Saturday, October 23, 2004

Lie Girls... call 212-875-7000

This is absolutely mindblowingly awesome. Politics - Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004

hst is batshit crazy, and this doesn't touch his work from '72, but it's worth a minute of your time.
KR Washington Bureau | 10/22/2004 | Former workers dispute Bush's pull in Project P.U.L.L.

70's Texans for Truth? Bush says in his autobiography: "My friend John White ... asked me to come help him run the program. ... I was intrigued by John's offer. ... Now I had a chance to help people."

But White's administrative assistant and others associated with P.U.L.L., speaking on the record for the first time, say Bush was not helping to run the program and White had not asked Bush to come aboard. Instead, the associates said, White told them he agreed to take Bush on as a favor to Bush's father, who was honorary co-chairman of the program at the time, and Bush was unpaid. They say White told them Bush had gotten into some kind of trouble but White never gave them specifics.

"We didn't know what kind of trouble he'd been in, only that he'd done something that required him to put in the time," said Althia Turner, White's administrative assistant.

"John said he was doing a favor for George's father because an arrangement had to be made for the son to be there," said Willie Frazier, also a former player for the Houston Oilers and a P.U.L.L. summer volunteer in 1973.

Fred Maura, a close friend of White, refers to Bush as "43," for 43rd president, and his father as "41," for the 41st president.

"John didn't say what kind of trouble 43 was in - just that he had done something and he (John) made a deal to take him in as a favor to 41 to get some funding," Maura said.

"He didn't help run the program. I was in charge of him and I wouldn't say I helped run the program, either," said David Anderson, a recreational director at P.U.L.L.
Other accounts have suggested his service was involuntary. A book published in 2000, largely discredited, said Bush was there to serve out a community service sentence for a drug arrest. At the time, however, Harris County, Texas, where Houston is located, had no formal community service program. A 1999 book, by a political reporter for The Dallas Morning News, said Bush's father had insisted on the service after Bush was involved in a drunk-driving incident.

Friday, October 22, 2004 The Real Story on George Bush's "Wolves" Commercial
what do you call a bear....
holding a daisy under a mushroom cloud?

So you may have seen the new Bush ad, the one that looks like it was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, called "Wolves."

It's amazing. They're literally "crying 'wolf.'" Apparently when they showed the ad on Crossfire this afternoon the audience laughed at it.

It's admittedly scary, until the part at the end where W shows us that he can approve a message while reading a piece of paper AND talking on the phone. If he had approved at the top of the ad it would be much more effective.

And.....aren't the wolves getting into this country by hiding in uninspected freight cargo? how else did they get into that field in the first place?

And what about all the Wolves of Mass Destruction that we were supposed to find in Iraq? Apparently they weren't under the President's desk.

Maybe they were thinking of Paul Wolfowitz, but he's already breached the perimeter...
Hip-Hop Debate

word to cspan
Political Poseur - Pretending to be a Republican in Blue California. By Richard Rushfield

A story about wearing a Bush/Cheney t-shirt in my old neighborhood.

Thursday, October 21, 2004 News - John Kerry:

"Do you have a favorite Beatles song -- or Stones song?

I love 'Satisfaction' and 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' and 'Brown Sugar.' I love 'Imagine' and 'Yesterday.'

You're a greatest-hits kind of guy.

My favorite album is Abbey Road. I love 'Hey Jude.' I also like folk music. I like some classical. I love guitar. Oh, God. I mean, you know -- Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Buffett . . ."

he had me till that last sentence.
Monster Slash | The New Monster Mash

watch dick cheney do the dance from "thriller."
Regret The Error

a blog about newspaper corrections.
Daily Kos

desperate Bush to fly to Kabul/Baghdad? October surprise?
I'm Just Sayin': Poop Valhalla

triumph the insult comic dog in spin alley
the truth about john kerry

look for the tom harkin/tom arnold double dose.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

George Bush Bulges

The thing about this web page here is not whether the president has a wireless receiver in his back. The thing about this web page right here is the president's tailor. There's a picture of him in the second to last row from the bottom.

It's the little guys like him that make this the most important election of our lives. - Robertson: I?warned Bush on Iraq casualties - Oct 20, 2004 - Robertson: I?warned Bush on Iraq casualties - Oct 19, 2004

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Lawmakers Ask CIA to Turn Over Internal 9/11 Report
The 9/11 Secret in the CIA's Back Pocket

Read this. Talk about this. Link to this. Demand this gets released before Nov. 2nd.

My guess is that this will sneak out before Nov. 2nd given the bad relationship between the White House and the CIA.

According to the intelligence official, who spoke to me on condition of anonymity, release of the report, which represents an exhaustive 17-month investigation by an 11-member team within the agency, has been "stalled." First by acting CIA Director John McLaughlin and now by Porter J. Goss, the former Republican House member (and chairman of the Intelligence Committee) who recently was appointed CIA chief by President Bush.

The official stressed that the report was more blunt and more specific than the earlier bipartisan reports produced by the Bush-appointed Sept. 11 commission and Congress.

"What all the other reports on 9/11 did not do is point the finger at individuals, and give the how and what of their responsibility. This report does that," said the intelligence official. "The report found very senior-level officials responsible."

(insert richeous indignation here.)

seriously, I'm so pissed off at these guys that I'm almost tired of being pissed off.

Monday, October 18, 2004

it's all one thing: What if George W. Bush had been elected president?
Bin Laden is in China

Osama, of course, is the October surprise that Rove has been hinting at. We are selling Taiwan and MFN status to China in exchange for Osama. We also are likely giving up some leverage with respect to China's client state North Korea. Two weeks till the deal goes through.

Sunday, October 17, 2004


Those GOP voter registration scam artists (America Votes, Sproul & Associates, etc.) were doing the same thing (only registering Republicans) in PA too. Their malfeasance may have been nationwide.