The "Aim to Please" Semi-Hiatus
But I'll try, because I know you all await more non-nude non-pictures of Monica Bellucci and Salam (why do they all spell it Salam when they Google?) Hayek's butt. And King Tut. And bipedal greyhounds?
“We discovered that it was OK to have a little high-brow as long you have a lot of low-brow. That’s entertainment value. The one thing you want to avoid is the middle brow, because the whole world is frigging middle brow at the moment.” – Jon Langford
Six friends spruced up in fake blood and tattered clothing were arrested in downtown Minneapolis on suspicion of toting "simulated weapons of mass destruction."
Police said the group were allegedly carrying bags with wires sticking out, making it look like a bomb, while meandering and dancing to music as part of a "zombie dance party" Saturday night.You owe it to yourself to follow the link and see photos of the terrorist zombies. I so hope that Homeland Security is on top of this situation.
But "the real issue is, whether you were for it or against it, what are we going to do now. And let me tell you something, no Democrat is responsible for the mistakes that have been made since the fall of Saddam Hussein that have brought us to this point."No, every Democrat is partially responsible. What has the party done to stop everything Bush has "accomplished"? How many times have the Dems rolled over? How is Lieberman's quote from December--“It’s time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that he will be the commander in chief for three more critical years, and that in matters of war, we undermine presidential credibility at our nation’s peril.”--not a threat to those of us to the left of Lieberman just to shut the fuck up?
When news articles became opinion pieces, reporting went unchecked and the paper was used as a personal arena to air petty infighting by the editors, these goals were not met.
Some of the people who lost sight of these goals and appeared to use the News-Press for their own agendas decided to leave when it was clear they no longer would be permitted to flavor the news with their personal opinions.
Some disgruntled employees and their allies (commercial and political) are now sniping at this paper and spreading agenda driven misinformation to other media.That's almost as good as making the war hero's Vietnam record look bad when you're the one who went AWOL from a cushy National Guard appointment daddy got you.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Clinton announced Wednesday that the federal budget surplus for fiscal year 2000 amounted to at least $230 billion, making it the largest in U.S. history and topping last year's record surplus of $122.7 billion.
In June, the administration predicted the surplus would be $211 billion, and would increase by as much as $1 trillion over the next 10 years.
"The key to fiscal discipline is maintaining these results year after year. We need to put our priorities in order," Clinton said.While yesterday we got this exciting news from a positively crowing President Bush, in what should be year 6 on the way to that trillion dollar surplus that won't be:
Somehow Bush finds all of this rosy, even when the story includes this kicker:
The overnight trip is a departure for the president who travels extensively across the country but is known for his quick fly-in, drive-by visits. White House counselor Dan Bartlett said the Chicago trip will be the first of several this summer where Bush will spend significant time in a community and "really sink his teeth into the local market."
"There are a lot of things that are important to this president and often times when you fly into a community, you're in and out within 55 minutes and you talk about one subject," Bartlett said. "This gives him an opportunity to cover a broader range of subjects in the local community."Yeah, on an overnight you can talk about two subjects. Or ten really quickly, depending upon how deft you are at eating breakfast while discussing safety. One can just imagine the President saying, "You know what's a crime? That there are so many vegetables in this omelette."