October 24,  2003 TGIF 

Immigration Raids Hit Wal-Mart
The Ledger, FL -10-24-03
... officials said that after those arrests, 13 Wal-Mart cleaning contractors pleaded
guilty to knowingly employing illegal immigrants. Mona Williams, WalMart's ...


Hundreds Of Walmart Workers Arrested
WKYT, KY - 10-23-03
... The workers arrested are part of a cleaning crew Walmart hired through a contractor.
Right now, illegal immigrants are being held at immigration offices. ...

FBI: Agents sorry bug found during Philly mayor's race
Salon - 10-24-03
... Federal prosecutors and FBI managers were gathered in the city for a conference.
Attorney General John Ashcroft was among attendees at meetings Wednesday. ...

Ridding Walmart of illegal alien cleaning crews and bugging Democrats is at the top of my list. 

Wouldn't the Feds have found more illegal aliens in the sugarcane fields of Florida, or picking fruit in California, or in the kitchens of mansions owned by wealthy republicans?

Lay tries to dictate terms on documents
Houston Chronicle, TX - Oct 21, 2003
... Chairman Ken Lay on Tuesday asked a judge to force federal regulators to either
live without 870 pages of documents he has or accept them on Lay's terms. ...



Bush's cronies at Enron loot $9 billion from California and Gray Davis gets ousted over an $8 billion deficit. Now another Enron lackey takes over the state but the bad guys aren't winning, are they? - www.barrycrimmins.com

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Dozens Interviewed On CIA Leak
Newsday - 10-24-03
... want to know who leaked the name of Valerie Plame, an undercover CIA ... the talk of progress in the probe, President George W. Bush himself has said the leaker's ...
       Rove, McClellan Interviewed in CIA Probe - ABC News

It's too bad the White House isn't as good at protecting the identities of intelligence officials as it is at protecting the identity of senior White House officials that out intelligence officials that are married to whistle-blowers. - www.barrycrimmins.com

"The Traitorgate Song" Feel free to sing to "I Write The Songs" by Barry Manilow

The scandal started with a Niger lie
About nuke matter Saddam never did buy.
But Dubya would not let that falsehood die.
It's Traitorgate, it's Traitorgate.

(Fridge Break)

Then Joseph Wilson loudly whistle blew.
He told the public that the story's untrue,
That based on lies Bush had a war pushed through.
It's Traitorgate, it's Traitorgate.

(Bathroom Break)

George Bush's people ordered punishment.
They outed Wilson's spy-wife, seeking revenge.
They broke the law, risked lives, and quashed dissent.
It's Traitorgate, it's Traitorgate.

(Cocktail Break)

A special prosecutor must be named.
A biased Ashcroft can't investigate.
We need to know precisely who's to blame.
It's Traitorgate, it's Traitorgate.

(Sex Break)

If Bush approved this act of treason he
Must be impeached, go down in infamy.
Plame's outing threatens our security.
It's Traitorgate, it's Traitorgate.

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British Aid Group: U.S.-Run Iraqi Authority Fails to Account for Billions
Tampa Bay Online -Oct 23, 2003

LONDON (AP) - The U.S.-run body governing Iraq has failed to account for billions of dollars allocated for rebuilding the country, a prominent British aid group charged Thursday.
Christian Aid said in its report that the Coalition Provisional Authority had only explained publicly how it had spent $1 billion of the $5 billion...


Bush is cracking down on Cuba. When in doubt, turn to the democracy-loving Batista supporters.

Funny how those Batista supporters hated democracy when their boy was in power but have developed a taste for it in Miami. Except, of course, in US presidential races. - www.barrycrimmins.com

Senate defies Bush on travel to Cuba
Chicago Sun Times, IL -10-24-03
WASHINGTON -- The Senate joined the House on Thursday in striking at the four-decade-old policy of making travel to Cuba a criminal act, putting Congress on a ...

I wonder how Elian Gonzales is doing.

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SUBJECT: Orrin Hatch believes....

Dear Lisa:
Orrin Hatch believes that blacks are going to turn white as soon as they join the mormon church. This is a truism. So, he doesn't like anyone else making fun of them. That is his job. I hope all is well with you.. I also hope that I haven't offended you with the oddities that are Utah. It is a strange place.
Don Nash
Murray, Utah

Dear Don,
Good point. But his objections still make him the fool that he is.
You think Utah is a strange place? Try living in Florida under Jeb's regime.
Thanks for writing.

Treat Rush Like The Rest of Us
BuzzFlash - 10-23-03
... They' figure that by the time Rush has his 30 day voluntary Rehab ...
In regard to the admission by radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh ...



"Don't let the fact that Bush has almost been killed by a pretzel and a [Segway] scooter worry you.  He still know exactly what he is doing in the Middle East." - Lewis Black, The Daily Show


"Instead of going after Al Qaeda, the spoiled little boy wanted to settle old scores and steal some oil.
After months of screaming 'Saddam's going to nuke us any minute,' they finally had to admit
that Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11, so why the hell do we have 340 dead soldiers over there?"

- Bartcop www.bartcop.com

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A geomagnetic storm on the surface of the sun.  (Credit: Trace Space Craft)