Thanks for the pass Dave.
Republicans Want Terror Law Made Permanent
By ERIC LICHTBLAU - NYTIMES
WASHINGTON, April 8 — Working with the Bush administration, Congressional
Republicans are maneuvering to make permanent the sweeping antiterrorism
powers granted to federal law enforcement agents after the attacks of Sept.
11, 2001, officials said today...
...The landmark legislation expanded the government's power to use
eavesdropping, surveillance, access to financial and computer records and
other tools to track terrorist suspects.
PluggedIn: Radio tags may track shirts, razors and shoppers
Forbes - By
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Do you know what your underwear is saying about you?
Tiny wireless transmitters promise to link tires, razors and other everyday
items to the Internet, creating a world where money actually talks and the
walls really do have ears.
Add-ons Stall Terror Bill
Newsday - 4
Hatch wants to eliminate the law's Dec. 31, 2005, expiration date, a move
that some civil liberties groups contend would embolden the Justice
Department in its use of the sweeping anti-terror law
Today's cartoon was inspired by the continuing republican attacks on our
civil liberties. Just think, the next time you fly out of the United States,
the federal agent at the airport can look up your financial records and also
your medical records for any reason. Gee, I hope that check I bounced
3 years ago and the fact that my Arab doctor wears a turban won't raise any red
ALL HAT NO CATTLE WAR CORRESPONDENT
"I made the huge mistake of
getting drunk with some Christians in Utah once. We were there covering
the 2002 Winter Olympics. To deepen myself in the muck and mire of
Mormonism, I allowed these Latter-Day Saints to have their way and talk
religion over drinks..."
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Away from the war, well, Rome is burning
St. Petersburg Times, FL - 4-9-03
Did you see that Gov. Jeb Bush's people are trying to delay by
20 years -- 20 years!
-- the pollution-reduction goals for our Everglades? What is that, a joke? ...
Jeb Bush will protect the Florida Everglades exactly
the same way he protected the Florida Voters.
Books , Not Bombs - Students Protest a War on Education
Pacific News Service, CA - 4-9-03
The link between war in Iraq and education at home is growing more apparent,
especially in California. Protest against the war among young college-bound
students is growing as resources for education at home shrink, reports PNS
Associate Editor David Bacon.
Art by Eric M.
Now that Bush has liberated Iraq --
will America be liberated next?
THE LATE IRAQI DICTATOR SADDAM HUSSEIN (HOLDING
SWORD) HAS BEEN SLAIN FOUR TIMES SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR
Political Satire by David Podvin
REUTERS The United States military announced on Tuesday that
precision-launched “smart bombs” have once again killed Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein, this time while he was dining in a kosher delicatessen on
Baghdad’s fashionable Upper East Side.
Hussein was originally slain on the opening night of the war when, acting as
a result of impeccable intelligence data, the Air Force launched a surprise
attack on a downtown biker bar where the dictator was meeting with two of
his sons, Marvin and Jeb. He was subsequently re-killed when a
bunker-busting bomb leveled his time-share condo on the southern outskirts
of Basra. The Iraqi strongman also perished when he drowned in the Tigris
River because Special Operations forces had deceived him into believing that
it was alright to go swimming without waiting at least thirty minutes after
“We had warned Saddam that, unless he surrendered unconditionally, we were
going to kill him again,” a triumphant General Tommy Franks declared. “And I
cannot emphasize strongly enough that we will continue to kill him until
either he stays dead or we just get frustrated and give up.”
SUBJECT: Poem - The Whos down in Whoville
Lisa - I got this from a friend - if you haven't seen it I thought you would
The Whos down in Whoville liked this country a lot,
But the Grinch in the White House most certainly did not.
He didn't arrive there by the will of the Whos,
But stole the election that he really did lose.
click here to continue
QUOTES OF THE DAY
"I don't make
jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
So, we've got a crook,
a Zionist and an old spy who thinks this is the beginning of WWIV set to run
Iraq. How lucky can the Iraqis get? Is this what we thought we were fighting
Working For Change
|"No poor bastard ever won a
war by dying for his country. He won it by making other bastards die for
their country." General George Smith Patton
Bush and Busch
Thanks to St. Jackanapes