Monday -- December 13, 2004







White House Puts Blame on Kerik
Washington Post, 12-11-4
... White House officials said they believe Kerik could have survived a controversy over the warrant in a civil matter, despite having served as New York City ...





Rate of Guard deaths higher
USA Today, 12-13-04
... who have served, or about a 35% higher death rate. ... numbers show the vast majority of US deaths in Iraq ... active-duty Marines, the Army National Guard and the ...

`Scrounging' for Iraq war puts GIs in jail

Chicago Tribune. 12-12-04

Reservists court-martialed for theft; they say they did what they had to do

Rumvee has a nice ring to it -- hopefully it's Rumsfeld for whom the bell tolls.

“It's amazing. We can't get armored Humvees for our troops in Iraq. We can only get them for celebrities in Los Angeles. Doesn't it somehow seem unfair?” -- Jay Leno

I don’t remember seeing this at the Olympics click here

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


A succinct analysis of the election:

The Democrats' mistake was thinking that a disastrous war
and national bankruptcy would be of concern to the electorate.
The Republicans correctly saw that the chief concern of the
electorate was to keep gay couples from having an abortion.
~ Author unknown

"I didn’t want, you know, 'Died deluded in Iraq' over my gravestone," says Pfc. Dan Felushko

Disturbing News

 "A soldier asked Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld a really tough question. It was kind of embarrassing. He asked, ‘Why don't we have proper armor for our vehicles?’ The guy who asked the question was Army Specialist Thomas Wilson. No, I'm sorry. No, Latrine Specialist Thomas Wilson. I'm sorry. He's been reassigned.” -- Jay Leno

2004 Political Dot-Comedy Awards

Cast Your Votes Today

AllHatNoCattle was nominated for the Best Bush Humor Category!

Graphic By Patricia Gerber -- San Francisco

This Week's Top Ten Conservative Idiots

Republican Shenanigans

Billboards in Arizona

Rock-The-Voter News

"The right-wing media has become a partisan propaganda arm of the Republican
  National Committee. We have an ideological press that's interested in the election
  of Republicans, and a mainstream press that's interested in the bottom line.
 Therefore, we don't have a vigilant, independent press whose interest is the American people." -- Bill Moyers

Biz-Tech News

Snow globe

Bush-Prison-Torture News

“Sen. John McCain thinks that Congress might have to step in and control the use of steroids in sports. And baseball commissioner Bud Selig agrees. Is this Congress' number one priority now? Did we win the war?” -- Jay Leno

Odd News

A 10th/11th-century limestone relief of St. Peter, found in a salvage yard and used as a pet gravestone, went to auction on Dec. 10, 2004 for an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 pounds ($76,000 to $115,000). The relief, made from Oolitic limestone, is incredibly rare, as few reliefs of this period have survived. (Sotheby's)