Ironic Times

 NO. 256 "Expect the Ironic" AUGUST 8 - 14, 2005 

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U. S. NEWS
 
BUSH BYPASSES CONGRESS TO APPOINT BOLTON UN AMBASSADOR DURING RECESS
Abusive, extremist bully will better represent U.S. foreign policy.
FBI Reports Huge Backlog of
Intercepted Transmissions
Waiting to Be Translated

Agency just now getting to 2001.
GOP House Members Propose “Zero Tolerance” Legislation for Leaks
Would take effect after Plame affair is resolved.
 
 
REMINDER
   What goes around hasn't come
   around yet.
 
Human Rights Watch: Pentagon Wants $1.3 Billion for New Land Mines
Not enough innocent civilians being killed by similar devices now.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
Al Gore's “Current TV” Aims at Youth
New cable network features such fare as “Al Gore's Dance Party,” “Hip-Hop Hoedown with Tipper Gore” and “Policy Wonk and the Chocolate Factory,” a freewheeling late-night variety show.
Q: With the real estate bubble about to pop, where can I find an investment sure to add value over time?
A: Buy land twenty miles from the coast - it's cheap today, but with the Greenland Glacier melting fast and sea levels rising, that hot, dusty inland lot will be expensive, beachfront property in no time at all!
(Mr. Real Estate Expert is the author of “How to Cash in on the Coming Global Warming Catastrophe.”)
 
LAW
Virginia: Man on Death Row With IQ Range of 59-76 Found Not Retarded
By a jury of his peers.
 
ENVIRONMENT
Kawasaki Recalls 150,000 ATV's
Deer, antelope play.
 
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