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October 23, 2002
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According to the MSNBC website the Donahue show with Michael Moore has been moved to Thursday:
The Michael Moore special on guns, violence, and his new "Bowling for Columbine" documentary is rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 24. 8 p.m. ET.
RA in LA
Subj: where was Bush?
On the Sunday morning talk shows Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell said it was not true that Bush had purposely declined to inform Democratic senators about North Korea's nuclear "improvements" until after the senate voted to give Bush almost unlimited power to declare and wage war in Iraq.
Rice said the president needed those two weeks to assess the problem and decide what to do about it.
My question to Rice and Powell is this: How many days, during those two weeks, was GWBush away from Washington campaigning for Republican candidates and going to Republican parties, rallies and dinners to raise money for the Republican Party? If there was such a need for Bush to assess the situation, shouldn't the president have stayed in Washington D.C. until the problem had been fully assessed and discussed, and a program implemented to deal with the situation?
Or, maybe, the Pillsbury Dough Boy's input is not required when serious international crises develop.
The question still remains: where was Bush during the two weeks the White House could not inform the senate of this critical new development? Was Bush at his desk in the Oval Office, or was he at some "rubber-chicken" barbecue for the rich and richer?
Subj: The "Resumptive" War
Last night Sean Hannity was noticeably offended when George McGovern suggested that the Iraq War was a pre-emptive war. Hannity went to great pains to suggest this is rather, a "Resumptive War". Looks like the word "preemptive" will be joining the word "privatization" in the Republican dead word file.
Reef the Dog
Heres a corrected link for your An Illegitimate President with No Feeling for the Law 10/23 link. Its now archived and will only stay up for the next six days. -- http://www.pagesix.com/seven/10222002/lizsmith/lizsmith.htm
I find it *extremely* sad that we have to get some of our legitimate *news* about whats really going on in this country from a *gossip* columnist!!! Where are the Liberal press when you need them??? Wheres Woodward and Bernstein??? Wheres Geraldo Rivera??? Oh, never mind I forgot they *sold out* to the other side for 30 pieces of silver.
I even watched Oprah yesterday, who had a show on about Iraq and had on these two guests talking about their books -- The Threatening Storm by Kenneth M. Pollack and The Age of Sacred Terror by Daniel Benjamin. It was funny as they were supposed to be opposing views, but as I watched they only seemed to agree more than argue with each other. Both saying that war with Iraq was inevitable.
Heres a link to yesterdays show and also a poll on war with Iraq. http://www.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/tows_2002/tows_past_20021022.jhtml
I found it interesting that the most intelligent comment came from an audience member who stood up and spoke the truth about how shrubby *only* started talking about war in July when the shit hit the fan about ties to the White House from the business scandals. And that this all seems to be a smokescreen to keep us from talking about all the problems in the country right now just before the election. Yea!!!!! *Somebody* out there is getting it!!!
I have hope its small, but maybe itll grow.
Subj: US Grants N. Korea Nuclear Funds
It seems as though Too-Stupid-To-Be-President thought N. Korea's nuclear program didn't even need to be inspected as late as April of 2002..... Check it out at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1908571.stm, as he gave them $95 million to develop nuclear power.
Let's see.... We thought N. Korea had nuclear weapons and knew for sure they were trying to obtain them, so it's "vital to the national security interests of the United States" that we not demand inspections. Iraq might try to obtain nuclear materials and become a threat sometime in the future, so we must have inspections and regime change right now or blow them off of the face of the earth, with or without any other country's agreement or help.
I can't believe they ever let this guy off of his leash, much less take off his muzzle!
Re: Latest Poll: McBride pulls ahead
Ahhh, when the Bushies lose the excuses begin to roll. With the election not held yet and with only polls indicating a ("undeserving") defeat for poor baby Bush Jeb, the Right Wing press is already running to his rescue by blaming his potential defeat on anyone but poor little Jeb.
In Matt Towrey's article posted at Jacksonville.com, Towery couldn't help but fall all over himself with rolling excuses for Jeb and his impending defeat.
Like the Right Wing press did for his father after his stinging defeat to Bill Clinton, Jeb Bush's loss will be blamed on anyone and anything except for Jeb, especially the un-fair "liberal press"!
Using words such as unfair, "brutal media" stories attacking Jeb, and "whipping boy for the Democrats", Towery is already trying to excuse Jeb Bush from any contribution to his own defeat.
You know it is too much to bear for a elitist Bush to lose to a "bumbling McBride" like Papa Bush lost to that "womanizing Bubba" Bill Clinton!
Towery is following the typical Right Wing response to any Bush defeat or failure; blame it on the Liberal press, tabloids viciously attacking their children, and on the Democrats who viciously whipped them into defeat.
Poor Bushies. Poor Jebbie.
Watch for these same sentiments rolling into your local cable network soon when CNN, Fox News and the rest of the Conservative cabal jump on the bandwagon with Towery!
Nancy Lynn Nagy (TN)
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