Tuesday -- November 16, 2004

Monday -- November 15, 2004



Moves Cement Hard-Line Stance On Foreign Policy

washingtonpost.com , 11-16-04

Powell's departure -- and Bush's intention to name his confidante, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, as Powell's replacement -- would mark the triumph of a hard-edged approach to diplomacy espoused by Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld...


Post: Man Who Ignited Self at White House an Informant
Reuters, 11-16-04

WASHINGTON -- A man who set himself on fire outside the White House on Monday was a Yemeni federal informant on terrorism upset over how the FBI had managed his case, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday....

Former G.I.'s, Ordered to War, Fight Not to Go
New York Times, 11-16-04
The Army has encountered resistance from more than 2,000 former soldiers it has ordered back to military work.



 Condoleezza Rice gets a promotion for being wrong about the mushroom cloud claim that led us to war. That sounds fair and balanced.


"Tony Blair met with President Bush at the White House yesterday. Did you see their press conference? They’re kind of like the before-and-after commercial for Hooked on Phonics."
Jay Leno




"I've done my time. I've got a brand new baby and a wife, and I haven't touched the controls of an aircraft in seven years. I'm 47 years old. How could they be calling me? How could they even want me?" -- RICK HOWELL, former Army helicopter pilot.

The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News

“And President Bush said he will push to have a constitutional amendment stating that marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Bush said this is his mandate
to prevent ‘man dates.’ ”
-- Jay Leno

Disturbing News

"Every GOP administration since 1952 has let the Military-Industrial Complex loot the Treasury and plunge the nation into debt on the excuse of a wartime economic emergency. Richard Nixon comes quickly to mind, along with Ronald Reagan and his ridiculous "trickle-down" theory of U.S. economic policy. If the rich get richer, the theory goes, before long their pots will overflow and somehow 'trickle down' to the poor, who would rather eat scraps off the Bush family plates than eat nothing at all. Republicans have never approved of democracy, and they never will. It goes back to pre-industrial America, when only white male property owners could vote." – Hunter S. Thompson, columnist

Republican Shenanigans

You might be a right wing Republican if ... you trust a woman with a child but not a choice.

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All Hat No Cattle Call


Rock-The-Voter News

I swear: I'm on vacation (Keith Olbermann)

Good News

"Military justice is to justice what military music is to music."  -- Groucho Marx

Biz-Tech News

You might be a right wing Republican if ... 10 years ago you had a bumper sticker that said, "Impeach Clinton
and her husband, too," but now you say that anyone who criticizes
the president is unpatriotic.

Bush-Prison-Torture News


You might be a right wing Republican if ... you've been divorced twice, but you think gays are ruining the
sanctity of marriage.

White House Resignation News

"I was his faithful Indian companion."

– Colin Powell, when questioned about his role as a top aide to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger during the Iran-Contra scandal — in which capacity he'd helped facilitate the CIA's acquisition of a shipment of missiles to be sent to Iran to help secure the release of American hostages in Lebanon. Time Magazine


Odd News

This image from a video animation shows the separation of the X-43A research vehicle from the Pegasus booster. The X-43A is mounted on a modified Pegasus rocket designed to be carried aloft by a B-52 aircraft and released at 40,000 feet. The rocket will carry the X-43A to 110,000 feet and separate, allowing the craft to fly for about 10 seconds with its supersonic combustion ramjet operating. (NASA)