August 25,  2004  Wednesday

Kerry Calls for Rumsfeld's Resignation

AP -- 8-25-04

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called Wednesday for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign and urged President Bush to appoint an independent investigation to provide reforms after a report faulted all levels of the military for abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.


Report links Rumsfeld to `brutal' prison abuse

Toronto Star, Canada 8-25-04

WASHINGTON—The U.S. chain of command from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld down created conditions ...

Bush-Cheney lawyer advised anti-Kerry vets
MSNBC -- 8-25-04
By Dana Milbank and Thomas B. Edsall. CRAWFORD, Texas -- A top lawyer in President Bush's reelection campaign acknowledged Tuesday ...

Rumsfeld should resign because of the prison abuse, and Bush/Cheney should resign because of the medal abuse.

"George W. Bush DOES have a military record.
It's 'The Ballad of the Green Berets' by Barry Sadler."
-- Steve, All Hat No Cattle Viewer

Clintons, John McCain Visit Iceland

AP -- Tue Aug 24,11:54 PM ET

U.S. Sens. Hillary Clinton and John McCain visited Iceland on Tuesday to study its use of alternative energies, but they were upstaged by former President Bill Clinton, whose separate 11-hour visit captivated the local media.

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


Graphic by Paul Micarelli

Locusts invade "Passion of Christ" town

Reuters, 8-25-04

Millions of locusts swarmed into the ancient stone city, scaring tourists off outdoor patios and evoking some playful comparisons to Old Testament plagues

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Senator Max Cleland

Cleland Tries to Deliver Letter to Bush
ABC News - 8-25-04
CRAWFORD, Texas Aug. 25, 2004 — Former Democratic Sen. Max Cleland tried to deliver a letter protesting ads challenging John Kerry's ...

So Bush is on vacation and wouldn't meet with Max Cleland.  Isn't that dishonoring a war hero?  Sounds like Bush wants the medal abuse to continue.

California Blogger denied medical service because of political views

Disturbing News

Republican Shenanigans

Good News



Subject: Smart women

 Barbara Walters of 20/20 did a story on gender roles in Kabul several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked about 5 paces behind their husbands.

 She returned to Kabul recently and observed that women still walk behind their husbands, but now seem to walk even further back and are happy with the old custom.

 Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with the old custom that you used to try and change?"

 "Land mines," said the woman




 I walk behind my husband so he won't step on my toes.

Bush-Prison-Torture News

Kerry should be calling for Bush and Cheney to resign, considering there are now three dots connecting the Bush campaign and the Swift Boat Veterans.

 "You'd be amazed at the number of people who want to introduce themselves to you in the men's room," he said. "It's the most bizarre part of this entire thing." –- John Kerry commenting on his presidential run on the Daily Show

Editorial: Dole's ugly partisanship
The Capital Times, WI -- 8-25-04
When Bob Dole sought the presidency in 1980, 1988 and 1996, he and his supporters reminded voters that he was a decorated World War II veteran. ...

Go-F*** -Yourself News


Kerry/Edwards News

 “You could not have picked a better time to be in New York City. We have the protesters, we have the closed streets, gridlock, we have the bomb alerts, heightened security. Where are you going next, Najaf?”  -- David Letterman

Odd News

A simulation of the Beagle 2 on Mars. The British scientist who masterminded the ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, which vanished while attempting to land on Mars, said he wanted to try again and has asked NASA for a ride to the Red Planet. (Beagle 2)