Tuesday - November 9,  2004


Dean mulls bid to head Democratic party
Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Vt., 11-9-04
MONTPELIER — Former Gov. Howard Dean is considering a bid to become chairman of the Democratic Party. ...


"Fired up" Kerry eyes 2008 race, plans on visible role in Senate
Seattle Times, 11-9-04
Democrat John Kerry plans to use his Senate seat and long lists of supporters to remain a major voice in US politics despite losing the presidential race last Tuesday, and he is ...

CIA Officer Criticizes Agency's Handling of Bin Laden
Washington Post,  11-9-04
By Dana Priest. One of the most senior intelligence officers in the CIA's Osama bin Laden unit said yesterday that fewer experienced ...

Yee haw! I loved Dr. Dean's passionate scream. He'd fix the DNC and the DLC.

 “Here's some interesting statistics about the election: 11 states voted to ban gay marriages, three states voted to ban men's figure skating.” -- David Letterman


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

Bush is my shepherd

Bush is my shepherd; I dwell in want.

He maketh logs to be cut down in national forests.

He leadeth trucks into the still wilderness.

He restoreth my fears.

He leadeth me in the path of international disgrace for his ego's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of pollution and war,

I will find no exit, for thou art in office.

Thy tax cuts for the rich and thy media control,

They discomfort me.

Thou preparest an agenda of deception in the presence of thy religion.

Thou annointest my head with foreign oil.

My health insurance runneth out.

Surely megalomania and false patriotism shall follow me all the days of thy term,

And my jobless child shall dwell in my basement forever.


Author Unknown

 IQ and Politics

Disturbing News

“Hey, now that you've won and you're safe, you have to tell us. What the hell was that thing on your back during
the debate?”
–- Bill Maher


Republican Shenanigans

“Stop saying that blue state people are out of touch with the values and morals of the red states. I'm not out of touch with them. I just don't share them. In fact, and I know this is about 140 years late, but to the Southern States, I would say, 'Upon further consideration, you CAN go. I know that's what you've always wanted, and we've reconsidered. So go ahead. And take Texas with you.' " -– Bill Maher 


Good News

Dubya's Dayly Diary

November 8, 2004
Dear Diary -- Where the hell does Arlen Specter come off tellin me who I can and can't send up fer a Sup Ct appointment? Of course, Karl sicked the talk radio guys on him & scared him inta denyin he ever said it. Plus Rove started a rumor that Ashcroft's on my Sup Ct short list. Yeah, like I'm gonna send that crazed eagle-singer anywhere but packin home ta wherever he lost an election to a dead guy.

But Karl's a genius, just like he's always remindin me. Cause after floatin a loony-bird rumor like that, anyone else I nominate's gonna seem like a Massachusetts liberal.

The rest of the  latest Dubya's Dayly Diary entry is here:
Dubya's Dayly Diary

-- Stephanie

”If we want England's opinion, we'll dictate it to Tony Blair. ‘How can 59 million people be so dumb?’ Gee, I don't know. How many of you voted for Prince Charles? Oh, right, I forgot. Zero. He got the job because his great-great-great-great-grandmother married the Duke of Brunswick in 1658. Sorry, but I can't take any country seriously where the bars close at eleven.” –- Bill Maher

Biz/Tech News

"Apparently it is more moral to start an illegal war, invade a country, occupy a country that did nothing to us, kill thousands of people ... all based on falsehoods trumped up by Bush and his hawk advisers. He told one falsehood after another to get us in a Vietnam-style quagmire.  We have lost our moral compass. We used to be mankind's greatest hope; now we are despised around the world."
     -- reporter Helen Thomas


Rock-The-Voter News

"The White House is getting a new puppy... a Scottish Terrier named Miss Beazley. I guess it's their anniversary and the First Lady's birthday. So now they have this new Scottish Terrier named Miss Beazley, another Scottish Terrier named Barney, a British lap dog named Tony." –- Jay Leno



The color purple -- this will make you feel better about the election.
Some people like to see things as absolutes. (GWB is one) Black/White, Good/Evil, 
With Us/Against Us. But we don't have to look at the overwhelming Red 
on a post-election map and feel that we are powerless and 
outnumbered. A 51% majority does not turn an entire state Red (or Blue).  
So it was extremely comforting to me to discover the enclosed map. We are all 
a lot less polarized than many people in the government 
-- and the media -- would like us to believe.  Send this to as many people as you 
like (but I can tell you that the subtleties of color don't print as well as you can 
see them online).


17 Reasons Not to Slit Your Wrists...by Michael Moore

"They keep talking about drafting a constitution for Iraq. Why
don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart
guys, it's worked for over 200 years and hell, we're not using it
-- Anonymous



I'm still in shock over the presidential election...please ask the 
Large Editor to make room in the garage!  Today, while eating lunch, I 
read an editorial comment written by Maureen Dowd (NY Times) 
and found that it expressed my feelings well.  
In the mean time, please pass the bottle.
Thanks and keep the faith

Hi Roger,
The Large Editor has moved from the garage to the deck because the weather has improved. Come on down. Kegger!!!
Here is the link
Don't look for healing, reconciliation from this bunch Houston Chronicle, TX

Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F*** -Yourself News

"Cuyahoga County, Ohio. In 29 precincts there, the County’s website shows, we had the most unexpected results in years: more votes than voters.

I’ll repeat that: more votes than voters. 93,000 more votes than voters.

Oops." -– Keith Olberman, MSNBC

Odd News

A double rainbow forms after a rain shower at Hopi Point in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on Monday, Nov. 8, 2004. (Photo/Jim McKnight)

Peace and hope.