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Saturday, February 07, 2004
 
Hmmm. No, I don't think I'll add this to my passenger announcements:
"...An American Airlines pilot asked Christians on board a flight to New York to identify themselves and suggested that the non-Christians discuss the faith with them, an airline spokesman said yesterday..."
 
 
Good thing for Bush that Canadians don't have any electoral votes:
Good column in this month's Macleans:
MAYBE IT'S THAT SMUG LITTLE SMILE. His penchant for fantastically expensive military photo-ops. Or the swaggering, belt-hitching walk that cries out for a pair of swinging saloon doors. And though, God knows, we have too many of our own syntactically challenged politicians to be casting stones, shouldn't the leader of the free world know that "misunderestimate" isn't a word? Yes, we're cavilling, but clearly there is something about George W. Bush that gets under the skin of Canadians.

 
Friday, February 06, 2004
 
No assassination attempt after all?
It is tough sometimes to figure out just exactly what's going on over there.
 
Thursday, February 05, 2004
 
Remember my boring history rant?
Shiite Ayatollah Sistani survived an assassination attempt today. It won't be the last. Any guesses as to who might be responsible? Looking up my previous post is permissible if you need a hint.
 
 
I wonder who Bush will pick as his running mate
since it's looking more and more likely that Cheney is a liability. He's managed to alienate just about every respectable Republican politician out there. Maybe he can talk Orrin Hatch into it...
 
 
This just in from the DUH department:
The US' image abroad is in need of major repair. Really? I wonder why?
 
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
 
Yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt, too.
Rummy testifies about WMD's!:
"...possibilities cited by Rumsfeld:

Weapons may have been transferred to a third country before U.S. troops arrived in March.
Weapons may have been dispersed throughout Iraq and hidden.
Weapons existed but were destroyed by the Iraqis before the war started.

Or, Rumsfeld postulated, “small quantities” of chemical or biological agents may have existed, along with a “surge capability” that would allow Iraq to rapidly build an arsenal of banned weapons. Commenting on that possibility, Rumsfeld said, “We may eventually find it in the months ahead.”..."
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


 
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
 
We are in such big trouble.
The NYT talks about what happens when politics and reelection are all that matters to the people in power:
"...The central fiction in the budget is that it constitutes the first step in halving the record $521 billion deficit over the next five years. Mr. Bush accomplished that feat on paper, in part by pretending that there would be no additional costs for the military in Iraq and Afghanistan this year — a supplemental request for an additional $50 billion or so will presumably arrive safely after Election Day."

Krugman also has a few choice words about the, er, umm...budget:
"...Even as the Republican leadership strong-armed the Medicare drug bill through Congress, the administration was sitting on estimates showing that the plan would cost at least $134 billion more than it let on."
He also points out that, contrary to "conventional" wisdom, the magnitude of the deficits is more due to the Bush tax cuts than anything else:
"...Over the past few months, many pundits have obediently placed the onus for rising deficits on "a vast increase in discretionary domestic spending," ...(however) The prime cause of giant budget deficits is a plunge in the federal government's tax take, which fell from 20.9 percent of G.D.P. in fiscal 2000 to a projected 15.7 percent this year, the lowest share since 1950. About 45 percent of this plunge can be attributed to the Bush tax cuts."
I know I've said it before, but What Planet Are These Guys Living On?
 
 
Ricin!
So traces of Ricin have been found in Bill Frist's office; apparently, it's lucky that no one has been exposed to it. Since Bill is a Republican, I wonder if they'll have better luck tracking down the culprit this time? Of course, the whole thing might be somehow related to this story; seems like every time the numbers drop, something happens. Isn't that peculiar?
 
Sunday, February 01, 2004
 
OK. Since I am TOTALLY fried out on the F****d Up goings on, on this side of the Atlantic,
let's enjoy an Italian produced film:

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Recommend a broadband connection, otherwise click, make a pot of coffee, check the newspaper and then see if it's up yet.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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