COLUMN 108, AUGUST 1, 2004
(Copyright © 2004 The Blacklisted Journalist)
JOURNAL OF THE ABSURD:
ALL THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT
Transcript: Reagan's Children Deliver Remarks at Service
RON REAGAN JR.: "Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. True, after he was shot and nearly killed early in his presidency, he came to believe that God had spared him in order that he might do good. But he accepted that as a responsibility, not a mandate. And there is a profound difference."
Iraq war fabulous!
"The invasion of Iraq has gone fabulously well, exceeding everyone's expectations..." --Ann Coulter
'Violent Poem' Conviction Is Appealed
SAN FRANCISCO-The California Supreme Court appeared inclined to overturn the felony conviction of a teenage boy whose violent poetry was deemed a criminal threat. Prominent writers who are supporting the boy's case including Nobel Prize winner J.M. Coetzee.
Perle admits occupation of Iraq a failure
LONDON, England-One of the ideological architects of the Iraq war has criticized the U.S.-led occupation of the country as "a grave error." Richard Perle, until recently a powerful adviser to U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, described U.S. policy in post-war Iraq as a failure.
Was Never Angry with the French,' Says Bush
PARIS (Reuters) -- "I was never angry with the French. France is a long-term ally," Bush told the weekly Paris Match.
faces sex accusations
Defendant in drug case taped bedroom encounter with Hardin County prosecutor Robert W. Stevens, her lawyer says.
Taser is used on girl, 9
A veteran South Tucson police sergeant is under investigation for firing his stun gun to subdue a handcuffed 9-year-old girl.
in holy water
A homeless man was convicted of urinating into fonts of holy water and shoving a priest at a Roman Catholic cathedral.
apologizes to lawyer held in Madrid bombings
Offering a rare public apology, the FBI has admitted mistakenly linking an American lawyer's fingerprint to one found near the scene of the Madrid train bombings, a blunder that led to his imprisonment for two weeks.
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