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Friday, September 3

Terrorists Love Starbucks 

I'm not sure I can say anything about this one from Reuters:

"A Bali bomber serving a life term for his role in the nightclub blasts that killed 202 people was treated by police to an outing at an up-market shopping mall in the Indonesian capital, police admitted Thursday.

Ali Imron was spotted Wednesday sipping coffee at a Starbucks in the central Plaza Indonesia mall, where security has been tightened after a wave of bombings targeting Western interests in recent years.

He was accompanied by Brigadier-General Gorris Mere, who is involved in the Bali investigations, and a number of armed guards, who quickly escorted Imron to a waiting car and drove away after being spotted by reporters."



Taking terrorists out for coffee? At Starbucks? Must be some new form of torture.

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Wednesday, September 1

GOP Gap 

You, as I, are shocked to hear that black delegates to the GOP convention think the GOP does nothing for them. Reuters let's us in on the feelings of one black preacher:

"'There appears to be almost an abject incoherence on the part of the Republicans when it comes to the issue of racially diversifying the party,' he said. 'We see no tangible evidence to justify the assertion that's there has been any serious effort."


He forgets that it isn't what you do, but how many times you say you do it.

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Laura Bush Knows Her Place 

Dutiful wives do what they are told and stay out of the way. Reuters lets us know that GOP delegates appreciate this:

"'I think Laura Bush is the most elegant first lady we've ever had,' said Trudi Dickert, a delegate from Virginia. 'She is ... a Southern lady in many ways. She knows her place.'"


Welcome to Stepford. Watch what you say and do.

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Tuesday, August 31

Elderly Don't Want Bush 

The NY Times, always lying, tells us about elderly protestors in NYC having their own rally away from the center of things:

"'We are just not able to walk it,' said Pearl Scher, the organizer of a downtown demonstration of about 100 senior citizens who came out with walkers, wheelchairs and canes.

Wearing T-shirts emblazoned with slogans like 'Fermer le Bush' and 'Fire the Liar,' the elderly protesters were forthcoming in spirit if not mobility.

'It was unbelievable,' said Ms. Scher, who said the average age of the protesters was 83.

'There must have been 100 of us,' she said. 'When you multiply 80 by 100, you've got 8,000 years of experience.'"


That's a lotta years.

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Bush Flip Flops - Gives Up On Winning War on Terrorism 

The AP tells us about Bush's big change in thinking while in New Hampshire:

President Bush ignited a Democratic inferno of criticism on Monday by suggesting the war on terrorism could not be won, forcing his aides to scramble to defend his remarks just as he had hoped to bask in convention accolades.

Bush sought to emphasize the economy - New Hampshire's appears to be on a rebound - but his comments on terrorism dominated national attention.

In an interview on NBC-TV's 'Today' show, Bush vowed to stay the course in the war on terror, saying perseverance in the battle would make the world safer for future generations. But he suggested an all-out victory against terrorism might not be possible."


So much for "Dead or Alive". We're going to fight an endless war that, according to the President, cannot be won. But we'll keep fighting! That's leadership, not stubborness, by the way.

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Monday, August 30

Novak Connected to Swift Boat Liars 

The NY Times points out a little detail about Bush cheerleader Robert Novak - his family helped publish "Unfit for Command." Golly gee:

"Among the stoutest defenders of 'Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry,' the best-selling book arguing that Mr. Kerry lied about his record of service in Vietnam, is the columnist Robert Novak.

In his syndicated columns and on the CNN program 'Crossfire,' Mr. Novak has lauded the book and referred to veterans who criticize Mr. Kerry - most notably John E. O'Neill, the book's co-author - as 'real patriots.'

Unmentioned in Mr. Novak's columns and television appearances, however, is a personal connection he has to the book: his son, Alex Novak, is the director of marketing for its publisher, the conservative publishing house Regnery."


But, really, he is being objective in his praise for the book. He's a journalist, not an operative for the GOP.

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Sunday, August 29

MTV Helps GOP Get Young People Away From NYC 

The AP reports that MTV has been very helpful in getting young, potential protestor types away from NYC:

"The awards show, known for its antics and eye-popping moments like last year's steamy kiss between Britney Spears and Madonna, is being held in Florida because MTV officials said it would have been too difficult to hold the show in New York.

'There were very, very limited venue possibilities in New York because of the RNC this year,' Salli Frattini, the VMA's executive producer, has said."


Yes, I'm sure there were. And everyone knows the VMA's must be held at the very end of August. It cannot be moved by a few days in either direction.

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MTV Helps GOP Get Young People Away From NYC 

The AP reports that MTV has been very helpful in getting young, potential protestor types away from NYC:

"The awards show, known for its antics and eye-popping moments like last year's steamy kiss between Britney Spears and Madonna, is being held in Florida because MTV officials said it would have been too difficult to hold the show in New York.

'There were very, very limited venue possibilities in New York because of the RNC this year,' Salli Frattini, the VMA's executive producer, has said."


Yes, I'm sure there were. And everyone knows the VMA's must be held at the very end of August. It cannot be moved by a few days in either direction.

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