iWon News: "NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - President Bush said repeatedly on Tuesday that the United States will win its war against terrorism, trying to contain political damage from the doubt he expressed a day earlier."


Kerry has no need to defend his Vietnam record - He was there%2C Bush wasn%27t%21: "Kerry has no need to defend his Vietnam record - He was there Bush wasn. AThe Swift Boat Veterans for Truth advert has been grabbing the headlines lately but then that the whole purpose of the ad."

nuff said


Paradoxes can help drive a point sometimes-
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's
>> > daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business
>> > with him and a bad guy
>> > when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden"
>> > diversion.
>> >
>> > Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is
>> > communist, but trade with
>> > China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of
>> > international
>> > harmony.
>> >
>> > The United States should get out of the United
>> > Nations,
>> > and our highest
>> > national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions
>> > against
>> > Iraq.
>> >
>> > A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but
>> > multi-national corporations can make decisions
>> > affecting all mankind without
>> > regulation.
>> >
>> > Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals
>> > and Hillary Clinton.
>> >
>> > The best way to improve military morale is to praise
>> > the troops in speeches
>> > while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.
>> >
>> > If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't
>> > have sex.
>> >
>> > A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our
>> > long-time allies, then
>> > demand their cooperation and money.
>> >
>> > Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing
>> > health care to all Americans is socialism.
>> >
>> > HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests
>> > of
>> > the public at heart.
>> >
>> > Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but
>> > creationism should be taught in schools.
>> >
>> > A president lying about an extramarital affair is a impeachable
>> > offense.
>> >
>> > A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands
>> > die is solid defense policy.
>> >
>> > Government should limit itself to the powers named in
>> > the Constitution,
>> > which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.
>> >
>> > The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but
>> > George Bush's driving record is none of our business.
>> >
>> > Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime,
>> > unless you're a
>> > conservative radio host. Then it's an illness, and you need our
>> > prayers for your recovery.
>> >
>> > You support states' rights, which means Attorney
>> > General John Ashcroft can
>> > tell states what local voter initiatives they have the right to
>> > adopt.
>> >
>> > What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital
>> > national
>> > interest, but what
>> > Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.
>> >
>> > Feel free to pass this on.
>> >
>> > If you don't send it to at least 10 other people,
>> > we're
>> > likely to be stuck
>> > with Bush for 4 more years.
>> >
>> > Friends don't let friends vote for Bush.


MTV.com - Choose or Lose - Headlines: "
New Jersey Governor James McGreevey (file)
Photo: CBS

New Jersey Governor Resigns, Saying 'I Am A Gay American'
08.12.2004 5:28 PM EDT

New Jersey Governor James McGreevey resigned from office Thursday, stating, 'I am a gay American.'

McGreevey spoke at a press conference in Trenton, New Jersey, Thursday afternoon (August 12), following allegations of corruption made by several of his political aides. The governor, who had served two years of his term, cited a 'consensual affair with another man.'

With his wife standing by his side, McGreevey announced his homosexuality. 'From my early days in school until the present day,' he said, 'I noticed something that separated me from others.'

'I have grappled with my own identity,' McGreevey continued, describing how he struggled to align himself with what he felt were values that would make him part of a 'traditional community.'

'My truth is,' he said, 'that I am a gay American.'"

A sad day for a major portion of the worlds population. Gay rights/issues took two steps back today, but no matter what is said or done the issues will not go away. Gaydom is NOT just a human choice or mistake but part of the natural process. It exsists in the animal kingdom (which let us not forget, humans are animals too) among most if not all species. And just for the record, no I'm not gay and if I was, it should not matter.
MTV.com - Choose or Lose - Headlines: "California Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Marriages Null And Void
08.12.2004 2:49 PM EDT

The California Supreme Court said on Thursday that the nearly 4,000 same-sex marriages authorized by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in the last year are null and void.

The court ruled that Newsom overstepped his authority as mayor, and that the city of San Francisco violated the law by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in a monthlong wedding spree that began February 12."


USATODAY.com - Temps hired to gather signatures for Nader to help Bush: "Temps hired to gather signatures for Nader to help Bush
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) � Ralph Nader's bid to get on the state ballot in November apparently got some help from Republicans who gathered to see President Bush during a campaign stop Friday. "

How pathetic that the Republicians feel that they must use such underhanded methods to win a few votes. The Oil Twins (Bush and Cheney) must be scared, and they should be! I really think & hope that Americans are starting to see threw all the smoke and mirrors (Terror alerts based on outdated info., an improving economy (of course unemployment rates have dropped, once your benefits runout you are no longer counted as unemployed you just disappear from the count! Does that make sense?)moving the election date because of some vague/made up threat....PLEASE!) to the truth of it all. Bush and Cheney want to be President for their own good not yours or mine! NUFF SAID!


Tyson's Lastest Defeat Follows Familiar Pattern IBOP Boxing News: "HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant was an original investor in the Cloverlay Corporation. The Cloverlay Corp bank rolled Joe Frazier's career from 1965 through 1974. Merchant also covered Mike Tyson's career from his pro debut through his prime 1985-90. I once asked him to compare Frazier and Tyson. His exact response was as follows.
'Joe Frazier was a mile wide and a mile deep,' Mike Tyson is a mile wide and an inch deep.' Nothing I have ever heard or read sums up Mike Tyson's shortcomings as a fighter as profoundly as Merchant�s words.
For the record, I've always felt that Tyson was overrated at his peak by many writers and fans. If talent alone determined greatness, then Tyson is among the greats. However, talent is only a part of what determines an athlete or a fighter�s greatness. That being said, Mike Tyson is not one of the top-ten greatest Heavyweight Champions of all time. However, if excuses count, then maybe a case can be made for him?"

Being thirty six I remember watching Tyson in his prime. (or at least trying, I remember a fight in the late eighties I turned to fill my beer and the fight was over. I forget who he was fighting but it lasted 30-45 seconds only. I had paid $20 to watch the fight in a bar..... gggrrrr I was so mad) I was really pulling for Mikes come back I feel that he has had some bad turns/luck in life. Maybe next time.... and with his fame dwindling I think that he has only one or two more chances. In my humble opinion Mike needs to go back to basics and fight on some minor cards to prove to himself and his few fans that he still has a few fights left. Forget the big payouts and declare bankruptcy Mike (in case you don't know he is like $28 nmillion in debt! and broke.), maybe just maybe you can make enough then, to start over.
Empty Words for Empty Minds

DNC Special Reports: Top 10 Bush Lies: "The Bush Record: Top 10 Bush Lies
Bush on Iraq
1. 'Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.' [Bush Remarks, Cincinnati OH, 10/7/02]
Fact:Saddam Did not Have Chief Requirements for Nuclear Weapons
The Washington Post reported, 'What Hussein did not have was the principal requirement for a nuclear weapon, a sufficient quantity of highly enriched uranium or plutonium. And the U.S. government, authoritative intelligence officials said, had only circumstantial evidence that Iraq was trying to obtain those materials.' Inspectors in postwar Iraq have 'found the former nuclear weapons program, described as a 'grave and gathering danger' by President Bush and a 'mortal threat' by Vice President Cheney, in much the same shattered state left by U.N. inspectors in the 1990s.' [Washington Post, 8/10/03, 1/7/04]"