October 8,  2003 Wednesday

Californians boot governor
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR - 10-8-03

...HIGH ABSENTEE VOTING Absentee voting was unusually high. California’s 58 counties were already processing the 2.2 million absentee ballots turned in before Tuesday. Statewide, voters had requested 3.2 million absentee ballots, and many of these will not be counted until after election day. Civil rights groups set up a hot line to resolve voting problems and had received about 300 calls...


A look at Tuesday's California recall by the numbers:
By Associated Press 10-8-03
Tuesday's California recall by the numbers:...ABSENTEE BALLOTS: Requested, 3,229,519; turned in before Election Day, 2,163,427. POLLING PLACES: Typically about 25,000, consolidated to 15,213; there were about four workers to a polling place.
THE CONAN GENERATION: Younger men solidly back recall
Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX - 10-8-03
Men between the ages of 30 and 44 -- the ones who grew up watching Arnold Schwarzenegger action movies such as ``Conan the Barbarian,'' ``Terminator'' and ``Commando'' -- gave the Republican actor his strongest support

The last California governor to be president was Ronald Reagan, who sent Donald Rumsfeld over to visit Saddam Hussein, opening the door for our delivery of weapons of mass destruction to him.  And now we have attacked Iraq, again.

  My sympathies are with you, California.

Zelda Morgan




The Grand Recall Ball



"Yes, we took a big hit in the California Recall. We will be okay and we still have much to look forward to: perp walks in the Wicked White Palace Rose Garden and West Palm Beach; a third regime change in Iraq since the mission was declared accomplished; The Democratic Candidates have a year to prove their mettle and Bush to beat up in the process; Al Gore is about to roar with a new television network for liberals; but wait, there's more ... we still have Michael Moore, that should even up the score." - Anita Beer hungover and rambling.


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"Arnold's campaign has a new slogan: 'Win one for the groper.'" —David Letterman

"Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is."

Barbara Bush (Classless Act and Former US First Lady)

Hunt for Leaker Lacks Inspiration
Newsday -10-08-03

They can't find Osama bin Laden.

They can't find Saddam Hussein.

They can't find the weapons of mass destruction that propelled us into war.

And those are prizes the Bush administration would actually like to find....
...Lucky Bush didn't approach the search for Saddam with the same lackadaisical shrug. Uday and Qusay would already be dating again by now....


And vengeance shall be mine sayeth the Lord.


Yea, the leaker is vengeful, just like Bush.

Rumsfeld's Roots
Atlantic Online  10-8-03
... The Kissinger entourage and George HW Bush all took it for granted that Rumsfeld had serious political ambitions, and that he might want to be Ford's running ...

Top Ten Possible California Newspaper Headlines For Today - David Letterman

10. "135-Way Tie Throws State Into Confusion"

9. "Gray Davis Fails To Convince Self To Vote For Self"

8. "Governor Gary Coleman Names Lieutenant Governor Urkel"

7. "Recall Election Just Elaborate 'Punk'd' Prank"

6. "Dejected Comedian Gallagher Takes Sledgehammer To Own Head"

5. "Screw The Recall, How Did The Cubs And The Red Sox Get In The Playoffs?"

4. "Millions of Californians Move To Nevada"

3. "Confused Al Gore Demands Recount"

2. "Bush Reminds Nation 'You Can't Recall a President'"

1. "Maria To Arnold: 'Why Don't You Ever Grope Me?'"

Schwarzenegger's life: From humble boyhood to movie star to ...
Arizona Republic, AZ - 10-8-03
... He soon started an after-school programs foundation now active in 15 cities and served as chairman of President George HW Bush's council on physical fitness. ...

"I don't know the specific numbers, but it looks like my former adopted home of California suffered a very bad acid flashback and recalled their sitting governor who has done nothing illegal except be present for the Bush/Enron Economic Debacle and replaced him with a f*cking egomaniac who's only talent is self-promotion.

This gives the GOP a mind-numbing 4 for 4 in the "If We can't Win 'em Fair and Sqaure We F*ckin' Steal 'Em" Department of Amercian political history....

Click here to read more from my pal, Bob Witkowski  AtWitsEnd.org

G-day Ladies:
From the heart of the Great Basin Desert, this just in....Orrin Hatch opens mouth and nothing comes out. The only sound that can be heard is a grating 'fingernails down the chalkboard' screech. It has long been reported that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is in fact from Utah. Couldn't be further from the truth. He has in fact, NEVER been in the state of Utah. Has never even been NEAR the state of Utah. His election was an elaborate fabrication and hoax perpetrated by the Mormon Church to get even with Jerry Falwell. Falwell doesn't like Mormons and vice versa.
Hatch does however, have a peculiar fascination with the body of Arrnnhhoolldddddd. Sieg heil and snap those heels together.....schnell...schnell!
Hatch is notorious for initiating insane Constitutional Amendments. His last foolery was an amendment to ban the descretion of the American flag. But, when the Senator saw G. Bush writing all over 'old glory' he had to 'shut the f*ck up'.
Don Nash
Murray, Utah

p.s. this is the absolute truth. really. no, really. i swear. well, i swear alot but, that is not the point. really! :]

Dear Don,

Thanks for writing.  You almost had me going there.

I edit all profanity with a *.

You know what, whenever I look at Orrin Hatch, I get that same creepy feeling as when I look at a pedophile. 



"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's going to happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Oh, I mean, it's, not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

- Barbara Pierce Bush ( Compassionate Conservative and thankfully, One Term First Lady)

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.
-Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution

Give me your tired, your poor, those yearning to be president
San Diego Union Tribune, CA -10-8-03

 U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah recently introduced a constitutional amendment opening the presidency to naturalized citizens of foreign birth...
Comparable legislation has been offered on the House side by Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank.

Yet Frank's is the more conservative of the two bills. It would require 35 years' citizenship of an immigrant candidate...Hatch's bill, by contrast, calls for only 20 years' citizenship – possibly noteworthy, inasmuch as Arnold Schwarzenegger marked his 20th anniversary of becoming a citizen midway in the recent recall campaign....


The right wing conspiracy has been busy for longer than you think:  Click here for attempted legislation on this subject back in the year 2000.

"Today, Arnold revealed his health care plan — every woman gets a free breast exam." —Jay Leno

Little hope in CIA leak hunt
South Australia Advertiser, Australia - 10-8-03
... The scandal concerns the naming of Valerie Plame as a CIA agent, allegedly
to get back at her husband, former diplomat Joe Wilson. ...

       Bush: Source of CIA leak may never be known - DailyStar.com
       CIA leak may not be found: Bush - NEWS.com.au


"Pretty ironic, that the only Republican with a prescription drug plan is Rush Limbaugh. Actually today Rush said he would have no comment on his drug problem until he could figure out a way to blame it on the Clintons." —Jay Leno


"Really, if I had an opportunity to shoot Britney Spears, I think I would," Ehrlich laughingly told the audience

Kendel Ehrlich, wife of the state's Republican Governor Robert Ehrlich, had been criticizing what she views as the entertainment industry's negative influence on youth, during a domestic violence prevention conference in the city of Frederick...

Click here for the article


Brainy is a word that would not be used to describe Mrs. Ehrlich.


I wonder how many Californians know that Gray Davis has a Bronze Star from his service in Vietnam?

Davis: A shining resume, a threatened career
CNN - 10-8-03
... Joseph Graham "Gray" Davis Jr. ... Davis served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, returning
home as a captain with a Bronze Star for meritorious service. ...



SUBJECT: Imagine Video


I just watched the IMAGINE video...

Remember when the entire world was at our side, instead of snapping at
our heels?


Yes, I do, just two long years ago. Watching that video made me feel better.




SUBJECT: dump congress when you take out bush

#@k these creeps and their stupid games that cost OTHER PEOPLE’S lives… (pardon my french)

Dems to revive draft demand
Rep. Rangel and Sen. Hollings see new mood on Iraq

Key Democrats in the House and Senate will renew calls for the military draft as part of a critical barrage they are preparing to launch against President Bush over the length of troop deployments and the heavy reliance on reservists in Iraq.

Military experts outside Congress say there is a political advantage to be gained by Democrats who want to make the president squirm at a time a growing frustration among military families and other Americans over the occupation....

so, to make bush squirm, we’ll draft the peasants’ kids….


we’re in an illegal war that they were duped into supporting .

but we knew that the draft was coming months ago, didn’t we? (remember when it went essentially unnoticed – those newspaper ads where local draft boards were looking to start hiring? when was that?) hardly any news here. THEIR kids won’t be drafted. you can take that to the bank. along with your devalued dollars.

these people (repukes and demolitionists both) have consistently screwed up american foreign and domestic policy to the point that we are seriously in the toilet, and they pretend otherwise – and fox news and most americans are going grinningly, blindly along with them. nothing has mattered beyond the money lining their pockets – it’s ALL fair game to these people – joseph wilson’s wife, you and your kids, america, everything.

am i coming in clearly?


i’ll take a break here. for a minute.


Dear Michelle,

We feel your pain. And we concur.  Bush War, Inc. may end up taking more lives than the Vietnam war.

I wonder if the new draft will have college deferments?


Recent entry:

 You might be a right winger if...you can't understand how anyone would ever want to visit Paris.







"Astronauts stranded for two extra months aboard the International Space Station after the shuttle Columbia accident showed that humans are strong enough to make the long trip to Mars," said Astronaut Donald Pettit.  "When do we leave?" said Anita Beer.  (NASA)