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I'd like to recognize Brad
Pierce (who isn't listed in the phone book) for
the hueueueuge contribution.
There was no note, but I assume it's to go towards JHS's computer.
Thanks a lot, Brad.
Today's issue was another short one.
I had to go to the courthouse and sue three people that pissed me off.
In my business, there's the easy way and there's the hard way
and I can't believe how many people would rather do it the hard way.
The clerk asked if October 31 was a good court date for me.
I asked if I could wear a costume, she said, "It
depends on the judge."
I asked which judge I was getting and she said she didn't know, the judge was being replaced.
Perfect - that's all I need is another judge that knows less than I do about the law.
But hell, since it's Halloween, I'll dye my hair brown, put some
age spots on my hands,
wear a swastika on my sleeve and go as Ted Olson.
Damn, I forgot a birthday.
bin Laden, head of the NRA turned 76 today.
Take a bow, Moses.
Subject: Correction to earlier email...
On West Wing, an analogy was made which compared
and Islam with the KKK and Christianity. I think it is important to note that
though the KKK is repulsive to reasonable humans, they are still very well
attended and protected in much of the U.S. (particularly in the south, but
chaptered all over.) Many "Americans" would fight to the death to protect
them if they were ever frontally attacked as well.
Dude, you're telling me?
I live in Okkklahoma, home of Jungle Jim Inhofe.
BTW, nice page
"No, ....in the world."
-- Menachem Begin, when asked if he was the number one terrorist in Israel.
Subject: Oil war (excerpt)
...I want to know why this war was declared within
a week of the announcement that
Chevron and Texaco had been cleared for merger by the Federal Trade Commission.
"ChevronTexaco will have a combined enterprise market value of more than $100 billion,
assets of $83 billion, net proved reserves of 11.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE),
daily production of 2.7 million BOE and operations throughout the world," boasts the press release of Sept. 7.
Among the global assets counted in the ChevronTexaco
merger is a 45 percent interest in 9 billion barrels
of reserves in the Tengiz oil field of Kazakhstan, not very far from Afghanistan. ExxonMobil owns a
25 percent interest in the Tengiz field, bringing total US shares to 70 percent of the recoverable reserves.
The Center for Public Integrity reports the area has been of longstanding interest to Dick Cheney who once
served on the Kazakhstan Oil Advisory Board, along with executives from Chevron and Texaco.
As the reflexes of US power flex toward Central
Asia during this national emergency,
I want to be clear about the interests that direct them. If this is an oil war, why don't they tell us?
Our allies tell us Smirk told them last summer he would invade Afghanistan
The WTC attack seems to be more of Smirk's "good luck."
Now they don't have to dummy up an excuse.
Yes, with the Oil Man and the Vice Oil man, it's ALL about oil - always.
Remember that devisive Napster
debate we had about a year ago?
I lost a bunch of readers over that, some long-time contributors, too.
I wrote, again and again, "Stealing is wrong but the technology
is here, and,
human nature being what it is, song-swapping can never be stopped."
Then I'd get swamped with, "But stealing is wrong."
I'm getting that same tactic with bin Laden.
"Why do you want to murder innocent women & children?"
In two days we'll be landing in San Francisco.
I need this vacation real bad.
I need this vacation from the computer.
My goal is to get on that plane before another dove asks me
why I'm so eager to murder those innocent women and children.
The Howard Fineman Diet
Gore loyalists are relieved that Bush is the man
Read this and you're guaranteed to lose your lunch
The idea that a Gore "loyalist" would stab his boss
in the back is typical Democrat behavior.
by Gene Lyons
So far the most blatant self-censorship, however, has involved not
military secrets but political ones. A press consortium including the New
York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and CNN has postponed
indefinitely publishing the results of its long-awaited Florida election
recount. Its analysis of some 200,000 disputed ballots from the
presidential election was due out Sept. 17, but Times reporter Richard
Berke explained that the "move might have stoked...partisan tensions" and
"now seems utterly irrelevant." Translation: No point making George W. Bush
look smaller at a time Americans want him to stand tall.
Subject: Americanism means democracy
BC, I keep hearing the same things from the people
you call “Doves” over and over.
Yeah, some of them want peace and love with fanatical murderers.
Let’s call them the Stupid Lobby. But most are questioning government actions.
Word has leaked out that Smirk lost Florida by
a large margin.
He is an illegitimate and illegal president. That information is being suppressed.
And he wants to start a genocidal war in Afghanistan.
Some of us think he is a Hitler.
Are you saying that we should rally around this
It would seem we have three options:
1. Rally around the weak and stupid un-American creep
2. Wait four (or eight or twelve) years to rally around a legally elected president
3. Forgive and forget because we'll only make them angry
We're at war, and in war you don't always have rosy options.
I've stated (certainly not enough times) that I want to see the proof before the first American
POWs are tortured and killed but we may have to stand behind Weak & Stupid for a while.
If you know of other options, don't hesitate to offer them.
all Jane Fonda's Fault
by David Hackworth
A picture of Ted Rall
I didn't set out to run a picture of Ted Rall, I was trying to
catch a screen grab of the
almost-constant giant purple crawl the K-Drag ABC affiliate is running whenever Bill Maher speaks.
"The opinions expressed by Bill Maher ARE NOT THE SAME as the opinions of KTUL in Tulsa."
Wait, there it goes again.
When Jerry Falwell blames liberals, gays and the ACLU for the
WTC, they don't run a disclaimer.
When Tim Russert repeats "Clinton's cock, Clinton's cock," for three years, they don't run a disclaimer.
When Bob Jones says Catholic priests wear cassocks to hide their tails, they don't run a disclaimer.
But suddenly Bill Maher is totally radioactive because he misspoke two weeks ago?
Is September 11th the day Free Speech died?
There's a rumor going around...
It says that Smirk can't reveal the proof he has against bin Laden
because much of the proof is dated before September 11th.
The rumor is we'll never see the proof because it makes Smirk
Another free pass - and the press refuses to ask any questions.
Ridge - Tarnished Star
There's something screwy about Ridge's Bronze star
Like Bob Kerrey, Ridge won his Bronze Star for an operation that seems to have been little more
than outright murder by ambush which was almost immediately sanitized as an act of heroism.
Ridge's own account has made the operation seem like a firefight between US troops and regulars
of the North Vietnamese Army.
But in fact it appears that on March 30,
1970 Ridge and his squad sneaked up on a group of
Vietnamese who were having lunch under a tree near the hamlet of Vinh Lac 4 and opened fire on them.
The subsequent incident report claimed that one 25-30 year old man wearing "a blue uniform" was killed.
They recovered a rifle, a grenade, US Army ammo pouch and "15 bushels of potatoes and a small amount of rice".
The report says the lethal shots were fired from the unlikely distance of "500 meters".
The West Wing wasn't what I was looking for.
I don't like that out-of-character stuff.
I like pretending the president is not a weak and stupid crook.
I didn't think the show got good until Charlie started talking about
but he got cut off a minute later when the president got hungry for apples.
I liked Hillary's explanation of Isaac and Ishmael.
Of course, she was lying because Bill Clinton invented sex in 1998.
It was impressive work - just not what I was hoping for.
I wanted to see Bartlet pounding a desk with his fist.
I wanted to see that Bartlet rage - and why we can't act on it.
...and how does making Leo the bad guy cheer is up?
I know it was a script-writer's trick to make Leo "one of us,"
but why couldn't the over-eager FBI guy be the bigot?
Next week will be regular - should be a home run.
USA Today's Robert Bianco agrees totally.
I missed most of Enterprise
Was it good?
The Angie Harmon-less Show
had another depressing night.
It was basically the Bob Kerrey story.
"I shot up a village in Vietnam and I want to give my medals back."
Instead of torture and death and back-stabbing and double-crossing and
can't we get some good, old-fashioned hot & nasty sex on the television anymore?
by Margaret Shemo
Some mosh pit give & take.
Happy Birthday to...
Rachel Lee Cook is 21 Alicia Silverstone is 25
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Thanks for the fumble, Dude.