Thursday, March 11, 2004

Gay marriages halted in Cali.

al Qaeda about to strike?
A new letter says their next attack, brilliantly titled the "Winds of Black Death," is 90% complete.

Safer under Bush? poll:
Is the U.S. prepared to stop the kind of terror attack that happened in Spain?

Yes 17% 13416 votes
No 83% 66662 votes

Total: 80078 votes

Germany warns us on moon base

BERLIN (AFP) - Futuristic lunar labs are great in theory, but a tiny community in the hilly depths of rural Germany fears US President George W. Bush's ambitious space programme will harm their pieces of moon.

More than 60 worried owners of lunar real estate have written to the White House warning Bush not to let astronauts soil their property.

The campaign is being coordinated by the Kurier, a local newspaper in the Sauerland region, an area of western Germany noted for its rolling hills and pastures.

Three years ago more than 1,200 people there paid 30 to 40 marks (15 to 20 euros, or 18 to 24 dollars, in today's money) each to buy pieces of moon rock in parcels of 700,000 square metres.

"It was the big party-joke of the day, along the lines of giving somebody the moon," the Kurier's editor Torsten-Eric Sendler said.

"They got their certificates of ownerships, then we heard nothing."

The parcels were bought from Dennis Hope, a US entrepreneur who claims he secured legal ownership of the moon and most other bodies in the solar system 20 years ago by exploiting a loophole in the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty.

His Lunar Embassy promises buyers a deed, a site map, a copy of ownership filed with the US government, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

But when Bush in January announced plans to send US astronauts back to the moon and build a lunar launch pad for manned trips to Mars, "worried (Kurier) readers asked us what would happen to their property."

Sendler told them to write to the White House. Earlier this week the paper sent off a first batch of 60 to 80 letters, but more are arriving every day.

Madrid attack likely al Qaeda
The terror attack that left nearly 200 dead in Madrid today carries the hallmarks of an al Qaeda strike.

Drudge screws up
Drudge squeezed a couple articles on Kerry's comments on the GOP on top of one another that are quite interesting. The first:

"Kerry Comment Riles Bush Campaign." Excerpt:
The chairman of Bush's re-election campaign called on Kerry to apologize "for this negative attack."

The second:
"Bush Unveils Negative Ads Vs. Kerry"

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Pentagon to make bin Laden hunt more high tech
They say that they plan on upping the ante in the hunt for the terror mastermind.

Now, I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but let's say, just for kicks, that they have bin Laden. A part of me is saying they have caught him already, and another is saying, "where's your tin foil hat, fool?" Now, let's say they have him. All these statements about his whereabouts and possible capture and the hunt for him in general are not good for Bush, because they remind people that we haven't caught him. However, the statements weren't common until a couple of months ago. If they HAD caught him, what would they want to be doing? Discussing the hunt to get people interested and also make it seem more likely when they caught him, correct? Correct.

Distortions on Kerry's record
FAIR puts to rest the myths about Kerry's military systems votes.

Dems to neuter DeLay
A little bit on the Dems' strategy to demonize Tom DeLay - a welcome plan seeing as he has good chances of running for president in 2008.

A bipartisan ticket?
Could McCain be Kerry's VP.....

McCain said he would consider the unorthodox step of running for vice president on the Democratic ticket — in the unlikely event he received such an offer from the presidential candidate.

"John Kerry (news - web sites) is a close friend of mine. We have been friends for years," McCain said Wednesday when pressed to squelch speculation about a Kerry-McCain ticket. "Obviously I would entertain it."

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Tenet says he's corrected Cheney in the past, and will in the future.

Results of redistricting
As if things could get worse for us in Texas.

Abstinence in action
Teens that pledge to remain virgins until marriage have the same STD rate as others.

OBL to move back to Afghanistan
We sure know a lot about him considering we can't find him.

KtL report
Sorry about the sparse posting these days, the workload is heavy. As of next Tuesday things will pick up heavily.

Monday, March 08, 2004

Bush behind Kerry in polls
Looks like those cheap 9/11 ads aren't helping Chimpy.

New front in gay marriage battle
Washington state drags itself into the fury.

Sunday, March 07, 2004

Drudge: idiot
Drudge tried to call Kerry a hypocrite for saying they could take Stern off the air. What Kerry was saying was that they had the right. However, Drudge, in his effort to prove Kerry wrong, searched for the words "fuck" and "shit" on Kerry's site and found them. Wow. Now all he needs is to find porn stars naked and offering sex to contest winners.

Evolution doubted in Ohio
Oh, dear...

Treason: a new kind of comedy
Novak poked fun at his leaking of a United States spy today.

Military active in Algeria
The U.S. admitted to being militarily active in Algeria.

McCain gets it right
The Senator says the WMD commission needs subpoena power.

WaPo publishes it's rules
They're a lot like my fairness rules, except they don't involve the phrase "inflicting mental anguish upon Republicans."

Buffett attacks everything Bush stands for
This is definitely worth reading.

Bush talks about ads
He says that 9/11 was an important day for his administration.

Let us never forget.