February 3,  2004 Tuesday

FCC kicks off probe into halftime stunt
New York Daily News, NY - 2-3-04
... Nipplegate, which started as a halftime stunt, became a full-time national obsession yesterday - hitting even the highest reaches of government. ...

Ashcroft Heads for Bali for Security Talks
Reuters, United States - 2-3-04
JAKARTA (Reuters) - US Attorney General John Ashcroft, a top figure in the American-led war on terror, will meet Asia-Pacific counterparts Wednesday on the ...

Key witness to testify at Stewart trial
Baltimore Sun, MD - 2-3-04
NEW YORK -- Former Merrill Lynch brokerage assistant Douglas Faneuil, a key government
witness, is expected to take the stand today in Martha Stewart's ...

"I'm all for investigating boobs.  Lets' start with these boobs--Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Rumsfeld."- I paraphrased an email I saw on CNN this morning.

The CIA Ate My Homework
ProgressiveTrail.org, United States - 2-3-04
... David Kay, who helped lead the snark hunt in Iraq that failed to ... Sorry, world,”
says Kay. ... Faced with the nonexistence of WMD in Iraq, the White House finally ...

The CIA: Method and Madness
New York Times - 2-2-04

There is a  lot of finger pointing to the CIA.  This is getting interesting.

"Condoleezza Rice was on every network morning show today blaming this whole mess on 'flawed intelligence.' Afterward the president took her into his office and said, 'You weren't talking about me were you?'" —Bill Maher, on the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq

Poll: Kerry, could defeat Bush today
The Desert Sun, CA - 2-3-04
In the poll, taken from Thursday through Sunday, Kerry defeated Bush, 53
percent to 46 percent, a lead outside the poll’s margin of error. ...

"We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture." -Robin Williams


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Report: AOL May Ask for Money Back After Halftime Debacle
FOX News - 2-3-04
... analysts said. Her stunt prevented AOL from streaming the halftime show
online, which was part of its original deal. A company official ...

       Bare breast not nearly as offensive as cynical American jingoism - Edmonton Journal
       X-rated games: Halftime cup runneth over with skin & sin - Chicago Tribune (subscription)

Geez, all I see is a pasty. All this coverage over a pasty.

"Comedy is acting out optimism." -Robin Williams


Traces of ricin found in Senate mailroom
CNN/SI -2-3-04
... am Tuesday. "From a scientific standpoint, this is ricin," Frist said. "It is in all likelihood sent with intent to harm.". The substance ...

Discovery of Deadly Ricin Closes Senate Buildings
Reuters, United States - 2-3-04

Suspicious powder found at Connecticut postal facility
KSTP, MN – 2-3-04
... The Wallingford center is the same Connecticut postal facility where anthrax spores were found in 2001....


Interesting turn of events.

"President Bush is getting a little desperate to justify the war. He's looking for a country music star to write a song called, 'Sometimes America Just Likes to Kick Some Ass.'" —Jay Leno

Utah House wants United States out of United Nations
WXXA, NY - 2-3-04
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah House of Representatives voted Monday to urge Congress
to withdraw from the United Nations, asserting the organization was a ...

"Everything today seems to be sound bites. Nobody wants to hear good conversations. It's kind of a lost art."
Former "Tonight Show" host JOHNNY CARSON, on contemporary TV talk shows.


"Then you wake up at the high school level and find out that the illiteracy level of our children are appalling." —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2004

Dean Calls FCC Probe of Breast Incident 'Silly'

Reuters - Mon Feb 2,11:50 PM ET

Sometimes a breast is just a breast...

Assorted Political News



Democrats, Republicans Attack Bush Budget



Bush Missed Controversial Halftime Show

AP - Mon Feb 2, 2:01 PM ET

The early-to-bed president missed the Super Bowl's risque halftime show. But George W. Bush's spokesman said Monday the administration was concerned that the display wasn't family-friendly


Effects From 2000 Election Still Seen

AP - Mon Feb 2, 3:18 PM ET

Turnover among election administrators in the nation's largest counties since the 2000 presidential stalemate has been unusually high with..



GOP Panels Raise Twice As Much As Dems

AP - Mon Feb 2, 6:07 PM ET


Disapproval of Bush's Iraq policy rises sharply: poll

AFP - Mon Feb 2, 8:27 PM ET

US President George W. Bush's popularity has tumbled below 50 percent, with dissatisfaction mounting sharply over his handling of the Iraq war, foreign affairs and the economy, a new poll showed...



Thanks for the memories Flash Animation

by Eric Blumrich


This is quite a captivating video filled with facts.  It deserves your undivided attention.


Click on the link below





"We must not lose sight of the big picture. Americans are fighting and dying in Iraq because of what the administration told us about the intelligence." -- Sen. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., responding to plans by President Bush to open an investigation into U.S. intelligence failures in Iraq.


The graphic above was sent to me from Europe.  Yep, it's W's America.


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