May 20, 2004 Thursday
Washington's 'friend' Chalabi raided
...Mr Chalabi, an exile who lived abroad for more than four decades, was convicted in absentia of bank fraud in 1992 by a military court in Jordan
US Favorite Takes A Tumble
US raids ally's Baghdad offices
Is Chalabi George W. Bush's Noriega?
Dubya and his Dad sure have a lousy judgment of "characters".
"Apparently we're handing over power to the Iraqis on June 30th. Actually, we're just handing them the leash." —Jay Leno
GI's and Iraqis Raid Offices and Home of Former Exile Leader New York Times
Sergeant Says Intelligence Directed Abuse washingtonpost.com
Friends: Sivits Is Abuse Scapegoat Military.com
Two new photos taken at Iraqi prison shown on US television Channel News Asia, Singapore
Critics gather steam over prisoner abuse responsibility ABC Online, Australia
Abuse reports delayed in reaching generals San Jose Mercury News (subscription), CA
US disputes reports it killed civilians Reuters, UK
Pledge of full Iraq handover came "late" Reuters, UK
Spain sets up commission to look into Madrid bombings Xinhua, China
British embassy attacked in Iran protest Financial Times, UK
"How 'bout that George Bush. You know that George Bush. Oh man, I'm telling you, I wouldn't give his troubles to a monkey on a rock. And the White House is now saying that they still do not have a timetable for when the U.S. will be out of Iraq although they hinted that it might be early in the Kerry administration." David Letterman
Recruiting Down since 9 11
Where have all the patriots gone?
Army orders investigation of US jails for Afghans Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
Israel defies outcry and expands offensive Reuters, UK
Bush, Berlusconi vow to stay course Boston Globe, MA
The Italian Connection Washington Post, DC
Security Worries After Schröder Slapping Incident Deutsche Welle, Germany
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(I can't remember where I found out about this site. My apologies if
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-- David Bruce
Thank you for sending the link. I love Costa Rica.
Dick and George
went down the gorge
to seek Iraqi glory.
Dick fell in
and started to spin
and George flip-flopped his story.
John Grant – Japan
If you missed Larry King Live
on Tuesday, the tribute to Tony Randell was great! His wife was quoted as saying
that Mr. Randell would like to extend an invitation to Bush and Cheney to attend
his funeral so that they could both be turned away and also he would have liked
to receive the Kennedy Center award so that he could turn it down because Bush
was presenting it! Get a copy of the show and listen to her quotes!
Thanks James. Here is the entire quote with a link to the full transcript.
“Well, I have to tell you a funny story about that. He was having another surgery a few weeks ago and he had decided he didn't want to do it. The pep talk I gave him was, honey, you got to hang in there so you can get the Kennedy Center honor this year so you can turn it down in the presence of George W. Bush. He was an ardent left-winger”. Heather Randall, wife of recently deceased Tony Randall click here for transcript from Larry King Live
"Congress now says they are
reviewing the sex videos, so at least we have the comfort of knowing they’re
being reviewed by experts in this area." —Jay Leno
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Bush Medicare ads violated law, report says Seattle Times, WA
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
New York, NY
6:00 PM Opening Prayer led by the Reverend Jerry Falwell
6:30 PM Pledge of Allegiance
6:35 PM Burning of Bill of Rights (excluding 2nd amendment)
6:45 PM Salute to the Coalition of the Willing
6:46 PM Seminar #1: Iraq Stratergies-Voodoo/DooDoo WMD
7:30 PM First Presidential Beer Bong
7:35 PM Serve Freedom Fries
7:40 PM EPA Address #1: Mercury-It's what's for dinner
8:00 PM Vote on which country to invade next
8:10 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh
8:15 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: The Homos are after your Children!!
8:30 PM Round table discussion on reproductive rights (MEN only)
8:50 PM Seminar #2 Corporations: The Government of the Futur
9:00 PM Condi Rice sings "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
9:05 PM Second Presidential Beer Bong
9:10 PM EPA Address #2 Trees: The Real Cause of Forest Fires
9:30 PM Break for secret meetings
10:00 PM Second prayer led by Cal Thomas
10:15 PM Lecture by Karl Rove: Doublespeak made easy
10:30 PM Rumsfeld demonstration of how to squint and talk macho
10:35 PM Bush demonstration of trademark "deer in headlights" stare
10:40 PM John Ashcroft demonstrates new mandatory Kevlar chastity belt
10:45 PM Clarence Thomas reads list of black republicans
10:46 PM Third Presidential Beer Bong
10:50 PM Seminar #3 Education: A Drain on our Nation's Economy
11:10 PM Hilary Clinton Piñata
11:20 PM Second Lecture by John Ashcroft: Evolutionists: The Dangerous New Cult
11:30 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh again.
11:35 PM Blame Clinton
11:40 PM Laura serves milk and cookies
11:50 PM Closing Prayer led by Jesus Himself
12: 00 PM Nomination of George W. Bush as Holy Supreme Planetary Overlord
Sent in by Bob Hanson
'Make Nice'? Not Likely
Newsweek, NY - May 17, 2004
... mayor Ed Koch—a Democrat, no less!—to drive the welcome wagon. "The Republicans are coming to town," reads one of the ads featuring Koch. "Make nice."
Old Economy Fed Up With Cyber-Security washingtonpost.com
OPEC: oil prices out of our control CNN/Money
Ex-Enron Official Pleads Guilty Washington Post, DC
American Express faces NASD action CBS MarketWatch
Google's PC search tool Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA
Global shipments of 1st-model PlayStation, PS one top 100 million Japan Today, Japan
"The Bush Administration now has renewed its call for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Well, it is an election year. I guess they feel the only time naked guys should be on top of each other is in an Iraqi prison." Jay Leno
You will be assimilated. There is no hope for you. Resistance is futile. The republican machine is coming for you. You can run but, you can't hide for very long. It doesn't hurt...much. You will be assigned a new number and it will be on a missing chad. You will wear your new number and you will like it. You will become friends with Anne Coulter...and you will like it. She is coming to your house and she will teach you about submission...and tupperware. It is the future...and you will like it. John Ashcroft has a new assignment for you...and you will like it.
We can't tolerate anymore of your disrespect. We can't tolerate anymore of your nasty photos. Never mind about our nasty photos...you can't see them, therefore they don't exist. Resistance doesn't exist. Resistance is...are you ready?...FUTILE! You will be assimilated into the collective...and you will like it.
much love and kissy, kissy...
I hope that you are well,
Good to hear from you Don.
If they are coming to get me, can I have Chalabi's old job?
The son of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, of Tennessee, was busted for alleged drunk driving in Princeton Borough yesterday.
I saw this at www.bartcop.com
Giuliani urges 'compassion' in defending 9/11 rescuers
San Francisco Chronicle, CA
I watched Giuliani testify yesterday . He stated that when the first plane hit the World Trade Center he immediately knew it was a terrorist attack. Dubya called the incident "done by one bad pilot" and went into a classroom for a photo-op.
What a difference in leadership.
"There is some very disturbing video that's being passed around that shows U.S. soldiers in the Abu Gharib prison involved in group sex or having orgies. ...You want to know how wild it is over there? I guess already six soldiers got purple hearts for Chlamydia." —Jay Leno
Why would all of our petroleum reserves be located in two neighboring states? Doesn't sound too safe or smart to me.
"President Bush planning for a quick exit from Iraq. He's doing that to avoid a quick exit from the White House." —Jay Leno
LIMA, OH (IWR News Parody) - President Bush this afternoon broke his nose by running head first into his limo door. According to White House sources, Mr. Bush was suffering from a 'psychological relapse' brought on when Mr. Bush came in contact with powdered sugar at the Nickles Bakery while on the campaign trail in Lima.
Mrs. Bush welcomes gay-issues debate
Boston Globe, MA
First Lady Says President Reads Papers Regularly
Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA
Malta Moon Rock Goes Missing Reuters
Australian soldier Andrew Nichols sits below a relief artwork in Baghdad in this May 4, 2004 handout photograph. Nichols is part of Operation Catalyst, Australia's defence contribution to coalition military operations in Iraq and includes training the new Iraqi Army and helping facilitate the transition of Iraq to self-government. Picture taken May 4, 2004. (Australian Defence Force/Lance Corporal Neil Ruskin
Giuliani gets rude greeting from families of 9/11 victims
Ithaca Journal, NY - 5-20-04a 10-page staff report saying that basic flaws in the city's emergency 911 phone system denied ...
Giuliani made another interesting comment in his testimony yesterday--he mentioned that it was the vice president who called him about an hour after the attacks on 911.
911 Commission Website
Giuliani's testimony is the only one without a transcript, as of noon on 5-20-04. I wonder why.
Click here for the 911 Commission's website
see Janeane Garofalo on "The Daily Show" Wednesday night?
She called DUMBya "a fundamentalist" and Jon Stewart questioned
that. "I knew he was a born-again Christian but..."
Without missing a beat, Janeane said "No, he IS a fundamentalist. He
believes in all this 'Rapture' stuff. THAT's why he's trashing the
Even if this stuff he believes in was true (ha ha), what gives
DUMBya the impression that the folks in heaven would take HIM? (The
guy's as delusional as he is arrogant, greedy and stupid!)
What gives Dumbya the right to think he would go to heaven is the same right that gives Dennis Hastert the "kahonees" to lecture John McCain on sacrifice in wartime. Compassionate Conservative Arrogance.
You might be a right wing republican if...you never understood what was so funny about Alex Keaton.
A window washer is seen from below as he cleans a glass roof in Shanghai.