September 27, 2004 Moanday


Bush Switches His View of Putin's Russia

AP -- Sept. 27

When he first ran for president, George W. Bush talked tough on Russia. He threatened to cut off international aid if Moscow continued "killing women and children, leaving orphans and refugees" in its war in Chechnya.


Bush claim on training of Iraqis disputed
Seattle Times -- 9-27-04
WASHINGTON -- Pentagon documents and Democratic congressional sources dispute President Bush's claim, made Saturday, that nearly 100,000 "fully trained and equipped" Iraqi soldiers, police officers and other security personnel are at work, Reuters said ...

Insurgents Threatening Afghan Election

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S.-led forces trying to protect landmark Afghan elections face a rising wave of violence from about 2,000 insurgents, including al-Qaida militants slipping in from Pakistan, an American general said Saturday….


Hurricanes and Bush spin go hand in hand.


Thanks to for today's toon.

"The fourth hurricane this year is hitting Florida. Jeb Bush said if the state were any more devastated, his brother would declare it a complete success" -- Bill Maher

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

"Donald Rumsfeld said they are going to have elections even if only three quarters of the country votes. He said life isn't perfect. He said sometimes when you have elections, you have to exclude parts of the country. You know, like we did with the blacks in Florida." -- Bill Maher

Disturbing News

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Special report: Tax cut impact -- The Detroit News Online

The above article shows why only the rich are getting richer.

Republican Shenanigans

Don't DeLay

E-Mail : "Robert Hawks"

Subject: donation

Thought someone was donating didn’t you?

You desperate piece of sh*t liberal scumbag. Get a real job and get a life!

Get used to Bush…he’s here for 4 more it or not!

By the way… your parrot fish photo is FAKE…look it up you nitwit b*tch…its FAKE… like your fony little existence

Have a nice weekend FAKE!

Did Dick Cheney teach you to speak that way? Tsk tsk tsk
Are you angry because you were looking for a picture of
a parrotfish ( it is a real photo of an aquarium)
? You think it’s fake?
I guess you have never been diving or snorkeling. Or are you angry
at the caption under the parrotfish? "
Parrot Fish successfully practicing
Do you believe in freedom of speech? I do. I won’t call you names or
tell you what to think. I prefer to use that right in a productive way.
I will post your use of YOUR freedom of speech, which is reflective of many Bush supporters.

Iraqi cartoonist Muayed Naima, like other artists, intellectuals and writers, worked within tight constraints under Saddam Hussein. Naima had to wait 35 years before he could draw what was on his mind. But since Saddam Hussein was toppled, he has faced new pressure from Islamist militants who have threatened him because his work mocks their violence. He is not put off. In this cartoon by Naima, fanged snakes emerge from the base of a toppled statue of Saddam Hussein.
Baghdad, Sept. 24, 2004.

"President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Allawi were here this week to say things are going very well in Iraq indeed. Although Allawi did admit there are pockets of terrorists. Most of whom are in one area, called Iraq." -- Bill Maher

Good News

"Bush bragged that more Iraqis say their country is on the right track than American say our country is on the right track. Boy, there’s a campaign slogan for you. 'America: More F***ed Up Than Fallujah!'" -– Bill Maher

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Biz/Tech News

"John Kerry said that you can't have fair and free elections in a place where there's no rule of law. President Bush said, 'Oh yeah? What if your brother's governor of that state?'" -- Jay Leno

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Bush-Prison-Torture News

Graphic by Pat Gerber -- San Francisco

 Kerry/Edwards News

Scarborough faces lawsuit over bank loan
October 13, 2001 •• 754 words •• ID: pen2001101510301174
Ginny Graybiel A Pensacola businessman has filed a lawsuit to collect a $39,624 debt that he says former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough owes him. Bob Switzer personally guaranteed a $50,000 revolving business line of credit that Scarborough obtained when he was publisher and owner of The Florida Sun, a weekly newspaper, according to the suit. When Scarborough failed to make payments, AmSouth Bank deducted the $39,624 balance from one of Switzer's...

I ran across this article, from 2001, while on the Pensacola News Journal Website.  I cannot find a follow-up article.  I wonder if Joe settled out of court?

Things Republicans Believe


Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.

Government should relax regulation of Big Business and Big Money but crack down on individuals who use marijuana to relieve the pain of illness.

"Standing Tall for America" means firing your workers and moving their jobs to India.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

Group sex and drug use are degenerate sins unless you someday run for governor of California as a Republican.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

HMOs and insurance companies have the interest of the public at heart.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care to all Americans is socialism.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense. A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's driving record is none of our business.

You support states' rights, which means Attorney General John Ashcroft can tell states what local voter initiatives they have a right to adopt.

What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.

Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

Odd News

"HBO has a big special this weekend: Cat Stevens Live At Guantanamo Bay." -– Jay Leno

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