November 19, 2003  Wednesday

British Pomp, Protest and Security Slip Greet Bush
Macon Area Online, GA - 11-19-03
... a job as a footman using bogus references, and that he had only left the palace...At the formal start of what is the first designated state visit by any U.S. president, Bush received a 41-gun artillery salute and reviewed ranks of guards in tall bearskin hats.
Gifts were swapped: White House-themed china for the queen and a silver ruler with the names of U.S. presidents for Bush.

       Bush Greeted By Queen As Protests Continue Cybercast News Service
       Palace security review announced BBC News
       Palace Security Blunder Overshadows Bush Visit - The Scotsman
Shun Arafat, Bush tells Europe
Sunday Times, Australia - 11-19-03
... in Europe should withdraw all favour and support for any Palestinian ruler who fails his people and betrays their cause," Bush said in a speech in London on ...
The Mirror, UK - 11-19-03
By Ryan Parry. THIS is the bedroom George Bush and his wife slept
in last night. But five days ago, as Britain and the US geared ...


Today's toon was inspired by the resemblance between the Queen and the Boy King.

Authorities Eye Whether Rush Limbaugh Laundered Money Used to Pay for Drugs

Nov. 18 — Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh may have violated state money-laundering laws in the way he handled the money he used to buy the prescription drugs to which he was addicted, law enforcement officials in Florida and New York told ABCNEWS.

When I was teaching at a maximum security prison, I met inmates whose crimes paled in comparison to Rush's crimes.

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US Congress approves funds to study new generation of nukes
SpaceDaily - 11-19-03
The US Congress late Tuesday allocated millions of dollars for research into new types of nuclear weapons and bolstering readiness at the Nevada nuclear test site, but, bowing to critics...

"I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them." ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

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Dean coming to Hawaii for brother's remains
KPUA, HI - 11-19-03
(Honolulu-AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean says he plans to be
here in Hawaii next week when the remains of his younger brother are returned ...


"George Bush is the greatest threat to life on this planet that we've most probably ever seen". -Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London

Smearing of our last elected president continues.

British Vogue, UK - 11-19-03
A report this week that former US President Bill Clinton would be paid $2 million
to become the new face of Chinese menswear brand Fapai was false. ...


"Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as the Governor of California. He put one hand in the air, the other hand on the Bible, which is a good start — at least we know where his hands are now." —Jay Leno

The Air Force is going to drop this bomb in my neck of the woods.  I need a gasmask!

Second MOAB test reset for Thursday at Eglin
Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA - 11-19-03
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Air Force canceled a second test Tuesday of
MOAB, officially the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, because of bad weather. ...

       MOAB test rescheduled - Pensacola News Journal




Iceberg B-15A, the largest iceberg in the world until early October, 2003 has split into two pieces.  The iceberg is roughly the size of Jamaica is seen resting against Antarctica's Ross Island (bottom). (NASA/HO).