December 19, 2003 TGIF 

Deadeye Dick
Guardian, UK - Dec 16, 2003

...If shooting defenceless birds can be described as relaxation, it is possible Mr Cheney's expedition was cathartic. After all, he has many worries. His old firm, Halliburton, is accused of profiteering in Iraq. His private contacts with energy industry executives are now subject to a supreme court lawsuit. Far smarter than the present White House incumbent, Mr Cheney harboured presidential ambitions before his heart grew dicky....

Guerillas in the Mist Sierra Club - Dec 17, 2003
Senator defends Cheney's bird hunt
Cape Cod Times, MA - Dec 18, 2003

Pentagon says Halliburton won't turn in papers-WSJ
Reuters, United States - 12-19-03
NEW YORK, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Pentagon has accused Vice President Dick Cheney's former firm Halliburton Co.of refusing to turn over internal documents that show the company knowingly overcharged taxpayers $61 million...
Highway robbery
Berkshire Eagle, MA - 12-19-03
The Pentagon was careful to say that Vice President Dick Cheney's old ... and expertise to rebuild an entire oil industry or power grid; companies Halliburton ...

Chickenhawk Cheney sure choked his chicken.


Guards abused post-9/11 federal detainees, probe finds
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - 12-19-03
... John Conyers of Michigan and Jerrold Nadler of New York, asked Attorney General John Ashcroft to punish the guards...In June, the inspector general found "significant problems" with the treatment of 762 foreigners rounded up nationwide for immigration violations after the terrorist attacks. Only one, Zacarias Moussaoui, was charged with any terrorism-related crime. ...

US Courts Reject Detention Policy in 2 Terror Cases
Ocala Star-Banner, FL - 12-19-03


"When they found Saddam Dick Cheney wanted to know how big the hole was and whether or not there was oil in it." óJay Leno

Subject: Shrub supports anti-gay amendment?

I heard this yesterday on a nationally syndicated radio show.
Apparently, the Presidink said he would support a Constitutional
amendment banning gay marriage. Obviously (whatever your personal
views are) this is blatantly UN-constitutional.

I thought everyone had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of
a penis?

Hahaha.  President Sock Puppet should know, he sure likes showing off his!

I was watching CNN (while painting my living room walls) when the Malvo verdict came in.  The reporter was getting ready to give the verdict when CNN switched to the Michael Jackson press conference held by the crazed prosecutor, Tom Stedden.  CNN has really sunk to a new low.


Subject: Elephant mail's grammar bites  Wrote:
As a professional graphic designer working at a major ad agency (making
a six figure (sic) salary) you (sic) give any artform a bad name.

Well, I just want to congratulate you, Lisa. I had no idea you were making a six-figure salary! I doff my chapeau to you!
Oops! Perhaps I misread his piss-poor grammar. I think he actually meant HE makes a six-figure salary!
So, in honor of , I offer you the following caricature of me with a big red clown nose.

Happy Holidays, you sweet thang, you!
Roy Adams
Tyler, TX
Hahahaha.  We artists must stick together! Thanks Roy---Happy Holidays to you too.

Good morning Lisa!

Here is a quote attributed to Boss Tweed in 'The
Gangs of New York' that would seem to apply to the Dubya administration.
"The law must be upheld, especially when it's being broken.". :-)

Merry Christmas!
Eric Maietta

Thanks Eric.  I googled Boss Tweed and this article came up:

Expert doubts reliability of e-voting
Poughkeepsie Journal, NY - Dec 17, 2003
... With the advent of electronic voting machines, a modern-day Boss Tweed could pull
off that feat almost single-handedly, said a software engineer who spoke ...

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A few day's ago I read about a secret slush fund of $3 Bil. to
fund a private army. All references seem to have been scrubbed from
the Internet. Do you have any recollection of this article.


Jim, I sure don't but maybe a viewer does.  Email me

Bush's absence at funerals unacceptable
Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA - Dec 4, 2003
... I can hear the Bush re-election machine chirping, "As long as the president doesn't
attend any funerals -- as long as he isn't pictured next to a soldier's ...

Bremer survives ambush on convoy; blast at Shiite party office ...
Boston Globe, MA - 12-19-03
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) US administrator L. Paul Bremer escaped a ... As you can see, it didn't succeed,'' Bremer ... was not believed to have been a planned assassination ...
       Bremer: I survived rebel ambush - CNN

"When they caught Saddam Hussein, he had more than $750,000 dollars. When he heard this, President Bush immediately invited Saddam to a fundraising dinner" óConan O'Brien

Saddam 'captured weeks ago'
17/12/2003 07:19  - (SA)

By Erika Gibson

Pretoria - An intelligence website has reported that former Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, might have been a prisoner at the time of his arrest.

According to Debkafiles there is a possibility that Saddam was held for up to three weeks in the underground pit by a Kurdish splinter group while they negotiated a handover to the Americans in return for the US$25m reward...

Subject: Drudge-O'Reilly/ Too good to miss

Dear Lisa,
If you haven't seen the Matt Drudge-Bill O'Reilly flap that emerged yesterday, check out:  and go down to 15:04:09 et al "Host..." entries. O'Reilley claimed on "Today?" the non-fiction sales "contest" for the year was a showdown between him and Hillary, and Drudge put sales figures on his site that showed it wasn't true. The O'Reilly response was just what Al Franken would have predicted.


Thanks for the link, Joe.  I am waiting for the day when the men in the white coats remove O'Reilly from the No Spin Zone. It can happen!

"President Bush said today that when he was told Saddam Hussein had been captured he was up at Camp David reading a book. I don't know what's the bigger shock, capturing Saddam or finding out Bush was reading a book." óJay Leno

Schwarzenegger declares fiscal crisis
CNN International, Europe - 12-19-03
Arnold Schwarzenegger declared California in a fiscal crisis, invoking one-time emergency powers to impose $150 million in spending cuts -- largely in social ...
Arnold's move gets mixed reviews
Tri-Valley Herald, CA - 12-19-03

`Crisis' outflanks legislators
Chicago Tribune (subscription), IL - 12-19-03

Didn't take long... Arnie invokes emergency powers for unilateral cuts

The Republicans want a monarchy, and they each want to be King.


California is screwed, methinks.


But one question: where's Osama bin Laden?

There were NO Iraqis on those 9/11/01 planes...the majority of the hijackers were Saudis. But, hey, DUMBya can't afford to OFFEND his fellow corrupt oil billionaires.

I have thought, from the beginning, that Bush and his cabal were behind 9/11. Anyone who would steal a presidential election is capable of anything. I think bin Laden was paid off to have his boys fly the planes into the WTC, the Pentagon..and wherever else they were headed (funny the plane never hit the White House) make DUMBya look presidential. The American people were starting to catch onto his little act and how stupid he is.

They needed a distraction BIG TIME...and so what if thousands of ORDINARY (non-wealthy) people were killed?

Hey, tell me I'm paranoid. Tell me I watch too many Oliver Stone movies. I just happen to believe that "Governor Giggle and Kill" and his band of crooks are capable of anything! These are greedy, evil creeps.

Terry C

(PS) That moron who keeps e-mailing can he make a six-figure salary when he spends all his time flaming people who dare to hold opinions different from his?

Thanks for writing Terry. The rightwing won't stop at anything now.  They taunt their enemies and laugh about it. I don't think BushInc. will have to orchestrate another 9-11, they are inviting the enemy to strike.  That is what is so frightening.

I never got my tax cut check this year, did you?

White House Web Scrubbing
Offending Comments on Iraq Disappear From Site
By Dana Milbank
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 18, 2003

It's not quite Soviet-style airbrushing, but the Bush administration has been using cyberspace to make some of its own cosmetic touch-ups to history...Recently, however, the government has purged the offending comments by Natsios from the agency's Web site. The transcript, and links to it, have vanished...

Space telescope named for scientist
Finger Lakes Times, NY - 12-19-03
... National Aeronautics and Space Administration released new images from the telescope Thursday when it announced it will be named the Spitzer Space Telescope ...


Elephant Trunk Nebula photographed by the new Spitzer telescope.  (NASA/HO)