May 23,  2004  Sunday Edition


Bush Suffers Minor Abrasions in Fall from Bicycle
Reuters - 5-23-04
By Caren Bohan. CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush suffered minor abrasions after falling off a mountain bike while cycling ...

Bush Twins Ready for Their Close-Up
Los Angeles Times (subscription), CA - 5-23-04
As they leave college and their relatively low profiles behind, the president's daughters will join his reelection campaign. By ...

Jenna Bush opts to skip graduation ceremony 

Boston Globe 5-23-04

AUSTIN, Texas -- President Bush wasn't the only one who skipped the pomp and circumstance of his daughter's graduation from the University of Texas yesterday. Jenna Bush did not participate ...

Who would have thought Bush would provide us with laughter after such a horrific week of news?



Report Links US General to Iraq Prison Abuse Case
Reuters - 5-23-04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for a soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib abuse case said a captain at the Iraqi prison has charged that Army Lt. Gen. ...

Sergeant Punished for Talk of Abuse
Washington Post, DC - May 21, 2004
By Josh White. A US Army military intelligence soldier who spoke publicly about alleged abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison this week ...

US Denies Report That General Saw Abuse
Tallahassee Democrat, FL - 5-23-04
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The US military command on Sunday denied a report that the top US general in Iraq was present during

Republican noses aren't only in American's sex lives.


"Not everyone can walk around in an alcoholic haze and then at the age of 40, decide to be president. You've got to work really hard." Jon Stewart at his alma mater, William & Mary

"On the job and elsewhere in life, choose your friends carefully." Advice from the president (who put Chalabi in power, then removed him, and son of the president who put Noriega in power and removed him) after receiving an honorary doctor of science degree from Louisiana State University


The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.

Theodore Roosevelt, Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903 ("Theodore Rex" - Edmund Morris)


Hi Dan,
Thanks for writing.
The quote you sent inspired me to write a little 2 line poem--yet untitled.

The sound of the death knell that would be so sweet
Is the snap of Bush branches beneath Kerry's feet

It is our only hope to stop the madness.

Rush Limbaugh and Private England: The Odd Couple

Disturbing News

Republican Sex-On-The-Brain News

DeWine fires aide for racy Web diary
Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH - 5-22-04
An entry-level aide to Ohio GOP Sen. Mike DeWine was fired Friday for posting "unsuitable and offensive" sexual material on a Web ...

Biz/Tech News


Graphic by Oz

Republican Shenanigans

"I was a Republican. Today, I am a Democrat. I am 75 years old. To have to wait three years to go to Cuba to see my grandson? He lost many thousands of votes here."  said Carlos Chediak, who voted for Bush in 2000

Nursery Crimes

Ahmad Chalabi told a lie.
Ahmad Chalabi made Bush cry.
But all of our tanks,
helicopters and troops,
couldn't change Chalabi's lies
to truth.

John Grant Japan




John Kerry News

Good News

You might be a rightwing republican think Clinton's recently-destroyed budget surplus was
"voodoo economics."

You might be a right wing republican respect a news organization that employs Oliver North

American Wart News

Republican Honor and Dignity in Congress

Rep. Tom Reynolds of New York, Matsui's Republican counterpart, said that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who on Thursday said Bush was an incompetent president, "should just go back to her pastel-colored condo in San Francisco and keep her views to herself" rather than blame Bush for the war.

Pelosi replied to Reynolds through an aide who said "the Democratic leader lives in a red brick townhouse in San Francisco," not a pastel condo

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., interrupted his questioning to observe that if Pelosi attended a hearing and listened to U.S. generals, she would "spend less time trying to bash those who are trying to protect this country" and "might learn a thing or two."

Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo, defended Pelosi from Miller's attack, saying: "With all due respect, Mr. Miller, I sat here and listened to you politically attack the leader of my party who I think asked some very serious and sobering questions. And if you're going to turn this into a political meeting perhaps you should leave this building to do that."

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Odd News

Are You Enjoying yourself at All Hat No Cattle?

You might be a right wing republican think that the fossil record is the work of the devil


Approximately 3,000 Los Angeles school children sit in the sand to form the message 'keep oceans alive!' Friday, May 21, 2004, at Dockweiler Beach in Los Angeles. The aerial art was part of a statewide Ocean Day beach cleanup, which the students also participated in as part of an Adopt-A-Beach school assembly program. (City of Los Angeles, Rene Macura, HO)


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