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Archives: June 2004

Wed Jun 30, 2004

Hitler in a Bush Ad

Hitler's back, this time in Bush-Cheney ad

The latest Bush-Cheney '04 web video( http://www.georgebush.com/News/Read.aspx?ID=2831 ) shows the "Faces of John Kerry's Democratic Party," and labels them the "Coalition of the Wild-Eyed." This is surely the first time in his life Dick Gephardt has been labeled "wild-eyed" by anyone, and he is joined by Al Gore, Howard Dean, Michael Moore, and -- who's that, Adolf Hitler? The ad begins with a clip of Al Gore denouncing the Bush administration in his rousing speech at NYU a few weeks back, but then Hitler pops onto the screen. The words "Sponsored by MoveOn.org" show up a few frames later -- it's an ad submitted to MoveOn's Bush in 30 Seconds campaign from earlier this year. Did this ad submission using Hitler imagery really represent the views of "John Kerry's Democratic Party"? Of course not. The ad was submitted by individuals not associated with John Kerry's campaign to the MoveOn contest -- and ultimately rejected. ( http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0113-02.htm ) MoveOn said two ads that mentioned Nazis were in poor taste, and apologized, even though, again, MoveOn rejected the submissions as finalists. The ad that eventually won the contest was, in comparison, a subtle, moving critique of the impact of the Bush deficits on America's children.



The MoveOn ad submissions were condemned at the time by the GOP. So why resuscitate the Hitler/Nazi imagery if it's so harmful to the national discourse? One can only wonder, and a cynic is left to think that splicing the face of Adolf Hitler between images of leading Democrats was too irresistible for the creators of this web video, no matter how misleading and offensive the end result may be.


from:

http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2004/06/25/wildeyed/?source=RSS

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 30, 04 | 4:46 pm | Profile

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The Enemy Press

From PR Watch in my email today:

After New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau wrote a story reporting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had collected extensive information on antiwar demonstrators, FBI spokeswoman Cassandra Chandler sent around a memo urging agency officials to "please avoid providing information to this reporter," and the Justice Department revoked his press credentials.

SOURCE: Washington Post, June 28, 2004

More web links related to this story are available at:
http://www.prwatch.org/spin/June_2004.html#1088444551

To discuss this story in the PR Watch Forum, visit:
http://www.prwatch.org/forum/discuss.php?id=1088444551

I pasted the whole email in 'more' More...

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 30, 04 | 9:50 am | Profile

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Tue Jun 29, 2004

free and very cheep phone for macintosh

FWD has two phones pre-configured for the Macintosh (XTen and SJPhone) and very well written documentation of how to connect in 5 steps with either a direct internet connection or through a firewall, NAT (i.e. LinkSYS) proxy/router. Once you have a FWD account which works from anywhere in the world by the way (not just Vonage) and is FREE (as in air) you can make SIP VoIP calls to any other SIP phone anywhere in the WORLD for nothing, nada. In order to make calls to a regular POTS (plain old telephone system) phone ..... More...

Posted by: pibor on Jun 29, 04 | 10:06 am | Profile

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Cat Power


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Posted by: Jacques Vanderdreschd on Jun 29, 04 | 7:19 am | Profile

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No man is an island


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Posted by: Jacques Vanderdreschd on Jun 29, 04 | 6:45 am | Profile

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Mon Jun 28, 2004

Piping hot coffee


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Posted by: Jacques Vanderdreschd on Jun 28, 04 | 10:53 am | Profile

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Sat Jun 26, 2004

The F-Word Part 2: Cheney Utters 'F-Word' in Senate - Aides

'GO FUCK YOURSELF' CHENEY SNARLED AT SEN PATRICK LEAHY

The incident occurred on Tuesday in a terse discussion between the two that touched on politics, religion and money, with Cheney finally telling Leahy to "fuck off" or "go fuck yourself," the aides said.

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During their exchange, Leahy noted that Republicans had accused Democrats of being anti-Catholic because they are opposed to some of President Bush's anti-abortion judges, the aides said.

from Cheney Utters 'F-Word' in Senate - Aides

...Dick Cheney, long portrayed by his aides as unperturbed by partisan attacks, admitted Friday that he "probably" cursed at a senior Democratic senator this week, said he did not regret it and added that he "felt better afterwards."

Then Mr. Cheney quickly reverted to type, flying here for a tightly scripted campaign rally where he never mentioned the incident in a speech on terrorism and the economy to an adoring Republican crowd.


from Cheney Owns Up to Profanity Incident and Says He 'Felt Better Afterwards' in NY Times

Um, OK. He "probably" said "Fuck You" but he didn't regret it, and even if he did he "felt better afterwards"

Leahy has an office on the hill for dealing with land mines. Read This statement by Senator Leahy on squandered opportunity for a landmine ban by the Bush Administration.

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 26, 04 | 9:46 am | Profile

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The F-Word Part 1: Bush's Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides

In interviews with a number of White House staffers who were willing to talk off the record, a picture of an administration under siege has emerged, led by a man who declares his decisions to be “God’s will” and then tells aides to “fuck over” anyone they consider to be an opponent of the administration.

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But the President who says he rules at the behest of God can also tongue-lash those he perceives as disloyal, calling them “fucking assholes” in front of other staff, berating one cabinet official in front of others and labeling anyone who disagrees with him “unpatriotic” or “anti-American.”

from Bush's Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides at "Capitol Hill Blue"

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 26, 04 | 9:39 am | Profile

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Creepy Funny Leisuretown comics

... especially rude reworked Dilbert comics here. I think years ago Dilbert's publishers made them take them down from the unbelievably funny and now defunct Leisuretown (here are an archive).

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 26, 04 | 12:29 am | Profile

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Fri Jun 25, 2004

Spring Breeze


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Posted by: Jacques Vanderdreschd on Jun 25, 04 | 3:01 pm | Profile

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Why do I always have to come over?


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Posted by: Jacques Vanderdreschd on Jun 25, 04 | 8:57 am | Profile

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Thu Jun 24, 2004

Bob Ross

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Posted by: Jacques Vanderdreschd on Jun 24, 04 | 1:11 pm | Profile

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Wed Jun 23, 2004

Eh. I'm back I think

that's all I wanted to say.

Posted by: Jacques Vanderdreschd on Jun 23, 04 | 8:47 pm | Profile

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Tue Jun 22, 2004

The Hunting of the President

http://www.thehuntingofthepresident.com/

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 22, 04 | 9:24 pm | Profile

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land of many distant suns...

only $7 - $10 !
including the unhit "mouth of sea" and demo version of yowstar software "G"
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Posted by: pibor on Jun 22, 04 | 4:48 pm | Profile

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Mon Jun 21, 2004

A Time to Weep



by Ted Sorenson

Ted Sorenson, a former aide to President John F. Kennedy, gave this moving commencement speech at the New School University in New York on May 21, 2004.

This is not a speech. Two weeks ago I set aside the speech I prepared. This is a cry from the heart, a lamentation for the loss of this country's goodness and therefore its greatness.

Future historians studying the decline and fall of America will mark this as the time the tide began to turn - toward a mean-spirited mediocrity in place of a noble beacon.

For me the final blow was American guards laughing over the naked, helpless bodies of abused prisoners in Iraq. "There is a time to laugh," the Bible tells us, "and a time to weep." Today I weep for the country I love, the country I proudly served, the country to which my four grandparents sailed over a century ago with hopes for a new land of peace and freedom. I cannot remain silent when that country is in the deepest trouble of my lifetime.
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Posted by: Slothrop on Jun 21, 04 | 3:13 pm | Profile

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Wed Jun 16, 2004

Strong at the Broken Places, a triple amputee Vietnam vet helps wounded Iraq War soldiers

A film with Max Cleland...

http://www.strongatthebrokenplaces.com/

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 16, 04 | 4:06 pm | Profile

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"The Explosion of the 9-11 Truth Movement - U.S. Media's Dirty Little Secret", by Bill Douglas

http://www.newtopiamagazine.net/content/issue17/oped/911.php

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 16, 04 | 1:47 pm | Profile

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ghost of reagan

Feds classify french fries as fresh veggies

WASHINGTON · Anyone trying to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet may have just gotten an unlikely assist from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Based on a little-noticed change to obscure federal rules, the USDA defines frozen french fries as "fresh vegetables."

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Posted by: pibor on Jun 16, 04 | 12:31 pm | Profile

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19 Questions to the 9/11 Commission, 1 of which has been answered

This is from the 9/11 Family independent commission advisory group.

So far 1 question of the 19 questions have been answered. I wonder how many more of them they will answer? The 9/11 Commission is a complete whitewash.

http://911independentcommission.org/questions.html

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 16, 04 | 12:01 pm | Profile

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Mon Jun 14, 2004

"The Ballad of The Bush Leagues"

See http://estnyboer.com/ballad for more details. A lot has happened in the past 3+ years; dare to remember. More...

Posted by: est on Jun 14, 04 | 7:46 pm | Profile

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Sun Jun 13, 2004

Cocktail of the Moment

from Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide 1985 More...

Posted by: est on Jun 13, 04 | 4:32 pm | Profile

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Tue Jun 08, 2004

Bill Eases Vote Curb on Churches

This is so fucked... allowing churches to make "unintentional" political contributions??? complete story in MORE More...

Posted by: est on Jun 08, 04 | 9:35 am | Profile

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Mon Jun 07, 2004

Michael Moore | Fahrenheit 9/11

Check out the Fahrenheit 911 trailer here.

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 07, 04 | 11:10 pm | Profile

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Marvin's dozer

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Posted by: est on Jun 07, 04 | 6:41 pm | Profile

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a couple a nights ago

I worked late a couple of nights ago last week, taking the 11:30 train home.. Since I would be getting into our sorty-gritty neighborhood outside of the Macarthur BART station after midnight, I had a premonition of getting mugged for the obviously-a-laptop-in-the-work-backpack on my back. I'm usually pretty cocky about biking through what ever neighborhood at whatever time, and don't usually think about that.

But since I got a ride to the station I didn't have my bike so there would be a walk home.

So anyway I didn't get mugged, but the premonition was right on. More...

Posted by: evil-barry on Jun 07, 04 | 6:11 pm | Profile

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Sat Jun 05, 2004

thank god reagan is dead

Looks like Nancy got a bit too eager with the pillow. I was thinking that maybe he'd die in August around convention time, but Ms. Snodgrass thought it would happen a bit after that, perhaps Sept/Oct to give them a final push of nostalgia in Nov. Anyway, I was right that he'd die BEFORE the election. Was there a line on this in Vegas?
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Posted by: pibor on Jun 05, 04 | 4:43 pm | Profile

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Fri Jun 04, 2004

Bush interviwed by Paris Match

link to the white house transcription of the interview:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/06/20040604-2.html

"I've got -- I've had friends all my life who I call friends, who didn't agree with every decision I made."

Posted by: est on Jun 04, 04 | 1:08 pm | Profile

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Ballad of The Bush Leagues

THE BALLAD OF THE BUSH LEAGUES
Thursday, June 10 8:00pm $5
Zip Fusion Sushi
744 E 3rd St., downtown Los Angeles

Citizen Barry has been bugging me to post this for some time now. Briefly, I've been chronicling Dubya's presidency in mock-epic verse since he took office. As noted above, I, along with Aaron T. Smith who plays Dubya, will perform this "Ballad of The Bush Leagues" on June 10 in L.A. Following in "MORE" is Part I of the poem. I will continue to post sections over the next few weeks.

See http://home.earthlink.net/~estnyboer/ballad for more details. A lot has happened in the past 3+ years; dare to remember. More...

Posted by: est on Jun 04, 04 | 8:46 am | Profile

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Thu Jun 03, 2004

You Have Rights — if Bush Says You Do


by Jonathan Turley

This week, the U.S. Justice Department held an extraordinary news conference. After insisting for two years that details of the case of Jose Padilla, an American citizen accused of being an "enemy combatant," had to be kept secret even from the federal courts, the Justice Department suddenly released detailed information on his interrogations and their results. What made this press conference particularly notable was its intended audience: the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court is currently reviewing the Padilla case, with a decision expected in the next few weeks, and there is a growing question of whether a majority can be found to support President Bush's claims of absolute authority to hold a U.S. citizen indefinitely without filing charges.

It is, of course, considered highly improper to stage such a news conference while a case is pending. Indeed, such a stunt is likely to outrage some members of the court. But the administration appeared to be playing for the one swing justice: Sandra Day O'Connor, who, during the arguments in April, was openly struggling to find any plausible rationale for giving a president absolute power over citizens. With the record now closed, the only realistic chance of getting such information to O'Connor was her morning newspaper.
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Posted by: Slothrop on Jun 03, 04 | 11:31 am | Profile

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Wed Jun 02, 2004

IC = World Capital of Slack

http://www.keef.org/drink/

Posted by: Slothrop on Jun 02, 04 | 9:23 am | Profile

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