February 25 2003
Posted on Tue, Feb. 25, 2003
Bush 'dangerous' to Europeans
By Fawn Vrazo and Daniel Rubin
KNIGHT RIDDER TRIBUNE
LONDON - Even before he took office, Europeans regarded President Bush as a cowboy, a mental lightweight with an itchy trigger finger and a me-first view of the world.
Now, with war looming, Bush's image overseas is taking an even more negative shift - so negative, in fact, that recent polls say Bush is as big a threat as Saddam Hussein.
A limey is suing the slimey...
Princess Diana's Former Lover Hewitt Sues Fox News
Reuters - 2-25-03
Princess Diana's former lover James Hewitt filed a $1.08 million breach of contract suit on Monday against Fox News, accusing the media company of firing him as a war correspondent for allegedly leaking the story of his deal.
Instead of a tax cut Bush should just issue every US citizen one of these babies.
Bigger, badder gun
excites enthusiasts, ignites debate
Ralph Frammolino and Steve Berry, Los Angeles Times
Published Feb. 23, 2003
Even the most ardent firearm lovers admit that Smith & Wesson's new .50-caliber Magnum revolver is more gun than anyone needs.
It has double the power of most assault rifles in America. Its kick can send a grown man reeling while a single bullet can drop a raging grizzly. It is so heavy and long that police say no criminal would dare try to hide it in his waistband. It will cost as much $989.
And gun buyers across the United States can't wait to get their hands on it.
Tax Cut and Its Unspoken Numbers
By DAVID E. ROSENBAUM - New York Times
WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 — The statistics that President Bush and his allies use to promote his tax-cut plan are accurate, but many of them present only part of the picture.
For instance, in a speech in Georgia last week, the president asserted that under his proposal, 92 million Americans would receive an average tax reduction of $1,083 and that the economy would improve so much that 1.4 million new jobs would be created by the end of 2004.
No one disputes the size of the average tax reduction, and the jobs figure is based on the estimate of a prominent private economic forecasting firm.
But this is what the president did not say: Half of all income-tax payers would have their taxes cut by less than $100; 78 percent would get reductions of less than $1,000. And the firm that the White House relied on to predict the initial job growth also forecast that the plan could hurt the economy over the long run....