Remainders: 99 Problems and 12 Easy Questions

Via American Dynamics, this great little ditty for George Bush called “Dubya’s 99 Problems (But Iraq Ain’t One)”. To the tune of Jay-Z and Rick Rubin’s 99 Problems: If you’re havin’ human rights problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but Iraq ain’t one.

TomDispatch has 12 easy questions for the President. “If you are determined to start new wars, or if the Iraq war drags on and not enough soldiers re-enlist, will you reinstate the draft?” And will he draft gays, because I’m pretty damn sure a lot of people are going to use that card.

CNN seems to think that John Ashcroft is on his way out before the elections. Could this mean we’ll soon be replacing the modestly draped statue with Ron Jeremy’s likeness? No, but you can probably stop building the secret porn vault in your basement.

Iran turned over a 1000-paged document on it’s nuclear program and said it would sue if the IAEA leaked the report. Get ready for round three of Axis of Yeehaw when that report gets leaked.

Investigators are hitting the dictionary: Jose Padilla was trying to blow up apartments (not airplanes). So maybe his next plot was to blow up the Apollo, next week… Padilla plotting to blow up art galleries. We still have 26 letters to get through

Before I forget: Michael Badnarick won the Libertarian convention nomination this weekend, but you shouldn’t believe me because according to the Libertarian Party Director of Communications, George Getz: “blogs and online publications are not media” but “Matt Drudge would be ok”. But I’m sure you heard all about it on the news and radio. Right? Because they don’t need independent media attention. Fucking ingrates.

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  1. Stephen,

    I can’t believe they said that blogs and “online media” (a total catch all) are not “media”. Don’t look now, but Slate, Salon, all of the major news outlets, every respectable hard copy news outlet, etc. ALL have “online media” divisions.

    Drudge would be ok? Give me a fucking break! He’s a complete joke. How is Drudge NOT either a “blog” or “online publication”?

    I would have heard this in the news if anyone cared about Libertarians. Now I can see, in part, why the “mainstream media” doesn’t care – because the Libertarians don’t care about the media.

    –Joe