Sunday, March 21, 2004


Bush's Own People Rat Him Out

On 60 Minutes Sunday night, and also in wire reports, former Bush aide Richard A. Clarke, who worked as the Resident's counterterrorisme coordinator talked of how this administration "is doing a terrible job in the war on terrorism." Clarke, who does have a new book coming out today (Monday), claims that of the first 100 national security meetings in the White House prior to September 11th, only two directly dealt with the known al-Qaeda threat and the nation's preparedness for potentially calamitous terrorist attacks.

Clarke also said that immediately after September 11th, Bush himself began looking for a way to link Iraq to the attacks, although all intelligence at the time (and now, for that matter) showed that Iraq had no link to major terrorist networks and certainly could not be tied to the 9/11 attacks.

Said Clarke, "..Frankly I find it outrageous that the president is running for re-election on the grounds that he's done such great things about terrorism. He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months, when maybe we could have done something."

Don't believe me? Read for yourself at

Will the lies, misrepresentations and cover-ups ever stop? If anyone out there thinks that this isn't the most corrupt administration to rule the White House since Nixon, then feel free to share what you're smoking and pass the duchy on the left-hand side (please). And at least Nixon was fairly elected.

Numbers Games

Number of Weapons of Mass Destruction so far found in Iraq: 0

Number of Weapons of Mass Destruction believed to be housed in missle silos in North Dakota alone: over 1,000

Number of U.S. servicemen and women killed so far while invading Iraq: 588

Things more likely to happen than finding W.M.D's in Iraq:
--Bert and Ernie come out as gay puppets, get married in San Francisco.
--Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon orders Israeli troops to cease military action against Palestinians, tears down wall, stops occupying Palestinian territory and says, "let's share all of Palestine with our brothers in a show of good faith."
--Hamas and Hezbollah decide to take Sharon at his word and declare a truce.
--The Gropinator, Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneggar, admits his sordid history as a molester and degrader of women and donates $10 million of his own money to the National Organization of Women and to domestic violence awareness.
--The Red Sox beat the Cubs in the World Series, four games to three.
--Director Michael Bay wins an Academy Award as best director for his moving remake of "The Miracle Worker."
--Mel Gibson replaces Nathan Lane in The Producers on Broadway.
--A startling late spring snowstorm shuts down the Los Angeles Basin, blanketing the Southland in four inches of snow. Absent snowplows, the city convinces Paris Hilton to try and snort the streets clean.

You get the idea...

Movie Picks of the Week
You won't go wrong with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I also recommend Starsky & Hutch, with the one qualification that if you don't have a fondness for pop culture in the 70's, a lot of Hutch may seem pointless or derivative.

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