August 30 - September 1  2003 Happy Labor Day Weekend.


Thanks to BH48

Cops: Janklow Speeding Pre-Crash
CBS News - 8-29-03
... The report said neither man had been drinking. Bill Janklow has long been known for having a heavy accelerator foot, picking up 12 speeding tickets from 1990 ...

CBS News | Neil Bush's Divorce In Spotlight 7-15-03
 ...She said she received an email from her husband saying, he wasn't sure they should remain married.

“And I, after 22 years was stunned," she says. "I said, ‘You're firing me?’ I said, ‘What do you mean, you're firing me?’ He said, ‘No, I just don't love you.’”

Neil Bush admitted there was another woman, a former volunteer in Barbara Bush's office, and love notes to the other woman on Neil Bush's stationery figured in the divorce proceedings....

From Nowhere To Everywhere
Hartford Courant, CT - Aug 29, 2003
... Newt Gingrich is seemingly everywhere: weighing in on defense policy, criticizing Secretary of State Colin Powell, hawking his latest books, pitching health ...

£1bn contracts for firm linked to Cheney, UK - Aug 28, 2003
An oil and construction firm that was headed by Vice-President Dick Cheney ... and prompted accusations of preferential treatment for Texas-based Halliburton. ...
Liberal tint to top Times books
New York Daily News, NY - Aug 29, 2003
Al Franken's new book will debut at No. 1 on The New York Times best-seller
list, riding a tide that's also lifting titles from two other liberals. ...

The above toon was done by BH48.  Reading about Neil Bush, Janklow and that everlovin' Confederate flag waver, Trent Lott -- give me Bill and Hillary any day of the week.  Thank you Lord for making me a Democrat.






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To all the little children: -- The happy ones; and sad ones;
The sober and the silent ones; the boisterous and glad ones;
The good ones -- Yes, the good ones, too; and all the lovely bad ones.

James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)

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Little Orphant Annie, by James Whitcomb Riley



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North Korea wants more atomic arms
swissinfo, Switzerland - 8-30-03
... initial letters of the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. "Even a child would not be taken in by such a trick.". ...

       Consensus of six parties at North Korea crisis talks - MSNBC




"One problem I have with Arnold Schwarzenegger is that he looks like a condom stuffed with walnuts." —Molly Ivins

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"Labor Day is on Monday. You know who hates Labor Day? President Bush does because this means he only has three more weeks of summer vacation left." —David Letterman


"I'm a follower of American politics."

 —George W. Bush, Crawford, Texas, Aug. 8, 2003

Grecians for Democracy

"Keep good relations with the Grecians."

 --George W. Bush as quoted in the Economist,
June 12, 1999.

Clinton Narrates Wolf-Friendly Peter and the Wolf
Yahoo News - Aug 29, 2003
... his triumph, Peter thought instead of fallen trees, parched meadows, choked streams,
and of each and every wolf struggling for survival," Clinton narrates. ...

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Uncle Bam cartoon for 8/29/03

"There is no order! There is no government!"
SHATHA SALEH, after the bombing at a mosque in Najaf, Iraq.

4 With al-Qaida Ties Held in Iraq Blast

The FBI (news - web sites) on August 29, 2003 arrested Jeffrey Lee Parson, 18, Minnesota teenager officials said admitted to making a copycat variant of the devastating Blaster Internet worm. Parson is pictured in this Hopkins High School 2003 yearbook photo. (Handout)

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In this picture the Moon is seen illuminated solely by light reflected from the Earth. The bright glow on the lunar horizon is caused by light from the solar corona; the Sun is just behind the lunar limb. Caught in this image is the planet Venus at the top of the frame.