Sept. 23, 2004
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of the Day
President Bush: "When 9-11 happened, uh, we had to do something
about Saddam Hussein."
This is the same
president who has flatly stated there was NO CONNECTION between
Saddam and 9-11.
Stevens returns to U.K. after U.S. detention The
singer, who changed his name to Yusuf Islam more than 25 years
ago, was met by a swarm of reporters as he came through the arrivals
area at Heathrow airport.
"I'm totally shocked," Islam said. "Half of me
wants to smile, and half of me wants to growl. The whole thing
is totally ridiculous."
Stevens 'victimised' over US deportation Yusuf Islam,
the charity worker and pop singer formerly known as Cat Stevens,
today arrived back in the UK saying he felt "victimised"
by being barred from entering the US.
CAT STEVENS VOWS TO RESUME SINGING
Threat on Al-Jazeera
Hours after being refused entry into the United States, 1970s
recording artist Cat Stevens lashed out at the U.S. government
today, vowing to resume his recording career immediately
as the ultimate act of revenge.
ten-foot poll commentary
Your commentary is supported by the facts as you are able to see
and feel them as a talk show host in San Antonio. But the fact
is that most democrats and many liberals don't much listen to
talk radio as most of the programming is not slanted towards their
And few employers are going to encourage their hourly workers,
the backbone of the Democratic party to listen to the radio anyway
when they are at work. Only liberals like myself have that luxury,
generally reserved for my better healed conservative opposites.
If on the other hand if you worked in a shop along Military Highway
you might believe that most people are going to vote for Kerry,
because many people in your world would hold similar views. No
presidential election in recent history has ever seen a lopsided
67% vote in favor of one candidate although Reagan did get reelected
taking 59% against Mondale in 1984. But Reagan was a populist,
which Bush is not.
The results will be as usual in the 47-53 percent range and the
outcome could be a cliffhanger for many reasons. October will
be a political minefield: The growing insurgency in Iraq, increasing
interest rates, stagnate employment, high fuel prices at the pump
and the Republican insistence to ram through more tax breaks for
the rich will all have some negative feedback for Bush.
Kerry will suffer from just being Kerry as usual, he needs no
help from Bush. Even the important Democrats are not cheering
him on because the real potential candidates from the Democratic
side don't want to wait 8 years to get him out of the way and
many Democrats feel that the situation in Iraq will just get worse
no matter who in charge, so let Bush take the blame.
I assure you that this race will be too close to call on election
day, much less now. But if Bush does win he will have finally
become a legitimately elected president which should help his
lame duck tenure in many ways.
taken hostage reportedly beheaded
combatant' free to return to Saudi Arabia
US forces fail to win Afghan hearts and minds Troops
hunting Taliban run into wall of silence
Hondo Corn Maze