4th of July 2004 Edition
OneWorld.net- Sanjay Suri 7-2-04
...A report prepared by the top CIA official handling the matter says Saddam Hussein was not responsible for the massacre, and indicates that it was the work of Iranians...British government has gathered evidence that following the massacre the United States in fact armed Saddam Hussein to counter the Iranians chemicals for chemicals….
Listen to his victims, not Saddam, says White House
Saddam's trial to be televised
Saddam's trial won't begin till after the s-election. How convenient.
"Dick Cheney's had a little problem in these last few days with his choice of language here in America. If you think he's upset and cursing Democrats today, just wait until Nov. 2. We'll give him something to curse about." John Kerry
Two US marines killed, three hostages freed The Age, Australia
Insurgents Target Baghdad Hotels CBS News
Blair attacked by Scots soldier's mum The Scotsman, UK
Gaddafi's daughter joins Saddam legal team Ireland Online, Ireland
Yemen clarifies intention to send peacekeeping troops to Iraq Boston Globe, MA
Army Stage-Managed Fall of Hussein Statue Los Angeles Times
How many members of the Bush Administration are
needed to replace a light bulb?
The answer is SEVEN:
(1) One to deny that a light bulb needs to be replaced.
(2) One to attack and question the patriotism of anyone who asks
questions about the light bulb.
(3) One to blame the previous administration for the need of a new
(4) One to arrange the invasion of a country rumored to have a secret
stockpile of light bulbs.
(5) One to get together with Vice President Cheney and award a one
million dollar no-bid contract to Halliburton Industries for supplying
a light bulb.
(6) One to arrange a photo-op session showing the President changing
the light bulb while dressed in a flight suit and wrapped in an American
(7) And finally, one to explain the difference between screwing a light
bulb and screwing the country.
Sent in by Ken
4th of July Terror Alert Level from www.dumpbush.com
One million black votes didn't count in the 2000 presidential election
San Francisco Chronicle
Sunday, June 20, 2004
by Greg Palast
In the 2000 presidential election, 1.9 million Americans cast ballots that no one counted. "Spoiled votes" is the technical term. The pile of ballots left to rot has a distinctly dark hue: About 1 million of them -- half of the rejected ballots -- were cast by African Americans although black voters make up only 12 percent of the electorate.
This year, it could get worse....
It’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice. –Marlon Brando
We got a saying out where I live: "Dick Cheney before he Dicks you."
Colin Powell Sings Village People Song AP -
JAKARTA, Indonesia - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell donned a hard hat and tucked a hammer in his belt Friday to perform a version of the Village People's hit "YMCA" at the conclusion of Asia's largest security meeting — which tradition says ends with a night of skit and song...
This administration sure knows how to have a good time. Powell singing YMCA. Hmmm, doesn't that stand for Young Men's Christian Association?
Sounds of silence
Wed Jun 30,10:07 PM ET Variety
Pamela McClintock, STAFF
NEW YORK -- U.S. news networks agreed to let the American military censor out certain images of Saddam Hussein 's court hearing Thursday in Baghdad, one in a bizarre series of events surrounding coverage of the session….
Microsoft Releases Update for Browser Washington Post
Freedom Tower construction to begin Newsday, NY
Blum Quits Helm of a Turbulent Burger King Washington Post, DC
Pfizer to pay $60M to settle lawsuit MLive.com, MI
You Have Two Minutes to Refinance The Motley Fool
Dell Recalls Portable Power Adapters PC World
Dell Offers $100 Rebate for Old Apple IPods Reuters, UK
Apple: Sorry, We're Out Of iMacs TechWeb -
"I'm appalled that the Bush-Cheney campaign would intrude on a local congregation in this way," said Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, in reference to the campaign's request for congregation membership lists.
Cheney 'Em All
The "F word" and the "C word" and the "S word" and the rest
Must make some room for "Cheney."
As a curse word, it's the best.
Instead of saying "f**k you," just say "Cheney you" next time.
The rest is here:
Clinton Causes Halo To Appear
Carolyn Kay, the dynamic owner of www.makethemaccountable.com and our last elected president, William Jefferson Clinton, exchange niceties.
"Someone like George Bush sees rights and wrongs, blacks and whites. Artists cannot view the world that way." Nick Rabkin, director of the Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College, Chicago
wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and
the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side
table. He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and
pressed. Marty looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order,
spotless, clean. So is the rest of the house.
He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table, "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go shopping. Love you."
So he goes to the kitchen and sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating. Marty asks, "Son, what happened last night?"
His son says, "Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and delirious. Broke some furniture, puked in the hallway and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the door."
Confused, Marty asks, "So, why is everything in order and so clean, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?"
His son replies, "Oh that! Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you said, "Lady, leave me alone, I'm married!"
One self-induced hangover - $100
Broken furniture - $200
Breakfast - $10
Saying the right thing - priceless
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US probes new Afghan abuse claim CNN International
Kuwaiti Detainees in Guantanamo Allowed to Meet With Lawyers Voice of America, DC
Lawyers Sue for Guantanamo Detainees Bradenton Herald, FL
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Shells free of chemicals Seattle Times, WA
Bush Salutes Economic Policies, Troops Guardian, UK
George W. Bush, John Ashcroft and Katherine Harris go fishing on the lake by George W.'s ranch. While speeding across the lake, they hit a tree trunk that cracks a hole in the bottom of the boat. The boat starts to sink, so they look for life preservers and find only one.
George W. Bush says: "I'm the President selected by the Supreme Court. The people need me to protect the nation from the new world order and the growth of the new economy and computers and such."
John Ashcroft says: "I'm the Attorney General, and as the nation's chief law enforcement officer I must live so that there will be no fear or panic in the streets if you two should die. And besides, I have to outlaw abortion, affirmative action, campaign finance reform, environmental protection and same sex marriages to save the moral fiber of this country."
Finally, Katherine Harris says: "I'm the Florida Secretary of State and the state Republican Chairwoman, and I must survive so that I can deliver the votes needed by all the Republican officials throughout the state, and disenfranchise those minorities who vote for Democrats, so that Republicans may continue to be elected even though more people vote for Democrats."
And the three of them all agree that each has very good and moral arguments for the life preserver, so that they decide the only fair way to decide is by a vote. They cut up three squares of paper and vote by secret ballot. Then they open the ballots to tally them.
The first ballot says "George W. Bush -- one vote," the second ballot says "John Ashcroft -- one vote", and the third ballot says "Katherine Harris -- 37 votes."
Nader won't be on ballot in Ariz. Arizona Republic, AZ
Canada's First Space Telescope Finds Stellar 'Flat Liner' Science Daily (press release)
Flags at Half-Staff for Reagan to Rise Guardian, UK
John Kerry News
I never thought I would have to say this: "Gee, honey, I’m so happy that gas prices are below $2.50 a gallon!"
Security vulnerable to wireless hackers
CNN - Jun 30, 2004
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Although charged with making the nation more secure, the Department of Homeland Security has not taken the steps needed to secure its own ...
Mom Tells Astronaut to Wash Both Hands Washington Post, DC
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A worker walks near a 12-meter-high resin replica of the Statue of Liberty before its installation June 27 in Colmar, France. Colmar, hometown of Fredric-Auguste Bartholdi, sculptor and designer of New York's original Statue of Liberty. Bartholdi will inaugurate the world's biggest replica of the statue July 4. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
Maybe some day the Lady will be upright again.