February 27, 2004 TGIF
Get ready to be scared, really scared...click here to see the trailer of the Bush endorsed TV series
Some L.A. producers are hyping their new TV show by saying it has the president's endorsement….
Anti-terror intelligence: Faulty then, faulty now
…The need for President Bush's cooperation, and that of his predecessors, ought to be obvious. The Los Angeles Times reported last week that the CIA recently fired its top officer in Baghdad, the third turnover in that position since the U.S. invasion....
Backs New Terrorism TV Series
Bush is pulling out all the stops to get re-selected. Every day it is something new.
"There is no such thing necessarily in a dictatorial regime of iron-clad absolutely solid evidence. The evidence I had was the best possible evidence that he had a weapon." —George W. Bush, Meet the Press, Feb. 8, 2004
Subject: Crashed Jet Photo
I love your site and am only sending this for your
information. Please don't interpret it as criticism!
Having learned to fly when i was practically a kid, i
follow aviation stories closely. To the best of my
knowledge, the Russian MiG-29 fighter jet shown in
your photo post did not crash. (This supersonic
aircraft does not even leave the ground til approx 150
mph. Doesn't it seem in remarkably good shape for a
crashed airplane?) Instead, it's one of several Iraqi
Air Force jets buried by Saddam to prevent their being
destroyed by us. They were found and dug up by U.S.
That photo has appeared in several overseas and U.S.
news stories. The burial and subsequent digging-up
were reported in each of them.
Possibly the "missing" records of "President" Bush's
Air National Guard "service" and his "missing" driving
& arrest histories suffered a similar fate. DANG that
sneaky Saddam, anyway!! But it gives Bush yet another
badly needed excuse fer invadin' Eye-rack.
Thanks Jeff...I received many emails stating the same. My viewers are smarter than moi! I received that photo from another viewer. I posted it because it looked so strange. Thanks for the correction all!
"Want to cope with prescription
drug costs? Elect me president or hire Rush Limbaugh's housekeeper."
Graphic by OZ
"Oxycontin should only be used
as bait when going after large mouth bass."
Anderson Cooper, on Rush Limbaugh accusing the police of going on a fishing expedition regarding his drug use.
Extra Unemployment Benefits Lose in Senate
AP - Fri Feb 27,12:19 AM ET
A Senate measure to extend federal unemployment benefits failed by two votes
Thursday despite the election year support of 12 Republicans from states hit hard by layoffs.
Bush Tightens Rules on Travel to Cuba
President Bush gave the federal government new powers to keep American boats out of Cuba,
a step meant to deny the island nation the foreign currency it desperately needs and one certain
to worsen relations with Havana.
US lifts Libya travel ban, encourages deeper ties
Boston Globe, MA - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- The United States lifted a longstanding ban on travel to Libya yesterday
and invited American companies to begin planning their return, after ...
U.S. Won't Sign Anti-Land Mine Treaty
AP - Fri Feb 27, 2:36 AM ET
The Bush administration is set to declare it intends to make all U.S. land mines detectable to American
forces and scrap those that are not timed to self-destruct. But it will not join the 150 nations that have signed
an anti-land mine treaty.
Justice Dept. Subpoenas Abortion Records
AP - Thu Feb 26,10:09 PM ET
The Justice Department has subpoenaed hundreds of medical records from six Planned
Parenthood sites as part of the government's defense in lawsuits challenging the Partial-Birth Abortion Act.
B-1 Bob' Back on Calif. Campaign Trail
AP - Fri Feb 27, 4:47 AM ET
It has been eight years since he was turned out of office by a young, liberal upstart and his
comeback bid was soundly rejected by voters two years later. Now the firebrand conservative
ex-congressman known as "B-1 Bob" Dornan is asking voters for one more chance.
Blair Battles to Calm Iraq Bugging Row
Tony Blair battled on Friday to rise above a row sparked by claims of British subterfuge at
the United Nations but the spying furor snowballed as former U.N. officials complained their
phones had been tapped.
Faulty Suit Cuts U.S.-Russian Spacewalk Short
Reuters - Fri Feb 27,12:14 AM ET
Two astronauts from the International Space Station on a spacewalk once deemed too
risky by NASA were brought up short by a malfunctioning spacesuit
Smoke Pollution Makes for Stronger Storms - Study
Reuters - Thu Feb 26, 5:02 PM ET
Smoke drifting from burning forests in the Amazon is affecting the climate across the entire continent -- drying up rain but making the storms that do develop much more violent than usual, scientists reported on Thursday.
Report: 10,667 Children Reported Priest Abuse
More than 10,600
children have reported being molested by priests since 1950, according to two
studies that found the U.S. Roman Catholic Church suffered an epidemic of child
sexual abuse involving at least 4 percent of priests, The New York Times
reported on Friday.
Screwups Discovered in
Capitol Hill Blue, VA - 2-27-04
George W Bush Quotations - Bringing Honor and Dignity to the White House
"F--- Saddam. We're taking him out." - President Bush, March 2002
"There's Adam Clymer, major league asshole from the New York Times." - President Bush, 9/4/2000
"'What do you and [your father] talk about?' 'Pussy,' George W. replied." - Salon, 4/9/99
"You no good f---ing sonofa bitch. I will never f---ing forget what you wrote." - George W. Bush, April 1986
"Things are becoming truly weird here in the U.S. We are being inundated by religious extremism of one flavor while supposedly fighting a war against it abroad.
The biggest movie is a snuff-film version of Jesus, the federal government is ignoring the 9/11 investigation while focusing on an exposed breast during the Super Bowl, and the biggest legislative initiative is a bible-based amendment to legalize hatred of gays.
After the Taliban were kicked out of Afghanistan, did they land in D.C.?" Click here for entire transcript
Osama in the house?
By Kathryn Wallace
Columnist - The Stanford Daily
February 25, 2004
last updated February 25, 2004 2:08 AM
Have U.S. authorities captured Osama Bin Laden? If certain international papers are to be believed, he is currently surrounded by U.S. forces and will be taken into custody at the soonest politically expedient moment. No, you haven’t seen this reported in the U.S. press — not even the story that other press organizations are reporting an Osama capture. But does that mean the story is pure fiction?...
WASHINGTON (IWR News Parody) — Late Friday
afternoon, President Bush announced that O. J. Simpson would be replacing David
Kay as head of the Iraq Survey Group.
"I am confident that my pal O. J. can find the real weapons of mass destruction," said Mr. Bush.
Having received a high school diploma with barely passing grades leaves me hard-put to understand
Orwellian doublespeak, false-speak, and the current political jargon. In order to better understand the
true State of the Union, I read and reread the U.S. Constitution.
Article 1 states the responsibility of the Congress. Under section 8," the Congress shall have the power to
declare war......." Also, Article 6 states that Congress " shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this
So, Lisa, here's my take on the current state of the union. Dismal and very dangerous.
Mr. Bush is not a main factor in my evaluation. he isa "Carnie Hustler" with a funny way of talking. So how
did this person with the lowest I.Q. of all past presidents become the worst president of all time?
Only because Congress let him! I don't see anywhere in the Constitution that it says
"If the potato's too hot, you can pass it on." Tell me where it says Congress can give up their
Constitutional responsibility. Though Congress may have a hell of a lot of authority, they do not have
that authority. And if it's too hot in the kitchen, then too damn bad. You ain't leavin' till you hogtie
and brand this "hot potato".
Any member of Congress who gave up his responsibility in going to war violated their oath to uphold the
Constitution and should be removed from office! John Kerry included. We don't need just a new president ,
we need political change. To use nautical terminology, the "Ship of State" is in chains. Wind from one
direction, currant from another, and tide from yet another direction. Damned if you do. Damned if you
don't. This ship doesn't just need a new captain, it needs a whole new crew. Although this storm is big and
powerful and will last a long time, the crew must prevail because over the horizon lies an area known as
"Dire Straits", and the Ship of State is being sucked into it. Only with change can we escape this calamity.
I'm offered another candidate for president, but that still doesn't seem to be a vote for needed change. I
am definitely for change. I just don't see that this is a voting option. I'm absolutely A.B.B. but I don't
feel Kerry is even worthy of my vote.
So Lisa, who do I vote for? Remember - Checks and Balances.
The late , great Will Rogers was quoted as saying (with a snicker and chuckle) "All I know is what I read
in the papers" . He would then lambaste the government in an incredible , humorous way. Keep it light. Keep
it funny. And keep it right. You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. Don't ever stop, Lisa.
I really enjoy your website. Thanks.
Jack, thanks for writing. I will vote for any one but Bush, even if I have to hold my nose. Many have asked me if I will continue this website if Bush is pushed out of office...you bet I will as long as I receive donations. The fight has just begun to take our country back.
I am at your service Dear Jack.
DONATIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED FOR MY EXISTENCE
September 11, 2001: Basic Facts
**8:45 AM Plane crashes into the north tower of the World Trade Center.
**9:03 AM Plane crashes into the south tower of the World Trade Center.
**9:17 AM The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shuts down all New York City area airports.
**9:21 AM The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) halts all flights at U.S. airports. It is the first time in history that air traffic has been halted nationwide.
**9:43 AM Plane crashes into the Pentagon. Evacuation begins immediately.
**9:45 AM The White House evacuates.
**10:05 AM The south tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
**10:10 AM A portion of the Pentagon collapses.
**10:10 AM Plane crashes in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
**10:22 AM The State and Justice Departments, as well as the World Bank are evacuated.
**10:28 AM The World Trade Center’s north tower collapses.
**10:45 AM All federal office buildings in Washington, D.C. are evacuated.
**1:44 PM Five warships and two aircraft carriers are ordered to leave the U.S. Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia to protect the East Coast.
**4:10 PM Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapses.
"It was an interesting day." - President Bush, recalling 9/11
So why, at 9:03 a.m. - fifteen minutes after it was clear the United States was under terrorist attack - did President Bush sit down with a classroom of second-graders and begin a 20-minute pre-planned photo op? No one knows the answer to that question.
Bush's appearance at the Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Sarasota, Florida, on September 11, 2001 had been in the planning stages since August [Booker web site], but was only publicly announced on the morning of September 7. [White House, 9/7/01] Later that same day, 9/11 hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan Alshehhi traveled to Sarasota and enjoyed drinks and dinner at a Holiday Inn only two miles down the sandy beach from where Bush was scheduled to stay during his Sarasota visit. [Longboat Observer, 11/21/01, Washington Post, 1/27/02]
Why did Bush just sit there while the US was being attacked? That question should be asked over and over by the Democratic presidential candidate. That, to me, is a significant lack of leadership.
Scalia Took Trip Set Up by Lawyer in Two Cases
Kansas visit in 2001 came within weeks of the Supreme Court hearing arguments.
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was the guest of a Kansas law school two years ago and went pheasant hunting on a trip arranged by the school's dean, all within weeks of hearing two cases in which the dean was a lead attorney…
Dirty is, as dirty does.
I am trying to imagine what Scalia looks like in his hunting outfit.
"All I know is Janet Jackson's breast got me in a lot of trouble, I hope the irony isn't lost that I look like Jesus being persecuted." – Howard Stern
AllHatNoCattle Flashback 2-27-03
This was the day Tommy Chong of "Cheech and Chong" fame was arrested.
Judge finds FBI agent disregarded truth
Newsday, NY - Feb 25, 2004
... A nationwide sting operation called "Operation Pipe Dreams" resulted in the arrests
last year of at least 55 people, including comedian Tommy Chong of "Cheech ...
'High Times' post-9/11
Newsday, NY - Feb 21, 2004
... Comedian Tommy Chong was sent to jail last year for manufacturing smoking
paraphernalia, Richard Stratton recalled. "A lot of people ...
Punk-Rock Bands Seek to Register Voters
AP - Wed Feb 25, 8:14 AM ET
Bleached-blond Mohawk? Check. Ripped and faded blue jeans? Check. Silver-studded dog collar? Check. Political science textbook? Check.
Agency Tells Airlines to Weigh Passengers
Fri Feb 27, 5:19 AM ET
Air travel would be safer if airlines weighed their passengers from time to time to make sure they know how much weight their planes are carrying,
Driver Calls 911 As Police Pursue Him
Thu Feb 26, 4:38 PM ET
It may be right to call 911 to report someone's chasing you on the highway — but not if it's a sheriff's deputy in pursuit.
Garbage Truck Stopped With 2 Tons of Pot
Thu Feb 26, 8:29 PM ET
A garbage truck was stopped carrying more than two tons of marijuana north of Huachuca City, a Department of Public Safety official said.
Smith & Wesson chief bites bullet
Thu Feb 26, 6:55 PM ET
Handgun maker Smith & Wesson Holding says it will issue a statement about its chairman following a published report he resigned after a newspaper revealed he was jailed for armed robbery decades ago.
US administrator in Iraq tongue tied by Arabic
Thu Feb 26,11:51 AM ET
Iraq's US administrator, Paul Bremer, said that he had been taking daily Arabic language
lessons but admitted he was finding it tough going.
Ohio woman gives birth to sextuplets in one minute
Thu Feb 26, 9:51 PM ET
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman gave birth to sextuplets Thursday and doctors said all six babies and the mother were doing well.
"Let's make a constitutional amendment against presidents that lie." Al Sharpton
Today in History - February 27
837 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1813 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
1813 Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
1827 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans LA
1872 Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Harvard U
1908 Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma
1922 Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote
1925 Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich
1939 Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes
1942 J S Hey discovers radio emissions from the Sun
1942 1st transport of French Jews to Nazi-Germany
1951 22nd amendment to the Constitution is ratified, limiting President to 2 terms in office
1987 Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff
1990 Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
1991 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat & Kuwait is liberated
2004 Second Gulf War continues and still no WMDs used or found
Do you think Bush is pushing Rumsfeld hard enough to get them buried so they will be found before Election Day?
Great idea for an office "Pool"
Will Osama be found before the Republican Convention or before Election Day?
Lisa, have a great day. I am in Tampa and as an ex Northerner (Boston) my allergies are really kicking up. Pollen up my nose and Bush a pain in my butt,
have one use. Any questions?"
My bet is Osama will be found before the elephant convention. You have a great day too.
In the fall of 1999, the company I work for announced that it was discontinuing
it's pension plan. Employees hired after January 2000 would not be enrolled,
however employees like myself who were vested should still receive benefits when
we retire, unless there was an interruption in service. If service was
interrupted (leave of absence, etc) then you would not be reinstated in the
plan. That wasn't too encouraging, but what the heck, I still have my 401-K.
Then President-elect Bush announced that it "looked like" the economy might be
headed for trouble. Wall Street immediately responded to his announcement by
taking a nose-dive. Remember when the Dow was over 12,000? Naturally, my 401-K
nose-dived in unison with the stock market. Oh, well. What the heck, I've still
got social security, right? Well, maybe not, according to Greenspan. Sure hope
that Wal-mart can build enough super-centers to employee all us old geezers.
Let's see, a younger brother helps his older brother rig an election so that the older brother can be installed as president. As president, the older brother then systematically loots the country's treasury to reward his friends and benefactors. Does that start to sound like the script for one of those B-movies about an evil banana republic despot?
Two weeks ago, an article in the local newspaper said that the FBI was investigating suspected terrorists right here in good old right wing Republican east Tennessee. This week the Secretary of Education announced who those terrorists are. Weren't you a teacher once? Will I get in trouble sending you e-mails? Will they let you wear your thongs at Guantanamo?
Hope you get that scanner fixed soon...........
Bush and his fuzzy math and fuzzy war. We all paid into Social Security, we should receive what we were told we would get.
Yep, I was a teacher a few times, just couldn't afford to live on the low salary.
Homeland Security probably has intercepted your email and you should soon get a knock on your door...lol. It could happen! You would not believe how often my website is visited by HS.
Gotta go, someone is knocking on MY door!
Subject: New word
1) to avoid responsibility, to willingly choose not to participate, i.e., I "bushed" the last presidential election, but this yearI intend to vote. I promise not to "bush" you Saturday morning; I will be there on time.
2) absent without permission, i.e., When my in-laws come by to visit I "bush" them by sneaking out the back door.
3) to lie even in the face of proven facts, i.e., We all saw him steal the money, but when confronted, he "bushed" us and said he was innocent.
Good to hear from you again Dutch!
My scanner is still not working! I will post that titillating picture ASAP!
Alexander Kalery (L) of Russia attaches a mannequin on the exterior of the station. A duo of Russian and US space walkers left the International Space Station unattended for the first time to attach human dummies to the space station's side before cutting the exercise short because of a faulty suit.(NASA/HO)