"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt
Looks like there may have been yet another uncovered detail concerning the prisoner abuse scandal. Seems that Rummy wanted to resign, but Bush wanted him to stay. Pre-election damage control? Good thing this information wasn't broadcast in the heartland... imagaine that. Details. Details. Quick, look over here... it's Michael Jackson.
In a CNN interview, Mr Rumsfeld said he was ready to take responsibility for the scandal over pictures showing US troops and staff mistreating prisoners. But he said each time he offered to go, President Bush asked him to stay on.
Too bad this interview wasn't released in October.
In Spokane, Wash., a judge delays a woman's divorce from her abusive husband when he learns that she's pregnant.
How - or even whether - to dissolve troubled marriages is becoming a prominent topic of public discussion and political activity.
This is unfortunately a sign of the times. The founding fathers must be rolling in their graves; surely this is not what they intended. I hope the masses wake up, before we are all prisoners in an Orwellian reality.
Everyone loves drinking games. They are a truly American past-time, combining both the competitive spirit and a carnal descent into sloppy self-absorption. We also like not working, so we salute the creators of the State of the Union Drinking Game, who have done as little as possible to make the game current to this year.
Looks like Howard Dean may be the next DNC chair. It would be great to have a chairman from the Democratic wing of the party. This could be the start of the Democratic party's return to power. Dean go kick some ass!
WASHINGTON - Howard Dean emerged Tuesday as the all-but-assured new leader of the Democratic National Committee, as one of his main rivals quit the race and Democrats streamed to announce their support of a man whose presidential campaign collapsed one year ago.
Dean pledged that he would bring to the Democratic National Committee the base of young and enthusiastic voters, as well as the generous Internet contributors who helped power Dean's high-flying, if short campaign. Those overtures have been embraced by Democratic leaders, many of whom still are demoralized by the outsize Republican election machine that managed to outdo what Democrats had viewed as McAuliffe's extraordinary success in building the party's organization and fundraising.
HOWELL, Mich. -- Ku Klux Klan robes sold for up to $1,425, and a KKK knife drew a $400 bid Saturday during an auction of KKK paraphernalia that critics have blasted as insensitive.Auctioneer Gary Gray said a steady stream of people visited the auction house in Howell, about 55 miles west of Detroit, in the hours leading up to the sale, where participants could bid on seven KKK robes and items including buttons, books, movies and a lantern."Maybe I have taught more people about history, at least this week, than some schools," Gray said. "It's not a question of racism. That's intertwined. But it's not the main focus."One of the robes was bought for $700 by the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Big Rapids. Museum officials hope to use it to teach tolerance."I felt like I was at a Klan rally at some times," museum curator David Pilgrim said.
Message to David Pilgrim - trust your feelings.
On a positive note, among the protesters was the town mayor Geraldine Moen.
[James] Dobson, you will recall, joined the singularly inoffensive animated character “SpongeBob SquarePants” to his conspiracy theories of a “pro-homosexual” agenda, in order to get headlines. When he got those headlines, he promptly complained about getting them. Dobson, like many other exploiters of Amoral Values, ran immediately to the easiest way out of a stupid fix of his own creation: he blamed the big old ugly media.
Can you feel it yet? That warm draft coming from the general direction of Iran. Well it look like we will be pulling out of Iraq any day now. Mission accomplished, next stop Iran. Looks like they may have WMDs too, at least thats the buzz. If your in your thirties or a woman you have nothing to worry about right? Think again...
WASHINGTON -- The chief of the Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft and requiring that young Americans regularly inform the government about whether they have training in niche specialties needed in the armed services.
The proposal, which the agency's acting Director Lewis Brodsky presented to senior Pentagon officials just before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, also seeks to extend the age of draft registration to 34 years old, up from 25.