Someone Take The Wheel
4.02.2004
  Who The Real Patriots Are

Remember when Monkeyfister told us that the Navy recruiting offices got NO response from the big Nascar ad blitz? Well, it appears their phones are ringing off the hook after one day of advertising on Air America. Guess liberals are the real patriots in this game. Why do we always end up cleaning up after Republicans. 
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3.29.2004
  The Threat That Dare Not Speak Its Name?

WASHINGTON, Mar 29 (IPS) - IPS uncovered the remarks by Philip Zelikow, who is now the executive director of the body set up to investigate the terrorist attacks on the United States in September 2001 -- the 9/11 commission -- in which he suggests a prime motive for the invasion just over one year ago was to eliminate a threat to Israel, a staunch U.S. ally in the Middle East.

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”And this is the threat that dare not speak its name, because the Europeans don't care deeply about that threat, I will tell you frankly. And the American government doesn't want to lean too hard on it rhetorically, because it is not a popular sell,” said Zelikow.  
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  Futureworld

Bloggerheads also tells us that you can send an email to your futureself here
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  Hilarious

Bloggerheads tells us about this badass chick:

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- A woman fed up with obscene phone calls tracked down the offender and cornered him as he made yet another call from a public phone booth, police said.
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The woman and three of her cousins staked out the phone booth and around 1:30 a.m., a former neighbor arrived and made a call, police said. The woman's cell phone rang, police said.

Family members prevented the man from leaving until police arrived.
 
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  More Fun With The Sloganator!!

Some brilliant patriot compiled many of the Bush campaign posters into a flash movie. My new favorite: "We Can Detain You, You Know".

Look at them all here
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  Shades of Patriot Act

NEW ORLEANS -- It's a groundbreaking court decision that legal experts say will affect everyone: Police officers in Louisiana no longer need a search or arrest warrant to conduct a brief search of your home or business. 
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  Oof

 
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  Woo Hoo!

The Daily Kos reminds us:

For the record, there are no high profile investigations of any Democrats
right now. Too bad the same can't be said about Republicans. In no particular
order:

* The Senate's top cop investigated Republican hacking of Democratic
accounts and theft of thousands of documents. After finding probable cause for
wrongdoing, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended the Justice Department
undertake its own criminal probe.

* The House and Senate Intelligence Committees are both investigating
intelligence lapses heading up to the Iraq War.

* The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating Bush's pre-war lies
about Iraq's WMDs and ties to al Qaida.

* Rove, Cheney's entire political team and others are being investigated by
a Justice Department special prosecutor for leaking the name of a covert CIA
agent (Plame) to discredit her husband -- a critic of the administration's
trumped up charges that Iraq was seeking nuclear material in Niger.

* Can anyone forget the 9-11 commission?

* HHS Inspector General Dara Corrigan is investigating administration lies
about the true cost of the Medicare bill. Remember, not only did the Bush
Administration undercount the costs (from $395 billion to $521 billion), but then
threatened an auditor with his job if he revealed the true numbers.

* The General Accounting Office is investigating the fake "news reports" the
White House created to promote the Medicare law's new prescription drug
coverage provisions.

* And being the gift that keeps on giving, the House Standards of Official
Conduct Committee and the Justice Department are both (and seperately)
investigating bribery allegations as the administration and its congressional allies
twisted arms to get the necessary votes in the House to pass the Medicare bill.

* Tom DeLay is under criminal investigation on whether his Texas political
action committee (Texans for a Republican Majority) improperly financed the
GOP's takeover of the Texas legislature. DeLay has already signaled he may be
forced to step down from his leadership post (even if just temporarily) if
indicted.

* Connecticut Governor John Rowland is being investigated by federal
prosecutors for a shockingly brazen level of corruption. Even the state's GOP
establishment has abandoned the governor, and impeachment proceedings are likely
unless he resigns his post.

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Rip out the table
we need room to move
in a life unstable
you're so easily amused
anywhere you hang
yourself is home
throw in a tape, fix the tone

The windows are dirty let's hope it rains
add another newspaper
something to do with my change
I see we're fighting again
In some fucking land
throw in another tape man

Someone take the wheel
and I don't know where we're going
anybody say what you feel
everybody's sad, but nobody's showing

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