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 Monday    March 3, 2003 


“There are known knowns.
  These are things we know that we know. 
  There are known unknowns.
  That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know.
  But there are also unknown unknowns.
  There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”
    -- Rummy, clarifying U.S. war policy at a Pentagon briefing,

 Bush would be guilty at Nuremburg 
   by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman seen on smirkingchimp.com

  Click  Here

 If he launches an attack on Iraq without the approval of the UN,  Bush will be guilty
 of crimes on par with those committed by the Nazis who were tried at Nuremburg in 1948.

 ...also crucial was the ban on unprovoked attack by one nation against another. The fuse that
 set off World War II was the 1939 Nazi attack on Poland, which was unprovoked by any
 stretch of the military imagination. By all accounts it was an act of aggression and conquest,
 which led ultimately to as many as 50 million deaths over the next six years.

 A week before the unprovoked Nazi assault on Poland, Hitler promised his generals he would
 provide "a propagandistic reason for starting the war. He then justified a "preemptive" strike
 based on lies about a non-existent Polish Army attack against Germany.

 The Nazi attack date had been set for more than a year.

 Bush and his ultra-right-wingers tried to get Clinton to go to war with Saddam years ago.
 They've been planning this for many years, and 9-11 gave them a perfect excuse.
 The "lucky" bastard got his trifecta and everyone on Earth loses as a result.

 Administration fends off demands for war estimates

  Click  Here

 The number of U.S. troops that would be required to administer Iraq after a U.S.-led
 military campaign is "not knowable" because of the large number of variables in how a
 conflict might unfold, Rummy said Thursday.

 He also said it "makes no sense to try" to come up with cost estimates for a war in Iraq
 because the variables "create a range that simply isn't useful."

 Hey, it's none of our business how the King wants to spend his money.
 I'm surprised Rummy didn't just laugh at the question and walk away.
 After all, "terra" would win if we knew how much the B.F.E.E. was skimming.


"The (Gop-controlled) Congress did not respond to $3.5 billion
  for homeland security we asked for.... That's a disappointment."
   -- His Smirkiness, February 24, 2003

 Bill Clinton never had a problem defending America.
 If Bush isn't up to the job, let's get a leader to take his place.

 The Saddam and George show
 Ignoring the fact that George Bush declined Saddam Hussein's challenge to
 a televised debate, Tim Dowling exclusively reveals what could have happened

  Click  Here

 Saddam: Thank you, Great Satan. I hope that in today's debate we may
 find some common ground between the Iraqi people's commitment to peace
 and human progress and America's desire to destroy the Middle East.

 Bush: Do I answer that?

 Blair: No. The first question is quite simply this: do you have any links with al-Qaida?

 Bush: I do not.

 Blair: The question is for President Saddam.

 Why the Right Hates America
  If they love America so much, why are they working overtime to destroy it?

  Click  Here

 The right can't stand American culture.  Rock & roll swept the planet, helped bring down the
 Berlin wall, inspired everyone with its free-spirited, rebellious American energy. Who fought it
 every step of the way? The right, that's who. Same goes for hip-hop, another great American
 export, subject of Congressional inquisitions. And don't even get me started on Hollywood.
 Billions of people love our movies, but the right acts like the whole movie industry is the
 last refuge of Stalinism.


"Ari Fleischer's ability to repeat a lie even after it's been shown, repeatedly, to be false
  is what separates him from the amateurs. Jonathan Chait called Fleischer on his
  nation-building lie in the June 10 New Republic. Chatterbox subsequently wrote it up as
  a Whopper on May 31..But Fleischer insisted on repeating the lie again this week.
  Al Kamen called him on it in his Feb. 28 Washington Post column, and now Chatterbox
  is Whoppering him once more. It won't make any difference. Fleischer can't be shamed.
  He'll just keep saying it, because he likes the way it sounds."
   --Timothy Noah, Gaslighting the press, slate.msn.com

 Blair and Smirky sing to each other

 Click  Here


 Since Bush claims he hasn't made up his mind yet,
 why is it treason to prefer the peace option over the war option?

 I mean, since he's still considering the peace option...


"...when Bush and his colleagues talk about Saddam posing a "threat" to America - they don't
  mean he's going to drop bombs on Washington - what they mean is that he poses a threat to
  American military dominance in the Middle East. Does Tony Blair know that's what they mean?
     --Terry Jones, Could Blair look at the internet?, observer.co.uk

 Subject: NYPD Blue


 I really have no opinion as to whether the network went too far with nudity.
 But what does occur to me is that, if Bill Clinton were still president you'd hear
 the endless complaints from the religiously insane carping about how this proves
 that Bill Clinton is destroying our morality.

 But now that Bush is leading the parade toward war to liberate Halliburton's
 oil from Iraqi sand, and all the networks are fully on board -- not one peep.
 Jim H.

Remember this album cover?

 Subject: Good God Almighty!

 Oh, man, this country is sliding down the greased pole of oblivion much faster than I even thought.
 I spent a very eye-opening few minutes visiting Michael Savage's website (www.michaelsavage.com).
 Scary doesn't even come close to describing what I saw. Don't get me wrong: I'm all for free speech,
 and I think everyone has the right to say what they feel, no matter how sleazy or contemptible.

 But, honestly, should truly depraved souls like Savage be given a coveted national soapbox?
 Certainly Savage's twisted, racist views should not be treated as mainstream, and that's exactly
 what MSNBC is doing by giving him a primetime talk show slot of his own. If anything, he should be
 relegated to a 100-watt FM station somewhere in the wilds of Montana. This garbage looks way too
 close to Naziism for my liking, and if we're not careful these views will be considered more and more
 normal. In fact, I think that has already happened. Again, I say, scary.

 It's time that little guys like me went on the offensive. There isn't a whole bunch I can do, but I need
 to do what I can. I just signed up with Bartcop to give $10 a month. You are truly fighting the good fight,
 the fight for real truth and real justice. Keep it up, sir, and know that there are a whole bunch of us
 behind you all the way!

 Kevin L

 Kevin, thanks for that.
 I expect Savage will get great ratings on MSNBC.
 The crazier/father-right they are, the more the ditto-monkeys lap it up.

Marty's E! page
Baron Dave Romm
Martin Sheen makes NBC execs nervous
Mike Myers honored at the Comedy Arts Festival
Anthony Hopkins got married
The Stones play China
The technical Oscars
The Soul Train Awards
The Directors Guild Awards
The Iditarod is now the 'Idita-Detour'
Sundance Channel showing 'The Trials of Henry Kissinger'.
Arnold Schwartenegger served 3 days in jail
John Wayne Bobbitt is going to jail
And the Top 10 Movies Box Office


 Republicans and Republicans: never mix the two
     -by Houston Wade

  Click  Here

 Eisenhower was not just limited to Afghanistan; he screwed up in Vietnam as well.  The US educated Ho Chi Min
 asked Eisenhower to help him in negotiations with France to grant Vietnam its independence from French colonial rule.
 Ike told Ho Chi Min "no," citing that France had suffered enough in World War II and needed Vietnam to remain a
 political power.  This, in turn, forced Ho Chi Min to ask China (a country whom Vietnam had been at war with for over
 700 years and still has border disputes with to this day) to help them gain their independence from France.  France went
 to war in Vietnam and because the French have become absolute pussies when it comes to fighting a war they had to
 turn the reigns over to the US "observers."  The involvement of the observers led to an all out war and ended with our
 ultimate withdrawal and left some 50,000 US and countless millions of Vietnamese dead.


"It's all about ratings, baby, it's not about real information. If Fox can get more people to
 watch what's left of Michael Jackson's nose, why would they care who's watching Jim Lehrer?"
    --Jef Jaisun, Feedback from the pews, seattlepi.nwsource.com

Those Republicans sure have a sense of humor...

 The Michael Jackson baby drop game


 Is W. the Biggest Liar Since LBJ?
   by P.M. Carpenter

  Click  Here

 Not since the Johnson-Nixon era has an American president's credibility been so abysmal.
 Persistent lies about foreign policy -- how we got into Vietnam, why we were staying in and
 how we were faring militarily and politically -- forced early retirement on a discredited LBJ.
 Even Lyndon had had enough, already. And though Richard Nixon ran with experts when it
 came to foreign policy fibs, the fatuous cover-up of domestic misdemeanors chiefly strangled
 his credibility and finally sent him packing.

 Assuming presidential history is still taught in some high schools, the above,
 I imagine, is at least the bare minimum that most students are asked to retain into adulthood:
 Future history students, however, shall have an even easier time of it when asked
 to recall the gist of George W. Bush's downfall: He lied about everything.

 Love that Net

 I didn't know you could do this.
 After my most recent 'puter repair, I got hip to alt.binaries.mp3.bootlegs

 First time I went there, I got most of U2 concert in Cleveland 2001, and the quality is excellent.
 They also had three Beach Boy concerts, (I'm old) so I grabbed a song or two...

 You know, this whole file-sharing horse has escaped the barn.
 It's here, it's clear - get used to it.

 I hear rumors of downloading new movies.
 I talked to a guy who downloaded Dare Devil and watched on it his computer.

 Remember that hueueueuge fight we had about Napster?
 What can the government do when millions of people are sharing tens of millions of files?

 Funny, how the bootleggers figured out how to distribute audio/video worldwide.
 Where the hell is Sony, Viacom, Warner Brothers, FOX, Turner and the rest of them?

 In a hotel, you can watch a Sopranos or a Seinfeld episode on demand,
 but I don't have that option at BartCop Manor?

 That's stupid!

 If the Hollywood moguls choose to do nothing,
 the bootleggers will sell their product and the artist won't get a cut.


 Subject: The pro-war rally

 You wrote:

> About 150 backers of Bush's war gathered in the gray, slushy cold near the Washington Monument
> yesterday to express support for U.S. military forces and to urge the prompt ouster of Saddam Hussein.

 Geez, I had one-third that number at a party at my house Saturday night, just a few miles from the Monument.
 No politics, other than beer and fun ... no tequila, however, as the cheap stuff makes my wife sick.

 Jon Gardner

 Jon, the cheap stuff makes everybody sick.
 Suggestion: Buy the good stuff.


"Bush said the overthrow of Hussein would help bring peace to the Middle East. I truly hope
  that he is right this time. But, like the tax cut that was supposed to improve the economy,
  the budget that was not going to result in massive deficits, the lack of response to the energy
  crisis that was supposedly not caused by the greed of energy brokers, the invisible reform of
  executive stock-option policy that was going to put the market back on its feet and the foreign
  policy that was not going to make the United States the most disliked country on the planet,
  I guess we'll find out soon enough."
   --Richard S. Marken, Letters to the Editor, latimes.com, 02/28/03

 You guys need to prepare yourselves for the coming of Lisa Marie Presley.

 One of those "Entertainment Tonight" kind of shows previewed her first video
 from her first album coming out this month, ...and hold on to your seats.

Hit "refresh" - Lisa moves

 Besides being world-class, stunningly, drop-dead gorgeous, she seems to
 have her Daddy's moves when she's performing, and that's a good thing.

"Lisa the Pelvis" doesn't rhyme, but it sure does fit. I didn't really get a chance to
 hear her sing (they talked over the video clip) but Sean Lennon showed us he has
 his Dad's pipes so I wonder if Lisa had the good luck to inherit as well.

 They say her video is playing on VH-1 but every time I go there to look for it
 they're doing game shows or someone's biography. I guess I'll just put a tape on
 and let it go 6 hours - eventually it ought to show up.  Album out April 8th.

 This Just In...

 Click  Here  to see the video

 I can't believe how much she looks like Elvis.

 Pataki Sidesteps His Adams Problem
   by Joe Conason

  Click  Here

 Like many top New York Republicans, Mr. Pataki is a loyal ally of the Bush administration and its
 war on terror, but he is also a longtime admirer of Mr. Adams, the charismatic leader of a political
 party affiliated with the IRA. Mr. Adams put Mr. Pataki—and other New York Republicans, such
 as Long Island Congressman Peter King—in a tough spot several days ago, when he blasted the
 Bush administration’s plans for war on Iraq.

"If war is to be declared," Mr. Adams said, "it should be war against poverty and for equality."
 With rhetoric like that, one is tempted to ask: Why were Mr. Pataki and other G.O.P. leaders
 marching around with this guy in the first place?


"It’s interesting how the actors that are criticized for their political activism always happen
  to be Democrats...  The press does not criticize Republican actors Ronald Reagan, Arnold
  Schwarzenegger and Charlton Heston for expressing their strongly-held political opinions."
   --Barbra Striesand, barbrastriesand.com

 Each time I hear Rush or Hannity say "Celebrities should stay out of politics,"
 it makes me wonder why talk radio gasbags think their opinion matters so much.

 Subject: NYPD Blue

 The rest of the "first world" is against violence, something few of us do,
 and far more comfortable with sex, something all of us do.
 (Certainly something that all of our parents did!)

 Not many Americans carry a concealed weapon,
 but we've all got a concealed "naked" under our clothes.


 Subject: Barely protesting

 It was another successful weekend for the war protestors who have figured out
 that the only sure way to get publicity in the biased media  is to bare all.
 300 women spelled it out in Sydney (again):

 The GUYS are now getting into the act - here is Santiago:


 ...and apparently  the people of  Dusseldorf are really annoyed by conservative opposition leader
 Angela Merkel's cozy relationship with Bush over the war as depicted in this float in their annual
 Rose Monday Carnival Parade:


  ha ha

 The simultaneous world-wide expression of this sentiment is astounding in its united message and creativity.

 Michael T.


"You know the saddest thing about the Saddam Hussein interview?
  He came across more normal than Michael Jackson or Robert Blake."
    --  Leno

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 Subject: Charlotte Ross, whoever she is

 > I say they went too far - what do you say?

 Aw, shucks, I'm thinking *some* Usanians are sane, then I discover
 you're as puritanical as the rest. Anyway, greetings from Montreal.
 At 99 percent sane, you're above average.

 Axel H

 "Mysterious Substance" Causes Panic At Biloxi Video Store
  The "Terra-ists" are even targetting the Biloxi, MS Blockbuster

  Click  Here

 The scene outside the Blockbuster store on Beauvoir Road in Biloxi today looked like
 something out of one of the movies for rent inside. Dozens of emergency workers, police
 and a bomb squad surrounded the store after a "mysterious substance" began coming from
 the video drop box. The yellow powder or dust was reported around 11am.


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 going to give you a plan that will attack cancer." Oral Roberts then said that Jesus instructed him
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Detroit Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov says he
and Anna Kournikova were married but are now divorced
and no longer talk. He (35) confirmed his relationship with
Kournikova (21) in the Hockey News, on sale today.


"I just have to laugh when I hear about the bias of a 'liberal media' that is increasingly
  concentrated, corporate and conservative. Where are these guys on the biggest stories
  of our lifetime? I mean, the media were (still are?) relentless on Clinton for Whitewater
  land speculation losses a decade earlier, but Enron insider traders in the White House,
  lights out in California, and (Ken) Lay's con of his own 401(k) investors is fast fading
  from memory without prosecution of the leaders protected by their campaign contributors."
    --Mark Lamb, Feedback from the pews, seattlepi.nwsource.com

 Some British "human Shields" Flee Iraq, Cite Safety Fears

  Click  Here

 Some of the peace activists who went to Iraq to serve as human shields in the event of war returned home,
 fearing for their safety, a spokesman said Sunday.  The human shields are mostly European activists who
 drove from London to Baghdad in two double-decker buses last month, intending to guard civilian sites
 from a U.S.-led military attack.

 Those who returned home had safety or financial concerns, spokesman Christiaan Briggs said.

"The aim was always a mass migration and if we had had five to ten thousand people here
 there would never be a war," he said. "We do not have those numbers."

 You mean the whole thing was a bluff?
 Hell, I wasted good ink on those guys...

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