- One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
- That Old Black Magic - Kevin Spacey
- Broken Hearted Melody - Sarah Vaughn
- Dreaming - BT
- Jugband Blues - Pink Floyd
- Mood Indigo - Earl Hines
- Fill 'Er Up - Sting
- Spanish Key - Miles Davis
- Stay Awhile - Dusty Springfield
- Wonderful - Annie Lennox
Continuing the reach back:
1. What was the last song you heard?
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
2. What were the last two movies you saw?
Manhattan - Woody Allen
The World of Henry Orient - Peter Sellers
3. What were the last three things you purchased?
Spray Starch, Two Blue Button-Down Shirts, Grande Mocha Frappaccino
4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
Finish Final Day of Training at Jim 'n' Nick's, Do Two Shows, Go To Cast Party, Get My Check in the Bank
5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
My Roommate, Chris the Bartender at JnN's, Waitress at Chinese Buffet, Kevin the Shift Leader at JnN's, Addison another server at JnN's
Posted by Joseph Nobles at 4/23/2004 05:04:00 PM
On December 21, 2002, Bush sat down with George Tenet and John McLaughlin to look at the best intelligence America possessed on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. He was less than impressed.
McLaughlin’s version used communications intercepts, satellite photos, diagrams and other intelligence. “Nice try,” Bush said when the CIA official was finished, according to [Woodward’s] book. “I don’t think this quite—it’s not something that Joe Public would understand or would gain a lot of confidence from.”Bob Somerby then carefully points out what the press is pretending not to notice: the Bush Administration had been hyping the intelligence for four months before this meeting.
He then turned to Tenet, McLaughlin’s boss, and said, “I’ve been told all this intelligence about having WMD, and this is the best we’ve got?”
“It’s a slam-dunk case,” Tenet replied, throwing his arms in the air. Bush pressed him again. “George, how confident are you?”
“Don’t worry, it’s a slam dunk,” Tenet repeated.
On August 27, the Vice President spoke before a veteran's organization in Nashville and stated that there was "no doubt that Saddam now has weapons of mass destruction [and] there is no doubt that he is amassing them..." Two weeks later, Bush himself stated that Saddam had WMD. Bush did it again on September 26. Rice was pumping the aluminum tubes that she said could only be used to refine nuclear fuel for atomic weapons.
But George W. Bush only sat down to examine the evidence himself in December. He states as much in Woodward's account: "I've been told all this intelligence about having WMD..." Rice and Cheney have been feeding him a line the entire time! And now that he's looking at the real evidence, he realizes how weak it is.
And yet he still went to war.
Do we need any more proof that George W. Bush is not the leader of this country? He's the Focus-Group-in-Chief. He's the stooge that the criminals and powerhungry ideologues in his administration use to test their presentation before putting it in front of the public. If they can convince Bush by whatever means necessary, then they know they can persuade a majority of Americans of the same thing.
When do we get a grownup to be the President?
Posted by Joseph Nobles at 4/21/2004 06:32:00 PM
This was a settlement fine, by the way. They neglected to tell the FEC that they had redesignated an election account to a recount account, one that raised $11 million and spent $13 million.
That's a nice trick. Are we to understand that the account had at least $2 million in it when the account was redesignated? Sounds like the Bush-Cheney campaign dodged a really bullet with their guilty plea.
Posted by Joseph Nobles at 4/20/2004 04:56:00 PM
BBC News reports a recent survey that 70% of people would reveal their computer password for a chocolate bar. 34% gave it out without even needing a bribe.
PS: I don't use my mother's maiden name in any of my passwords, in case you were wondering...
Posted by Joseph Nobles at 4/20/2004 09:31:00 AM
THOMAS KEAN: Mr./Ms. [WITNESS], I'd like to welcome you to these hearings, and thank you for all the time you've already spent with us. I understand that you have an opening statement prepared...Other than not throwing in a lick at Gorelick, I'd say that the templete is depressingly accurate...
WITNESS: Thank you, Commissioner Kean. [Heavy sigh, fiddling with glasses/papers.] I was, as you know, the [TITLE] of [OFFICE] from [DATE] to [LATER DATE/PRESENT]. During that time, I was responsible for [THINGS]. Before 9/11, you have to understand, my specific job did not involve [KEY THINGS THAT WOULD MAKE IT MY FAULT]. During the lead up to 9/11, I received several important warnings about Al Qaeda's plans and intentions, but my hands were tied, largely due to the fact that [I WAS NO LONGER IN OFFICE/ IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE'S RESPONSIBILITY/ DAMN THAT BUREAUCRACY] as well as [SIGNIFICANT AND SOON-TO-BE-REITERATED BUREAUCRATIC OBSTACLE]. Thank you.
KEAN: Mr./Ms. [WITNESS], thank you for your persuasive and complete statement. I only have one main question: Given that you knew [IMPORTANT CLUE TO 9/11 PLOT], why didn't you take some sort of action?
WITNESS: Well, I did take the action that was appropriate to my position. Also, I wasn't aware of [ANOTHER IMPORTANT DETAIL]. But after I'd mentioned it to [IMPORTANT FIGURE IN ANOTHER DEPARTMENT OR ADMINISTRATION], there wasn't much else I could do.
Posted by Joseph Nobles at 4/19/2004 10:33:00 PM
What was that someone was saying recently? "A country that's hiding something is a country afraid of getting caught." What's the Bush Adminstration afraid of getting caught doing?
Posted by Joseph Nobles at 4/19/2004 10:21:00 PM
Posted by Joseph Nobles at 4/19/2004 09:56:00 PM
Hey, if you're a blogger who uses Haloscan for your comments (like me), you might be interested to know that you can keep up with your comments as they happen. Haloscan produces an RSS feed of your comments, and this feed can be accessed by a news aggregator like NetNewsWire. This is so sweet.
Posted by Joseph Nobles at 4/19/2004 09:31:00 PM