Ironic Times

 NO. 172 "Expect the Ironic" DEC 29, 2003 - JAN 4, 2004 

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IRONIC TIMES MAN OF THE YEAR

Saddam Hussein
From defying President Bush in the face of a massive military invasion, to living on the run with 200,000 American soldiers pursuing him, to interfering with a foul ball during a crucial Chicago Cubs-Florida Marlins playoff game, to finally being captured hiding in a hole not far from his birthplace in Iraq, it was quite a year for our Man of the Year, Saddam Hussein.
 
WORLD NEWS
Queen Elizabeth's Corgi Put Down
After Being Mauled by Princess
Anne's Terrier

Princess Anne put down after being mauled
by Queen Elizabeth.
North Korea Asked to Reduce Size of Nuclear Threat
And size of soldiers' hats.
U. S. NEWS
Bush Touts “Year of Accomplishment”
Lists Iraq quagmire, stagnant job growth, dismantling of Medicare as his "proudest" achievements.
Bad News: Offshore Tax Fraud
Schemes Rob Treasury of $40
Billion a Year

Good news: most of it will be spent in U.S. on Bush re-election campaign.
Latest Poll: Huge Majority
Doesn't Want Government
In Their Bedroom

But same majority is fine with having government in your bedroom.
 
REMINDER
  Never put off until the day after
  tomorrow what you can do tomorrow.
 
Government Blurring High-Tech
Aerial Images of Capital

Fears someone could read Vice President's energy task force documents.
Florida Opens First
Faith-Based Prison

Will house some of nation's toughest priests.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
"Embedded" Picked as
Year's Top Word

Beats out "lies," "lying," and "liars."
 
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