Ironic Times

 NO. 211 "Expect the Ironic" SEPT 27 - OCT 3, 2004 

Sept 20
Oct 4
 
BLOGGERS RAISE NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT DOCUMENTS
Bill of Rights uses suspicious script, probably a forgery, say some.
 
WORLD NEWS
Bin Laden, Zarqawi Still at Large
But we got Cat Stevens.
Despite Opposition, Election Will Go On in "Most" of Country
But California, Massachusetts, and New York may not get to vote.
Good News: Bush Says Iraqis Are More Optimistic Than Americans
Bad news: he's right.
110 Nations Pledge to End Hunger
Announcement made at sumptuous banquet.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS
More Trouble for Tobacco Industry
Recent lawsuit by Florida woman (shown) “could break us,” says spokesman.
U. S. NEWS
Congress Votes to Burden Future Generations With Massive Debt
Analysis: it's an election year.
Secretary of Labor Blames
Unexpected Spike in New
Jobless Claims on Hurricane

Blames hurricane on Clinton administration.
 
ELECTION '04
CANDIDATES AGREE ON SCHEDULE FOR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
  Coral Gables, Florida (Sept. 30) - Topic: baseball, no questions or rebuttals allowed.
  St. Louis, Missouri (Oct. 8) - Town hall meeting (with audience of first graders).
  Tempe, Arizona (Oct. 13) - Topic: designated hitter, no questions or rebuttals allowed.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:
  Cleveland, Ohio (Oct. 5) - Topic: frivolous lawsuits, no questions or cameras allowed.
 
General: National Guard Will
Miss Recruitment Goal for
First Time in 10 Years

Nobody knows why.
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