July 29, 2004 Thursday
Seattle Post Intelligencer 7-29-04
The Democrats' vice presidential nominee last night confronted the Republicans' vaunted attack machine with a defense built on broad smiles and a steely determination to occupy the higher ground....
Sharpton to Bush: 'Our Vote is not for Sale'
Lott throws barbs at Kerry
...Lott took the podium to blast Kerry and his running mate, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina. He referred to the Democratic ticket as "waffles and grits."...
Lott and Sharpton: Sharp comments from two of the worst-hair guys from each side.
"Did you all hear former President Clinton's speech Monday night? It was great. ... You know it made me kind of nostalgic. It reminded me of a different time when presidents could actually talk." Jay Leno
"A computer crash wiped out voting records from Miami-Dade County's touch screen voting machines. ... A voting problem in Florida? ... Nooooo! Officials were shocked. They said, 'We had voting records? Who knew?' The good news, officials said this will not impact the election in November. Those votes will be counted and lost by hand!" Jay Leno
Militant group posts Internet warning against participation in ... Boston Globe, MA
Powell welcomes Saudi plan on Iraq CNN International
Bomb kills six people in Afghan mosque Boston Globe, MA
Afghanistan may implode, say MPs BBC News, UK
World News -- 110 deaths as Iraq government completes one month: New Kerala, India
Islamists Threaten Europe with "Bloody War" Deutsche Welle, Germany
Al Jazeera: Iraqi Group Beheaded 2 Pakistanis for Hugging US ... Pakistan News Service, Pakistan
Iraqis sue Britain over custody deaths ABC Online, Australia
UN Regrets Aid Group's Decision To Leave Afghanistan Radio Free Europe, Czech Republic
Chalabi Reinvents Himself as a Populist Los Angeles Times
Seen on www.makethemaccountable.com
Message passing around the Internet
I know where Osama Bin Laden is hiding!
Pentagon officials have been unable to locate Bin Laden because he has found a place to hide out where:
1) it is easy to get in if you have money;
2) no one will recognize or remember you;
3) no one will realize you have disappeared;
4) no one keeps any records of your comings and goings; and
5) you have no obligations or responsibilities.
The mystery, however, is how Bin Laden found out about the Texas Air National Guard in the first place.
"Illinois senatorial candidate Barak Obama, he's the new rising star of the Democratic Party. He gave the keynote address at the Democratic convention. When they told President Bush about Obama, Bush said, 'Isn't that the guy we can't find? Why don't we grab him? He was right there!"' Jay Leno
Seniors avoid Medicare drug program Detroit Free Press, MI
Joe Conason: Scaife's hired hack deserved Teresa's ire
Republicans Hammer on Wartime Steadiness Washington Post, DC
Republicans Say Only They Know How to Wage War Capitol Hill Blue, VA
Using Drugs to Control Depression, Erratic Behavior
By TERESA HAMPTON
Editor, Capitol Hill Blue
Jul 28, 2004, 08:09
President George W. Bush is taking powerful anti-depressant drugs to control his erratic behavior, depression and paranoia, Capitol Hill Blue has learned...
I wonder what kind of drugs W is using? I sure hope it's not Viagra.
AHNC Central American Bureau Update: The road to AHNC is rocky clay and sand that resembles a mortar-shelled practice range. When it rains heavily, most people avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. But a friend, Jaco (a furniture maker who creates artworks), needed a ride home. The twenty-mile trip was similar to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. I stopped my mini Suzuki just short of a four foot deep raging river that used to be a dry creek bed and imagined the headline: Two Americans, Frenchman lost in jungle.
My Girl Scout instincts kicked in, and we sat and had a cigarillo. Within minutes, a monster SUV came by and offered Jaco a ride the rest of the way. Dave and I watched them plow into the muddy current, the water reaching halfway up the tailgate. But they emerged on the other bank and climbed the hill safely. My Suzuki would have floated down that river like a paper boat. Dave exhaled deeply and said, “Good decision, Lisa.” He’s helpful that way.
I made a slip n’ slide K turn and returned to the bureau without incident.
only people who get jobs in Washington are the people who lobby for jobs."
GARY HART, a delegate to the Democratic National Convention
New US tariffs on shrimp imports
Financial Times, UK
Filmmaker Moore, talker O'Reilly spar in Boston USATODAY.com
Michael Moore Bringing Cameras to Florida to Monitor November Election Democracy Now, NY
'Fahrenheit 9/11' plays near Bush ranch Tacoma News Tribune, WA
'Fahrenheit 9/11' sets record in German debut Expatica, Netherlands
WASHINGTON (IWR News Parody) - After seeing John Edwards electrifying speech at the Democratic Convention in Boston last night, White House sources said Karl Rove ordered Vice President Dick Cheney to begin wearing a toupee until the election is over to help make him look younger and a lot less like a 'bad parody of Uncle Fester' from the Addams Family.
Accused Soldier Says He Was Ordered Washington Post, DC
No body, possibly no case Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
seek larger share of black vote
Indianapolis Star, IN - Jul 23, 2004
... steering committee" of prominent black leaders to promote Bush's policies and a national tour of party officials with the flamboyant boxing promoter Don King. ...
Go-F*** -Yourself News
Whistle-Blowing Said to Be Factor in an FBI Firing New York Times, NY
Cheney defends war, jabs Kerry, Edwards Boston Herald, MA
Vice president praises Marines, says terrorism must be eradicated San Francisco Chronicle, CA
Fed says economy may be entering summer 'soft patch' Tallahassee Democrat, FL
A Linux Desktop for Die-Hard Windows Users Ziff Davis
Zindows Worm Follows MyDoom's Path PC World
Graphic by Strum
democratic Convention News
Kerry Acceptance Speech to Display Vietnam Experience Washington Post, DC
The Table Is Set for Kerry New York Times, NY
Reject hateful policies of past: Edwards Toronto Star, Canada
Specter not joining GOP attack on Edwards Allentown Morning Call, PA
A Double For Johnny 'Two Americas' CBS News
Convention Calendar Salt Lake Tribune, UT
7/29/04 - Here We Go Again Pt II
Bob Witkowski - AtWitsEnd
Ah, the joys of the Dem Convention and the weird ways of the Cable Media. Just what is it about The Usual Gang of Idiots that makes them so confrontational over trivia when it comes to Democrats? I mean just how much and how often and how breathy can the doyens at CNN and MSNBC cover Teresa's 'Shove it' comment? Or how much can they keep brandishing the wand of 'Bush Bashing' each time a Democratic speaker makes mention of any of the myriad failures of the Bush Administration?…
Ultrasonic Squirrel a Mammalian First Discovery Channel
"We're learning more and more about potential first lady Teresa Heinz Kerry. Very well educated woman. Did you know that? In fact she can say 'shove it' in five different languages." Jay Leno
A baby Panda just chilling.