September 13, 2004 Monday
Kerry rips Bush over
lapse of gun ban
Crime rate holds steady at 30-year low, report says
By comparison, there were 23 violent crime victims per 1,000 people in 2002. In 1993, the violent crime rate was 50 per 1,000 people, or about one in every 20 people.
Silence on assault-weapons ban
I feel so much safer knowing Timothy McVeigh types can acquire Uzis.
"The assault weapons ban expires on Monday. Thank God, I can go back to shooting ducks with my Uzi." -- David Letterman
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At Least 80 Civilians Die in Iraqi Violence washingtonpost.com
Iraq Power Grid Shows U.S. Flaws Los Angeles Times
There are less than three months until the election, an election that will decide the next President of the United States. The man elected will be the President of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans.
To show our solidarity as Americans, let's all get together and show each other our support for the candidate of our choice. It's time that we all came together, Democrats and Republicans alike.
If you support the policies and character of John Kerry, please drive with your headlights on during the day.If you support President Bush, please drive with your headlights off at night.
Terror Alert Timeline
“Let's go to the White House on Sept. 13, 2001. Just 48 hours after 9/11, the toxic rubble at the World Trade Centre site was still ablaze. On that afternoon, Bandar met on the Truman balcony with President Bush and the two men lit up Cohiba cigars. At the time, the White House knew that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. It knew that Osama bin Laden was Saudi. And, as the 9/11 commission concluded, it knew that Saudi Arabia was "the primary source of money for al-Qaida", which was largely funded by wealthy Saudis via Islamist charities.
President Bush was in the presence of the ambassador from the country that is the guardian of Wahhabi Islam, the fundamentalist sect which helped produce al-Qaida.” –- Craig Unger, The Guardian
OurFlorida: center of coziness Tallahassee Democrat
Televangelist Paul Crouch Attempts to Keep Accuser Quiet Los Angeles Times
“President Clinton got tens of thousands of get-well messages, which is nice. I guess President Bush said a prayer for him. Jesse Jackson went to see him in person. Rush Limbaugh sent over some pain pills.” -- Jay Leno
Crashed capsule may still reveal solar secrets New Scientist
All Hat No Cattle History Flashback
The island of Grenada after Hurricane Ivan hit. (Royal Air Force)
On October 25, 1983, the United States, backed by token military forces from Caribbean nations, launched an invasion of the tiny island republic of Grenada. President Ronald Reagan, citing a recent bloody coup in the country, ordered the military operation to restore order and provide protection for U.S. medical students on the island…. The invasion force was met by moderate resistance from the Grenadian Army and armed Cuban personnel, and by the time the island fell under U.S. control on November 2, 18 American servicemen were dead. Despite these losses, the invasion of Grenada was, as expected, an exemplary American military operation. It was thus in sharp contrast to the U.S. peacekeeping mission to Lebanon, where on October 23, 1983 -- two days before the invasion of Grenada -- 241 sleeping U.S. Marines lost their lives to a suicide bomber in Beirut. The History Channel
Today In History -- September 13
On Sept. 13, 1993, President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.
Ten years ago: President Clinton signed into law a $30 billion crime bill.
Five years ago: Israelis and Palestinians opened talks on a final peace accord.One year ago: Angry mourners swarmed Fallujah, Iraq, a day after eight Iraqi police were killed in a friendly fire incident involving U.S. troops; the U.S. military apologized for the deaths.
"We invade countries that don’t have nuclear weapons and don’t invade countries that do." -- Madeline Albright commenting on President Bush's foreign policy
Go-F*** -Yourself News
“The American Movie Channel, coming out with a documentary about Republicans in Hollywood. This should be the shortest documentary in history.” -- Jay Leno
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Racing Pigeons Face Dope Testing Reuters
Flying high: A giant kite in the form of an Australian outback windmill floats above surfers at Bondi Beach in Sydney. (Greg Wood)