March 9,  2004 Tuesday

Link repaired!

Bush Campaign Seeks Probe of Election Ads
Guardian, UK - 3-9-04
By LIZ SIDOTI and SHARON THEIMER. WASHINGTON -- President Bush's re-election campaign says it will ask the Federal Election Commission to investigate a a Democratic-leaning group that will air $4.5 million worth of TV ads against Bush, beginning Wednesday...

White House hedges on hour limit to Bush meeting with 9-11 panel
KPOM-TV, AR - 3-9-04
... In addition to the time limit, the White House has said Bush will only answer questions ... Kerry "does not want to let the facts get in the way of his campaign.".

Democrats casting ballots in 4 states
Houston Chronicle, TX - 3-9-04
... The last three Democrats elected president -- Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton -- were from the South, and Kerry's road to the White House would ...

Yep, those 9-11 images in Bush's ads are tasteful.  And the sky is green.

"President Bush has unveiled his first campaign commercial focusing on his accomplishments. That's why it's only a 60 second spot." -Jay Leno



Anybody notice the presidiot not wearing the seatbelt in his 'big truck or little mean man' S(whaddayamean sport)U(utility?)V(well at least we can agree on 1 aspect).
Some great role models you've got over there (though we're trying hard to catch 'up' in old U'rope).



I am making a citizen's arrest!
President Monkey in a Man Suit is a reflection of the worst the US has to offer.
Many apologies to old and new Europeans!
Thanks for writing and visiting AHNC.
Glad to be at your service.


not only is his vehicle in less than perfect repair, it looks like ol'
Dub's not wearing his seatbelt, either. in fact, it looks like it has
been fastened behind him to facilitate his not using it ever. looks
like he's risking himself in the event of one of those SUV rollover
accidents that are so common.
great page!


Bush don't have to wear a seat belt if he don't wanna.  Like the above email stated, we have great role models over here.

Bush's poll ratings would probably rise if he stayed out of the spotlight.  I say, let him continue inserting foot into mouth.




“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”
 --Joseph Stalin

...and 551 needless, senseless deaths of America’s bravest young people gets
“A job well done, Mr. President. We want you to do this four more

Hey Bush: Don’t use my husband as your mascot

A 9/11 widow’s letter to Bush about his new bragging campaign:

 “My husband, Luis Eduardo Torres, was at his second day of work at
Cantor Fitzgerald on 9-11. He jumped from the 105th floor of the North Tower.
Most of his upper body was recovered, identifiable only through dental
records. I was seven months pregnant at the time... The flags were intended to
honor ground zero and the remains of the dead, but here they are merely
props, used to add a powerful patriotic punch to your message. The tower and
the corpse are two hideously broken and disfigured things behind and under
the flag, and your image—with your red tie, white shirt, and blue suit,
standing in front of thick strong white columns—serves as another,
symbolic, flag. That image of ground zero, and the body shrouded with
the flag, reminded me of the sulfur from the few pathetic remnants of my husband’s last day: I thought I’d finished dealing with the gruesome aspects of his dead body, but it came back to me during your commercial.”

These SOBs don’t care about anything but the billions they are
stealing. To continue stealing these billions, they have to remain in power and
they’ll do anything to keep that gravy train coming because the trillions they’ve stolen are not enough.
 “Those ads they’re running for President Bush - shouldn’t they talk
about 9/14 instead of 9/11? That’s when he got to town, right? When I saw the
first ad, I thought Rudy Giuliani was running for President. “—Mike
Lupica, sports dude - I think, no attribution was sent.

Let’s all remember that Bill Clinton was in Australia on 9-11 and he
beat Bush to New York. Let’s also remember on 9-11, Bush went into hiding
like a scared little girl and Giuliani stood tall and told America we’d get
thru this while Bush was hiding,

The gall of the GOP bastards to say Bush was a decisive, aggressive in-command
leader that day, when the best he could muster was a short message on
videotape, like it was shot in some Afghan cave. If the Democrats had any brains
or courage, they’d make him EAT 9-11, but no, that wouldn’t be polite and Mr Rove might not approve.

Email forwarded to me by Gini.

New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator Hillary Clinton.

"President Bush has just one question for the American voters: Is the rich person you're working for better off now than they were 4 years ago?" -Jay Leno

The Real State of the Union Message from Pensacola, Florida

Don't forget to VOTE today for John Kerry in the Florida Democratic Primary. Polls are open all day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Let's show Bush that we Floridians haven't forgotten the 2000 Election and that our votes in this part of Florida DO in fact count! Kerry may be the nominee already but he still needs our support. A strong primary showing will send a clear message to Bush that we mean business in Florida.


Join fellow Kerry, Dean, Clark and Edwards supporters along with Democrats, Republicans and Independents in a showing of unity at Seville Quarter beginning at 6:00 p.m. for a "Take Back America" victory rally!


Yes, it's FREE! After you vote tomorrow, simply keep your "I VOTED" sticker, or if your polling precinct doesn't give out "I VOTED" stickers, ask for a ballot receipt before you leave the polls. If neither are possible or you voted absentee, a voter registration card will also get you into Seville Quarter for FREE.

The party begins at 6:00 p.m. and lasts "until." During the party you can win FREE DOOR PRIZES from some of Pensacola's top restaurants and various artists. Over 20 prizes will be given away throughout the evening. Channel 3 News will be there to cover the event, so call you mothers and tell them you might be on TV! In the meantime, you can rub elbows with other concerned citizens, learn more about candidate Kerry and volunteer to make a difference in the months before the General Election.

For more information visit:




Thanks for writing Todd.  Maybe I'll get my lazy butt over to Seville this evening.

"Martha Stewart was convicted of four counts of lying and obstruction of justice and could serve up to 20 years in Congress." —Craig Kilborn


Disturbing News


U.S. Sets 'Terrible Example' in Afghanistan - Mon Mar 8, 8:55 AM ET

WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar 8 (OneWorld) -- U.S. forces in Afghanistan are arbitrarily detaining civilians, using excessive, sometimes lethal force in arresting them, mistreating detainees in ways that may meet international definitions of torture, and administering a system of arrest and detention that is outside the rule of law, according to a blistering new report released Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW).


Pakistan Tests Longest-Range Nuclear-Capable Missile

Reuters -

Pakistan Tuesday successfully test-fired for the first time a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads to every corner of neighboring arch rival India

California Lawmakers Want Voting Age Lowered to 14

Reuters - Mon Mar 8, 9:58 PM ET

Four Democratic California lawmakers on Monday proposed giving teenagers as young as 14 the right to vote in a move that would make the often trailblazing state the first in the nation to do so.

Muslims see new opposition to building mosques since 9/11 - Tue Mar 9, 6:15 AM ET

Some Muslim groups seeking to build mosques to accommodate their growing numbers of followers are encountering vehement opposition in communities across the nation.

Military Has a Growing Drinking Problem

Reuters - Mon Mar 8, 4:47 PM ET

Nearly one in five members of the U.S. armed forces is a heavy drinker, according to a Pentagon survey released on Monday that showed a growing alcohol problem in the American military
Spalding Gray, 62; Master of the Monologue

Los Angeles Times -

Spalding Gray, the masterful monologuist of "Swimming to Cambodia" fame, who turned his darkest fears about life and death into riveting one-man theater pieces that defined the genre, was confirmed dead Monday when a body found in the East River in New York City was identified as his. He was 62.


New York Post - Tue Mar 9, 4:47 AM ET

WHILE the titans who undermined the entire economy of the United States to satisfy their own personal, unquenchable greed were smugly sitting in courtrooms nearby yesterday, Martha Stewart was reporting for probation - crucified for their sins. Ruined, really, for not being humble enough.

Ashcroft to Have Gall Bladder Removed

Reuters -

U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, suffering from a painful and severe case of gallstone-caused pancreatitis, will have his gall bladder removed on Tuesday, the Justice Department

Senate Ready for Efforts to Curb Tax Cuts

AP - Tue Mar 9, 3:46 AM ET

Top Senate Republicans are gearing up to head off Democratic efforts to curb President Bush's tax cuts while fighting back proposed reductions in his defense spending plans. Full Coverage

Politics Pose Hurdle for Trade Agreements

AP - Tue Mar 9, 2:33 AM ET

In his first three years in office, President Bush fulfilled a major commitment to business community allies by pushing free trade bills through Congress. But extending that streak into this election year may not be in the cards.

CBO: Bush Budget Plan Barely Helps Economy

Reuters - Mon Mar 8, 7:12 PM ET

The tax cuts and spending controls proposed in President Bush's 2005 budget would have little impact on the U.S. economy's performance, Congressional analysts said on Monday.

California Voters Given Wrong Ballots

AP -

Approximately 7,000 Orange County voters were given the wrong ballots in last week's election by poll workers unfamiliar with a new electronic voting system, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.




Republican Shenanigans in the News

Medicare Nominee Avoids Senators' Queries

AP - Mon Mar 8, 8:20 PM ET

Mark McClellan, President Bush's choice to run Medicare, said Monday he won't answer senators' questions about his opposition to importing prescription drugs from Canada before he takes over the government health program.


Why all the secrecy?  Surely Bush doesn't have anything to hide.





McDonald's salad fattier than burgers

Reuters - Tue Mar 9, 7:23 AM ET

Global hamburger giant McDonald's latest line in healthy looking salads may contain more fat than its hamburgers, according to the company's website.


Nebraska Mayor Implements Shaving `ban'

AP -

Beware showing any whiskers in Lexington these days.

Simpsons-Related Dear Abby Column Pulled

Somewhere in Springfield, state unknown, Bart Simpson is in detention, filling a chalkboard with the words "I will not write a fake letter to Dear Abby."


DirecTV accuses O.J. Simpson of pirating its satellite signals

Mon Mar 8, 4:33 PM ET

MIAMI (AP) - In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Miami, DirecTV has accused O.J. Simpson of pirating its satellite television signal.

Rome-Born Architect Dreams of Completing Colosseum

Reuters - Mon Mar 8,11:30 AM ET

The Coliseum will come full circle if one septuagenarian Roman gets his way.


Look what happens when a US President
gets elected in a year with a "0" at the end.

Also notice it goes in increments of 20 years.

1840: William Henry Harrison (died in office)
1860: Abraham Lincoln (assassinated)
1880: James A. Garfield (assassinated)
1900: William McKinley (assassinated)
1920: Warren G. Harding (died in office)
1940: Franklin D. Roosevelt (dies in office)
1960: John F. Kennedy (assassinated)
1980: Ronald Reagan (survived assassination attempt)
2000: George W. Bush ????????????

And to think that we had two guys fighting it
out in the courts to be the one elected in 2000.

You might also be interested in this.

Have a history teacher explain this----- if they can.

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in
the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

Now it gets really weird.

Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Now hang on to your seat.

Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.'
Kennedy was shot in a car called 'Lincoln' made by 'Ford.'

Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

And here's the kicker.......

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in
Monroe, Maryland

A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn,

Creepy huh? Send this to as many people as you
can, because this is one history lesson people don't mind reading.


Thanks Doc.


BTW...I've been looking for the titillating pic that you mentioned in
AHNC a week or so ago....we're you just pulling my leg? :-)

Take care, Frank

I did post that pic, but removed it accidentally. I will repost as I have had many inquiries.(?)

I show my face on my site not for ego, but to let people know I am just like them. A real middle class American. And not to be afraid to show your face, because power is in numbers. And watching the tide turn against Bush, I feel all patriotic all over seeing the will of the people get a pulpit, at long last.  We need more Democrats out there speaking their mind.

Thanks again.

Lisa is wearing a Saks Fifth Avenue creation. 

Original price $750.00. Lisa purchased it for

$7.50 at their discount outlet. Lisa says, "Never

buy retail."




As the storm moved away from the peninsula, NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of South Korea under a blanket of snow on March 7, 2004. More snow fell on March 6, 2004, than ever recorded for a single day in March since the Korea Meteorological Administration began keeping records in 1904. According to news reports, the city of Daejon in central South Korea, received 19 inches (49 centimeters) of snow. ( Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)/NASA/Handout)