May 12, 2004 Wednesday
Senator Critical of Focus on Prisoner Abuse
Senator: Photos Being Used for Politics
Newsday, NY - 5-12-04
By Associated Press. WASHINGTON -- A Republican senator inflamed partisan tempers Tuesday, charging his colleagues and the media ...
Maybe the Dumbest US Senator of All
CounterPunch, CA - 5-12-04
By BRUCE JACKSON. On Tuesday, May 11, the Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, whose ...
What can we expect from a US Senator whose state allows cockfighting?
Click here for AHNC Archives-Trent Lott preserves Cockfighting Caution: Music
"It's a good thing there are no gay people in the military because otherwise weird sex stuff might happen." —Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update"
Top Ten Ways Dumb Guys Would Lower Gas Prices
10. Sell gas by the half-gallon
9. Sneak up to gas stations in the middle of the night and switch the price numbers
8. Cut out that expensive ingredient that gives it that delicious gas smell
7. Forget OPEC, start getting oil from Wal-Mart
6. Step one: Oprah buys all the gas. Step 2: Oprah gives the gas away.
5. Build time machine, drive back to 1965 when gas was cheap.
4. Fill car with root beer. Cars won't know no better.
3. Release the recipe so people can make their own
2. Drive really fast so you're not driving so long
1. Invade Iraq
"On Friday, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said that he was responsible for the abuse of the Iraqi prisoners. And today President Bush said the abuse was cruel and disgraceful and an affront to the most basic standards of morality and decency. And then he told Rumsfeld he was doing a superb job." Jay Leno
25 Iraqis die in battle for Karbala Ireland Online, Ireland
Four Filipinos killed in Iraq attack ABC Online, Australia
Senators suspect higher-ups directed abuses at Abu Ghraib San Francisco Chronicle
Soldiers acted alone, general testifies Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA
Dutch soldier dies in grenade attack in Iraq Expatica, Netherlands
Three Killed In Bomb Attack In Northern Iraq Radio Free Europe, Czech Republic
AP: Laura Bush appears in Internet ad
MLive.com, MI - 5-11-04
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Laura Bush has a starring role in a groundbreaking Internet ad blitz her husband's re-election campaign will launch Wednesday. ...
Reminds me of when, in sports, the owner or GM gives the coach of the
team his "vote of confidence" and then, a week or so later, fires his
I just have a feeling that Rumsfeld IS going to be the sacrificial
lamb in this mess because DUMBya will HAVE to offer up someone and HE
sure as hell isn't going to take the rap!
Thanks for writing Terry. You aren't the only one who is thinking that same thing...see below:
"Bush has given Donald Rumsfeld a complete and unequivocal endorsement. You know what that means: he'll be gone by Friday." Jay Leno
"The Americans killed hundreds in Falluja in retaliation for the mutilation of the four Americans and now those people are killing an American in retaliation for the torture of prisoners. Someone has to do something to stop the cycle of violence from going on and on." Arkan Mohammad, a cleric at Baghdad University
U.S. Probes Alleged Afghan Prison Abuse
Wednesday May 12, 2004 5:16 PM
By STEPHEN GRAHAM
Associated Press Writer
SHEIKHO, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan police colonel said Wednesday that he was beaten, stripped naked and sexually abused and humiliated while in U.S. custody for nearly 40 days last year at several bases in Afghanistan. The military said it has opened an inquiry...
A Double Ordeal for Female Prisoners Los Angeles Times
Secret World of U.S. Interrogation washingtonpost.com
Steve Bell Cartoon
Wes Clark hit the nail on the head on "Meet the Press" that the
responsibility for the Iraqi prisoner abuse goes all the way to the
top: Bush. But he didn't exactly drive the nail all the way in. I
think these events occurred because of the unbridled arrogance of Bush
and company. Their attitude with this war has always been: "We don't
care what anyone else thinks. We're the USA, and we'll do whatever we
damn well please." This administration doesn't support the
international court for war crimes, and a lot of other things the rest
of the world has agreed on.
It's funny, when Bill Clinton lied about sex, all the right-wing
talking heads blamed a host of things on him, saying "If the President
lied, then so can I." Well, this President is an arrogant blowhard,
but takes no responsibility for setting the tone for others. Of
course, he never takes responsibility for anything that goes wrong.
There's a light at the end of the tunnel, and I pray it's only a matter
of time until Bush is just a bad memory.
Bush and his
Texas tough talk seems to have seeped into the Iraqi prison. I sure miss Bill
Clinton and the days of relative peace and prosperity...but we had a President
who actually read about what was going on in the world.
Bill Clinton Wraps Up 'My Life'
CBS New York, NY - 5-12-04
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bill Clinton has finished writing his memoirs and has submitted the completed manuscript to editors. The book's cover was sent to ...
Friends Worry About Missing Contractor
Guardian UK - Wednesday May 12, 2004 5:16 PM
SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) - The videotaped beheading of an American in Iraq has deepened concerns for friends of a contractor missing since a convoy attack by insurgents there last month....
"President Bush said he will not punish Donald Rumsfeld. Which is good, because no one wants to see pictures of a naked, old man." —Craig Kilborn
GAO: Some US Workers Have Fake Degrees
Guardian, UK - 5-12-04
... The matter is complicated because some unaccredited schools are legitimate, while others doctor up fake transcripts and sell degrees for a fee. ...
Airlines pass on fuel cost to passengers Guardian, UK
Microsoft Updates Sasser Cleanup Tool InternetWeek.com
Coke sneaks phones, GPS chips into cans USATODAY.com
Google Builds a Better Blogger.com NewsFactor
Iraq Photos No. 1 Internet Search Request NewsFactor
Top 10 Desktop PCs PC World
"Donald Rumsfeld testified before Congress today. Donald Rumsfeld said he didn't read the report on Iraqi prisoners because it was too long and it contained too much information. When he heard this, President Bush said 'Hey that's my line.'" —Conan O'Brien
Gas prices in Santa Barbara, CA 5-12-04
TWIN QUEEN AMAZONS SUPREME.
ALL TALKED FOR HOURS OF THEIR UNIQUE POWERS.
THESE FURIES NO MYTH FOR THOSE THEY WERE WITH.
FACED WITH A TASK, THEY DRANK IN MORE THAN THEY WERE ASKED.
MUCH WAS MADE OF THEIR GREAT FIFTH ESCAPADE.
INTO THE LAND OF THE SOUTH, INTO DANGER'S VERY MOUTH!
SEEKING THE MAGICAL NECTAR OF THE AGAVE PLANT AND ITS POWER TO ENCHANT.
ALWAYS GUARDED BY DEVOTEES FROM THESE BANSHEES.
JUST WHAT GUISE COULD THE TWINS USE TO CAPTURE THE PRIZE?
USE OF A POTENT SECRET SERVICE MADE THEM NERVOUS!
ON IT THEY COULD NOT RELY FOR THE PLAN MIGHT GO AWRY.
WITH THE LATE NIGHT CEREMONIAL DANCE AT ITS HEIGHT, THE TIME WAS RIGHT!
USING FEMALE CHARM TO PREVENT THE ALARM.
ONE DAZZLED THE KEEPER OF THE PROTECTIVE BAR WITH BEHAVIOR BIZARRE!
QUICKLY GRASPING THE GOLDEN GOBLET SO HUGE, WHILE HER TWIN PAINTED EVERYONE WITH ROUGE!
ONE WAS A DECOY WHILE THE OTHER STOLE THE ELIXIR OF JOY!
THE DECEIVED KEEPER SIGHTED TOO LATE, THE SPIRITED TWINS MADE FOR THE GATE!
QUICKLY CONSUMING THE POWERFUL LIQUID SO SOUGHT AFTER WITH BOISTEROUS LAUGHTER!
ONCE AGAIN OTHERS WERE FOOLS AS THE EXUBERANT TWINS BROKE ALL THE RULES!
BARBARA AND JENNA AGAIN REIGNED EBULLIENTLY SUPREME AS THEY HAD COMPLETELY EMPTIED THE FROZEN MARGARITA MACHINE!
Hi Lisa :)
Here is a toon for your consideration. Im sure it will offend some
people but Im feeling pretty offensive after the events of the last year.
Thank you for your wonderful website, I read it daily.
Thank you Mike. I think Jesus is offended by Bush.
"Be who you are and say what
you feel cause people who mind don't
matter, and people who matter don't mind."
- Dr. Seuss -
Subject: Time off
It does seem to get a bit overwhelming at
times, doesn't it?
Every time I ask myself what else this administration could screw up,
I sadly get an answer. Hope you enjoyed the time away-from-it-all and came back
wired-and-fired and ready to do more battle. This administration must be exposed
for what it is - and we simply must get people out to vote for Kerry come November!
Thanks for writing Alan. I needed a day off for a breather, but more importantly, I wanted to give my undivided attention to my son's award ceremony at his high school.
It is always good to be back in the saddle again. I hope I didn't disappoint you!
Sent in by Mel
"President George Bush's approval rating has dropped to 46 percent. ... Let me put this in perspective: Saddam Hussein's approval is rating is 49 percent. Forty-six percent! But Bush is not worried, that's the kind of grades that got him through Yale so he couldn't be happier." David Letterman
Bank-robbing grandmother sentenced to 70 months in prison Detroit Free Press, MI
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