September 6-7  2003  Weekend Edition

US businesses slash 93,000 jobs; unemployment at 6.1%
Philippines Daily News, Philippines - 9-6-03

..The labor and corporate-funded Economic Policy Institute
said Bush's "jobs and growth" tax cut package was failing. ..
       US continues to shed jobs - Detroit News
       Companies cut jobs for seventh month in a row - Coos Bay World
       US businesses slash payrolls - The News Journal

New York Post, NY - 9-6-03
... Analysts say gas prices should fall sharply this month. Meanwhile, Sen. Schumer and 31 other senators urged Bush to tap the government's Strategic Petroleum ...
Bush's popularity fades amid questions over economy, foreign ...
Centre Daily Times, PA -9-6-03
WASHINGTON - President Bush goes before the American public Sunday night to defend his handling of the on-going war in Iraq that threatens to spin out of ...

Sure, Bush is the great uniter. He has united the US against the rest of the world.

Attacks threaten to widen Iraqi religious divide
Boston Globe, MA -9-6-03

...Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, on a visit to Iraq, criticized the US news media for ignoring "the story of success and accomplishment" in Iraq and said the speed of improvements here "dwarfs any other experience I'm aware of," including Germany and Japan after World War II....

Rumsfeld blames the US news media?  I think he'd prefer to shoot the messengers.

"We had the first gubernatorial debate. Some people are criticizing Schwarzenegger for not going. They say Arnold goes around telling people he cares, everything is going to be great, forget about everything he did in the '70s. Hey, it worked for George Bush." —Jay Leno

This war on terrorism is bogus
Guardian, UK -9-6-03

... The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf ... forces" to dominate space, and the total control of cyberspace to prevent "enemies ...


"We had a good Cabinet meeting, talked about a lot of issues. Secretary of State and Defense brought us up to date about our desires to spread freedom and peace around the world."

 —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Aug. 1, 2003

"I'm the master of low expectations."

—George W. Bush, aboard Air Force One, June 4, 2003

Abbas Resigns; Israel Bombs Gaza City
ABC News - 9-6-03
A disillusioned Mahmoud Abbas resigned as prime minister Saturday after a four-month power struggle with Yasser Arafat, leaving Israel and the United States without a negotiating partner and prompting calls by some top Israeli officials to expel Arafat.
PNA condemns assassination attempt against Yassin Xinhua
Yassin Threatens To Take Law Into Own Hands Against Agents

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"And I said on my program, if, if the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he had nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again."  - Bill O'Reilly, March 18, 2003. Fair and Balanced or Wholly Without Merit, You Decide.

While we are negotiating the break-room and transportation clause in Anita Beer's new contract; we are lifting classics from the Planet Texas, Good Golly, Miss Molly Ivins.

I noticed Molly repeated this quote in her column twice in the last month. We agree.



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Has anyone found the Weapons of Mass Destruction yet?

After WWII, when Germany and Japan surrendered, no military causalities occurred. Gee, Dubya has a new record he broke, another notch in his gun handle.

Tune in on Monday for the question I asked..."Why didn't Saddam use his Weapons of Mass Destruction?"

We got a gazillion replies.





This artist's rendition shows SIRTF (Space Infrared Telescope Facility) satellite orbiting the Earth. NASA 's new infrared space telescope, strapped to a Delta II rocket, soared into the sky over Florida early 25 August. (/NASA-HO)