Friday, April 28, 2006
VIENNA, Austria - The International Atomic Energy said Friday that had enriched uranium and persists with related activities in its nuclear program in defiance of the U.N. Security Council.
Just before the report was released, Iran's president said the country "won't give a damn" about any U.N. resolutions concerning its nuclear program.
The eight-page report, obtained by The Associated Press, said that after more than three years of an IAEA investigation, "the existing gaps in knowledge continue to be a matter of concern."
"Any progress in that regard requires full transparency and active cooperation by Iran," said the report, written by IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei.
The finding set the stage for a showdown in the U.N. Security Council, which is expected to meet next week and start a process that could result in punitive measures against the Islamic republic.
But Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said no Security Council resolution could make Iran give up its nuclear program.
"The Iranian nation won't give a damn about such useless resolutions," Ahmadinejad told thousands of people Friday in Khorramdareh in northwestern Iran.
"Today, they want to force us to give up our way through threats and sanctions but those who resort to language of coercion should know that nuclear energy is a national demand and by the grace of God, today Iran is a nuclear country," state-run television quoted him as saying.
HOLY SHIT - A SCHOOL YARD FIGHT WITH NUKES
NEW YORK (AP) -- An architectural organization has unveiled a new "green" roof for its own building to showcase a trend toward environmentally-friendly technology.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Direction of the country...yowzaa...
please...by all means...feel free to contribute, mulletts....
a few highlights:
The Doobie Brothers
Kool and The Gang
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
The Neville Brothers
Mayson Ahmed Bakir al-Hashimi, 60, whose brother, Tariq al-Hashimi, was appointed by parliament as vice president on Saturday, was killed by unidentified gunmen in a BMW sedan as she was leaving her home Thursday morning with her bodyguard in southwestern Baghdad, said police Capt. Jamel Hussein. The bodyguard, Saad Ali, also died in the shooting, Hussein said.
It was the second recent killing in Tariq al-Hashimi's immediate family. On April 13, his brother, Mahmoud al-Hashimi, was shot while driving in a mostly Shiite area of eastern Baghdad.
On Thursday, two of the vice president's brothers, one an army officer, raced to the scene to recover the body of their sister, Hussein said. She had worked on the government's audit commission and was married with two grown children.
can we get the hell out of this nightmare? maybe the mob would have better luck running this place....
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Published: April 25, 2006
WASHINGTON, April 24 — The lawyer for a Central Intelligence Agency official dismissed last week after being accused of leaking classified information said on Monday that his client denied disclosing any classified information and was not the source for newspaper articles about secret C.I.A. prisons abroad.
Ty Cobb, a Washington lawyer recently retained by the official, Mary O. McCarthy, who was fired last Thursday and escorted out of agency headquarters, said his client had never been granted access to the information she was accused of leaking, referring to material used in Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Washington Post about C.I.A. prisons.
In his Monday broadcast, Rush Limbaugh, the radio personality, called Ms. McCarthy a "Clinton person" and part of a "shadow government in opposition," suggesting that she was one of a number of C.I.A. officers who had worked against the White House. "When we've said that the C.I.A. was at war with the White House, we were more right than we knew," Mr. Limbaugh said.
That's right Rush, you fat ass...it's a conspiracy. Clinton holdovers are trying to dominate the C.I.A. Take another pill shit face...
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - Inmates at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detainee camp in Cuba are being treated fairly by the U.S. government, Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday after returning from a trip to the camp.
Huckabee said the detainees at the camp, which he visited on Friday, are fed respecting their religious requirements and that each detainment cell is marked, showing the direction toward Mecca.
Huckabee said he thinks the detainees' cells at Guantanamo are more comfortable than many cells in Arkansas' state prisons.
Huckabee said that, during his tour of the facility, the governors withnessed the interrogation of a detainee who was suspected of having ties to terrorist organizations. "Instead of whips and torture, we saw lengthy, yet polite exchange between interrogators and the detainee," Huckabee said.
Well there you have it. Cells are better than Arkansas and no whips and torture. Life couldn't be better. I wonder why he didn't mention the fact that they have had no right to counsel? I guess that's irrelevant since there are no whips and torture.. Thanks Governor for your diligent inquiry into the abuse.
Monday, April 24, 2006
The Progressive's Matthew Rothschild has an interesting article in "McCarthism Watch" in which a fifteen year old animation producer has received some grief for critical cartoons and videos of Bush's mishandling of Iraq. Click on the link within the article to hear our favorite, "Jesus loves me..."
Friday, April 21, 2006
"Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy." –Vice President Dick (head) Cheney, April 30, 2001
Thursday, April 20, 2006
C'mon all you fat asses!!! Pile 'em on!!! Let's break the bank on future health care for all of these fuckin' idiots!!!
anyone going to Hardee's for lunch?!
Many things to be considered here people...but c'mon...wusamatta with a little work?!
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
(AP) A man accused of repeatedly exposing himself to the same woman has been arrested after the woman took a picture of him naked standing on a highway and called police.The man had exposed himself five times in the last six months to the woman as she traveled on Arkansas 41 for work. She did not know the man, police said."I think he had singled her out, and she was loaded and ready for bear the next time she saw him," Arkansas State Police Cpl. Ray Gentry said. "She slowed down in her car to about 40 mph and got a picture of him."Robert Ernest Vallee, 37, of Lockesburg was arrested in Sevier County on two counts of indecent exposure stemming from incidents Thursday and Jan. 19 and one count of harassment. All are misdemeanors."He admitted he was the suspect in question and he had exposed himself to her. He admitted he was nude except for a shirt covering his face," Gentry said.The woman said she didn't want to press charges.Authorities also had gotten a complaint from a 17-year-old female of a man exposing himself. He reportedly would stand on the side of the highway next to his car.Vallee was arrested Thursday after the woman called a dispatcher, saying a man in a silver Dodge Neon had exposed himself to her, according to a Sevier County Sheriff's Department report. The woman said the vehicle turned onto Arkansas 24 East and she waited for an officer at a Horatio convenience store.Gentry encountered the vehicle traveling east on Arkansas 24 near its intersection with Arkansas 329 and stopped it."He had put his pants back on by the time I made the arrest. He was worried I was going to charge him with reckless driving for putting his pants back on while driving," Gentry said.A Sevier County deputy took the woman from the store to the traffic stop and she identified the vehicle.Vallee was taken to the Sevier County Jail in De Queen. He posted bond and was released from jail Friday.
"I thought he handled his assignment with class, integrity," the president said. "It's going to be hard to replace Scott, but nevertheless he made the decision and I accepted it. One of these days, he and I are going to be rocking in chairs in Texas and talking about the good old days."
Yo, Prez...what days you talkin' 'bout?! I got no job, can't afford gas ta put in my car...'course 'at got flooded out in 'Trina anyhoo...an' my FEMA dough run out a month ago. Y'all mus' be livin' on some otha planet...sheesh...
How much evidence is there to justify such action?
Certainly enough to form a consensus around a national imperative: to learn what this president and his vice president knew and when they knew it; to determine what the Bush administration has done under the guise of national security; and to find out who did what, whether legal or illegal, unconstitutional or merely under the wire, in ignorance or incompetence or with good reason, while the administration barricaded itself behind the most Draconian secrecy and disingenuous information policies of the modern presidential era.
The first fundamental question that needs to be answered by and about the president, the vice president, and their political and national-security aides, from Donald Rumsfeld to Condoleezza Rice, to Karl Rove, to Michael Chertoff, to Colin Powell, to George Tenet, to Paul Wolfowitz, to Andrew Card (and a dozen others), is whether lying, disinformation, misinformation, and manipulation of information have been a basic matter of policy—used to overwhelm dissent; to hide troublesome truths and inconvenient data from the press, public, and Congress; and to defend the president and his actions when he and they have gone awry or utterly failed.
Hell Yes... unfortunately the Democratic leadership isn't taking the bull by the horns... where are you people?
Monday, April 17, 2006
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release April 14, 2006
VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY AND MRS. CHENEY RELEASE 2005 INCOME TAX RETURN
Vice President and Mrs. Cheney released their 2005 federal income tax return today. The return shows that the Cheneys owe federal taxes for 2005 of $529,636 on taxable income of $1,961,157. The Cheneys' adjusted gross income in 2005 was $8,819,006 which was largely the result of the exercise by an independent gift administrator of stock options that had been irrevocably set aside in 2001 for charity. The Cheneys donated $6,869,655 to charity in 2005 from the exercise of these stock options under the terms of the Gift Administration Agreement and from Mrs. Cheney's book royalties from Simon & Schuster on her books America: A Patriotic Primer, A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Woman, and When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots. As provided in the Gift Administration Agreement, gifts were made to three designated charities named in that Agreement. The Cheneys' return was filed on March 20, 2006.
During the course of 2005 the Cheneys paid $2,468,566 in taxes through withholding and estimated tax payments. Taxes were withheld from their salaries and from the net proceeds of stock options that were exercised under the Gift Administration Agreement. Given that the option proceeds were dedicated to charity, there was a substantial over withholding in 2005 from the income attributable to the exercise of the stock options, which reduced the amount available for charity in 2005.
To enable the gift administrator to maximize the charitable gifts in 2005, the year in which the options were exercised, the Cheneys wrote a personal check in December 2005 to the gift administrator in the amount of $2,331,400. That amount, combined with the net proceeds from the stock options, was given to the three designated charities by the gift administrator. As a consequence, the Cheneys are entitled to a refund of $1,938,930. This refund returns the Cheneys to a neutral position of no personal financial benefit or financial detriment resulting from the transactions under the Gift Administration Agreement. Thus, the Cheneys received no financial benefit from the stock options. The transactions were tax neutral to the Cheneys. The amount of taxes paid by the Cheneys from their income, other than the income from the exercise of the stock options, was the equivalent of what they would have paid if the options had not been exercised.
So the office of VP earns roughly $200,000/year and the Cheney's are able to convert that into a $2,000,000 refund..
supply-side economics working its magic
also it's worth noting that the stock price of Halliburton is up 300% since we invaded Iraq.....
nice return Dick
We are building a League in Northwest Arkansas! We need all the volunteers we can get. If you want to skate, be in the support crew, do creative work, run around and talk shite about us, whatever - let me know on here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rollergirls and the people who love them. Peoples who want to help. Loudmouths, pencil pushers, whores, geeks, nerds, dorks, rich people with disposable money, rink owners, musicians, bitch boys (and girls), big strong peoples, little strong peoples, artists, designers, ANYONE who wants to be a part of the bad assness.
Sounds like the fireside chaps.. our kinda chicks.
One of our beloved sisters is one of the lead jammers... she used to wield a chainsaw, now she will be chopping down competition in the roller rink.
let's all support the nwakansas roller girls
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
President Bush's contention three years ago that weapons of mass destruction had been found in Iraq.
The Washington Post reported that a Pentagon sponsored team of experts determined in May 2003 that two small trailers were not used to make biological weapons. Yet two days after the team sent its findings to Washington in a classified report, Bush declared just the opposite.
"We have found the weapons of mass destruction," Bush said in an interview with a Polish TV station. "We found biological laboratories."
Bush spokesman Scott McClellan said Wednesday that Bush was relying on information from the Central Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency when he said the trailers seized after the 2003 invasion were mobile biological laboratories. That information was later discredited by the Iraq Survey Group in its 2004 report. and DIA publicly issued an assessment one day after the Pentagon team's report arrived in Washington that said U.S. officials were confident that the trailers were used to produce biological weapons. The assessment said the mobile facilities represented "the strongest evidence to date that Iraq was hiding a biological warfare program."
I'm so sick of this bullshit.. why can't we just end this mother fucking nightmare???
Not to fear! We are going for the trifecta! Afghanistan, Iraq and now...IRAN!!!!! (crowd goes wild...)
Really, Mr. President? Are you sure those aren't just trailers to make hydrogen for weather balloons?
McClellan dismissed the Post article and a report based on it that aired on ABC News Wednesday morning as irresponsible. He said ABC News should apologize and took issue with the way the Post story was written.
"The lead suggested that what the president was saying was based on something that had been debunked, and that is not true," McClellan said. "In fact, the president was saying something that was based on what the intelligence community -- through the CIA and DIA -- were saying."
Really, Mr. McClellan? You are an asshole...of the first order. How do you sleep at night, you fat ass bastard.
BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 12 - The death toll for American troops is rising steeply this month, with the military today announcing the deaths of two more soldiers, bringing the number of troops killed this month to at least 33. That figure already surpasses the American military deaths for all of March, and could signal a renewed insurgent offensive against the American presence here.
That's odd... to hear the Bush Administration talk, you'd think that we were seeing fewer casualties. Thank god there's no civil war in Iraq
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Heck, this experiment is going so well in neighboring Iraq, why don't we just try it on Iran.. I know, I know, Iran is twice the size as Iraq, but we'll just outsmart 'em.... he he he
one word: Armageddon
Why do you think Iran is attempting to build a nuke? A US invasion if neighboring Iraq is a pretty good reason, not to mention they hate us already. How can we manage to fight a ground war in Iraq, an air war in Iran, a ground war in Afghanistan and still have to deal with Syria to the West and Isreal and Palestine? This has WWIII written all over it.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A car bomb killed six people Saturday near a Shiite shrine south of Baghdad, and the death toll from the deadliest attack of the year rose to nearly 90. A senior official warned Iraq was in an "undeclared civil war" that can be curbed only by a strong government and greater powers for security services.
Fears of more attacks are running high in Shiite areas following the Thursday car bombing that killed 10 in the Shiite holy city of Najaf and the suicide attack the following day against a Shiite mosque in Baghdad — the deadliest attack in Iraq this year.
The attacks on houses of worship have stoked tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, especially after the Feb. 22 bombing of a Shiite shrine in Samarra, an act that triggered reprisal attacks against Sunni mosques and clerics.
Despite the violence, U.S. officials have discounted talk of civil war. However, a senior Iraqi official said Saturday that an "undeclared civil war" had already been raging for more than a year.
"Is there a civil war? Yes, there is an undeclared civil war that has been there for a year or more," Maj. Gen. Hussein Kamal told The Associated Press. "All these bodies that are discovered in Baghdad, the slaughter of pilgrims heading to holy sites, the explosions, the destruction, the attacks against the mosques are all part of this."
Ahhh.... General, maybe you didn't get the memo from the White House. Accounts of the civil war in Iraq are blown out of proportion.. just ask Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Condi and any of the Republican candidates running for President. They'll set the record straight...
Friday, April 07, 2006
Police Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammedawi said the blasts were caused by two suicide attackers wearing black abayas at the Buratha mosque, which is affiliated with the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, the main Shiite party.
Jalal Eddin al-Sagheer, the preacher at the mosque and one of the country's leading politicians, said there were three assailants. One came through the women's security checkpoint and blew up first, he said. Another raced into the mosque's courtyard while a third came to his office before detonating his bomb, said al-Sagheer, who was not injured.
He accused Sunni politicians and clerics of waging "a campaign of distortions and lies against the Buratha mosque, claiming that it includes Sunni prisoners and mass graves of Sunnis."
"Shiites are the ones who are targeted as part of this dirty sectarian war waged against them as the world watches silently," he told Al-Arabiya television.
ClusterFuckabee? I thought there was no civil war.. I thought it was being blown out of proportion.... I guess you'd just sit around, pray to Jesus H Christ and everything would turn out fine...
man, you should run for President.
(AP) Cameras were rolling. Microphones were on. President Bush stepped up to comment on a Senate compromise on immigration legislation.Wait. Was it energy or immigration?Maybe Bush had rising gas prices on his mind when he said he was pleased that Republicans and Democrats were working together to get a bipartisan, comprehensive "energy" bill.Realizing his mistake, he stopped and called for a Take 2."Let me start over," Bush said, standing next to Air Force One.Bush, often the first to admit that he's not a great orator, got it right the second time."I'm pleased that Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate are working together to get a comprehensive `immigration' bill," Bush said. "I want to thank the efforts of those involved in the process. ..."
he he he...what I really meant to say was, that darned yellowcake thingee is really making my head hurt! he he he...
Thursday, April 06, 2006
What the fuck..
could this be the tip of the iceberg?
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
duhhhhh..... I thought god created the universe...
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
"A donkey is like a housewife ... In fact, the donkey is a shade better, for while the housewife may sometimes complain and walk off to her parents' home, you'll never catch the donkey being disloyal to his master," the newspaper reported, quoting a Hindi-language primer meant for 14-year-olds.
The Employee Benefit Research Institute's annual retirement confidence survey, released Tuesday, found that about 68 percent of workers are confident about having adequate funds for a comfortable retirement, up slightly from 65 percent in 2005.
At the same time, more than half of all workers say they've saved less than $25,000 toward retirement, according to the Washington, D.C., based research group. Even among workers 55 and older, more than four in 10 have retirement savings under $25,000.
"`Overconfidence' is the word that comes to mind," said Jack VanDerhei, co-author of the study.
He said that the poor savings performance was especially troubling because it comes as many of the nation's employers are eliminating the defined benefit plans — better known as pensions — that have buoyed the retirements of current workers' parents and grandparents. Many companies also are eliminating retiree health care coverage or asking retirees to contribute more for it.
That isn't even enough to cover their credit card debt.
If the Bush administration's inflation policy is successful, $25,000 might be enough to buy groceries for a couple of months.. maybe it will cover your electricity bill for the year but i doubt it..
another puke factor setting in..
note to self: pay off debt and save cash
Monday, April 03, 2006
When they refinanced their home two years ago to pay off some bills, Robert, now 78, was working as a deliveryman. But his employer went out of business last April. Now he and Lorraine, 72, a retired nurse, are both seeking work. The rate on their mortgage has jumped from 7% to 10.5%.
"We were having a hard time meeting bills at the time we refinanced. It seems once you get behind, you do desperate things to catch up, and you never do," says Lorraine, trying to hold back tears. "At the time of the loan, they tell you, 'Well, it may go up, but it's probably going to go down.' You want it to be so, so you believe it."
They feel alone, but they're not. America's five-year real estate boom was fueled partly by a tempting array of cut-rate mortgages that helped millions of Americans qualify for home or refinance loans. To afford soaring home prices, many turned to adjustable-rate and other, riskier loans with low initial payments. The homeownership rate hit a record 70%.
Now, the real estate market is cooling, interest rates are rising and tens of thousands more Americans are starting to have trouble paying their mortgages. Nearly 25% of mortgages - 10 million - carry adjustable interest rates. And most of them went to people with subpar credit ratings who accepted higher interest rates, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
"Thanks Mr. President. Thanks for fucking us up the ass. When I have to declare bankruptcy, I'll call you for some help."
he he he... i got a new slogan for the next republican nominee..." no money, no credit, no loans, no dice mother fucker.."
"sounds great Mom!!!!!"
Sunday, April 02, 2006
well...NO SHIT! who wants to try to untangle this ball of bureaucracy?!
you can read the rest at
SONOMA, California, Apr. 2, 2006
(AP) The long, strange trip continues for Jerry Garcia's toilet. Police say the Grateful Dead leader's commode was stolen recently from a driveway along with three other toilets and a bidet, The Press Democrat newspaper reported Saturday.Garcia's salmon-colored toilet was the subject of a legal battle before it was finally moved to Sonoma, to await shipment to a Canadian casino.It's unclear if the toilet was swiped by a wayward Deadhead or a thief remodeling a bathroom. Police have no suspects or leads.Henry Koltys bought Garcia's Marin County home for $1.39 million in 1997 and removed the toilet and other items he planned to sell to raise money for a charity.After Koltys sold the house to a friend of the band's, the new owner sued to block the auction. The dispute was resolved last year, and Koltys moved the items to his home in Sonoma, about 40 miles north of San Francisco.Last month, Koltys sold the Grateful Dead singer's toilet for $2,550 to online casino Goldenpalace.com, which planned to use it as part of a traveling marketing exhibit. The casino is offering a $250 reward for its return.Henry Koltys said Friday that the toilet once stood in the master bathroom of Garcia, who died in 1995 at age 53. "It would have been his personal head," he said.The casino has made other unusual purchases in the last year _ it paid $25,000 for actor William Shatner's kidney stones and $28,000 for a grilled cheese sandwich that reportedly had the image of the Virgin Mary on it, Koltys said.Jonathon Lipsin, who worked for Garcia as a gardener and now owns a Northern California record store, said the toilet might appeal to dedicated Deadheads."It's a little gross," Lipsin said. "But I could see it at a rock 'n' roll museum, too."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark accused the Bush administration Saturday of taking the nation on a "path to nowhere" with misguided moves on national security.
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give 'em hell, Wes!!!