May 24-25 2003 Weekend Edition
By Molly Ivins 5-24-03
On the streets of Baghdad, there are no heroes or villains. Only ...
Haider Tahab was so quiveringly angry that the blood vessels at his temples seemed ready to burst. He kept returning to deliver another blast of point-blank invective, as if driven by a compulsion that would only fully be relieved once he had hit someone.
Tax plan relief to some, not much to others
Brevard residents reacted differently to President Bush's efforts to stimulate the economy with billions of dollars in tax cuts -- with some families saying they applaud the move, others that it's simply not enough and is aimed more at the rich.
Today's cartoon was inspired by the unrighteous right's obsession with sex. It's fun to be able to return the favor.
ALL HAT NO CATTLE MERCENARY JOURNALIST
Dirty Laundry Done Dirt Cheap
TERROR ALERT GIRL OF THE MONTH
Princess of the Project
"The Bush family has a longer rap sheet than my in-laws." Anita Beer at the Republican Fundraiser, GOPigs at the Trough, Washington, DC.
PS. The box below is the anonymous machine. If you care to express yourself, please feel free to email us. Let us know if you just feel like writing and don't want something posted.
Create Peace! ZeldaM Email Zelda
HELP US CHOOSE THE NEXT
TERROR ALERT GIRL OF THE MONTH
SEND IN YOUR ANONYMOUS ENTRIES FOR THE JUNE TERROR ALERT GIRL
We can have a lot of fun with this.
SOME VIEWER SUGGESTIONS for Terror Alert Girl of the Month:
Veritas: <blush> - I should
give others their 15 minutes of fame. -Lisa
By THOMAS HARGROVE and GUIDO H. STEMPEL III, Scripps Howard News Service
(May 23, 8:30
p.m. PDT) - Americans are fairly certain the use of military force in Iraq
was the right thing to do, but they are considerably less confident that
Saddam Hussein had stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction before the war
Police, Dressed As Homeless, Give Tickets
Thu May 22, 7:25 AM ET
(Kissimmee, FL) Homeless advocates are outraged by an operation where undercover police officers dressed as vagrants, observed drivers running red lights or committing other traffic violations, then radioed ahead to other officers who stopped those cars and wrote tickets.
"Today, the United Nations approved a resolution to lift the sanctions against Iraq. ... Yeah, the move will allow Iraqis to buy things they don't have, such as medicine and weapons of mass destruction." —Conan O'Brien
Sent in By Erich Mengl
You said: "It has become a crazy world since Bush went to the US Supreme Court to stop the counting of votes in Florida. It has been a downhill slide since that single event."
I would say that it went downhill when the DNC cut Ralph Nader out of the debates the previous fall. By removing other candidates, Gore set himself up for a simplistic GOPig polarity game, and didn't have Nader to scream bloody murder in Florida when no one else would (other than the Black Caucus and a few of us crazy protesters).
By turning against democracy, the Dems got their arses handed to them by real evil. It is a lesson not learned if the Supremes are given the credit for destroying our democracy.
The Democratic Party leadership did it----the Supremes just peed on their cowardly heads afterward.
When did the downhill slide begin?
Did it begin with McCarthyism?
Or was it when when the Democratic National Committee was burglarized by Nixon's henchmen?
Or was it when Reagan-Bush decided to illegally sell weapons behind Congress' back to Iran?
Or possibly was it when Donald Rumsfeld met with Saddam Hussein and discussed those Weapons of Mass Destruction?
Or maybe it began with Newt Gingrich and his Contract ON America?
Or possibly maybe all these republican shenanigans just started when Bush went to the US Supreme Court to stop the vote counting in Florida, where his brother was governor?
The single event I noted began a highly visible downhill slide -- no breaks in time.
I blame Gore for not having Bill Clinton campaign for him. Selection 2000 could have been avoided.
Nader has become too shrill for my taste -- although I agree with him on many issues.
Thanks for writing.
Subject: Senator Byrd
No homer, not hardly. The Senator served up an
infield blooper of fuzzy rhetoric and hot air.
Senator Byrd is a work of art. Of course that is a kind of neo-ante bellum art, cloaked once in sheet and
hood, dripping with sugary rhetoric, and snuggled securely in the certainty that the the barrel of pork in his native W. Virginia will go on for as long as the white maned fossil remains the darling of under educated voters.
The Senator's carping criticism about the war, it's purpose and its outcome, seems silly to most, sour grapes at best, hollow, short sighted, illogical, and uttered in haste.
We feel sorry for Senator Byrd. He is on his way to becoming a bit of an anachronism, charming, perhaps, but utterly out of touch with the realities of his time. Sort of like Ramsey Clark.
I was in W. Virginia many decades ago. Poverty was rampant. Roads were few and in horrible condition.
Today, W. Virginia has roads, federal and private jobs and other such pork brought in by Senator Byrd.
Do you consider Georgia federal funding of MARTA in Atlanta pork? Or all the Georgia military bases pork?
The people of W. Virginia should be grateful to Senator Byrd.
One man's pork is another's treasure.
"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights." Napoleon Bonaparte
I protected Texas from Oklahoma
during the Vietnam war while
John McCain was a POW.
Ain't I cool?
Viewer Commentary anonymously sent to Zelda
Tax cuts for the wealthy cannot
return to the economy while continued off shore movement of tax refunds and
corporate profits are permitted.
republicans are boring. loud and
I have one question today. Why
did Hillary Clinton have to give up her law practice during her husband's
Presidency, yet no one raised a fuss about Barbara Bush having her picture
on all those oatmeal boxes during George H.W. Bush's Presidency?
It's nice to hear the name Annika in the news instead of Monica.
Sorenstam Misses Cut in PGA Experiment
Stamford Advocate, CT - 5-23-03
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Annika Sorenstam ended her experiment on the PGA Tour the
same way it started: making a pressure-packed shot in front of an enormous ...
a heavily armed population and a severe crime wave, U.S. forces in Iraq on
Friday outlined a new weapons policy that bans automatic and heavy weapons.
Seen on www.buzzflash.com
Where're Osama, Saddam and the unused weapons of mass destruction? - Lisa