Ironic Times

 NO. 154 "Expect the Ironic" AUGUST 25 - 31, 2003 

Aug 18
Sept 1
 
RUMSFELD. “LOOKING BEYOND” IRAQ
Way beyond.
 
WORLD NEWS
Iraq's New Government Takes First Steps Toward Democracy
Signs of American-style influence peddling, backroom deals, bribery.
Russian Gov't Takes Over Polling
Firm After Poll Shows Russians
Don't Trust Putin

Bush following story closely.
 
FACTOID
One in Thirty-Seven U.S. Adults Has
Been or Is Now in Prison

The rest are on the lam.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS
Mars Making Closest Passage to Earth in 60,000 Years
Do not touch planet, advises NASA.
U. S. NEWS
Consumer Sentiment Falls Unexpectedly in August
Cautious pessimism gives way to guarded despair.
Stocks Surge to 14-Month High
Thanks to small investors buying securities with unemployment checks.
 
REMINDER
     Always show up a little late.
 
White House Wants to Deregulate Dept. of Weights and Measures
Let consumers choose from competing weights, measurements.
California: Porn Actress on
Recall Ballot Offers Date to
Any Big Campaign Contributor

Raises $50 million in first hours.
 
ENVIRONMENT
Study Claims Recycling, Fixing
Leaky Pipes Could Bring Safe
Drinking Water to Millions

But “recycling is a pain in the ass” and “try finding a plumber on a Sunday,” study concludes.
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