Friday, February 27, 2004


Bad luck just to see a thing like that.

Newsflash: Rich Get Richer 2003 was a fabulous year to be a billionaire: World-wide, the number of billionaires increased from 476 to 587, with a total billionaire net worth of $1.9 trillion, up from $1.4 trillion a year ago. "In the United States, billionaires gained not only from a 20 percent rise in stocks, but also from reductions in taxes on dividends and capital gains, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at" Meanwhile, Alan Greenspan is urging the government to slash Social Security and Medicare. Hurray!

The Familiar Stench of Failure Dennis Miller's talk show is so successful that MSNBC is taking it off the air for two weeks for major changes! Yes, "Good Luck Charm" Miller - who has previously presided over two failed talk shows and a stint on Monday Night Football during the worst ratings of its existence - is once again using his Midas touch. MSNBC execs swear this isn't because the show has been getting toxic reviews, and that Dennis planned this two-week vacation in advance. Yes. Of course.

That, Gentlemen, Most Certainly is Not Cricket If the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, where was the Iraq war disaster incubated? This week, former Blair cabinet secretary Clare Short revealed that the British spied on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in the run-up to the Iraq war. Previously, we'd already learned that the Brits and the US spied on the UN delegations of other nations, but this is the first time anyone has accused one of the warmonger nations of illegally bugging the head of the UN. Tony Blair has refused to deny the allegation, but he has helpfully called Short "irresponsible" for making it public. That's what we call Leadership, chaps!

Bush: How Does He Get So Much Done I had been searching for a way to blame Bush for the mess in Haiti. Thank goodness this article comes along and helps me out with that. A bonus Haiti factoid: Since 2003, Attorney General Ashcroft has decreed that anyone seeking refuge from that country's bloodshed and poverty has to be jailed indefinitely upon arrival in the United States, because "Palestinian terrorists" are sneaking into the country from Port-au-Prince.

Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa The Naderites come around. Although it's tempting to say "too little, too late," at least they're 'fessing up to their mistake. How long do we have to wait for Repentant Bush Voter? Until the earth is an uninhabitable wasteland sailing tenantless through the cosmic ether?

- Consider Arms, Unrepentant LaRouche Voter