Sunday, September 19, 2004

First Peek

Sunday morning headlines tonight:

Washington Post: OMB Says Medicare Drug Law Could Cost Still More
Was the Medicare actuary who had his balls squeezed so he didn't fess up before congress a tipoff?

The Guardian: Britain to cut troop levels in Iraq
Shorter Tony Blair: "I've fallen and I can't get up!"

The Age: An asteroid big enough to wipe out all life on Earth will scrape past the planet on Wednesday.
Where's Bruce Willis on this whole asteroid thing? Is the shuttle standing by? (Just in case of course.)

al Jazeera: US dollar may devalue further
Whaaa? Greenspan didn't tell us anything about this. Ah, it's from them frikin Ay-rabs, anyway. What the hell do they know?

New York Times: U.S. Plans Year-End Drive to Take Iraqi Rebel Areas
Yeah, and I remember the "spring offensive" in Afghanistan to smoke out Osama. By the way, where the hell is he? He's certainly become persona non grata in the Bush administration...

MoDo Speaks: "The moment was emblematic of how far the Bushies will go to squelch any voice that presents a view of Iraq that's different from the sunny party line, which they continue to dish out despite a torrent of alarming evidence to the contrary."

China Daily: US will fail in bid to go it alone
...but that won't stop the Cocaine Cowboy™ from trying...