May 8-9, 2004  Weekend Edition  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Iraq Prison Report Details Lax Discipline
Picayune Item, MS - 5-8-04

ABU GHRAIB, Iraq - A U.S. Army investigation into abuses at Abu Ghraib prison depicts the military police running the penitentiary as a motley lot, overwhelmed by one of the worst assignments in Iraq and bitter about the military's broken promises of going home...

How Much Did They Know?
Sunday Herald, UK -  5-8-04
Rumsfeld knew about the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. So did the US governor in Iraq, Paul Bremer. Even the British Ministry of Defence knew. ...

Is Rumsfeld Vulnerable?
TIME -  5-8-04
The clamor for the head of Donald Rumsfeld may have been cued by revelations of the abuse of military detainees, but it is driven by a deeper grievance..

Did you know that Bush's nickname for Donald Rumsfeld is RUMSTUD?

Hmmm...does that infer that he is a rummed up sex machine? That sure would explain what went on in that Iraqi prison.

"President Bush apologized on TV to Iraqi prisoners. I don't know if the apology was sincere, because at the end, he says, 'I'm George Bush and I approve of this naked pyramid.'" —Craig Kilborn

Graphic by Bradley


"President Bush, you know he has the two daughters, the two Bush girls, and they're graduating from college. President Bush says he will not be attending the graduation because he does not want to create a distraction.
"I believe that's the same excuse he used in the National Guard."
David Letterman

Disturbing News

"And Rush Limbaugh spoke out on the Iraqi prison situation today, he said 'it's entirely generated by the media'. What, is this guy on drugs? Jay Leno

Is this a legal mailbox?

Thanks Doc.

Assorted News

Skull and Bones in Fallujah?

"Here's how bad the situation in Iraq is right now, supposedly we still have 40 rolls of film that we're afraid to pick up at the Falluja Fotomax." Jay Leno

Business/Technology News

"The Bush administration is now asking Congress for another $25 billion for the war in Iraq. I don't know what they're going to be buying with this money, I think we can rule out any more digital cameras ." Jay Leno

An alabaster sculpture which bears a striking resemblance to shocking photographs from Abu Ghraib prison, made by Iraqi artist Abdul-Kareem Khalil in March 2004 is seen on display at a gallery in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 8, 2004. The words 'We are living in an American democracy' are inscribed on its base. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim/HO)

Republican Shenanigans


Hi Lisa,

What is it about every fiber of Bush's character that makes me distrust this :

Love to hear if there's any other angle available on this manufactured moment.......


Thanks for writing JD.  When I first saw that picture I got the creeps.


Good News


Kerry News


Graphic by OZ

Odd News

An artist's impression of 'The World', a series of man-made islands off the Dubai coast. The release this week of prices for Dubai's island development in the shape of a world map has drawn firm bids from across the globe with buyers anxious to secure their own private water retreat off the booming emirate's coast.(HO) Dubai's world islands attracting anxious buyers

Peace and have a great weekend.