Wednesday -- December 1, 2004






Canadians give cool reception to President Bush
Seattle Times, Wash., 12-2-04
By Michael Tackett. OTTAWA — On his first official visit to Canada, President Bush yesterday faced a frosty public that is roundly ...





Rumsfeld sued for war crimes over Abu Ghraib
Independent, United Kingdom, 11-30-04
... rights lawyers began an attempt in Germany to prosecute Donald Rumsfeld for war ... federal state prosecutor in connection with torture at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison ...

Bush reporters race to get flu shots

AFP, 11-30-04

Flu shots trumped Cuban cigars as the most sought-after items for a handful of reporters covering  President George W. Bush's first official visit to Canada.


Has Bush ever visited a country where protestors didn't show up?


"The Ukraine has now declared a winner in their presidential election, but the European Union says it is not legitimate. The giveaway was when the winner, Viktor Yushchenko, thanked his brother Jeb Yushchenko." -- Jay Leno

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

Disturbing News

 “If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” -- Abraham Lincoln

Bush, Canada, Gitmo

"I thought I should try to look a little sharper before my IRS audit." -- Documentary film maker and President Bush critic Michael Moore to Tonight Show host Jay Leno, explaining why Moore appeared on the show in a suit and tie instead of his usual unkempt look.

Republican Shenanigans


Make your own grilled cheese sandwich

Sworn Statements by Abu Ghraib Detainees -- English translations of previously secret sworn statements by detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. From the Washington Post.

Rock-The-Voter News

 "My hero, I'm going to get your name tattooed on my chest!" -- Republican campaign adviser Mary Matalin, who cornered hawkish scribe Christopher Hitchens and praised him effusively for supporting President Bush's reelection.

Congress passes bills to help veterans
Seattle Post Intelligencer 

Good News

Biz-Tech News


"[Since 9/11] I am often asked if I still think we should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. The answer is: Now more than ever!" — Ann Coulter

Bush-Prison-Torture News

First U.S. secretary of homeland security announces resignation
International Herald Tribune, France 

"Here's a late-breaking bulletin from the Bush White House: The White House Christmas tree has submitted its resignation." -- David Letterman

 “Another disturbing observation about America's dumbing down -- just take a look at the compostition of Congress and the White House. I'm not being snide here. Really. The Fall of Rome coincided among other things with the thinning of the blood line of the Caesars. Moreover, as the position of Emperor became less viable, less viable men became Emperor. The position and the men became a joke. And that once august body, the Roman Senate, devolved into a circus sideshow populated by the drunken sons of privilege with no experience and little intelligence and no education. But they all had breeding and they all had Ideology and then Theology.”  -- Bob Witkowski, Current Commentary

Go-F***-Yourself News

Beneath The Burka

"All people are born alike -- except Republicans and Democrats."  -- Groucho Marx

Things to do before the inauguration

1. Get that abortion you've always wanted.

2. Drink a nice clean glass of water.

3. Cash your social security check.

4. See a doctor of your own choosing.

5. Spend quality time with your draft age

6. Visit Iran, or any foreign country for that

7. Get that gas mask you've been putting off

8. Hoard gasoline.

10. Borrow books from library before they're
banned - Constitutional
law books, Catcher in the Rye, Harry Potter,
Tropic of Cancer, etc.

11. If you have an idea for an art piece
involving a crucifix -- do
it now.

12. Come out -- then go back in -- HURRY!

13. Jam in all the Alzheimer's stem cell research
you can.

14. Stay out late before the curfews start.

16. Go see Bruce Springsteen before he has his

17. Go see Mount Rushmore before the Reagan

18. Use the phrase "you can't do that -- this
is America".

19. If you're white, marry a black person; if
you're black, marry
a white person.

21. Take a walk in Yosemite, without being hit by
a snowmobile or a

22. Enroll your kid in an accelerated art or
music class.

23. Start your school day without a prayer.

24. Pass on the secrets of evolution to future

26. Learn French.

28. Attend a commitment ceremony with your gay

29. Take a factory tour anywhere in the US.

30. Try to take photographs of animals on the
endangered species list.

31. Visit Florida before the polar ice caps melt.

32. Visit Nevada before it becomes radioactive.

33. Visit Alaska before "The Big Spill".

34. Visit Vermont while it is still a State (Did you know that there's a
movement in Vermont to secede from the U.S.? Ben and Jerry's could become a
major U.S. import!)

Odd News


The bust of a statue archeologists identify as Roman Emperor Philip the Arab, who ruled from 224 to 249 AD, is seen on a beach on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Archeologists announced Nov. 19, 2004, that a 2-meter statue of a feminine silhouette and statue fragments of the Roman emperor were discovered Oct. 23 in a third century shipwreck off Porticcio in southern Corsica.