August 8  2003 Friday

Bush takes hands-off approach to California recall
CNN - 8-8-03

... Bush has no plans to endorse actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican who campaigned actively for his father, or to get involved in the California recall race ...
       Bush remains neutral in California recall campaign, but aides ...  - San Francisco Chronicle

Former baseball commissioner pulls papers for California recall
San Jose Mercury News, CA - 8-8-03
LOS ANGELES - Peter Ueberroth, the former baseball commissioner who ran the 1984 Summer Olympics, took out papers Thursday to run for governor, an adviser said ...
Can Schwarzenegger Learn From Ventura?
Guardian, UK - 8-8-03
... Schwarzenegger had a front-row seat at Ventura's inauguration ceremony in 1999 and presented the governor with an engraved statue of two eagles that remained on his desk throughout his term....

If this California Cirque du Soleil Recall was presented as a script to a director, it would have been laughed out of Hollywood.  Truth is stranger than fiction.  Democrats need to get very creative, very soon.

"Once it was possible to not have to be the face of the recall, not have to be the candidate if no one else would lead, I now have the opportunity to choose between two directions. One is my service in Washington, the other was what many people assumed was blind ambition." -- Recall Bankroller, Rep. Darrell Issa who had his assa handed to him when the Terminator entered the race.


Rivals Say Halliburton Dominates Iraq Oil Work
The Ledger, Florida - 8-8-03
... Halliburton's role in the rebuilding has been under political scrutiny because the company was formerly headed by Vice President Dick Cheney. ...

First US government contractor killed in Iraq
Financial Times (subscription), UK - 8-8-03
... Halliburton, which was headed from 1995 to 2000 by US vice-president Dick Cheney, is one of the largest private contractors in Iraq. ...

Sabotage fears raise crude prices
Financial Times (subscription), UK - 8-8-03
Oil prices yesterday rose to a level not seen since the end of the Iraq war on renewed fears that looting and sabotage were preventing Iraq from increasing its ...



Sid Smacks 'Thrax' Over Phony Best-Sellerdom
Coulter, 41, Tries to Explain Disgraceful Dagger
The Shame of Crown Books

In a quick smack-down, Sidney Blumenthal has flattened Ann "Thrax" Coulter over her phony best-seller, Treason.

In case you haven't noticed, Coulter’s book stands alone on the New York Times Best Seller List with a dagger next to its title – signifying bulk purchases.

It’s been that way with all of the right-wing alleged best-sellers from Whacko Regnery (Thrax's former publisher) to Crown Books, a division of Random House, whose "Crown Forum" is the current shame of publisher's row.

Each and every one of them – Limbaugh, Gary Aldrich, you name it – lands on the list because right-wing angels buy up huge numbers of copies in bulk...

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"I've just about concluded that the real problem may be the President himself and that next year we ought to fire him and get a new one." - Al Gore, August 7, 2003

Al thanking Zelda for the inspiration. 8-7-03

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Videotape of Al Gore's Remarks: "I've just about concluded that the real problem may be the President himself and that next year we ought to fire him and get a new one."

"The Loaded Deck" Bush Cartel Playing Cards

Al Gore Delivers the Speech of His Political Career: It Could Have Been Written by BuzzFlash (Except We Wouldn't Have Been so Polite). Al, Claim the White House that is Yours! Kick the Squatters Out in 2004!

Arnold S. to Run for California Governor. The Perfect GOP Candidate: All Image and No Substance. His Qualifications are that He Drives Hummers and Gets Them. What Attributes Does He Bring to the Job Other Than an Apparent Face Lift?

The New York Times News Division FINALLY Covers the Illegal and Damaging Outing of a CIA Operative by Senior Bush Administration Officials Days After It Was Covered in The Nation and BuzzFlash 8/8

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"Here's how bad California looks to the rest of the country. People in Florida are laughing at us." —Jay Leno


We Floridians aren't laughing because we know all too well, how votes are meaningless to republicans. -Lisa


"Well, we're all excited because President Bush has started his 35-day vacation. He's down there in Crawford, Texas and on the first day of his vacation he went fishing. He didn't find any fish but he believes they're there and that his intelligence is accurate." —David Letterman


The perfect holiday for a president
BBC News, UK - 8-8-03
... he chose to spend a month in the Texas ... But the other weeks of the vacation, he ... George
Bush senior came in for some holiday ... off from planning the first Gulf War ...

Florida votes don't get counted. California votes get counted then recalled.  It's time to count and keep our votes--get rid of the republican vote shredders.


Cummings: All Democratic Candidates Will Debate In Baltimore
WBAL, MD - 8-8-03
Elijah Cummings said he's confident all nine Democratic presidential candidates will take part in a debate scheduled for next month in Baltimore. ...

Democratic candidates call for investigations, resignations over ...
Politics NH, NH - 8-8-03
... from the White House this week that one of the reasons for going to war in Iraq was based on faulty intelligence has led Democratic presidential candidates to ...

WASHINGTON TODAY: Gore and the Clintons steal Democratic ...
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 8-8-03
... news stations cut away to a live broadcast of Gore's speech, something they've rarely done with the nine candidates. Even the first Democratic presidential ...
       Gore speech fuels campaign talk - Boston Globe

 Presidential Candidates who will count your vote

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Howard Dean
John Edwards
Dick Gephardt
Bob Graham
John Kerry
Dennis Kucinich
Joe Lieberman
Carol Moseley Braun
Al Sharpton *sorry no pic

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Democrats Are Just

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"I wonder if Richard Mellon Scaife wears the tin foil on his head shiny side in or out." - Anita Beer at the Mean Dean Cleaning Machine Meetup and Bush Beatup.

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