April 2 2003
Schlock and Awe
Mesopotamia. Babylon. The Tigris and Euphrates
Today's cartoon was inspired by wondering if Bush is really a moron with a thug mentality or does he know exactly what he is doing. Either way -- we lose.
Bush, allies may be liable before global court, says RP jurist
Quotes of the Day
|"The Pentagon said today they're sending another 100,000 troops into the Gulf. We have 250,000 there and another 100,000 on the way — it's Operation George Gone Wild." —Jay Leno||"The president had a press conference the other day and he insisted that we have a huge coalition, larger than the one we had in 1991. I'm not saying he's lying, but he would believe anything Dick Cheney tells him." —Bill Maher||''Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.''-- Plato|
Sure...the attack on Iraq isn't about oil.
campaign shifts aim to Guard
USA Today - 4-2-03
... building in the Saudi desert, the Combined Air Operations Center, a computer-filled
warren that has coordinated the more than 18000 sorties flown against Iraq ...
US opens path to Baghdad - Boston Globe
FACTBOX-Military Action by 3:30 am EST on Day 14 - Reuters
Latest Developments in the Iraq Story - KTRE
Over 18,000 sorties have flown against Iraq. The environmental damage done by all this bombing has found no place in the media reporting. Bush may "liberate" Iraq but Bush also poisoned their land and water. What kind of liberation is that?
(CAUTION: Scroll over this if (a) you are intensely patriotic, (b) believe this savage attack is justified, and/or (c) are particularly squeamish.)
"Slowly we turn, step by step,
inch by inch, we move toward Baghdad."
Iraq Body Count
One Ill After SARS Scare on American Jet
Reuters, UK - 4-2-03
... Tokyo on Tuesday in what turned out to be a false alarm, after five people arriving
from Hong Kong were thought to have symptoms of the potentially fatal SARS ...
Quarantined American plane not exposed to SARS - Dallas Business Journal
SARS scare ties up plane at San Jose - Tri-Valley Herald
Two Monterey County residents may have SARS - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Japan Times - Sacramento Bee -
are on leave over war art
St. Louis Dispatch, MO - 4-2-03
... I really agonized over this," said Cooper, an English teacher ... I don't want to be suspended.
This is getting insane. From banning anything French to suspending a teacher for displaying student's artwork. What's next -- the ancient Spartan punishment of hand/tongue removal?
Geraldo Rivera's status unclear
Thank God for my remote control. But Geraldos are everywhere. It's time to crank up my large dish satellite and stop watching cable news.
W.A.R. -- What does it stand for?
Subject: love your website
I came across your web site while doing some research today and laughed my head off. Truly, thanks for the intelligent commentary and hilarious wit.
I assume you've read Fortunate Son by
(the no longer living) Mr. Hatfield?
All the best,
Thanks for writing. I have read Fortunate Son. I wonder what Greg Palast, Gene Lyons and Eric Alterman think happened to Mr. Hatfield?