May 20  2003  Tuesday

Mt. Bushmore

by David Corn - The Nation

When Bush (sans flight suit) delivered a photo-op victory speech to the men and women of the USS Abraham Lincoln, he solemnly noted, "We've begun the search for hidden chemical and biological weapons and already know of hundreds of sites that will be investigated." This attempt at assurance was disingenuous and a continuation of one of the Administration's Big Lies of the war on Iraq: We had to invade now to protect you from terrible weapons of mass destruction.

Monday Morning, Lebanon - 5-20-03
... all this is linked to the American plans for Iraq ... It is clear that the central issue for which Bush ... US experts scouring the country, been unable to find any WMD ...

Dispatches: In Iraq, weapons of mass distortion
Cranbury Press, NJ - 5-19-03
... Their request was dismissed by the Bush administration, however, who ... This hardly seems like an anti-WMD ... the Pentagon is creating what it is calling the Iraq ...


Today's cartoon was inspired by wondering when the unrighteous right will want to put Bush on Mt. Rushmore and of course, I thought -- would he be wearing his helmet?


Zelda Morgan


 Dirty Laundry Done Dirt Cheap




Whales Tales


"I am doing my part to save the whales. I gave up exercising, and now I sell my ass blubber to Eskimos on Ebay." - Anita Beer at the Opening Reception Kickoff - Princess of The Project for the New American Century Beauty Pageant and Talent Contest.



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"Selecting Clinton [as commencement speaker] was not an example of affirmative action. Yes, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby were also considered, but I assure you Bill Clinton was selected solely on his merit.'' C.J. Lawrence-Tougaloo College student government president



Click here to read the entire AP story about Big Dog - he didn't even charge for his appearance



Lott spokesman: No official' response to Clinton's comments
Pascagoula Mississippi Press, MS - 5-20-03
... Trent Lott doesn't have any official comment on former President Bill Clinton's comment
made over the weekend at the commencement exercises at Tougaloo College ...



As to post-war complications in the Middle East, James Carville said: "Wars are like affairs. They're a lot easier to get into than to get out of."

read article


 Science confirms: Politicians lie



adding another zero

to total of  lies told.


LONDON (Reuters) - After intensive research, scientists have concluded that politicians lie.

In a study described in Britain's Observer newspaper, Glen Newey, a political scientist at Britain's University of Strathclyde, concluded that lying is an important part of politics in the modern democracy.

"Politicians need to be more honest about lying," he told the newspaper.



Why do I think pork chops when I look at this picture?- Lisa



Carlyle Group Allows a Peek Inside
Washington Post, DC - 5-19-03
The Carlyle Group's new Web site contains 1500 pages. (Carlyle Group;
Photo Illustration -- The Washington Post). By Greg Schneider. ...



 Eye on the Environment

Embed Catches Heat
TV Sanitized the Iraq Conflict, But a Paper Gets the Hate Mail

By Ron Martz

There must have been two wars in Iraq. There was the war I saw and wrote about as a print journalist embedded with a tank company of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized). Then there was the war that many Americans saw, or wanted to see, on TV.


Question "W"

My question:  What was going through your mind during the fifteen minutes you sat in that elementary school classroom AFTER you were told of the World Trade Center attacks?



Zelda Morgan's Mailbag


Hello Zelda! Thank-you for your insightfull coverage of the Dubya war on good sense! Ancient Athens had its Socrates, the Founding Fathers had Ben Franklin, now the 21st Century has Zelda Morgan. Keep up the good work!

Eric Maietta, Proud American and Democrat


 Thank for such a kind letter. That is an awful lot of responsibility for a blonde ... er ... um, redhead.

Dear Zelda,

I found AHNC when I was googling for Bush cartoons, and did I hit pay dirt! AHNC is now home page on my computer at work. (Salon is my home page at home.) I look forward to every new issue and when the cartoons are really exceptional, I set them as Background. Sock Puppet was my background for many days, and it made one of the lawyers at work laugh his ass off and the other one squirm. Mission accomplished.

I also enjoy your columns and the pictures of you and Lisa. I would enjoy your columns more, though, if you were more conservative in your comma usage. You are comma crazy, IMHO.

But I am a compassionate conservative where commas are concerned. This is because I, too, was comma crazy until 20 years ago when I worked for a certain arrogant, sarcastic psychiatrist who was also a genius in many ways.

He cured me by telling me to ask myself, every time I wanted to throw in a comma, if the sentence would make sense without that comma. If so, I should dispense with the comma. That is how I became a comma conservative, and it has served me well.

Other than the extra commas, I enjoy your writing very much. Keep up the great work.

Best regards,

I am so glad you enjoy our site and I appreciate your constructive suggestions. The commas are
free of charge so I have been using them liberally.

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Not to be outdone by Dubya's aircraft carrier photo-op, Vice-President Cheney plans to show up for a press conference in a Louis XIV carriage pulled by 12 homeless people.



Where're Osama, Saddam and all those unused weapons of mass destruction?  - Lisa


Move Over, Right Wing Radio - the Liberals Are Coming

by Thom Hartmann

NEW YORK - A political explosion happened this weekend in New York, and it may be the big one that gives Karl Rove nightmares. It could mean the end of George W. Bush's seemingly unending ability to tell overt lies to the American people and not get called on them by the American media.

Visit Mike Malloy - speaking truth to power




A previously dormant volcano on the tiny Northern Marianas island of Anatahan in Saipan, erupts May 11, 2003, sending smoke and ash up to four miles into the air. The eruption has raised awareness of volcanic danger in the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, nearly 4,000 miles west of Hawaii. (CNMI Emergency Management Office)

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