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August 26  2003 Tuesday

Postwar Deaths of US Troops in Iraq Exceeds Combat Deaths
New York Times - 8-26-03

... A total of 141 United States soldiers have died from May 1 to toda..., when President Bush declaredthe end of major combat there, has surpassed the number of American deaths in ...
       Postwar Deaths Match War Toll - MENAFN
US deaths surpass Iraq war total - CN

GAO: Cheney Denied Papers on Energy Panel
Guardian, UK - 8-26-03
... `As gas prices reach historic levels and the nation's energy infrastructure is
pushed beyond its limits, the Bush administration has decided their energy ...

Setting the North Korea agenda
Asia Times Online, Hong Kong - 8-26-03
... Top of the list, of course, are weapons of mass destruction ... Many in the administration of US President George W Bush want to kill KEDO, yet China ...

Yes, the Connecticut Cowboy has given us the shaft right in the gas tank.

I guess I should expect that from a failed oilman, who just invaded a country full of oil.  Makes sense to me.

It's Wild and Wacky in W's World

Fox News abandons suit vs. Al Franken
Atlanta Journal Constitution, GA - 8-26-03
NEW YORK -- Fox News dropped its lawsuit against Al Franken on Monday, three days after a federal judge refused to block the writer and humorist from using the ...

10 Commandments still in Alabama courthouse
CBC News, Canada - 8-26-03
... The charges stem from Moore's refusal to obey a federal court order and remove his Ten Commandments monument from public areas of the Alabama Judicial Building ...

Autistic boy's death at church ruled homicide
CNN -8-26-03

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (CNN) -- An 8-year-old autistic boy who died at a prayer service where church members tried to heal him of "spirits" was suffocated, the medical examiner's office said Monday.

The above block of stories reflect Compassionate Conservatism at its finest.  Don't ya think?

Investigators blame flawed NASA culture for crash of space shuttle
CBC News, Canada - 8-26-03

WASHINGTON (AP) - The destruction of space shuttle Columbia and the death of its seven astronauts were caused by a NASA culture driven by schedule, starved for funds and burdened with an eroded, insufficient safety program, investigators said Tuesday.

The Columbia Accident Investigation Board, in a wide-ranging analysis of decades of NASA history, said the space agency's attitude toward safety is little improved since the 1986 Challenger disaster, which also killed seven....

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NASA needs sweeping changes?  NASA needs to keep all politics out of science. 

After all, Columbia fell apart right near Crawford, Texas.

Do you think Republican or Democrat presidents pressure NASA more? 

JFK put a lot of pressure on NASA saying that we would go to the moon in less than a decade.

Under Ron "Star Wars" Reagan, Challenger exploded on a day that was too cold for a blast off.

Under Bush, Colombia was damaged during take off, we all saw the tape--and they still told them to fly it back to earth.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out they made wrong decisions both times.

Ex-NASA engineer: Shuttle report finds safety program lacking
CNN Europe, Europe - 8-26-03
... Former NASA engineer Randy Avera read the report before its official release
and discussed its findings Tuesday with CNN's Miles O'Brien. ...

Shuttle report blames NASA culture

Remember Harken Energy?  That's the failed company Bush owned.

It's around 50 cents a share. 

No wonder we're in trouble.



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Rules for Being A Good Republican

1) You have to believe that the nation's 8-year prosperity prior to W's administration was due to the work of Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush, but that today's growing deficit and rising gas prices are all Clinton's fault.

2) You have to believe that those privileged from birth achieve success all on their own.

3) You have to be against government programs, except Social Security checks on time.

4) You have to believe that government should stay out of people's lives, yet you want government to regulate your personal sexual and reproductive decisions.

5) You have to believe that pollution is ok, so long as it makes a profit.

6) You have to believe in prayer in schools, as long as you don't pray to Allah or Buddha.

7) You have to believe that a woman cannot be trusted with decisions about her own body, but that large multi- national corporations should have no regulation or interference whatsoever.

8) You love Jesus and Jesus loves you and, by the way, Jesus shares your hatred of AIDS victims, homosexuals, and former President Clinton.

9) You have to believe that society is colorblind and growing up black in America doesn't diminish your opportunities, but you still won't vote for Alan Keyes.

10) You have to believe that it was wise to allow Ken Starr to spend $50 million dollars to attack Clinton because no other U.S. presidents have ever been unfaithful to their wives.

11) You have to believe that a waiting period for purchasing a handgun is bad because quick access to a new firearm is an important concern for all Americans.

12) You have to believe it is wise to keep condoms out of schools, because we all know if teenagers don't have condoms they won't have sex.

13) You have to believe that the ACLU is bad because they defend the Constitution, while the NRA is good because they defend the Constitution.

14) You have to believe the AIDS virus is not important enough to deserve federal funding proportionate to the resulting death rate and that the public doesn't need to be educated about it, because if we just ignore it, it will go away.

15) You have to believe that biology teachers are corrupting the morals of 6th graders if they teach them the basics of human sexuality, but the Bible, which is full of sex and violence, is good reading and right on the mark.

16) You have to believe that Chinese communist missiles have killed more Americans than handguns, alcohol, and tobacco.

17) You have to believe that even though governments have supported the arts for 5000 years and that most of the great works of Renaissance art were paid for by governments, our government should shun any such support. After all, the rich can afford to buy their own art and the poor don't need any.

18) You have to believe that the lumber from the last one percent of old growth U.S. forests is well worth the destruction of those forests and the extinction of the several species of plants and animals therein.

19) You have to believe that we should forgive and pray for Newt Gingrich, Henry Hyde, and Bob Livingston for their marital infidelities, but that bastard Clinton should have been impeached.

20) You have to believe that George W. Bush really won the last election


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"It was a message to the Israelis. You stop, we stop. You
keep going, we keep going."


- Mr. Yousef Qteishat
on why his son Islam Yousef,
17, blew himself up at an
Israeli grocery store

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Mars is going to be closer to the Earth than it has in 60,000 years.  I heard NASA has plans to shuttle W there.