September 28, 2004 Tuesday


Swagger vs. Substance
By PAUL KRUGMAN - 9-28-04

Let's hope the press won't let President Bush steal the debate with his Clint Eastwood imitation.


FBI behind in handling terror files
International Herald Tribune, France - 9-28-04

WASHINGTON Three years after the Sept. 11 attacks, more than 120,000 hours’ worth of potentially valuable terrorism-related recordings ...

GAO: White House Violated Law on Medicare

AP - 9-28-04

The Bush administration violated the law by allowing private insurers to limit choices of some patients...congressional investigators said.

Thirty five days till the election.

"Teresa Heinz Kerry predicted at a fund-raiser the other day that Osama bin Laden will be captured just before the election. Of course when President Bush heard he was furious. He said, 'How did she find out?'"  -- Jay Leno

"He's walking with his arms a little wider, as if he's gonna go for his sidearms. I don't know whether his tailor is making his suits too tight under the arms or whether he's adopted a kind of Gary Cooper-John Wayne walk down the hall to the podium. He's far more confident than he was. And he is more certain of his rightness, regardless of the facts." – Ann Richards – Former Governor Of Texas speaking about George W. Bush

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


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"You know when your horse is headed down toward the waterfalls or when your horse is drowning, it's a good time to change horses in midstream." -- John Kerry

Reporters Put Under Scrutiny in C.I.A. Leak
The investigation of the disclosure of C.I.A. agent Valerie Plame's identity seems to have been both exhaustive and inconclusive…

Disturbing News

"Here's some good news... I think we can all sleep a little easier tonight knowing Cat Stevens is no longer a threat, can't we? The bad news -- Joni Mitchell is still out there somewhere." – Jay Leno

Republican Shenanigans

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Good News

Viewers of Jon Stewart’s show are more likely to have completed four years of college than people who watch “The O’Reilly Factor,” according to Nielsen Media Research. - MSNBC

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Biz/Tech News

“Patriotism now means talking tough, being tough-minded -- which mostly consists of endorsing U.S. military action to solve problems and publicly disparaging international diplomacy. You can also find an overload of tough-talking, tough-minded types in the political press corps. Virtually none of the press bus "patriots" ever risked corrupting his views of the country's military or warfare by personal exposure to either military service or combat. By their lights, if you dare to question, let alone oppose, the next U.S. war du jour, then you are a hopeless wuss”. -- Mark Shields - CNN

Kerry/Edwards News

Spank Bush 

"Oil is at a record high. Almost $50 dollars a barrel. Here's my question: Then why does it cost me almost $50 to fill my tank? I know I'm not using the whole barrel. I want a whole barrel!" -- Jay Leno

Odd News

This image taken 22 August, 1999 by NASA's Landsat 7 satellite and obtained 19 May, 2000 from NASA's Earth Observatory Internet site shows Mt. St. Helens as it looked 20 years after the eruption of the catastrophic volcano. (NASA)