August 17,  2004  Tuesday



Bush Troop Plan Vague on Movements in Asia
Voice of America, DC - 8-17-04
President Bush's plan to withdraw up to 70,000 troops from overseas bases contained few specifics, particularly about Asia. Some ...

3 Fort Hood soldiers killed in Iraq
News 8 Austin, TX - 8-17-04
Three Fort Hood soldiers have been identified as killed in action in the strife-torn Iraqi city of Najaf...
American: U.S. knew of operation
Concord Monitor, NH - 8-17-04
Afghanistan -Jonathan Keith Idema, the American accused of running a freelance anti-terror operation and ...

Do you think that W or Kerry could last a year in the Iraqi desert?

My money is on Kerry.

"Our president is a Christian? So was Adolf Hitler. "
-- Kurt Vonnegut

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

"The president said, 'America is absolutely better off today than it was 4 years ago.' Then he said, 'Did I say America, I meant Chevron.'" -- Bill Maher

The GOP Hits New York (Sing to "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again")

The GOP bash will soon be here.
Oh, no! Oh, no!
Won't give 'em a hearty welcome cheer.
Oh, no! Oh, no!
They'll swarm our bars and they'll crowd our streets.
They'll praise and laud their nominees.
And we won't feel gay when
The GOP hits New York.

Republican pols in NYC.
Oh, no! Oh, no!
The rest of my song parody is here:

Disturbing News

Republican Shenanigans


C'mon, Senator John...fight back!

good to see your web site updated. with all the bad weather i was worried about 
you good folks 
with respect and best wishes to all 
Thanks Roo. Luckily, we didn't get hit by Bonnie or Charley.

Good News

WOW! Thank you so much Lisa. This is a great Site!!
Jo-Ann in Brooklyn

I agree. More proof that all blondes aren't dumb.

Electronic Voting News

"Does the world need another daytime talk show? Absolutely not, but I do think you could argue that daytime TV has never been better, and some of the best TV is now happening in daytime."  -- JANE PAULEY, who starts her own daytime talk show this month

 Bush-Prison-Torture News

Seen on the fabulous


Go-F*** -Yourself News


"The president finally explained why he sat in that classroom on 9/11 for 7 minutes after he was told the country was under attack. He said he was 'collecting his thoughts.' What a time to start a new hobby.'" -- Bill Maher

Biz/Tech News

 “John Kerry is well read and well bred.  I can’t say that about George Bush.” –- C-SPAN caller 8-17-04

Kerry/Edwards News

Odd News


Hubble finds bubble, the nebula N44F, which, at left, is being inflated by a stellar wind, creating an interstellar bubble. The bubble forms when an extremely hot star is surrounded by a cloud of cooler gas, and the stellar wind emitting from the star pushes the gas, causing a bubble to form. (NASA, ESA)