Archive for May, 2004

Colonial keepsakes

May 31, 2004

So, George Bush keeps Saddam’s gun under his pillow, more or less. Time magazine, which first disclosed the gun’s location, said military officials had it mounted after it was seized from Saddam near his hometown of Tikrit last year, and soldiers involved in the capture gave it to Bush. The magazine quoted a visitor who [...]

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Happy Jesus Day!

May 29, 2004
Happy Jesus Day!

Sharpen your sticks!

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Why does pResident Bush hate our troops?

May 29, 2004

SP Times: More than 1,200 bulletproof vests donated for the 351st Military Police Company in Iraq remain at the unit’s headquarters here as the Army decides whether to approve the shipment. Marion County Sheriff Ed Dean helped collect the vests, which the Army Reserve unit said it will use to line the bottoms of Humvees [...]

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Tribune torn over titillating statue: rock hard penis poses problems

May 29, 2004
Tribune torn over titillating statue: rock hard penis poses problems

This is what happens when you are home schooled. This is what happens when you are never ever exposed to other cultures, other ideas. This is what happens when you have such a low opinion of your own morality that you fear that even the smallest penis temptation might set you off on the road [...]

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Florida Secretary of State says computers are not computers, denies responsibility for upcoming fiasco

May 28, 2004

Florida Secretary of State Glenda Hood was in Miami yesterday to calm fears of another problem-plagued election this November. With a controversial new ‘felon’ purge list having just been released and with more and more voters clamoring for a receipt from new computerized paperless voting machines, it would seem that Jeb! appointee Glenda would have [...]

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Jeb! spokesperson: Florida education standards are plenty low already

May 28, 2004

SP Times: A national education advocacy group was in the Tampa Bay area Thursday to criticize state and federal accountability systems that give schools A grades before labeling them as failures. Communities for Quality Education, backed by the National Education Association teachers union, criticized Gov. Jeb Bush’s state accountability system and President George Bush’s No [...]

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Were number ONE! USA! USA! USA!

May 28, 2004

All too often, I present a view that may be seen as overly critical of our country and the way it is run. Where others see American compassion and strength, I might see dehumanizing colonial policies or another meaningless photo op. Well, today Im going to take off my cynical blinders and present a story [...]

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Dear American Forces Radio: Remove Rush!

May 27, 2004

A letter about Rush: Mr. Melvin Russell Director American Forces Radio and Television Services Dear Mr. Russell, I applaud your airing of Rush Limbaugh’s show on Armed Forces Radio. He sends our soldiers a message they need to hear–that it’s OK to have a little medieval fun with the prisoners they capture. Where else will [...]

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Felonious Junk: Lawsuits threatened over ‘secret’ list

May 27, 2004

The First Amendment Foundation, an open government advocacy group, is threatening legal action if the State of Florida does not release a controversial list of ‘felons’ to be scrubbed from the state voter rolls. Calling it an issue of national importance, First Amendment advocates Monday formally demanded that Florida election officials release the names of [...]

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Headline writer on drugs

May 27, 2004

Aspirin and ibuprofen, mostly, but they’re drugs, right? When a headline in a mainstream newspaper screams “Drugs found in more than 6,700 Florida autopsies in 2003,” the vast majority of readers are going to assume that most of those deaths were caused or abetted by the consumption of illegal drugs, because , as we all [...]

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