Ironic Times

 NO. 189 "Expect the Ironic" APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2004 

Apr 19
May 3
BUSH, CHENEY
MEET THIS
WEEK WITH
9/11 PANEL

Under previously agreed to guidelines, the private session in the Oval Office won't be recorded, the President and Vice President won't be under oath, only one person can take notes, and no questions will be allowed.
 
WORLD NEWS
Iraq: U.S. Quietly Returns
Saddam to Power

Hope his experience can restore order, end the bloodshed.
Bush Eases Sanctions on Libya
U.S. companies can now sell them better weapons than they just agreed to get rid of.
10% of Iraqi Forces Defected
To Insurgents, 40% Quit in
Recent Fighting

Remaining 50% sent messages of support from neighboring countries.
 
ECONOMY
Greenspan Hints at Higher Interest Rates
Wears same tie he wore last time interest rates went up.
U. S. NEWS
Study: Thousands in Prison
Are Innocent

A few in Congress, too.
Poll: Bush Lead Over Kerry Widens
Respondents say they approve of the President's handling of the quagmire in Iraq, the outsourcing of their jobs, and the crackdown on their civil rights.
House Passes Plan for What to Do if Terror Attack Kills 100 Members
Lobbyists would take over, assuring continuity of government.
 
REMINDER
  In the land of the blind, the Emperor
  has no clothes.
 
War's Critics: Bring Troops Home
Following a major buildup.
Supreme Court Split on Guantanamo
Four lean towards "lawless enclave" argument; four say habeas corpus does
not apply; O'Connor being held without charges at undisclosed location.
Bush Says He'll Protect 3 Million
Acres of Wetlands

Through a program of voluntary compliance by the animals that live there.
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