Friday, July 9

No Records - No Service 

President Bush is unable to account for his whereabouts when he should have been serving in the military, according to the AP:

"Military payroll records that could more fully document President Bush's whereabouts during his service in the Texas Air National Guard were inadvertently destroyed, according to the Pentagon.

In a letter responding to a federal lawsuit by The Associated Press, the Defense Department said that microfilm containing the pertinent National Guard payroll records was damaged and could not be salvaged. The damaged material included payroll records for the first quarter of 1969 and the third quarter of 1972."

This leaves Bush unable to prove that he served. No records. No witnesses. No vivid accounts. An AWOL commander -in-chief. With no proof, all we have are lingering doubts. We understand that these things happen, and the specific records of a specific individual leading the nation might be destroyed, accidentally of course. It's really too bad. The president needs to be able to level with the American people, and now he can't. he can't prove that he had an excellent military training that prepares him for the head of the Armed Services.

Well, since thewre are no records, I guess we should all forget about it. It's no big deal if a president skipped out of duty to party and campaign. Who needs someone responsible in charge?

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Thursday, July 8

Leader of Terrorist Organization Arrested 

The AP is reporting that the head of a terrorist organization, a true evildoer, has been brought to justice:

"The contents of the criminal indictment, returned Wednesday, were released a few hours after Lay was taken away in handcuffs after surrendering to the FBI Thursday morning.

The indictment of Lay, 62, who also was Enron's chairman, caps an investigation that snared dozens of other employees and executives but took nearly three years to reach the man at the top.

Enron's collapse in late 2001 cost investors billions of dollars, put thousands of Enron employees out of work and wiped out retirement savings for many. The company, once admired, became a symbol of corporate greed and excess, and its fall was followed by a string of scandals at other companies.

'Nice of you all to show up this morning,' Lay, accompanied by a pastor, told a throng of reporters before entering the FBI offices. About 20 minutes later, he left in handcuffs for the trip to the federal courthouse and a scheduled late morning appearance before a federal judge."

Ken Lay was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people's dreams when the Enron tower came down in 2001. Hiding out in remote parts of Texas and Florida, the elusive criminal mastermind made use of an elaborate network of safe houses, or "mansions" as they are known. The finacial network Lay was a part of considered him to be a mastermind of the operation, and used the term "CEO" to honor his importance to the group.

Lay, a hater of America and what we stand for - freedom, democracy, lack of theft - in this country, is being kept in a secure location. It is believed that he may try to use coded messages to communicate with others in his financial network of cells, possibly using an improvised communication device known as a "cell phone," and is being monitored carefully for any signs that he is trying to arrange another spectacular attack on this nation's finances from within his cell.

In a strange twist, Lay will be tried in American courts as a citizen of the U.S., despite his involvement as an enemy combatant.

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Wednesday, July 7

Free At Last 

The AP updates us on the liberation of Iraq, and how wonderful things are now that the handover is complete:

"The Iraqi government issued a long-anticipated package of security laws Wednesday to help crush insurgents, including a provision allowing interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi to impose martial law.

As the plan was announced, masked gunmen battled Iraqi forces in central Baghdad, and at least four people were killed. Mortars landed near a residence used by Allawi, and Iraqi police also defused a massive car bomb elsewhere in the capital.

The new laws give Allawi the right to impose curfews, to conduct search operations and detain individuals with weapons, once he receives unanimous approval from the Presidential Council. They also give him the right to assign governors, including military leaders, in specific areas, and they empower him to freeze the assets of suspects and monitor their communications."

Just like in the US. Well, not yet, but soon.... Bush plans to implement Iraqi Freedom here, too.

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Monday, July 5

Colin Powell Sings 'YMCA' To Diplomats Secretary Dresses As Disco Singer 

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell donned a hard hat and tucked a hammer in his belt Friday, performing a version of the Village People's hit "YMCA" at the conclusion of Asia's largest security meeting in Indonesia.


See the slideshow:


I always knew Colin had it in him...

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Sunday, July 4

Baptists Upset With Bush 

As the AP warns:

"The Southern Baptist Convention, a conservative denomination closely aligned with President Bush, said it was offended by the Bush-Cheney campaign's effort to use church rosters for campaign purposes.

'I'm appalled that the Bush-Cheney campaign would intrude on a local congregation in this way,' said Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

'The bottom line is, when a church does it, it's nonpartisan and appropriate. When a campaign does it, it's partisan and inappropriate,' he said. 'I suspect that this will rub a lot of pastors' fur the wrong way.'

The Bush campaign defended a memo in which it sought to mobilize church members by providing church directories to the campaign, arranging for pastors to hold voter-registration drives, and talking to various religious groups about the campaign."

Rove had better stick to secret, illegal operations to suppress voter turnout in key districts. Trying to actually appeal to citizens of the US is a losing battle.

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White House Web Site Posts Comments By Bush On "Fahrenheit 9/11" 

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 4, 2004


Q At the moment, the relationship with France is getting better.


Q Yes. I really do, too. How did you react when the Cannes Film Festival jury gave the award, the Palme d'Or to Michael Moore's movie?

THE PRESIDENT: I didn't pay any attention to it.

Q Thanks.

THE PRESIDENT: I didn't. Thank you.

Q Thank you very much.

THE PRESIDENT: Good luck to you.

Q Thank you.

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