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Volume 1187 -
21st Century Vietnam
"My husband has 20 years in the military, and loved
every minute of it. He will be resigning
his commission the minute he steps foot on
American soil, and he says almost everyone he knows
is doing the same. The only ones staying in
are those who have long contracts, or no family, or
make more money being in the reserves than
in their civilian life."
-- the wife of a reservist from
Texas, Attribution Now
with working link
Killed in Iraq Hotel Strike
In a daring strike, insurgents attacked the heart
of the U.S. occupation Sunday, unleashing a barrage
of rockets against the Al Rasheed hotel where U.S.
officials live and where Paul Wolfowitz was staying.
Unknown at press time yesterday, an American colonel
was killed and 15 people were wounded.
The slain American was a colonel, Wolfowitz said,
without identifying him. That would be one of the
highest ranking U.S. military officers killed since
Bush's Iraqi "victory" speech. Since Flyboy landed
on the Lincoln, 109 U.S. soldiers have been killed
by hostile fire. The 15 people wounded included
seven American civilians, four U.S. military personnel
and four "non-U.S. coalition civilian partners."
But there is good news: Bush has
ordered "No deaths after March 15,"
so his presidential campaign isn't interrupted
by the momentum-killing war deaths.
'em on!! We're not scared!!"
"Though contract cleaning crews were the focus of
the sweep, Williams said Friday that about
ten Wal-Mart associates in Arizona and Kentucky
were among those arrested. "These are people
who used to be part of the outside cleaning
crew, and when we took that in-house, these folks were
simply hired on as employees. The cleaning
crews did not receive health insurance and were paid
below the minimum wage, sometimes as little
as $2 a day."
Armour and Donna Leinwand, Attribution
Paying employees only two dollars a day?
Is that how that cute little Zorro cartoon character was able to slash
prices every day?
Subject: Avacor - and frauds
Hello. I have to listen to talk radio day after
day at my job.
I have noticed a pattern, and Avacor is just the
tip of the iceberg.
Right wing talk radio seems to be sponsored mostly
by purveyors of snake oil.
You'll hear ad after ad for useless weight loss
products, baldness cures, systems for curing
vision problems without surgery. All 100% percent
free of any clinical evidence of effectiveness.
These products prey on the ignorant and gullible,
and obviously the producers of these products
know where their advertising dollars are best spent.
This is a sad commentary on the majority of
the listening audience of Hannity, Savage, and
whoever is sitting in for Rush this week.
These people fancy them selves to be smarter than
your average bear. But their evident
willingness to support the manufacturers of useless
snake oil betrays their true I.Q.
Doug, I believe you are correct.
Their products can't stand on their own, so they
get a cult of personality like Rush, Laura the Unloved,
Hannity, O'Reilly and even that toothless horse
molester Paul Harvey to tell their easily-led audience of sheep;
"This revolutionary product will turn your life
around in mere weeks after you buy it."
It's the only way inferior and defective products
can survive in the marketplace.
The worst part is, these gullible fish never even
realize they've been hooked by these greedy bastards.
The vulgar heroin junkie has been selling them "a
way of life" for fifteen years, and when he's caught
making his housekeeper buy his heroin, they
say, "Get well soon, Rush - we love you!"
still blasting his message: Bush lied
"The president fed us these misrepresentations
from the floor of the people's House,
and he used them to pave the path to war. Now
that we know the facts, I am asking
the House to make a note in the record that these
statements were inaccurate," McDermott said.
In this country, under Bush, you pay a price for telling the truth.
Prime Minister Calls Bush "Liar"
Welcome to the club, Dude!
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has repeated
his claim that Jews rule the world,
and accused Bush (R-Monster) of lying if
he said he rebuked Mahathir for the comment.
Bush said he told Mahathir the remarks were "divisive
and unnecessary" and made clear
that he found them "reprehensible." Mahathir
denies Bush reprimanded him.
"I'm now told that Bush said he rebuked me," Mahathir
was quoted as saying in the
New Sunday Times newspaper. "That is the biggest
lie of all."
You know Bush hates it when someone refuses
to read from the B.F.E.E. script.
Baron Dave Romm on Kinky Friedman
Matt Groening says Fox News threatened to sue the Simpsons
Lily Tomlin won the Mark Twain Prize
TV schedules no longer stable
450 naked women
World Series ratings the 3rd lowest ever
Rosie O'Donnell goes to court
And bubble gum is 75 years old
"Dennis Kucinich wants to replace the Department
of Defense with
a Department of Peace. He is a joke and
a toupe-wearing troll."
--Lowell Ponte, Attribution
Monkeys love to make fun of peace, but can I remind everyone of something?
I was too young, so this is a guess, but I believe the Defense Department
used to be called "The War Department,"
but in the fifties, someone decided that "War department" sounded too much
like Klingons drunk on Pon Far,
so the leading peacenik at the time had it changed to "Defense Department" so
as to appear less blood-thirsty.
Who was this pinko, peace-loving hippy?
His name was General Dwight David Eisenhower.
Eisenhower was a Republican who warned us that one day the "military
would eventually try to take over everything and screw America up really
bad, like it has..
General, welcome to Bush's
Amerikkka, where those who want peace are ridiculed,
even AFTER the bastards were caught lying to drag us into a bloody, endless
war that's killed 350.
Iraq Cost Bush?
Hilary Cleveland of New London, N.H., goes way
back with the Bush family. Her late husband, Jimmy Cleveland,
was a Republican in Congress, where his paddle-ball
partner in the House gym was Bush the Smarter. She organized
locally for W. in 2000. But the other day, upset
over the war, she left the GOP, changing her registration to "undeclared"
so she could vote for in the Democratic primary
in January. "You don't go to war without valid reason," she said,
"or international support." Bush's call for $87
billion in new spending on Iraq offended her Yankee sense of thrift:
"I believe in fiscal integrity and balanced budgets,
and spending so much doesn't seem sound."
that Al Qaeda sleeper cell woman. Off with her head..."
"I've always looked at myself primarily as a comedian.
But, y'know, in researching this book, I just got
angrier and angrier at the right-wing media
and at the Bush administration. Paul Wellstone always said,
'It's not enough just to believe in something:
You have to work, and the future belongs to the people who
are passionate and do the work.'"
Franken, on the liberal radio network he's putting together Attribution
caught stealing, must pay $70 million
A jury has awarded $70 million to a Houston man
who claimed that Halliburton and another
oil company cheated him out of the chance to develop
an oil field in Kazakhstan in the late 1990s.
Scott Van Dyke and his company, Anglo Dutch Tenge,
sued the Halliburton and Ramco Oil in 2000.
A jury found in favor of Van Dyke's company on
Friday. Van Dyke's attorney John O'Quinn said his
client was promised a concession for an oil field
near the Caspian Sea when he met the Turkish president.
Halliburton, stealing their way to more and more billions of unearned
booty every day.
"No WMDs have been found in Iraq. The Iraqi regime
was not al-Qaeda, Saddam was not bin Laden.
Stop telling us lies. Unlike you, our soldiers
are serving their country with distinction."
--Michael McPherson, Iraqi war
vet, to at the DC war protestors Attribution
the Master Toonists
We'll be assembling the Halloween Issue on the 30th.
Please get your scary Cheney and Rumsfeld graphics in by then :)
of war protests
by Marc Perkel - Oct 26 Issue
To chants of "Impeach Bush," thousands of anti-war
protesters (100,000 is the real number
- CBS should have said "tens of thousands") rallied
in the nation's capital Saturday and
delivered a scathing critique of President Bush
and his Iraq policy.
Hundreds of people (20,000
is the real number I WAS THERE! - CBS should have at least said "thousands")
marched in San Francisco in a demonstration that
mirrored the larger one in Washington.
I guess Viacom (owners of CBS) wants Bush to borrow multi-billions to
give them another tax break,
so they'll play down the protests in order to get him his first national
If the Democrats knew there way around a political campaign (should
I even finish this sentence?) next summer,
THEY would be running the political ads with President Monkey's "victory" circle
jerk on the USS Lincoln.
I suggest my good friends at takebackthemedia.com could
supply the commercial.
Is our side that smart? Nahhhhhhh!
We'd rather politely lose.
Bob Barr -
still rooting around inside Clinton's zipper
Poor Bob Barr. He can't leave the
past alone. Maybe he just doesn't want to. The late 1990s were, after all,
pretty good to him. Barr was an obscure conservative
congressman from Marietta before he scrambled to the
head of the line of those calling for the impeachment
of Bill Clinton. He loathes the former president and his wife.
He told those attending the barbecue that the
nation's decline in social values can be blamed directly
on the example that Clinton set while he was president.
First, nobody would hire Barr (R-Passesforwhite) to speak unless they wanted
to spend time inside Clinton's pants.
Second, Bob Barr is a leading crusader for the pro-life crazies, even though
he admitted on Larry King that he wrote
a check to an abortion doctor to "murder" his unborn daughtered. When asked
why he did that, he looked Larry King
in the eye and said, "...because we had a joint
checking account," like that excuses what he calls "murder."
true...Dat's what he said."
Bob Barr went after Bill Clinton because Clinton was a friend to black
Americans and Barr, being as racist as any
Republican in Congress, couldn't stand to see blacks advance in this country. Remember
(like I'll ever let you forget)
Barr checked into impeachment proceedures BEFORE anybody ever heard the
name, "Monica Lewsinsky."
They were always going to impeach Clinton. They just needed
to fabricate a "crime" to get the racist snowball rolling.
You're doing a gret job! Let's get these bastards!
One thing, though. Please, please remember when
commenting on Rush's situation
that the emphasis should not be on his drug addiction
nor his hypocrisy on abuse issues.
The important part of this story is his willingness
to engage in criminal actions to gain
access to these drugs on the black market. He is
not just some poor drug addict, he is a criminal!
And keep harping on the fact that any poor, black
kid caught in this situation would be in jail now,
whereas Rush hasn't even been charged, much less
indicted on these serious criminal activities.
In the middle of all the killing and the dying...
...he takes has a minute to be nice to the little kitty.
"Compared with the 1990s recession, this is 10 times
All of us in the field look at each other and
say, 'It can't get any worse.' Then
-- Louise Williams, at a Charlotte,
NC emergency assistance program Attribution
rich friends need bigger tax cuts..."
I put your sticker to good use in Jamaica and
sent you a picture.
Actually I put the sticker permanently on a pole
at the nude swim-up bar,
but could not take a picture because not allowed
to take pictures of the naked people!!!
So you will always be remembered at Hedo!!!
"Everyone hears that morale is high and it is a bold-faced
lie. The only people they ever talk to
are these commanders. The reserve soldiers
never get to speak their mind. We are the pawns
of this war. We watch the active duty retire,
and move to new assignments. We watch their tours
end as we are still trapped because of poor
--an Indiana reservist
stuck in Iraq, Attribution
Rush and Clear
He has long made race-baiting a centerpiece of
his radio rants. Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, has kept a
dossier on Limbaugh's on-air comments. In addition
to playing "Movin' on Up" from The Jeffersons TV show
every time he discusses Carol Moseley Braun, or
pointing out to his listeners that most police sketches of criminals
look suspiciously like Jesse Jackson, the absolute
nadir has to be this beauty: "The NAACP should have riot rehearsal.
They should get a liquor store and practice robberies."
Reporters were told they could submit questions
in writing to Limbaugh beforehand and he would answer them at the
conclusion of his comments. Never happened. Just
like his radio show--where callers are prescreened to avoid dissent
or confrontation or, God forbid, honest and open
debate--the dialogue was one-sided: Rush talks, we listen. End of story.
The minute anyone calls him on his bullshit, he
runs. That's because ... Rush Limbaugh is a big pussy.
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1186 - The Quest for Stolen Oil
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Pay up for cops
Portland wants Smirk to pay $116K for his lil' private rally
"Mayor Vera Katz says she will send a bill to Bush's
re-election committee, for $116,756.
Most of it is for police overtime, but a portion
would pay for increased employee benefits
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"The sleazy and corrupt Antonin Scalia - cited by
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-- saw it on mediawhoresonline.com
four Jessica Lynch rescuers have died
Eerily enough, four of Pfc. Lynch's rescuers
and colleagues have met an early demise.
First Class David M. Tapper died of wounds received in Afghanistan.
Lance Cpl. Sok
Khak Ung was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Spc Josh Daniel
Speer died when his car went over an embankment for no apparent reason.
Kyle Edward Williams,
who worked in the same company as Lynch, died of "suicide".
I don't see the conspiracy, myself, but statistically,
it's an anomoly for this many "random"
people all from the same unit to be dead
just months after getting home from the war.
What's very possible is these soldiers are coming
home with "demons."
But that would include up to 130,000 others, so
this could be trouble.
Ratings Are 3rd-Lowest Ever
bartcop.com readers knew this weeks ago
This year's World Series between the Marlins
and the Yankees finished as the third-lowest rated ever.
For the entire postseason, Fox averaged
a 10.5 rating with an 18 share, the highest since 1995.
It was an increase of 28 percent over last year's
So, FOX was way ahead in the playoffs, but overall the ratings blew totally.
When the Cubs and Red Sox had a chance at the series, the nation was
hypnotized and rivited.
But once the same old, tired reruns started, ...again, ...America
stayed away in droves.
Next year'sYankers World Series will get worse ratings than this year.
They could fix baseball with a salary cap, but nooooooooooooooooooooo.
"See you again
in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008!"
soldier body count in Iraq
Last issue it was times
issue it's times 352
since last issue.
want that oil - no matter how many lives it costs!
Soon, we'll be at 400.
How long before we hit 600?
...and then 1000?
Total deaths since President Giggles said, "Bring
Plus, at least
1947 2014 we've
broken 2,000 fucking
wounded for Bush's hardon for stolen oil.
Many of them are missing arms, legs and eyes.
How much more are we willing to tolerate?
It's very painful, changing those numbers every
Each day when I see the new numbers, I wince and
say, "Damn," or worse.
It's possible a year from today, those numbers
will be 2000 dead
and it's all because the whore court didn't want
the Gore votes to be counted, those sons of bitches.
When people march in the streets, the Bush's good
puppy media either says it didn't happen
or they say, "Hundreds showed up," when there were
tens of thousands. NBC, CBD, ABC, FOX and CNN
would rather make higher profits than tell the
goddamn truth - and our men and women are dying over there.
"Like father, like son -- four years and he's done."
Dick Gephardt getting one right in
last night's debate.
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