Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Nick Berg, R.I.P.:
My prayers and thoughts go out the family of Nick Berg, an American citizen looking for work in Iraq who was beheaded today by reported members of the Al Quaida terrorist group: ["Islamic website shows beheading of American"]. While I worry about all the war dead and feel for their families, this incident was truly horrific - and unnecessary. I can't imagine the pain the family must have felt seeing this on the Web or the news. While some invasion supporters will use this issue to rally the nation around the war and attack people who are against the war, the simple fact is that Nick Berg should have been home with his family - like all the other Americans over there. They should be at home not in the middle of the desert dying for oil. It really is that simple.

900 pages I won't be reading:
Bubba's book is way too big: ["Former president finishes 900-page memoir"]. Ugh.

Detainees to talk?
The Sept. 11 Commission is close to finishing up. But there are still a few people to talk to: ["9/11 panel sets sights on talking to Al Qaeda members"].

Strange things in the sky:
Wow! ["Mexico Air Force Video Creates UFO Stir"]. UFO Roundup is reporting all kinds of activity all around the world. "Colorful unidentified flying objects" have been spotted in the Caspian Sea region. In Sydney, Australia, "luminous UFOs" were reportedly scene. In Manchester, England, a man reportedly videotaped "a black rectangle" UFO. A low-flying yellow UFO was spotted in Argentia and a triangular UFO was seen two weeks ago in Varnville, South Carolina. The reporter stated he was walking his dog "when it passed almost directly over me, it looked like three white lights on the bottom, almost forming a triangular shape." In Jackson, Mississippi, a silver disk was seen last week near a TV tower. What the hell is going on up there?

At least one Democrat is standing up for himself:
["Stark voice mail on Iraq vote winds up on Limbaugh, Net"].

"I doubt if you could spell half the words in your letter. But I'll call you back later and let you tell me more about why you think you're such a great, goddamn hero, and why you think that this general and the defense department who forced these poor enlisted guys to do what they did shouldn't be held to account -- that's the issue. So if you want to stick it to a bunch of enlisted guys, have your way, but if you want to get to the bottom of the people who forced this awful program in Iraq, then you should understand more about it than you obviously do. Thanks."

Nebraska primary:
Kerry - 19,187 - 75.3 percent.
Edwards - 3,331 - 13.1 percent.
Dean - 1,687 - 6.6 percent.
Kucinich - 578 - 2.3 percent.
Sharpton - 437 - 1.7 percent.
LaRouche - 266 - 1 percent.
Uncommitted - 6 delegates.

Bush - 37,566 - 100 percent.

West Virginia primary:
Kerry - 44,595 - 69.4 percent.
Edwards - 8,973 - 14 percent.
Lieberman - 3,495 - 5.4 percent.
Dean - 2,537 - 3.9 percent.
Clark - 2,227 - 3.5 percent.
Kucinich - 1,612 - 2.5 percent.
LaRouche - 836 - 1.3 percent.

Bush - 10,345 - 100 percent.

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