Showing posts from June 27, 2004
This is truly sad. The US army are now nervous and paranoid about what they consider to be the latest threat to security. A dirty bomb? Triple-spies? Al Qaeda? No. Promotional Coca Cola cans. Yes, the big Coke promotion this summer, where certain cans have a GPS and cellphone in them, has got the army all spooked. They seriously believe that these things can be used to spy on them - recording secret meeetings etc. So paranoid are they that they've banned Coke cans from all meeting rooms and other secure areas. I - I - I just don't know what to say. It's so
Cool. In Irish reporter has pissed off El Busho and his comrades so much that they lodged an official complaint with the Irish embassy. Why? Unlike American reporters, who lob softball questions El Busho can field with prepared, rehearsed answers, the Irish interviewer (Carole Coleman) performed as most European broadcast interviewers normally do -- in a naturally engaging, intellectually rigorous, conversational manner. The result was that El Busho bristled at her questions and interviewing style, about which the White House later "lodged an official complaint with the Irish embassy in Washington." So we're all "free" and have "freedom of speech" unless we ask questions to El Presidente. They complained of a lack of respect from Ms. Coleman. Lack of respect?. Look, nobody in America country is complelled to respect the president, let alone an Irish reporter. God forbid someone ask El Busho (or any politician for that matter) a question that wasn
Hooray! We have a new tree in the back yard. Paula called and said it was all done and looked great. I'll check it out tonight :-)
Saddam went up in court today for the first time in Iraq. The suspicious side of me says that the US have let him go on purpose, knowing that he'll somehow get himself re-instated as President. Which will of course re-justify El Busho's troops being there. Well - in his mind at least.
Things just continue to go from bad to worse for everyone's favourite enemy, Microsoft (no, not El Busho, although....) In Japan, it turns out the X-Box is being outsold by a factor of 48 by the Playstation 2. Yes - for every X-Box sold, 48 Playstation2's find happy homes. It could have something to do with 100 crappy X-box games versus over 6,000 half-decent Playstation 2 games. According to Microsoft, "It's too late to be number 1 with this console".... Hmm. Shall we take a trip down memory lane when they launched in Japan and said "We're going to take Japan by storm with this console. We're going to be #1." When they drop the price to $99 for Christmas this year (which they will), then I might lower myself to buying one. The basement room gets quite chilly in the winter and an XBox would heat it up quite nicely. It's cheaper than a floor heater, and it plays - well - runs what could be loosely described as "games" too.
This is interesting, regarding the officially debunked rumour that FEMA were in NYC the day before 9/11. I've copied the whole article here because these things have a tendancy to wander off.... The original article can be found on FEMA in NYC prior to 9/11 for Project TRIPOD terror drill, scheduled for 9/12 By Gregor Holland As of this writing, June 2, 2004, the transcript of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's testimony to the 9-11 Commission during the May 18-19, 2004 hearings in New York is the only transcript of that hearing omitted from the Commission website ( ). Did Rudy say something wrong? In case you missed it live, you can listen to his testimony in full at the WNYC radio website at: . As Giuliani recounts his experience of the day of 9/11, and the evolving location of the Emergency Command Center that morning, you might want to pay special attention to what
I can't believe it. El Busho has actually done it. He's re-instated the draft. Digging deeper for help in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is recalling to active duty about 5,600 people who recently left the service and still have a reserve obligation. In a new sign of the strain the insurgency in Iraq has put on the U.S. military, Army officials said Tuesday the involuntary callups will begin in July and run through December. Now watch this draft.
There's a shocker. Britney Spears is pregnant. Does sort of explain the rather sudden engagement and plan to marry Federline doesn't it.
El Busho supporters are crying foul about Farenheit 9/11. They claim it is being used as propaganda. Yes? And your point would be? What exactly are Fox News, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and all the other news channels if not pro-Bush pro-war propaganda? Sorry Bush-ites. If you're so closed-minded that you can't stand to see a movie that perhaps suggests your illustrious appointed (remember - not voted) leader might be wrong, then there's not much hope.
CNN headline this morning : Coalition administrator Paul Bremer hands sovereignty over to interim Iraqi government Monday morning, two days earlier than scheduled. Bremer, Iraqi officials express confidence the new government is ready to meet challenges ahead. Subtext : "Shit it's getting nasty. There's going to be a bloodbath if we keep on like this. We'd better get the hell out of Dodge while we've still got some GI's left. Oh and that Michael Moore film has absolutely nothing to do with this early pullout. The war doesn't matter, dammit!"
...and to make matters worse a US Marine has been taken hostage. 24 hours to the beheading deadline :-( This one's a local boy from over near West Jordan. Their family had a news conference (albeit a short one) on the news tonight. They're Muslim and they believe in their faith in Allah, with the good things and the bad. I think they're ready to accept the worse given George "The War Doesn't Matter Dammit!" Bush and his policy on hostages.
We went to see Farenheit 9/11 last night. Wow. I don't care if you are a republican - you absolutely have to see this documentary-movie. El Busho is in very deep with the appointed government of Afghanistan, the Bin Ladens and the Saudi royal family. As they said in the movie : if he's being paid $400,000 a year in salary from the taxpayers to be president, but his family is receiving $1.4billion a year from the Saudis, whom do you think he has more at heart..... The opening scene of the film where all the house representatives who are coloured get shouted down and forced to stand down is just tragic. Not one senator would sign in writing that they supported any of these representatives who contested that Bush did not win the 2000 election. The movie confirms what I and a lot of other people have been saying since the very beginning. There are no WMD in Iraq - there never were. (F9/11 has news conferences in 2001 where Bush and Powell themselves explain implicitly