The power of
Qaeda wants Republicans,
a top al Qaeda commander
believed to be living in Afghanistan or Pakistan, called
for God's wrath to be brought against Bush equating him
with past tyrants in history.
"O God, humiliate Bush
and his party, O Lord of the Worlds, degrade and defy
him," Abu Yahya al-Libi said at the end of sermon
marking the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, in a video
posted on the Internet.
Presidential Memorial Commission of San
Times Online June 24, 2008
By C h r i s A y r e s
San Francisco to vote on
George W. Bush Memorial Sewage Works
More than 8,500
signatures have already been gathered in support of the plan
San Francisco is to hold a vote on whether to rename one of
its largest sewage treatment facilities after George W. Bush, in
what supporters describe as “a fitting monument to the
More than 8,500 signatures have already been gathered in
support of the plan — 1,300 more than the minimum required to
get the proposal on the November ballot. The scheme was devised
by an official-sounding group called the Presidential Memorial
Commission of San Francisco.
“On matters ranging from
foreign relations to fiscal and environmental stewardship, no
other president in American history has accomplished so much in
such a short time,” says the group on its website. “We believe
this is an appropriate honour for a truly unique president. If
you think so too, join this grassroots movement to rename this
important and iconic landmark in his honour.”
–noun, plural -cies.
the worst persons; a form of government in which the
worst persons are in power
The official renaming ceremony — the sewage
facility is currently named the Oceanside Water Pollution
Control Plant — would take place in January, when the next
President is sworn in. Part of it would include a “synchronised
flush”, described as a way to send a gift to the renamed plant.
“It’s a very
simple yes or no question and there’s no real fiscal impact -
just the cost of relettering the sign in front of the plant,”
Brian McConnell, one of the organisers, told the San Francisco
“This is the way the democratic process is
supposed to work, even though it’s a silly idea in some people’s
eyes.” Howard Epstein, chair of the San Francisco Republican
Party, has called the measure an abuse of the system and the
work of “typical San Francisco crazies”.
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which owns the plant,
says it gets the joke but is nevertheless dismayed. It points to
the awards it has won for keeping the streets and the ocean
“If you are looking for a place to make a
negative statement about the Bush administration’s impact on the
environment, this would be the last place to do it,” said
spokesman Tony Winnicker.
Undeterred, the Presidential Memorial Commission of San
Francisco will continue gathering signatures from disaffected
voters on the streets of San Francisco this weekend.
Campaigners will wear Uncle Sam top hats and suits and carry
boom-boxes playing patriotic American music.
Even cowboys get the ability to acronymise... XYR-3777:
Arabs tell me that
get their ideas.
I'm the Decider (Koo-Koo-Ka-Choo)
I am me and Rummy's he, Iraq is free and we
are all together
See the world run when Dick shoots his gun, see how I lie
Sitting on my own brain, waiting for the end of days
Corporation profits, Bloody oil money
I'm above the law and I'll decide what's right or wrong
I am the egg head, I'm the Commander, I'm the Decider
Baghdad city policeman sitting pretty little targets in a row
See how they die when the shrapnel flies see mothers cry
I'm Lying...I'm Ly-ing...I'm Lying...I'm Ly-ing
Yellow cake uranium, imaginary WMD's
Declassifying facts, exposing secret agents
Tax cuts for the wealthy leaving all the poor behind
Sitting in the White house garden talking to the Lord
My thoughts would be busy busy hatching If I only had a brain
Air Force One arrives at Heathrow and President Bush strides
to a warm and dignified reception from the Queen. They are
driven in a 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London where
they change to a magnificent 17th century carriage hitched
to six white horses.
They continue on towards Buckingham Palace waving to the
thousands of cheering Britons; all is going well. Suddenly,
the right rear horse lets fly with the most horrendous
earth-shattering breaking of wind ever heard in the British
Empire. The smell is atrocious! But the two dignitaries of
state do their best to ignore the incident. The Queen turns
to President Bush saying, "Mr. President, please accept my
regrets. I am sure you understand there are some things that
even a Queen cannot control." Bush, with his usual
diplomatic aplomb, replied, "Your Majesty, do not give the
matter another thought. Until you mentioned it, I thought it
was one of the horses."
Dreams from My
A Story of Race and Inheritance
By Barack Obama
college, he worked for three years as a community organizer
on Chicago's South Side. Then, finally, he went to Kenya, to
find the world of his dead father, his "authentic" self.
Will the truth set you free, Obama asks? Or will it
disappoint? Both, it seems.
search for himself as a black American is rooted in the
particulars of his daily life; it also reads like a wry
commentary about all of us. He dismisses stereotypes of the
"tragic mulatto" and then shows how much we are all caught
between messy contradictions and disparate communities.
discovers that Kenya has 400 different tribes, each of them
with stereotypes of the others. Obama is candid about racism
and poverty and corruption, in Chicago and in Kenya. Yet he
does find community and authenticity, not in any romantic
cliche, but with "honest, decent men and women who have
attainable ambitions and the determination to see them
argues with himself on almost every page of this lively
autobiographical conversation. He gets you to agree with
him, and then he brings in a counter-narrative that seems
just as convincing. Son of a white American mother and of a
black Kenyan father whom he never knew, Obama grew up mainly