Archive for September, 2003

There’s No W in Texas, But There Should Be

Monday, September 29th, 2003

My friend Jake Lowrey created this ditty and challenges SoonerThought readers to create their own verses and add them in the comment section. Thanks, Jake!–Alex

Send Dubya Back to Texas
(To the tune: Deep in the Heart of Texas)
by Jake Lowrey

Oh, in Crawford T
Is where he should be
(clap, clap, clap, clap)

Send Dubya back to Texas

He never won
The election
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Send Dubya back to Texas

He’s lied to you,
He’s lied to me,
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Send Dubya back to Texas

The economy
Is up a tree
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Send Dubya back to Texas

To make money
Gotta be his crony
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Send Dubya back to Texas

Oh, Mad Saddam
Didn’t have the bomb
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Send Dubya back to Texas

We never did see
No W-M-D
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Send Dubya back to Texas

He looks real cute
In his fake flight suit
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Send Dubya back to Texas

The war is won
Sorry ’bout your son
(clap, clap, clap, clap)
Send Dubya back to Texas

…your turn!

Jake Lowrey is a public relations consultant and unapologetic Democrat in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He can be reached at Jlowrey51@aol.com .

Clark: Americans ‘embarrassed’ by Bush

Sunday, September 28th, 2003

CNN.com - Clark: Americans ‘embarrassed’ by Bush - Sep. 28, 2003

Democratic presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark has attacked President Bush’s economic plan as a failure, and said the war in Iraq was “unnecessary” and lacks a way to succeed or end.
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Lawmaker Mike Mass tied to Stipe scheme

Sunday, September 28th, 2003

Welcome to NewsOK.com

(WASHINGTON)  Legislator Mike Mass was among those who allegedly helped former state Sen. Gene Stipe funnel illegal contributions into a 1998 congressional campaign, government records show.

Mass is a former chairman of the state Democratic Party who is now being touted by some to be the next state House speaker.

Hartshorne Mayor Carolyn Trueblood also is among the 39 so-called “straw contributors” involved in the fund-raising schemes, the records show.

Mass, Trueblood and three others are listed in campaign reports as giving $3,000 each on Oct. 9, 1998, to Walt Roberts, then the Democratic congressional nominee.

But federal prosecutors in the criminal charge admitted to by Stipe describe those contributions as actually coming from Stipe.

Donating someone else’s money in your own name is a violation of federal campaign laws.

Mass, 51, of Hartshorne, has twice declined to discuss with The Oklahoman his contribution. He said he won�t comment until after Stipe is sentenced.

“I don’t want to cause any more problems. … He’s been through enough,” Mass said at the state Capitol on Wednesday.

Earlier, he said: “Senator Stipe hasn’t been sentenced yet, and I just don’t feel comfortable saying anything at all about the situation right now.”

Trueblood, elected mayor this year, said, “I just don’t have any knowledge of this at all, so I don’t have any comment for you.”
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Clark’s Bid Prompts Some Dean Supporters to Reconsider

Sunday, September 28th, 2003

Clark’s Bid Prompts Some Dean Supporters to Reconsider (washingtonpost.com)

By Dan Balz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, September 28, 2003; Page A04

DOVER, N.H., Sept. 27 — New Hampshire Democrat Larry Taylor was leaning toward supporting former Vermont governor Howard Dean for president until he turned out on a damp Friday night at New England College in Henniker, N.H., to see retired Army Gen. Wesley K. Clark. By the time Clark had finished his town hall meeting, Taylor was ready to change his allegiance.
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Polls show Demo faithful returning to fold

Friday, September 26th, 2003

Polls show Demo faithful returning to fold / Replacements, party leaders’ pitches, fears of GOP coup seen aiding Davis

Clark Unveils Plans

Thursday, September 25th, 2003

Newsday.com - Clark Unveils Plans
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Bush’s U.N. Speech Gets Scathing Reviews on Capitol Hill

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003

Bush’s U.N. Speech Gets Scathing Reviews on Capitol Hill
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We Call Them Heroes But Treat Them Like Chumps

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003

Some of Us Wanted to be Firemen - A BuzzFlash Reader Commentary

by Michael Azre

On September 17, 2001, policemen, firemen and a paramedic, serving as representative heroes from the previous week�s harrowing events, joined Richard Grasso, the Chair New York Stock Exchange, in ringing the bell to announce the resumption of trading after the longest suspension of American business since the Great Depression. Smoke still clouded the sky around Ground Zero, the stench of the carnage still shifted with the winds, but at last, the country was returning to its rightful pursuit of happiness.
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BUSH APPROVAL RATING HEADS FOR BASEMENT

Monday, September 22nd, 2003

CNN.com - Poll: Bush down, Clark up - Sep. 22, 2003

President Bush has the lowest approval rating of his presidency and is running about even with five Democratic challengers led by newly announced candidate Wesley Clark, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.
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Thin-Skinned Bush Can’t Take the Truth

Monday, September 22nd, 2003

CNN.com - Bush responds to Kennedy’s criticism of Iraq policies - Sep. 22, 2003

President Bush on Sunday described as “uncivil” Sen. Edward Kennedy’s remarks critical of the administration’s policies in Iraq.
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And No Mention of Iraq…Hmmm…

Monday, September 22nd, 2003

9/11 Planner Tells of Plot’s Origins (washingtonpost.com)

Khalid Sheik Mohammed, mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, has told U.S. interrogators that he first discussed the plot with Osama bin Laden in 1996 and that the original plan called for hijacking five commercial jets on each U.S. coast before it was modified several times, according to interrogation reports reviewed by the Associated Press.

CLARK KICKING ASS ALREADY

Saturday, September 20th, 2003

Poll shows Clark moving quickly to top tier of Democratic presidential candidates

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark already appears to be very competitive in a new national poll released Saturday just days after he became the 10th Democratic presidential candidate.

Clark was among the leaders of the Democratic candidates in the Newsweek Poll and was not far behind President Bush in a head-to-head matchup in the poll taken only days after entering the race.

Clark, with 14 percent, was grouped among the leaders, along with former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, both at 12 percent, and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry at 10 percent.

Other candidates were in single digits.