July 22, 2004 THURSDAY

Rumsfeld knew all about me, says American 'jailer' held in Kabul
Guardian, UK - 7-22-04
The saga of "Jack" Idema, the American arrested for running a private interrogation centre in Afghanistan, took a new twist yesterday when he claimed that he ...

Hersh: US troops sodomized Iraqi boys
San Francisco Bay View, CA - 
... investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who first revealed the abuse scandal in ... memo reveals that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld personally authorized ...
Afghanistan: US Military Now Admits To Contacts With 'Renegade' ...
Radio Free Europe 7-22-04
The growing scandal arising from the US abuse of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan ... e-mail contact with the office of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and with ...

Gee, do you think our soldiers received orders to abuse prisoners of war?

The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News

 "According to USA Today, many colleges and universities all around the country are trying to be more gay friendly. In a related story, Oral Roberts University is now Anal Roberts University."  Conan O'Brien

Disturbing News


“President Bush said today that he is looking into whether Iran had anything to do with 9/11, but he's not declaring war yet. He said, first, he wants to know all the facts. So apparently, he's trying a new strategy.” Jay Leno

 Republican Shenanigans


Good News

 “President Bush has caused a huge international controversy after saying that Fidel Castro has made the Cuban sex tourist industry bigger than the one in Southeast Asia. Well, this has got congressional fact-finding tour written all over it, doesn't it?”  Jay Leno

Bush-Prison-Torture News


Go F*** Yourself News


Found Poem: Ice Fishing
Once upon a time there was a Presidential election 
that was too close to call. 
After ballot recounting and court challenges failed
to resolve the election,
a simple contest was suggested:
a weeklong ice fishing competition.
After a lot of back and forth, 
it was decided that the contest would take place 
on a remote frozen lake in North Dakota. 
There were to be no observers present 
at either man's site,
and each man was to be sent out separately 
and return daily with his catch 
for counting and verification.
At the end of the first day, 
John K. returned to the starting line with ten fish. 
Soon, George W. returned with no fish. 
Well, everyone assumes he is 
just having another bad hair day or something 
and hopes he will catch up the next day.
At the end of the second day 
John K. comes in with 10 fish again
and again George W. comes in with none.
That evening, Dick C.
gets together secretly with George W.
and says, "George, I  think John K. 
is a lowlife, cheatin' son-of-a-gun. 
I want you to go out tomorrow 
and don't even bother with fishing. 
Just spy on him and see if he is cheating in any way."
The next night John K. comes back with 10 fish again,
and, of course, George W. with none.
Dick C. says to George W., 
"Well, what about it, is John K. cheatin'?"

"He sure is, Dick, he's cutting holes in the ice!"

israeli Ape Walks Upright

Monkey Apes Humans by Walking on Two Legs

AP - Wed Jul 21, 5:28 PM ET

A young monkey at an Israeli zoo has started walking on its hind legs only — aping humans — after a near death experience, the zoo's veterinarian said Wednesday...

Kerry's war didn't end in the Mekong

Tarred as a flip-flopper by Bush, he hasn't wavered since Vietnam

Sidney Blumenthal
Thursday July 22, 2004
The Guardian

John Kerry's political education is far deeper than that of senators who have merely legislated. He has journeyed to the heart of darkness many times and emerged to tell the tale. It was not simply that Kerry's commander in Vietnam was the model of the blood-thirsty bombastic colonel in Apocalypse Now…

Kerry/Edwards News


Biz/Tech News

Chan Lowe Cartoon - Click here

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the oil (and drug) companies for which it stands, one nation, under the man who speaks to Jesus, with liberty and justice for all who make over $200,000 a year.  Haaretz2

Click here for the Top 52 Reasons to Vote Republican in 2004
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fascism

Odd News

A painted bronze sculpture by Italian artist Rabarama sits in downtown Shanghai to promote the artist's exhibition that will be held at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.