March 22  2003

US seizes $1.74 bn in Iraqi funds .
Hi Pakistan, Pakistan - 3-22-03
... Bush aimed to honour adjudicated claims, he said. ... in the United States, 11 other countries had reported blocking about 600 million dollars of Iraqi funds ...
       US confiscates Iraqi funds - News24
       US seizes Iraqi funds idled in '90 - Roanoke Times
       US confiscates Iraqi funds - Ninemsn

List of casualties in war in Iraq
Reuters AlertNet, UK - 33-22-03
... Two US marines have died in combat. March 20 - US marine killed in Iraq,
first killed in combat. March 21 - Second US marine killed in Iraq. ...

       Iraq, losses on coalition troops - Irib

Iraq: 200 Baghdad bomb casualties
CNN International, UK - 3-22-03
... BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- More than 200 civilians have been injured in the US-led bombing of Baghdad, Iraq's information minister said Saturday. ...
 'As a display of high-tech warfare, it was stunning.' - The Age
 Baghdad rocked by massive air assault -
 Barrage shatters Saddam's palaces - San Jose Mercury
 Irish Times
First combat casualties sadden ex-Marines in SJ
Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ - 3-22-03
By MICHAEL T. BURKHART. Don Burkhard was saddened to hear the first coalition combat casualties of the war in Iraq were US Marines, but not surprised. ...
       Marines Killed In Copter Crash May Be Local - KGTV
       Iraqis surrender as allies take first casualties - Radio Australia
       First US Casualties Reported - WSAV-TV

Today's cartoon was inspired by the endless animated expressions of Bush.  Bush seems to have as much control over his facial expressions as he does over which words leave his mouth.


"For days and decades, I dreamt of a long, winding, tree-lined road whisking
me through manicured, sprawling lawns. A gentle car floating along as it
delivers me in glittering elegance to the gilded doors of the Fourth Estate."

- This is my favorite passage from "Ode to a Mercenary Journalist"

Read her latest column THE FOURTH ESTATE


Iraq Body Count

World's Smallest Political Quiz

The Tripe List  -- They want us to swallow but it won't stay down

My Urge to Merge


Has there ever been a more thrilling time to be young and fascist? I am now twenty-nine years old, as I have been ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall. During my privileged yet embittered life, I have never before witnessed such a glorious period as we enjoy today. Never-ending war. Severe restrictions of civil liberties. Quaking journalists afraid to dissent from the conservative party line. Economic hardship on the parasitic lower classes. Federal courts packed with devotees of Richard Wagner music. An atmosphere of abject terror, not to mention acid rain. It all makes me feel as clean and fresh as a Summer's Eve. click here for more



"A lot of people are upset with the French right now. A man in New Jersey was in the news for buying a $1,000 bottle of champagne and then dumping it in the toilet. The man's dog supports his position." —Conan O'Brien

This following poem is composed entirely of actual quotes from George W. Bush. It was compiled and arranged by Washington Post writer Richard Thompson.

Make the Pie Higher

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen
And uncertainty
And potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the internet
Become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish
Can coexist.

Families is where our nation finds hope
Where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher!
Make the pie higher!

No wonder the world is angry with Bush.  He's a pitbull with a pedigree pontificating .