Thursday, October 28, 2004

A Few Outrages, and Positives, Too

First stop on our review of the news is Halliburton. Yup, they are being investigated. I'm sure you're all surprised. Kate, pick yourself up off the floor. InsultComicDog, your jaw is slack -- get it in shape, man! I love this bit by the Halliburton spokesperson:

Wendy Hall, a Halliburton spokeswoman, said the company is cooperating with various investigations, but she dismissed the latest revelation as election politics. She noted Congress' auditing arm, the Government Accountability Office, found the company's no-bid work in Iraq was legal.

"The old allegations have once again been recycled, this time one week before the election," Hall said. "The GAO said earlier this year that the contract was properly awarded because Halliburton was the only contractor that could do the work.

"We look forward to the end of the election, because no matter who is elected president, Halliburton is proud to serve the troops just as we have for the past 60 years for both Democrat and Republican administrations," she said.

"Election politics?" She's talking about the Bush Administration's FBI. Does she understand anything?

Iraqis are claiming to have some of those looted explosives while the Bush Administration, highlighted on the Drudge Report, has been blaming the RUSSIANS! The Iraqi story is at CBS, so the Bushite chorus will discount it immediately. It's a wonder CBS has the cojones to print it.

Ok, that's a bit to chew on for now. Before I forget, I want to post up a picture of the crowd in Madison Wisconsin today:

Dang, our boy is attracting them in droves. This is big even for liberal Madison, home of The Onion, a source that gives us this:

MIAMI, FL—With the knowledge that the minority vote will be crucial in the upcoming presidential election, Republican Party officials are urging blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities to make their presence felt at the polls on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

"Minority voters should make their unique voices heard, especially the African-American voting bloc, which is always a major factor in every election," said Florida Republican Party voter-drive organizer Mark Monreal, as he handed out flyers at a community center in the mostly black Miami neighborhood of South Farms. "That's why we put up hundreds of brightly colored banners featuring Martin Luther King Jr. and the 'Vote November 3' reminder. We needed to make sure they know when we want them at polling places."

"You can't walk through a black neighborhood here in Miami without seeing our 'Don't Forget Big Wednesday!' message up on a billboard, tacked to a phone booth, or taped to a bus shelter," Monreal added. "The Republican Party has spared no expense in this endeavor."

Have a nice evening, folks. Don't forget to argue with your neighbor tomorrow about Bush's record. Don't forget to point out to your mailman about how Bush has lied about the explosives in Iraq. And definitely don't forget to urge EVERYONE to vote!