Tuesday edition - July 4, 2006
Bush gives Fort Bragg pep talk
Guard: 2,500 troops at border states; 483 in position
Despite concerns, Discovery makes July 4 liftoff;
1st shuttle ...
On this 4th of July, I'm going to grill a steak, my Dan Quayle Potatoe Salad is made and I'm now preparing my Republican Coleslaw made with tart apples and pecans (any NUT will do) .
Be patriotic: Save your fireworks for ammo in Bush's next unnecessary war. -- Zing!
Iraq power official, bodyguards kidnapped AP
Al-Zarqawi's death fails to stop bloodshed AP
Five Afghans working at US base shot dead
Soldiers hunt Taliban in Afghan's south AP
Ex-GI charged in rape of Iraqi, killings AP
Rice puts $5 million bounty on Al-Masri AP
Congressman visits U.S. military in Iraq AP
Report: Al Qaeda using Iraq as terrorist training ground
RUMSFELD SUBPOENAED ON ABU GHRAIB Free Market News Network, FL
Producer: Marine shelves Iraq song AP
Prepping Puberty "Patriots"
Parents and teachers are
complaining that the latest issue of a popular magazine for preteens amounts to
little more than an early recruitment pitch for the Army.
Cobblestone magazine, which is put out by Carus Publishing in Peterborough, is aimed at children ages 9-14 and is distributed nationwide to schools and libraries. Its latest issue features a cover photo of a soldier in Iraq clutching a machine gun and articles on what it's like to go through boot camp, a rundown of the Army's "awesome arsenal"
Subject: July 4th.
The day Americans celebrate their independence from King George.
As the rhetoric from the right wing of the Republicans gets more heated every day,
I'd like you to take a few extra moments to read about the philosophies of
the liberals and the conservatives to see which you truly support
and to see why so many of us former Republicans
no longer support the Republican party.
Happy 4th of July, Alan.
I can't add a thing.
"To his credit President Bush knew all the protocol when meeting a Japanese prime minister. He's had a lot of practice bowing to oil company executives." --Jay Leno
Spain mourns train crash victims
LBJ had doubts about the Freedom of Information Act Houston Chronicle
Plame Game Cont'
President Bush told the special prosecutor in the
Plame/CIA leak case "that he directed Vice President Cheney to personally lead
an effort to counter allegations made by former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV,
" Murray Waas writes today in his latest revelation for the National Journal.
Waas, who has broken a string of stories on this case, attributed the information to "people familiar with the president's statement."
Alaska Senator Ted Stevens is going to explain to us how the Internet works. Sit back and enjoy.
voted against an ammendment that would have regulated how much telcos can
charge to move traffic, in effect maintaining "network neutrality."
In explaining his opposition to the amendment, Stevens dropped these nuggets:
They want to deliver vast amounts of
information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something you just
dump something on. It's not a truck.
It's a series of tubes.
And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.
I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?
And we actually pay this fool a six figure salary?
"She is the right-wing punditry's equivalent of crack or crystal meth. " -- Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, of Ann Coulter
Meanwhile, Back to Diplomacy and North Korea
"Should North Korea take the provocative action of launching a missile the U.S. would respond appropriately, including by taking the necessary measures to protect ourselves," Julie Reside, a State Department spokeswoman
McCain heads down Florida campaign trail Phoenix Business Journal, AZ
The Coming Ballot Meltdown CBS News
Voting machines are faulty, software is poor. Republicans got elected. So, what's the problem?-- Zing!
When our government perpetually lies to its citizens and prohibits
our ability to have honest elections, they have no credibility. Which
opens the door to conspiracy theories on what actually happened on
September 11, 2001 vs. our government's account.
This Web site has many links related to that topic.
Don't know if you've previously referenced this subject on your site.
If not, consider doing so. Maybe even a new "9/11 Truth" section.
The following are particularly of interest:
This link explains why the ten-second collapse of the World Trade
Center buildings (North and South towers, and Building 7) contradict the
gravitational laws of physics, and why the "pancake" theory is bunk.
Which suggests there was controlled demolition of those buildings, and
that must have been planned ahead of time, since the buildings would not
have collapsed due to the impact of the aircraft or the jet fuel
damage. I like the blimp banner at the bottom of the page "In Gravity We
This link, from a non-profit Canadian organization, presents a list
of claims by our government which are essentially impossible to have
In this video (59 minutes, 41 seconds) physics professors and
engineers provide more of the above. About 15 minutes into the video, the
focus is on Building 7, and the leaseholder, Larry Silverstein, followed
by BYU physics professor Steven Jones, then Professor David Ray Griffin
is speaking to an audience at the University of Wisconsin at Madison,
then MIT Physicist and Engineer Jeff King (very good), etc.
This Loose Change 2nd Edition video (1 hour, 22 minutes) presents
"facts" which contradict what our government claims to have happened.
This one has over 6 hours of videos for The Citizens' Commission on
9-11, held on Sept 9, 2004 in New York City, with panelists describing
why the 9-11 Commission and our government white-washed the events of
that day, with no one ever held accountable.
Thank you so much for All Hat No Cattle. I sent you some money last
year, and just did so again.
I'm not affiliated with any of the above Web sites - just a citizen
in search of the truth.
Thanks so much Sol.
The more credible information we can gain, the better, unless you're a Bush supporter.
One does have to wonder when a president would not want an investigation into what happened on 9-11.
I believe that is why Ann
Coulter is maliciously beating up on the 9-11 widows who wanted an investigation
of 9-11 -- that was their crime, in Coulter 45's cross
Even though the 9-11 investigation was politically half assed, the fact that the president and vice president would not put their hand on the Bible, taints all their answers.
9-11 holds the key. The actions of Bush and his "supporters" are those of trying to keep 9-11 all locked up. Which will continue to fuel more questions.
Maybe that's their strategy.
Chaos causes confusion.
Slam Dunk Undunked
Weapons inspector David Kay gives Mr. George Tenet’s (CIA director) epitaph. “He wanted to be a player. He traded integrity for access.” When President Bush’s story of the alleged Niger uranium sale to Iraq in his State of the Union address proved false, President Bush blamed the CIA -- his signal to his pal Tenet to fall on his sword. Mr. Tenet’s reward: the Medal of Freedom. One wonders if he will ever display it with pride in his home.
Oil Prices Edge Up in Thin Trading Bay News 9, FL
Anti-piracy tool confuses users BBC News
I Wonder Who Chose the China?
The Clinton China rests on a table during a press preview of the dining room for the State Dinner in honor of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to the White House in Washington, DC. US President George W. Bush and Koizumi dined on a four-course feast featuring Texas Kobe beef.(Photo/Jim Watson)
President Bush took Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi to Graceland. The prime minister is a huge Elvis fan. There was one embarrassing moment when President Bush made the Japanese prime minister promise that when he visits Japan, he will take him to the Godzilla museum." --Jay Leno
AHNC 2002 Flashback
6 Former Guantanamo Inmates Face Charges Los Angeles Times
UN rights expert say Guantanamo may close year-end Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates
It's just so sophomoric to call Bush a jackass, or a body part, or a mentally-challenged lugnut. HOWEVER, it's as satisfying as it is necessary. -- Grant Gerver
Bush, Cheney raising ire in Fairfax Marin Independent-Journal, CA
It's time to play --NAME THAT TOON!
Left to right: Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi, Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley, George "Hey, Look At Me" Bush and wife, Laura, possibly in need of a Depends.
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Earth avoids disaster as asteroid comes as close as moon
NASA handout image from 2004 shows Earth rising over the Moon. An asteroid hurtling through space came within a hair's breadth -- in astronomical terms, at least -- of crashing into the Earth, US scientists said. (Photo/NASA-HO)
Wishing you all a peaceful 4th of July.