Thursday - November 11, 2004
Veterans Day 2004 - Iraq
Eighteen U.S. troops and five Iraqi government soldiers have been killed in action so far since the start of the assault on Fallujah, the U.S. commander of the operation said Thursday...
Fearful of the FCC crackdown on indecent broadcasts, at least 18 ABC affiliates plan to pre-empt the network's unedited broadcast of the film "Saving Private Ryan" at 8 Thursday...
Pageantry Planned for Bush Inauguration
Not showing Pvt. Ryan on Veterans Day? That's un-American.
“The Pentagon says we're making very good progress and they said soon Fallujah will be a red state.” -- Jay Leno
Tanks at an anti-war protest? This is a Kent State waiting to happen. Click here
protest in LA gets response with tanks
AlterNet, Calif., 11-10-04
LOS ANGELES -- At 7:50 p.m., two armored tanks showed up at an anti-war protest in front of the federal building in Westwood. ...
Car bomb explodes in Baghdad; 17 killed USA Today
Fallujah resistance scattered San Francisco Chronicle, CA
Troops Uncover Fallujah 'Hostage Slaughterhouses' The Scotsman, UK
French PM fears for hostages Guardian
It happened once.
How the world reacted to the death of Yasser Arafat Guardian, UK
That link to liberals like Christ was like stepping into an ice cold
waterfall on a hot sticky July day. I had begun to wonder if there
were any left who actually bothered to sit down and read the bible anymore.
As an atheist who despises being praised for charity and volunteer work
(in my book it ain't charity if you go in expecting attaboys or because
of coercion) and was quite literally stunned by the derision piled upon
former president Clinton for his "I feel your pain." quote and the
works he initiated to try to relieve some of that suffering, seeing those
wonderfully arranged quotes from the Bible relieved a painful weight
from my heart.
Even if we disagree on the most basic tenants, it's a true joy to see
there are folks willing to stand up for the things that make life worth
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Joe B. in Japan
You are very welcome.
Hallelujah! Christian Democrats aren't going to hell as the Republican Christians would have us all believe.
What happened to the "Jesus is Love" Christians? Where is their voice?
I have one commandment I follow -- Treat others as you want to be treated.
Thanks for writing, Joe.
"As I'm sure you've heard, 'Operation Phantom Fury' is now underway in Iraq. You know, where are we coming up with the names for these missions? 'Phantom Fury?' What, is President Bush dipping into his comic book collection now? What’s next -- 'Operation Green Hornet'?" -- Jay Leno
Keith Olberman MSNBC Video on Voter Fraud
Calif. settles electronic voting suit against Diebold for $2.6 million Fort Wayne News Sentinel
STILL WAITING New Jersey Journal, NJ
“Remember how President Bush says he doesn't read the newspaper? Today, he finally got a subscription to the New York Times. Not to read, just got the new puppy to paper train.” -- Jay Leno
Taiwan denies President Chen's plane targeted by Chinese fighter ... Channel News Asia
Chinese American writer found dead in South Bay San Francisco Chronicle
Fungus poses soybean threat Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Officials Blame Contractors in Tunnel Leak New York Times
"The president is putting
his own counsel, Alberto Gonzales, who wrote the famous memo defending torture,
in charge of our civil liberties. Torture Guy, who blithely threw off 75 years
of international law and set the stage for the grotesque abuses at Abu Ghraib
and dubious detentions at Guantánamo, seems to have a good grasp of what's just.
No doubt we'll soon learn what other protections, besides the Geneva Conventions
and the Constitution, Mr. Gonzales finds 'quaint' and 'obsolete.'"
-– Maureen Dowd, New York Times Columnist
Maureen Loud gets on 'Meet the Press' and writes those columns, the redder these
states get. I mean, they don't want some highbrow hussy from New York City
explaining to them that they're idiots and telling them that they're stupid."
-- Zell Miller, Democrat Dueler, commenting on Maureen Dowd, New York Times Columnist
a highbrow hussy from New York. I'm a highbrow hussy from Washington. Senator,
pistols or swords?"
-– Maureen Dowd
"If you saw the footage of Fallujah. Bullets flying through the air. Smoke in the streets. People yelling in foreign languages. It's like L.A. only with much cheaper gas." -- Jay Leno
Be Very Scared Video
Some terror levels lowered San Francisco Chronicle
Housing sought for storm victims Miami Herald (subscription), FL
Robert Novak Named "Tool of the Year!"
The Curse of Bush II Salon.com
Liberal Christians Challenge 'Values Vote' Washington Post
Drug sheds weight - and keeps it off USATODAY.com
Turn Your Back On Bush
SNEAKERS 'PUMP' UP AT $100+ New York Post, NY
Firefox 1.0 Makes Flashy Debut Wired News
The election is over, the
results are now known.
The will of the people has clearly been shown.
We should show by our thoughts and our words and our deeds
That unity is just what our country now needs.
Let's all get together. Let bitterness pass.
I'll hug your elephant....
If you kiss my ass.
Marine major guilty in Iraqi prisoner death Los Angeles Daily News
Three Abu Ghraib abuse trials moving to Texas Houston Chronicle
"The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved." -- Attorney General JOHN ASHCROFT, in his resignation letter
Republican National Committee announced today that the Republican Party
is changing its emblem from an elephant to a condom.
The committee chairman explained that the condom more clearly reflects the
party's stance today, because a condom accepts inflation, halts production,
destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a
sense of security while you're actually getting screwed.
Go-F*** -Yourself News
U.S. Envoy Urged Halliburton Subcontractor phillyburbs.com, PA
Thune meets Cheney in South Dakota cornfield Aberdeen American News, SD
Granny Bee's Advice On The Ten Commandments (1:03) Real Player or mp3
Workers are framed as they prepare Victory Square for Remembrance Day ceremonies in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Nov. 10, 2004. The square has just undergone extensive renovations that include light poles designed like helmets worn by Canadian soldiers during World War I and II. Ceremonies honoring Canadian soldiers killed from the Great War up to present day Afghanistan will be held on Nov. 11. (Photo by Andy Clark)
Peace and hope.