April 13, 2004 New
page by 10 a.m. Monday-Friday
Comment on eyesight
requests more troops in Iraq
Iraqis, a growing insecurity Many Baghdad businesses and schools
have closed because of a recent surge in violence.
networks form pool for Iraq coverage, don't want to go out alone
12pm Sunday 4/11/2004 - 9 pm Monday 4/12/2004
Does sticking to the June 30 deadline to turn Iraq over to an Iraqi
government still make sense?
Krugman commentary Isn't it amazing? A year after the occupation
of Iraq began, Mr. Bush and his inner circle seem more divorced from reality
Government as nanny
lawmaker would block Google Mail "..drafting legislation
to block Google Inc.'s free e-mail service "Gmail" because it
would place advertising in personal messages after searching them for
cases from Iraq often stall Army records show prosecution rare,
reprimands from officers common
club patrons find bathroom attendants annoying A growing number
of bars, restaurants and nightclubs are now hiring restroom attendants
-- often to the chagrin of their embarrassed customers.
BUSH MISSED BILLBOARD OF OSAMA
60-Foot-Tall Sign Appeared Outside White House
The Bush administration today grappled with allegations that President
George W. Bush did not see a sixty-foot-tall billboard featuring Osama
bin Laden that appeared suddenly across the street from the White House
in August 2001.
The gigantic billboard, which featured bin Ladens stern visage and
the words I AM GOING TO HIJACK U.S. AIRPLANES VERY SOON, was
first spotted by a UPS driver, Clayton Spedding, while making his morning
deliveries on Pennsylvania Avenue.
I was like, Didnt there use to be a Bacardi ad up there?
Mr. Spedding, 34, told reporters today.
After making his startling discovery, Mr. Spedding called the White House,
but was told to call back when he had something more specific.
As Mr. Bushs apparent failure to notice the bin Laden billboard
ignited a new round of finger-pointing in Washington, the President went
on the offensive, warning the al-Qaeda kingpin to make future terror threats
more explicit or face the consequences.
In a nationally televised address, Mr. Bush said that all future terror
threats that did not include the who, what, when, where and why
in the first paragraph would be completely and categorically ignored.
In addition to Mr. bin Laden, Mr. Bush singled out Iran and North Korea
for making terror threats that were not specific enough, calling them
The Axis of Vagueness.
As for the billboard of bin Laden, Mr. Bush said that once he was notified
of its existence he took appropriate action: I asked the national
security staff to find out if Saddam Hussein had put it up there.
This is another like the one you have on your site today about women's
You should do something about your links to story such as "Bridges
When us folks click on one of your seemingly interesting stories we find
out they're nothing more than a waste of time because there is a registration
Is there anything that can be done on your end to ease this process?
Maybe Matt Drudge can help on this one...
Still love your stuff,
Well heck, Walter,
I can't get us all free lunch all the time. I have to jump thru the
mini-registration hoops because I want the information.
I also dislike registering for a news article when I click on one of your
links to an interesting headline. Unlike our pal Walter S., I have found
way around it rather than blame you...
I just take a few key words or phrases from your website and then use
Google to search their news articles
and find many sources for the same story.
I provided two links for Walter S. so he may read the articles without
registering if he so desires. Forget the fact that it probably takes less
time to register to The Washington Post than the amount of time you spend
searching Google and getting the article from another site.. it's the
principle that really matters.
Bridges to nowhere link: http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1865~2077357,00.html
Shutting down Shiite Muslim newspaper link: http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/0304/29iraqnewspaper.html
I love your show and your website, but (no offense to Eliza) I really
miss the 3 hour show. Your show is my favorite of all radio-land.
Google is a good idea,
Erica. Thanks for the help. I should have thought of that and didn't.
As for the 3 hour versus 2 hour show, two is better for me.
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