) review statements for sentiments or beliefs contained in statements, and to provide intelligence analysts within DHS," said Homeland Security spokesperson Christophe Kelly, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Cheney speech is stale, predictable
Columbus Day was celebrated in New York City Monday and thousands of Italian-Americans paraded up Fifth Avenue. The famed explorer landed in the West Indies thinking he was in India. This may explain why Italy has never won the America's Cup.-- Argus Hamilton, comedian
US Mail: Lisa Casey PO Box 88 Ashford, AL 36312
Dust may quell hurricanes PlanetSave.com, ME
SALMAN RUSHDIE: VEILS SUCK Mirror.co.uk
Deep-Fried Coca-Cola At NC State Fair WTKR Your NewsChannel 3, VA
An image released by Six Flags Inc. on October 10, 2006. An animal rights group called on Tuesday for the theme park operator to cancel a competition in which people will try to break the world cockroach-eating record. (Photo/Six Flags)