June 22,  2004  Tuesday

Bush's Ratings Erode as Anti-Terror Fighter
Reuters - 6-22-04
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Public confidence in President Bush's ability to fight terrorism has significantly eroded, in a challenge to his re-election campaign as a ...

Official: Rumsfeld never approved 'water boarding'
CNN International - 6-22-04
WASHINGTON-- A senior defense official said the expected release of memos Tuesday will show that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld never approved...
South Korean Hostage Beheaded in Iraq -Al Jazeera
Reuters - 
DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iraqi group has carried out its threat to behead a South Korean hostage, Al Jazeera...

Kerry should save himself some advertising money and just sit back and watch.

"Only 12 days until we hand Iraq back over to the Iraqis. I don't think we're getting our security deposit back." —Jimmy Kimmel

"NBC announced that during the summer Olympics they will set a new record by airing over 1200 hours of coverage. Which is amazing because that's 10 hours longer than the coverage of Reagan's funeral." –Conan O’Brien


Alternate Meanings for Words

The Washington Post published its yearly

contest in which readers are asked to supply alternate

meanings for various words. And the winners are...


1. Coffee (n.), a person who is coughed upon.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you

        have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat


4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.

6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you

        absent-mindedl answer the door in your nightgown.

7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle (n.), an olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence (n.) the emergency vehicle that picks you up

       after you are run over by a steamroller

10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.

12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified demeanor assumed

        by a proctologist  immediately before he examines you.

13. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation

        with Yiddish expressions

14. Pokemon (n), A Jamaican proctologist.

15. Frisbeetarianism (n), The belief that, when you die,

       your Soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent (n.), the opening in the front of boxer


Disturbing News


Republican Shenanigans

Republican Moonies?

Hail to the Moon king
The deeply weird coronation of Rev. Sun Myung Moon in a Senate office building -- crown, robes, the works -- is no longer one of Washington's best-kept secrets.
By John Gorenfeld

June 21, 2004  |  You probably imagine your congressman hard at work in the Capitol debating legislation, making laws -- you know, governing. But your newspaper probably didn't tell you that one night in March, members of Congress hosted a crowning ritual for an ex-convict and multibillionaire who dressed up in maroon robes and declared himself the Second Coming....

Dayton, Coleman surprised that event was linked to Rev. Moon
Duluth News Tribune, MN - 6-22-04

I wonder if we are being taken over by the Christian right or Sun Myung Moon? Just asking.

"The former president and future best-selling author, Chelsea's father and my constituent." -- Sen. HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON introducing husband BILL CLINTON at his book party in New York, according to the New York Post.

Fans Line Up to Buy Clinton's Book
ABC News - 6-22-04
NEW YORK June 22, 2004 — Eager for a few seconds of face time with their idol, hundreds of Bill Clinton's fans crowded along several city blocks Tuesday near ...

Have fans ever lined up to buy a book by a republican president?

"Bill Clinton said in an interview that will air on 60 Minutes, that he had an affair with Monica Lewinsky because he could -- and that he was with Paula Jones because he lost a bet." Jay Leno


Cheney's Churns Change the Dialogue from The Daily Scribble

"Rumors have restarted that the Republican ticket will not be Bush-Cheney. But today those rumors were put to rest when Cheney said, 'No, I'm keeping him on the ticket.'" —Jay Leno

Good News


Biz/Tech News

"John McCain was out campaigning with President Bush over the weekend. And the White House said they're doing it because they are on the same team. You know kind of the way Shaq and Kobe are on the same team."  Jay Leno

John Kerry News

Break Time

Odd News

A molten mixture of gold, silver, copper and zinc that will be used to make 1,650 rings for U.S. Olympic athletes, coaches and staff is poured out of a furnace Thursday, June 17, 2004, at OC Tanner in Salt Lake City.(HO/Olympic Committee)