December 29,  2003  Monday

Dean Faults Bush Over Mad Cow Precautions
Reuters, United States - 12-29-03
... One of Dean's rivals for the Democratic nomination, Richard Gephardt, also faulted Bush on Sunday, saying the discovery of mad cow disease could be devastating ...
       Democrats hammer Bush over mad cow disease, food safety Minneapolis Star Tribune
Mad Cow Case Renews Feed Testing Debate
ABC News - 12-28-03
28 Congressional investigators last year sharply criticized federal efforts to keep mad cow disease out of the United States after finding weak enforcement ...
Diseased cow's meat sent to 8 states, Guam
Contra Costa Times, CA - 12-29-03
... Howard Dean hammered away at the mad cow issue, scolding the administration for not doing enough to trace and test the nation's cattle. "The Bush ...

This is what happens when greedy white men run the country. 

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Ten Reasons to Fire President George W . Bush : : Satire : :
Media Monitors Network, United States - Dec 21, 2003
... by William Hughes. "And, finally, the No. 10 reason, President George W. Bush should be fired is: Every few months, he lets his dog Barney run the country!". ...

"Where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?"
- Bumper Sticker

Japan ready to cancel Iraq debt
BBC News, UK - 12-29-03
... However, recent opinion polls have suggested that up to two-thirds of the Japanese public are opposed to sending military personnel to Iraq.

"Hell is paved with good Samaritans."
- William M. Holden

From Bob Witkowski's

It's that time again for me to List my own personal, political, entertainment and whatever Highs and Lows for 2003. So, here goes:


1. The Moron getting caught in his Deliberate Lies about geting America into the invasion of Iraq;

2. Charles Krauthammer's malpractice both in print and on Fox when he mis-diagnosed Howard Dean and publicized his own medical malfeaseance;

3. The General's decision to enter the Democratic Primaries and run for President;

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Halliburton Contracts in Iraq: The Struggle to Manage Costs
New York Times - 12-29-03
... selected for the job in Iraq remains a political flashpoint, especially among Democratic presidential contenders, in part because Vice President Dick Cheney ...

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"I'm not offended by all the dumb blond jokes because I know I'm not dumb . . . and I also know that I'm not blond."
-- Dolly Parton


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