July 7,  2004 Wednesday

Pentagon Deputy's Probes in Iraq Weren't Authorized, Officials Say

Los Angeles Times - 7-7-04

WASHINGTON — A senior Defense Department official conducted unauthorized investigations of Iraq reconstruction efforts and used their results to push for lucrative contracts for friends and their business clients, according to current and former Pentagon officials and documents...


Bush ready to attack Kerry

By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (July 7, 5:12 am PDT) - Slumping in the polls four months before the election, President Bush is sharpening his political attack lines. John Kerry is a flip-flopping liberal in the Bush playbook while his new Democratic running mate...

Bush Raises Issue of Edwards' Experience to Be VP
Reuters -

Bush Liked Less Than Saddam, Bin Laden
Reuters - 7-7-04
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - President Bush is disliked by more Hungarian secondary school children than former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden ...

No wonder the Republican attack dogs are after Kerry and Edwards. What else are they going to do, talk about their successes?

"The G.O.P.'s official Web site posted a news release asking, 'Who is John Edwards? A disingenuous, unaccomplished liberal and friend to personal injury trial lawyers.' You've really got to hand it to the Bush-Cheney team; they're the only campaign that could turn the word 'friend' into an insult." Jon Stewart

John Edwards, Esq.

Republicans believe that Americans will never elect a trial lawyer president. They're wrong.

By Joshua Green – Washington Monthly - October 2001

...Until he moved to the Senate, Edwards was a personal injury lawyer---the kind people most love to hate---and a very talented one. More than half his cases were medical malpractice suits. Many involved infants born with brain ...

"I was humbled by his offer and thrilled to accept it."


"Senator Edwards delivers his pessimism with a Southern drawl and a smile, but his message of a divided America rings hollow with voters that know our country is united."  Bush-Cheney spokesman

Disturbing News


Republican Shenanigans

US moves two tons of nuclear material out of Iraq
Ireland Online, Ireland - 7-7-04
The United States has removed from Iraq nearly two tons of uranium and hundreds of highly radioactive items that could have been used in a so-called dirty bomb ...

Pimpin' for Votes

"What was it, 91-92 degrees today? Man, I was sweatin' like President Bush watching 'Fahrenheit 9/11."' Jay Leno

Good News

"Hopefully… George Bush will end up back in Crawford and spend the next several years trying to figure out if he really did make mistakes." Steve Rosenthal

NEW YORK CITY (IWR Parody News) - The New York Post issued a correction to an earlier edition that mistakenly said that John Kerry picked Dick Gephardt as his running mate.  What the Post really meant to say was that Gomez Addams was selected as Kerry's VP candidate.


"John Kerry has picked John Edwards as his running mate. ... The New York Post reported John Kerry chose Dick Gephardt. But at the last second, John Kerry decided to go with a candidate with eyebrows." Jay Leno

Biz/Tech News

Bill Clinton to release some papers early
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - 7-7-04
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Former President Clinton will release thousands of domestic-policy records from his presidency nearly a year sooner than the law requires. ...

I wonder if there is any dirt about Republicans in those papers?

Odd News

There is no better time than right now to be happy, so
work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt,
and dance like no one's watching.





A photograph shows a preserved 'stout infantfish' which is about seven millimeters long during its unveiling as a new species at the Australian Museum, in Sydney, July 7, 2004. The museum has submitted the record-setting fish for inclusion into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's smallest vertebrate. The creature is paedomorphic, meaning that adults retain larval characteristics, but has a recorded lifespan of only about 60 days. It is so small that one million of the creatures would weigh almost one kilogram. (Australian Museum/Handout)