Showing posts from October 17, 2004

"We don't need your assistance!"

El Busho has pleaded for help - too many US soliders getting nailed in central Iraq, so spineless Tony Blah has agreed to put the UK troops in harms way instead, so El Busho can try to make up some popularity points before the election by moving the US troops out to places where they won't be dying on a daily basis. Nice.

Kmart CEO rapes company for $94m

From the "Bush likes the rich" file, the government are doing nothing to stop outgoing Kmart chief executive Julian Day from stepping down. Nothing wrong in that, you might think. Well think again. He's only been in the job for 9 months. For that, as he steps down, he gets: - to stay on the board of directors - to retain 778,882 stock options worth about $60 million - to retain fully vested options worth about $30 million - $2 million by signing a release agreement with Kmart - most of his $1 million annual bonus for this year - a bonus of $978,000 in 2007 (2 years after leaving) - a bonus of $479,000 in 2008 (3 years after leaving) Oh it must be a hard life, lounging around on CEO salary, doing nothing (because that's what CEO's do - nothing) for 9 months, and then stepping down to a tidy little $94 million over the next 4 years. Yes, it must be hard.

Bush and the draft - again.

The Daily show just showed a classic presidential slip. Or did it? Speaking at a convention in Florida today, and I quote, Bush said "We will not have an all-volunteer army." Someone in the crowd corrected him and he looked even more confused. "We will have an all volunteer army?", he said, quizzically.

Freedom Censorshop of speech.

In the El Busho and Sideshow Dick extravaganza, they're continuing to trample all over the constitution. I swear he won't be happy until he's had free speech removed from it. On thursday, two women wearing t-shirts proclaiming "Protect Our Civil Liberties" were threatened with arrest, then removed from an event in Oregon. These actions set a new standard low even for El Busho. Apparently they were wearing "disruptive clothing." I don't know about you, but "Protect Our Civil Liberties" is about as non-disruptive and party-neutral viewpoint as you can have. However, this follows hot on the heels of Sideshow Dick's visit to Eugene, Oregon on Sept. 17, where he had a 54-Year old woman named Perry Patterson charged with criminal trespass for blurting the word "No" when Cheney said that George W. Bush has made the world safer. The day before that, Sue Niederer, 55, the mother of a slain American soldier in Iraq was cuffed and arre

No I don't want to buy a frickin Rolex!

The latest spam to appear seems to be fake Rolex watches, and swiss watches. I noticed 3 or 4 emails on friday, and when I got in this morning, over 100 of my spam emails this weekend were offers on watches. These morons just won't give up. Clearly the fact that nobody ever buys anything from junkmail doesn't deter them :(