September 1, 2004 WEDNESDAY



Cheney will denounce 'confusion of conviction'
USA Today -- 9-1-04
NEW YORK — Vice president Cheney will step up to the convention podium tonight to denounce John Kerry's "confusion of conviction" after President Bush won ...


Arnie plunders back catalogue for party speech
Guardian, UK -- 9-1-04
Arnold Schwarzenegger delved deeply into his Hollywood past during his speech last night at the Republican national convention. ...
Georgia Democrat gets big welcome from Republicans
San Francisco Chronicle, CA --
Zell Miller is the Democrat Republicans love to love. ... Miller's collected speeches, published in 1998, seethe with venom at Republicans. ...

Barf bag courtesy of All Hat No Cattle.

"President Bush now says the problems we're having in Iraq are because we won the war too quickly. He says the war was 'a catastrophic success.' He's also calling the economy a 'disastrous achievement.'" -- Jay Leno


Today's Breaking News From

Conan The Republican Speaks,
People of Compassion Kick Some Ass

New York City, Sept. 1, 2004 -- "People of Compassion" was the official theme last night at the Republican National Convention as speakers explained to the American public that war really is healthy for children and other living things. ...

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"With the Republican convention in New York this week — this is a true story — a lot of delegates have been going to Broadway shows. Did you know that, a lot of them are going to Broadway shows, yeah. When asked about it, a spokesperson for the Republicans said, 'A lot of us are curious to see what gay people look like.'"  -- Conan O'Brien

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

The First Sofa News

" … You know, no one wants to go to war. Nobody wants to go to war. Everyone wants peace, and -- but I wonder, do those people [ Bush protestors ] wish Saddam Hussein was still there? You know, do they wish that his torture rooms were still there and I don't know. You know, I don't know if that's what they mean with their protests; if they'd rather have Saddam Hussein still in power, I'm not really sure." -- LAURA BUSH in an interview with PBS, making about as much sense as her husband


TIME Magazine: Do you think these swift-boat ads are unfair to John Kerry?

LAURA BUSH: Do I think they're unfair? Not really. There have been millions of terrible ads against my husband."

"My -- you never hear my husband say things that other members of other parties 
like you heard people say about him for the first six months of the Democrat 
primary -- and during the Democratic primary, and I know that it is a very big 
disappointment of his because that was not how it was when he was governor in 
our home state. Democrats and Republicans worked together." LAURA BUSH

"You f***ing son of a bitch. I saw what you wrote. We're not going to forget this." 

George W. Bush to writer and editor Al Hunt, 1988

Nursery Crimes

Laura, Laura, so like Barbara
what makes your little mind go?
Millions of snubs about your shrub
or purple hearts all in a row?

John Grant

Graphic by Oz

Disturbing News



Ran across your site while googling.

Great site but—

It is so annoying that so many news links in the older editions are dead or you have to pay for them.


I hear ya. But that is capitalism exercised by the news organizations, over which I have no control.

I do try to link to websites such as CNN, ABC, Guardian etc…who keep their news stories online and free.

Sadly, speech isn’t always free.

Thanks for writing.

GOP Convention News


"But, you probably know, it's been crazy here during the convention. We have had naked people in the streets, we've had all-night parties, arrests, and that's just the Bush twins."  -- David Letterman

Republican Shenanigans


With all the flag-waving and Swifty Boat antics still going on
at the Republican National Convention, I thought it only fair to offer
another article about Mr. Bush's military service -- or lack of it -- along with
some details of how and why he was able to get into the National Guard
when other men of lesser wealth were being sent to Vietnam to die.
I see where those compassionate conservatives in New York are
running around wearing band-aids with a purple heart on them
as their way of mocking John Kerry's service in Vietnam.
Read this article and see how childish that seems.
Click here

Alan Charles


Of course, Republicans want to denigrate Kerry, his medals and his band of brothers, because Bush doesn't have any.



The bride-to-be said: "A long frilly white dress with a veil."

The sales clerk didn't know quite what to say but she finally said,
"Frankly, madam, gowns of that nature are considered more appropriate for
brides who are being married the first time, for those who are a bit more
innocent, if you know what I mean?"

"Well," replied the customer, more than a little put out. "I can assure you
that I am as innocent as the rest of them. Believe it or not, despite all my
marriages, I remain as innocent as any first time bride. You see, my first
husband was so excited about our wedding he died as we were checking into
our hotel. My second husband and I got into a terrible fight in the limo on
our way to the reception and have not spoken since. We had that wedding
annulled immediately."

"What about your third husband" asked the sales clerk?

"Well" said the woman, "he was a Republican and every night for four years he
just sat on the edge of the bed and told me how good it was going to be."

Biz/Tech News  

Bush-Prison-Torture News

"There are a lot of Republicans in the city, but don't worry, they will only be here until we are capable of self-rule, then they're leaving."  -- David Letterman

Go-F*** -Yourself News

The Politics of My Trial
Washington Post, DC -- 9-1-04
By Ken Lay. ... He said: "Our joint mission is to bring corporate criminals, corporate crooks [ie, Ken Lay] to justice in this country.". ...

Kerry/Edwards News


Subject: Photos of the Bush delegates on your site


These people MUST have to resort to family reunions for dates.

If nothing else, that would certainly explain WHY they're for Bush!


Terry C

Odd News

This artist's concept released by NASA/JPL represents the newly discovered Neptune-sized extrasolar planet circling the star Gliese 436. (NASA/JPL)