February 2,  2004  Moanday

Bush to pick panel for WMD inquiry, official says
CNN - 2-2-04
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush will name members of a commission to review prewar
US intelligence about Iraq's weapons programs, a senior administration ...

       Bush Wants Probe to Get to Bottom of Iraq WMD Washington Post
       Bush yields to pressure for independent WMD inquiry Mathaba.Net

Feds 'outraged' by halftime show mishap

Macon Telegraph, GA - 2-2-04
... of broadcasting said Monday he is outraged by the Super Bowl halftime show which
wound up with singer Justin Timberlake tearing off part of Janet Jackson's ...

Blair Paves Way for Iraq WMD Inquiry
Reuters, United States - 2-2-04
... The issue is the valid question being asked about 'where are the WMD and ... A move by President Bush to appoint an independent commission on Iraq intelligence ...

I wonder if there will be any "leakers" as the investigation goes forward? Loyalty to Bush has been cracking lately.

And the investigation is to end in 2005 -- after the presidential elections.

Plus we're investigating the wrong boob.



Dear Lisa
As I reflected on the Super Bowl half-time show, I realized what it was all about. A group of people enjoying their freedom, who are caught up in a patriotic celebration leading to a frenzied delirium. Then, at the last moment, the leader is revealed as a metaphorical boob. Who could have ever expected such insight at a football game!


Hahahaha....and the SuperBowl had a streaker to boot!


Last week in New Hampshire, George Bush is quoted as saying;
"Listen, government has got plenty of money..."
This reminds me of the story of the young girl that said, "I can't be out of money, I still have checks left!"

Bush's master's degree from Harvard should be recalled.


Israeli Minister Threatens Islamic Leaders

AP - Sun Feb 1, 2:43 PM ET

Sharon Says He'll Pull Gaza Settlements
Fredericksburg.com, VA - 2-2-04
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told his stunned Likud Party on Monday he plans to dismantle
all Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip _ his most specific comment ...


Sounds like the Israelis need to get on the same page.

Polls show backlash against Blair after 'whitewash' report
Independent, UK - 2-2-04
... More than half of those surveyed think there ... per cent who said he told the truth ... and
the White House over President George Bush's shifting position on WMD ...


"They tried to erase our leaders, and they took many innocents along the way."
ACHMAD UMER, a Kurdish farmer on the suicide bombings in Iraq.

The above quote could have been made by an Iraqi farmer too.



Democrats.com Launches Grassroots Campaign to Impeach Bush, Cheney, 
Rumsfeld, Rice, Tenet, and Ashcroft
"President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives in 
1998 for lying about an insignificant affair. Lying about war is 
infinitely worse than lying about sex, because no apology can bring back 
the lives of the 526 American soldiers who have died in Iraq so far. No 
apology can bring back the lives of the thousands of innocent Iraqi 
civilians who have died so far. And no apology can return to American 
taxpayers the $166 billion that has been spent so far in Iraq, with 
billions more to come.
"There is tremendous support for the impeachment of George Bush. Our 
Meetup campaign at ImpeachBush.Meetup.com, which was launched on January 
19, already has over 3,500 participants. It now ranks as the 12th largest 
political Meetup, ahead of the BushIn2004 Meetup.


The United States of Amentia

a-men-tia (a men'sh-iya). n. Psychiatry. lack of intellectual development; imbecility; idiocy. 






Troubling News


Christian Foot Soldiers Battle for Bush

BBC News 2-2-04

Pakistan's nuclear hero, world's No. 1 nuclear suspect

Christian Science Monitor


UGA students notified of personal info compromise
USA Today -


Drug report barred by FDA

 Scientist links antidepressants to suicide in kids



John Edwards' Penknife Taken at Airport  2-1-04

Sen. John Edwards had a penknife confiscated as part of a stepped up security search that caused a one-hour delay for the Democratic presidential candidate and others boarding his chartered plane...


Feds seek delay in anthrax lawsuit

By Alan Gomez, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Saturday, January 31, 2004

WEST PALM BEACH -- Federal attorneys are citing national security concerns in asking a Palm Beach County judge to delay a lawsuit filed by the widow of the nation's first anthrax victim, saying it could undermine one of the "largest and most complex investigations in law enforcement history."


Advisory: Bird flu could hit California first

Saturday, January 31, 2004


"Let me give you some statistics. I worked for Bill Clinton in 1992 and …
  I looked this up on Nexis.  There were 13,641 stories about Bill Clinton 'dodging the draft'
  …and there were 49 stories about Bush and the National Guard."
     --Paul Begala,    Click here

The above was seen on www.bartcop.com

Beating around the Bush News aka The Spin Cycle

Bush to Order Probe of Iraq Intel Failure

AP - 2-2-04

Saddam Said Useful in U.S. Interrogation

AP - Sun Feb 1, 7:45 AM ET

Cheney Appears to Soften on Iraq Weapons

AP - Sat Jan 31, 9:15 PM ET

Bush Talks Thrift, but Spending Rises

AP - Sun Feb 1,11:18 AM ET

Bush Giving Congress $2.4 Trillion Budget 

AP - Mon Feb 2, 2:12 AM ET

From Democrats.com

__9-11 Attorney Phil Berg Says 'Bush Knew' on Scarborough Country
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough invited 9-11 widow Ellen Mariani to discuss her 
lawsuit against Bush. "PHIL BERG, ATTORNEY FOR MARIANI: I think that 
there is no question that Bush knew about it... was very complicit in the 
events of 9/11... Joe, if you take a look at the facts of 9/11, if 
there was nothing to hide, why would Bush be hiding everything? He didn't 
want the 9/11 Commission. He has been stonewalling the 9/11 Commission. 
They want to extend the 9/11 Commission. The word is now that the 
president and the White House doesn't want to do it... Think about it. For 
the events of 9/11 to have occurred, 116 governmental agencies and 
failsafe systems would have had to fail on that day. The odds of that 
happening are one in four million.'"

Calif. Lawmaker Promotes Feng Shui

Sat Jan 31, 4:20 PM ET

A legislator wants California's building codes to accommodate the ancient Chinese tradition of feng shui, which says buildings should be located and designed in ways that create harmonious energy flow.



The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.-Steven Wright


Subject: Bush and Hinckley

Great site. Hey, here's something at least as interesting as the Joe Scarborough story: you can file it under the heading,

"Just the Renegade Brother in the Family".

 Where have we heard this before?  "Oh, he's just the black sheep of the family. This has absolutely no connestion to the cozy relationship between the Bushes and the rest of his family."   Hinckleys? Bin Ladens? 

All in the Family.










Thanks Blair. Maybe the major media will investigate it in the year 2050 and get right to the bottom of it!

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

 Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Highlights of the 2005 U.S. Budget

AP - Sat Jan 31, 5:38 PM ET

Halliburton in $16M food probe
CNN - 2-2-04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Halliburton Co. allegedly overcharged more than $16 million for meals at a US military base in Kuwait during the first seven months of last year, according to a published report Monday, citing Pentagon investigators auditing the ...
Halliburton Hits Another Billing Snafu in Kuwait Quicken

Today in History - February 2

0962 Pope John XII crowns German King Otto I the Great Emperor

1536 Pedro de Mendoza finds the Argentine city of Buenos Aires

1811 Russian settlers establish Fort Ross trading post, north of San Francisco

1848 1st shipload of Chinese immigrants arrive in San Francisco

1852 1st British public men's toilet opens (Fleet St London)

1878 Greece declares war on Turkey

1901 Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization

1923 Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton OH

1925 Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism

1933 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament

1944 Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory

1948 President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program

1955 1st Presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC

1957 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt

1973 Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA

1980 FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected & public officials for bribes for political favors

1990 South Africa's President F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes African National Congress & 60 other political organizations


Subject: Lisa looks good

more pics? Great hair, face, smile - even hat.  More, more!! 

Hahaha. Thanks for the compliments. I need them as I enter my fifth decade. The hat isn't real but the face, hair and smile are.

Picture below.




 A traditional toast to the Costa Rican sunset.  Pura vida. (AHNC)




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