Thursday, July 10, 2003

Stick a fork in her, I think she's done

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Well DUH!

Everyone else has known this for at least the last two months.
White House Says Iraq Uranium Claim Forged

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush's claim in his State of the Union address in January that Iraq tried to buy uranium from the African nation of Niger was based on forged information, the White House National Security Council said on Tuesday.

"At the time, the national intelligence estimate on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction referred to attempts by Iraq to acquire uranium from several countries in Africa," said Michael Anton, a spokesman for the security council.

"We now know that documents alleging a transaction between Iraq and Niger had been forged," Anton said.
The CIA and military intelligence services (and therefore, most likely, the White House and State Department) have known it was a forgery since well before the State of the Union address.

Bush used this known-bogus information to justify raining death and destruction on an entire sovereign country. Don't just complain about it (though that, in itself, is useful) - send him a message that all politicians understand - contribute to the loyal opposition and then, in 2004, vote for anyone but him!

Monday, July 07, 2003

It ain't just out there in the 'fly-overs'

via Reuters:
Three N.J. Teens Arrested in Alleged Massacre Plot
Mon July 7, 2003 11:21 AM ET
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Three New Jersey teen-agers, who apparently dressed like characters from the Matrix movies, faced criminal charges on Monday for plotting a shooting spree that police foiled at the last minute, authorities said.

Matthew Lovett, 18, and two unnamed accomplices aged 14 and 15, were armed with rifles, swords, knives and 2,000 rounds of ammunition when they surrendered to police in Oaklyn, New Jersey -- a suburb less than 10 miles from Philadelphia -- after an attempted weekend carjacking, police said.

The trio were allegedly planning to target three middle school students from Oaklyn and then carry out random attacks on as many people as possible.

"It's extremely like Columbine with the exception of instead of walking into a school, they were going to drive around town and be mobile that way," said Oaklyn Police Chief Christopher Ferrari.

He was referring to the April 1999 shootings at Colorado's Columbine High School, where two teens who belonged to a group called the "Trench Coat Mafia" killed 13 people before taking their own lives.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Monday that the three teen-agers called themselves "Warriors of Freedom," practiced martial arts, and dressed in black to imitate characters in the Hollywood film "The Matrix" and its sequel, "Matrix Reloaded," which recently opened at U.S. cinemas.

Their plot was foiled early Sunday when the three tried to stop a motorist in an attempted carjacking, police said. The motorist contacted an Oaklyn police officer, who cornered the youths and forced them to surrender.

Lovett, 18, who graduated from high school this year in nearby Collingswood, New Jersey, was charged with aggravated assault, illegal possession of firearms and carjacking. His two alleged accomplices were not identified because of age.

All three were expected to face murder conspiracy charges.

The Guardian is coming! The Guardian is coming!

Long an online source - unabashedly liberal, well-written, oft-quoted - it's coming to the US as a weekly magazine. This'll show that the SCLM is a lot more SC than LM. I can hardly wait.

Sunday, July 06, 2003

It looked promising, but
my experience tonight at the new "Dancing Goat" cafe in South Orange (South Orange Ave at Vose), which opened on July 4th, does not bode well.

I went to the counter, ordered an iced Americano and a piece of apple cake. When asked "for here? Or to go?" I told them I was staying, so I was dispatched to a table. Once there, a waitress took my order for a second time. She brought a hot Americano - no cake. I sent the coffee back, reiterating my request for ICED Americano. After another 5-10 minutes, yet another person brought the now-iced coffee - still no apple cake. I said to him "I ordered a pice of the apple cake with that" - he smiled, said "Oh, OK'" and walked away - never to return. No cake.

6 people working, perhaps 8 customers ... and no cake, despite ordering it 3 separate times. Maybe, instead of "the customer is always right" they actually thought "this guy doesn't NEED the cake - it'll make him fat" and didn't bring it because they were really looking out for me. Somehow, I doubt it though.

I WILL be back to try the place again - it looks nice, they've got a shelf full of books to read while sipping and noshing, and there's a nice room in the back that looks like it's gonna be a good performance space. I 'll be charitable and chalk up tonight's experience to opening week bugs. But another experience or two like it and I'll be wishing the place a quick death.

The ol' "They're all the same" ploy

Someone on MaplewoodOnline called 'Cheetah' said today
With regards to political party postings on this site, I must state that while I do lean towards Ralph Nader's viewpoint that both parties are more alike than different...
Anyone who can still say this with a straight face is either an idiot or simply not paying attention. The weight of evidence is in, at least in differentiating George Bush from Democrats of any temperment - thanks to the Nader vote in Oregon, New Hampshire, and Florida, we all have to suffer the embarassment that is George 'aWol | qWagmire' Bush.

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