I hope the Age of Enlightenment is around the corner.
"Last night over at NBC, our good friend Tom Brokaw stepped down. Out of habit President Bush accepted his resignation." -- David Letterman
Insurgent gunmen kill 17 Iraqis in Tikrit Nashua Telegraph, NH
Army Spun Tale Around Ill-Fated Mission Washington Post
Heroin traffic finances bin Laden Washington Times
ETA Detonates Bombs in Four Spanish Cities Voice of America
"I'm Colin Luther Powell
Public service is my thing
Don't do it for the ring, don't do it for the bling."
-- Sec. of State COLIN POWELL, making his debut as a rapper at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
Bush Appoints Miller As Official White House Food Taster
Report: Low Standards Used for Collapsed Shelter The Ledger, FL
"As you know, Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge has resigned. He has not said what he wants to do yet but is sure it will have something to do with colors. He is talking to Crayola right now." -- Jay Leno
Virginia GOP settles wiretap case Richmond Times Dispatch
Ehrlich Resolute In Ban On Sun Journalists WBAL Channel.com
GOP senator open to Social Security tax hike Sacramento Bee, CA
‘Chastity czar’ pushes for abstinence The State, SC
TV welcomes sleaze, but not a message of inclusion Tallahassee Democrat, FL
Proposal Would Hit Blue State Taxpayers Los Angeles Times
Bush's religious base bolsters support for Israel Seattle Times, WA
Aide Takes Blame for Tax Return Provision washingtonpost.com
"They had the national lighting of the Christmas tree. They threw the switch, and the tree came to life. And apparently it worked so well, they are going to try the same thing with Dick Cheney." -- David Letterman
One year ago today: A U.S. warplane in pursuit of a "known terrorist" attacked a village in eastern Afghanistan, mistakenly killing nine children. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met with senior American commanders in Iraq and was assured that a recent switch to more aggressive anti-insurgency tactics had begun to pay off.
Study: Musicians Dig the Net Wired News
More U.S. home buyers fall prey to predatory lenders USATODAY.com
going out where the bad guys live, and we're going to slay them in their ZIP
-- LT. COL. MARK A. SMITH, commander of the 2nd Battalion of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Iraq.
"Microsoft has announced it will open a major research center in India. I think that's very smart. This way, when the workers phone tech support, it'll be a local call." -- Jay Leno
Ex-head of prisons to testify on abuse at Abu Ghraib Seattle Times, WA
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Anyone who grew up in the South is bound to have heard the phrase "poor white trash." Teresa Heinz Kerry has given us a new category -- rich white trash. – Thomas Sowell, columnist
Graphic by Patricia Gerber
Taliban target Cheney visit to Karzai ceremony Telegraph.co.uk, UK
Cheney said to be at Taliban risk in Kabul Washington Times
"The first English-speaking Muslim lifestyle cable channel debuted today. Good timing. It's called Bridges T.V. Their top rated program is a reality show about life in Baghdad called 'Same Shiite, Different Day.' " -- Jay Leno
"A spokesman for NBC did not return phone calls yesterday. I don't know why, though I like to think it was because he or she was too busy answering the deluge of complaints from MSNBC viewers offended by Don Imus and his crew." – Paul Vitello, Newsday columnist
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I posted that quote last week. I guess the FCC
thinks it’s OK to for Imus and crew to advocate bombing Palestinians attending
Yasser Arafat’s funeral but not OK to see Janet Jackson’s breast for a
God help America.
A Japanese monkey closes its eyes as it bathes in a hot spring in a valley in Yamanouchi, central Japan, on Dec. 6, 2004. There are about 300 monkeys in the valley. (Photo by Kimimasa Mayama)