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Drunken Ravings
1/24/2004
 
Powell casts doubt on Iraq WMDs
Powell casts doubt on Iraq WMDs

"US Secretary of State Colin Powell has conceded that Iraq may not have possessed any stocks of weapons of mass destruction before the war last year. "
 
Mary Steenburgen Nails Novak
Mary Steenburgen NAILS Novak

"NOVAK: Ms. Steenburgen, I'm just dying to know if you agree with your candidate, General Clark, that the president of the United States is a deserter? Desertion is one of the most heinous crimes. It's a felony. You put people in prison. Do you think -- do you think -- do you agree with that?
STEENBURGEN: Well, I don't agree with the spin you just put on it.
If I understand correctly, it was Michael Moore that said that, not Wesley Clark. And I would also say that, if being critical of an administration was a crime, I don't know what you would have had to do during the Clinton administration. So -- so, you know, I think you better keep it straight who said what. "

Mary Steenburgen officially joins Molly Ivans as a woman who's mind i lust after.
 
BBC NEWS | Business | Halliburton admits $6m kickbacks
BBC NEWS Halliburton admits $6m kickbacks


Halliburton has a number of contracts to help rebuild Iraq
Energy services giant Halliburton has admitted that it has fired two members of staff in Iraq for taking kickbacks of up to $6m (£3.3m). "
 
BBC NEWS | Americas | US chief Iraq arms expert quits
BBC NEWS | Americas | US chief Iraq arms expert quits


Mr Kay cast doubt on Iraq's weapons programmes
The head of the team searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, David Kay, has resigned"
1/22/2004
 
Body and Soul
Body and Soul: "More concerns about voting
We don't have enough worries already with Diebold?
About 100,000 Americans abroad -- most of them in the military -- will be voting over the internet this year, and according to a new report, the system 'has numerous . . . fundamental security problems that leave it vulnerable to a variety of well-known cyber attacks, any one of which could be catastrophic.'"
1/21/2004
 
Andrew Sullivan : Democrat?
From Andrew Sullivan:
(no i wont link it i refuse to promote idiots)

"Abstinence only for prevention of STDs? Whatever else this president is, he is no believer in individuals' running their own lives without government regulation, control or aid. If you're a fiscal conservative or a social liberal, this was a speech that succeeded in making you take a second look at the Democrats. I sure am. "

For the love of god. Please please merciful god. If you have any pity on us please please do NOT let Andrew Sullivan become a democrat. Heavenly father we have endured a quarter century of right wing lies and abuse. We dealt with having to accept Zell Miller as a democrat. We dealt with having to hold our nose with not one, but two hands while we voted for republicrats. We dealt with having to listen to a clueless corrupt media. We even dealt with having to accept a corrupt cowardly lying deserter being forced on us in a legal coup. But lord.. dont drop Andy on us.. its just too big of a cross to bear!


1/19/2004
 
TAP: Vol 15, Iss. 2. America as a One-Party State.
"Today's hard right seeks total dominion. It's packing the courts and rigging the rules. The target is not the Democrats but democracy itself."
 
MSNBC - Fresh Recruits
MSNBC - Fresh Recruits: "The government is being held together with chewing gum and baling wire while Bush muses about a moon shot that would not occur until Jeb Bush's second term in office--if then. He'll strut down the aisle of the House chamber like a victorious war president while the Pentagon issues 'stop-loss' orders to bar more than 200,000 members of the military from leaving even though they have fulfilled their service requirements"
 
A Dishonest War (washingtonpost.com)
(Ted Kennedy)

"Of the many issues competing for attention in this new and defining year, one is of a unique order of magnitude: President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq. The facts demonstrate how dishonest that decision was. As former Treasury secretary Paul H. O'Neill recently confirmed, the debate over military action began as soon as President Bush took office. Some felt Saddam Hussein could be contained without war. A month after the inauguration, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said: 'We have kept him contained, kept him in his box.' The next day, he said tellingly that Hussein 'has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction.'"
 
A Dishonest War (washingtonpost.com)
"Of the many issues competing for attention in this new and defining year, one is of a unique order of magnitude: President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq. The facts demonstrate how dishonest that decision was. As former Treasury secretary Paul H. O'Neill recently confirmed, the debate over military action began as soon as President Bush took office. Some felt Saddam Hussein could be contained without war. A month after the inauguration, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said: 'We have kept him contained, kept him in his box.' The next day, he said tellingly that Hussein 'has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction.'"
 
mediareform.network issue: Antitrust & Media
"The past two decades have seen the number of major corporations which dominate movies, music, cable, radio, newspapers, books, magazines, the Internet and TV dwindle from 50 to less than two dozen, with much of the control concentrated in fewer than ten massive conglomerates. The largest firms today do well over ten times the business of the largest media firms of the late 1980s. The result is a cartel-like arrangement in which a few closely-linked industry giants call the shots to maximize profits by reducing competition and lowering risk. "

The FCC, Big Media and You"

The Nation : The big ten media

The Global Media Giants:
The nine firms that dominate the world"

"This list is from 1997. Since then there has been further consolidation as well as the dominance of US radio and cable by a handful of corporations"


The Third Annual Report
How power shapes the news


FAIR ACTION ALERT: Why Were Government Propaganda Experts Working On News At CNN?

"Reports in the Dutch newspaper Trouw (2/21/00, 2/25/00) and France's Intelligence Newsletter (2/17/00) have revealed that several officers from the US Army's 4th Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Group at Ft. Bragg worked in the news division at CNN's Atlanta headquarters last year, starting in the final days of the Kosovo War. "

FAIR ACTION ALERT:New CNN Chief Trying to Please GOP Elite: "
New CNN Chief Trying to Please GOP Elite
August 15, 2001
Early this month, new CNN chairman Walter Isaacson met with top Republican lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to improve relations between the cable news network and conservative Republicans. "

 
9/11 Panel Unlikely to Get Later Deadline (washingtonpost.com)
"President Bush and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) have decided to oppose granting more time to an independent commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, virtually guaranteeing that the panel will have to complete its work by the end of May, officials said last week. "


What does the Bush administration fear so deeply about the 9/11 investigation that they not only refuse to cooperate, but are now in effect killing it?

For anyone to argue this administration cares about public safety, democracy, or terrorism at this point becomes ludicrous.

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