Ironic Times

 NO. 142 "Expect the Ironic" JUNE 2 - 8, 2003 

May 26
June 9
 
BUSH SAYS HE FORGIVES FRANCE
For not joining war to rid Iraq of weapons of mass destruction they didn't have.
WORLD NEWS
Iraqi Arms Hunt Shifts to New Sites
Most of them in New Mexico.
Congress Eyes Iraq for Ways to
Pay for Invasion, Reconstruction

Considering a tax on tea.
Sharon: Occupation Must End
Bush: occupation must continue.
Crews Clear 2.4 Tons of Trash From Mount Everest
Nearby trash pile now world's tallest mountain.
Nearly 200 Countries Adopt Global Anti-Smoking Treaty
You can now only light up at the poles.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS
Army Previews New, Improved Combat Uniform
Will provide better protection against friendly fire, sexual assault from superiors.
U. S. NEWS
Report: White House “Buried”
Prediction of $44.2 Trillion
Budget Deficit

It was “such a downer,” is the official reason.
Exxon Gives Millions to Groups
That Question Global Warming

Funds help pay for air conditioning, sunscreen.
Bad News: Poll Says 14%
Read While Driving

Good news: literacy rates improving.
 
REMINDER
     It will be years before we're all
     under 24-hour surveillance.
 
12 Million Poor Children Won't Get Tax Break Given to All Others
But they do get valuable lesson in politics.
U.S. News & World Report: White House Will Hire a Food Taster
Only Democrats need apply.
 
EDUCATION
Girls Now Outperform Boys in Elementary School, Middle
School, High School, College
And Graduate School

But not golf.
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