October 9,  2003 Thursday

FBI listening devices found in Philadelphia mayor's office
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - 10-9-03
Philadelphia- Listening devices were found in the offices of Mayor John Street on Tuesday, and federal law enforcement officials confirmed yesterday that they ...
       Electronic 'Bug' Heats Up Philadelphia Mayor Race - Wired News
       FBI put listening device in Philadelphia mayor's office, sources ...  - Centre Daily Times
       Discovery of bugging device in Philadelphia mayor's office causes ...  - San Francisco Chronicle

Mayor Bugged Over Electronic Eavesdropping
Capitol Hill Blue, VA -10-9-03
... If they're not investigating the mayor but investigating someone else, they should say it," Rendell, a former Philadelphia mayor and Democratic National ...

Pa. Leaders Ask FBI to Explain Bug
Frankfort Times, IN - 10-9-03
... Mayor John Street, a Democrat, is locked in a bitter rematch against Republican businessman Sam Katz, and the campaign has been marked by charges of ....

Don't you feel much safer knowing the FBI is bugging the office of the Mayor of Philadelphia? 

Let freedom ring.

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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The Unknown
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.

—Donald Rumsfeld -

Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing


Rumsfeld is sounding more and more like  Bush.  Keep 'em confused and stupid.


Mom , apple pie , and espionage - - the Valerie Wilson story 

An unassuming CIA operative is unmasked
By Richard Leiby and Dana Priest, Washington Post, 10/9/2003

WASHINGTON -- When Valerie Wilson -- maiden name Plame -- introduced herself to a reporter in her home on July 3, there was no hint she was anything other than a busy mother with an unflagging smile and classy wardrobe. She talked about the joys and challenges of twins, then faded into the background.

One might have thought her to be a financial manager, maybe a real estate agent -- but never a spy. Few knew her secret: At 22, Plame had joined the Central Intelligence Agency and traveled the world on undercover missions....

Impeach Bush now
The Globe and Mail, Canada - 10-9-03

 "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
Will Rogers.






The budget should be balanced. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered, and assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt.
--Marcus Tullius Cicero


Very funny and very accurate resume of George W. Bush


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Europe vs. Bush
Washington Post 10-9-03

By Jim Hoagland
Thursday, October 9, 2003

KRONBERG, Germany -- Say this for European critics of President Bush's invasion of Iraq: Shocked and awed they are not.

The guerrilla campaign in Iraq's Sunni Triangle is spawning political insurgencies in the United States and abroad. Many of those who lost the long, contentious debate about going to war have shifted to small-scale harrying actions aimed at crippling a presidential behemoth over time.

        Graphic By Erich Mangl- Austria


Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte


SUBJECT: California

Even with Arnold's win he will have a tough time ahead. All his executive posts are headed up by Democrats, and the assembly and house have Democratic Majorities. Having been brought up in Hollywood I would never vote for a Movie Star.

Beverly in Sacramento (another reason to stay away from the Capitol Building)

Thanks for writing Beverly.

I'm waiting for Ah-nold to be recalled.

Comparing Rush "Goebbels" Limbaugh to Montecore, the tiger who mauled illusionist Roy Horn on stage in Las Vegas: One is a big, dumb beast whose natural instinct is to sneak around, stalk and pounce on innocent and unsuspecting prey. The other has stripes.

Dutch Schoenberger

Thanks for writing Dutch.


Spanish diplomat killed in Baghdad
Air force sergeant shot dead outside home
MSNBC 10-9-03
MADRID, Spain, Oct. 9 — A Spanish air force sergeant attached to the Spanish embassy in Iraq was shot dead as he left his home in Baghdad on Thursday, officials said.

"I am not the problem. I am a Republican."

Dan Quayle

Have Rummy's Wings Been Clipped?
CBS News - 10-9-03
... The White House and Defense Secretary Donald ... Rumsfeld himself stirred speculation
about his ... be headed by national security adviser Condoleezza Rice ...

Rice strongly defends policy on Iraq
Sacramento Bee, CA - 10-9-03
... National security adviser Condoleezza Rice, the ... Rice's high-profile speech reflected
her newly ... over its meaning for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. ...



"The United States has much to offer the third world war. "
-Ronald Reagan

"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps."
-Tiger Woods






Orion Nebula: Found along the sword of Orion just north of the bright Orion Nebula complex, these nebulae are also associated with Orion's giant molecular cloud which lies about 1,500 light-years away, but are dominated by the characteristic blue color of interstellar dust reflecting light from hot young stars. In this sharp color image a portion of the Orion Nebula appears along the bottom border with the cluster of reflection nebulae at picture center. (NASA)