::: FULLERVISION NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT ::: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2004 ::: THE YEAR THAT WAS
2004: A SUMMARY OF THIS YEAR'S EVENTS-- A SPECIAL EDITION BY J. MYRLE
TOP STORY OF 2004: THE MORALITY
* Janet Jackson's breast-baring duet with Justin
Timberlake during Super Bowl XXXVIII's halftime show marked the point
where sexual innuendo had gone too far. After this point, TV and radio,
weary of FCC fines, cleaned up it's act, and a frustrated Howard Stern
decided to move his shock jock radio show off the airwaves to satellite
radio in 2006.
* Actor Mel Gibson produced "The Passion of the
Christ," a movie that became the most successful independent film in
history, through a marketing campaign directed at religious circles.
* In the 2004 presidential election, while Sen. John
Kerry (D-MA) flip-flopped and Bush-bashed over issues like the economy
and health care, and while the Democratic Party took ethically
questionable tactics such as homosexuality, abortion, and embryonic
stem-cell research as their own, incumbent Pres. George W. Bush focused
on moral values and the togetherness we felt in the aftermath of the
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In the end, preliminary exit
polls (which were suspect due to a large number of Democrats, many of
whom didn't have jobs or anything to do, coming out to vote early)
showed that 'moral values' were the leading reason for a person voting
for President, and that those who chose based on that reason chose Bush.
* By the way, Bush won... with over 60,000,000 votes
and a 3,500,000-vote margin over John Kerry. A few conspiracy theorists
tried to allege voter fraud in Ohio (Bush won by 100,000 votes there),
but the arguments fell on deaf ears because before the election,
Democrats were allegedly caught registering phony voters.
SECOND-FROM-TOP STORY OF 2004: THE
* Yes, America's most notable people of the year,
apart from the President (who's somewhere around 60), were very young,
under the age of 25. And no, I don't recall it having been this way in
* First of all, there's yours truly (age 18). I
don't mean to toot my own horn, but my Web site has grown and changed
significantly in the past several months. There are even more changes
on the way.
* In sports, tennis saw Russian Maria Sharapova (17)
win the Wimbledon tournament, and in golf, Paula Creamer (17) and an
appallingly young Michelle Wie (14!) broke out in the U.S. Women's Open.
* In politics, the "Rock the Vote/Vote or Die"
campaign sought to bring out young voters (assumedly Democrats) with
young celebrities such as Amber Tamblyn (20), star of the liberal-God
show "Joan of Arcadia," and the complete blithering idiot Paris Hilton
(23). But it didn't work-- it ended up getting out an even larger
portion of the other side, with conservative news Web sites such as
WorldNetDaily.com, Orbusmax.com, and the Daley Times-Post bringing out
even younger conservative commentators such as Hans Zeiger (19) and
Kyle Williams (15). Even I chimed in before the Democratic Convention
with my op-ed, "A Party of Mantras."
* And of course, there was the entertainment
industry. Let me see... there was Mary-Kate Olsen (18) graduating high
school and then checking into rehab, for either anorexia or drug abuse,
dependent on who you believe... then there was the two marriages of
Britney Spears (22), the first lasting all of 55 hours before being
annulled, and the last to backup dancer David Federline... there was
Ashlee Simpson (20), who, when caught lip-synching to her own music,
broke into a hoedown and then blamed everyone from the band to acid
reflux (from that point forward, Simpson's promoters had to assure the
fans that she was live)... and then there was Lindsay Lohan (18)... ai
yi yi yi... where do I start with her?... first, it was the space race
with Hilary Duff (17)... then it was the rumors of breast implants (if
you ask me, I think she was doped up, and the breast enlargement was a
positive side effect)... then she landed in the hospital (possibly due
to a bad reaction to the doping), launched a singing career on ABC's
"Good Morning America" which to many appeared to be a lip-synching
career (covered up well by the mainstream media but not by me), her
father went from friendly father-of-four investment banker to a man in
rehab with a restraining order against him, and all of this was after
the launch of her first non-Disney movie, "Mean Girls," a satirical
take on high-school cliques from Saturday Night Live head writer Tina
Fey... ai yi yi yi indeed... and how many boyfriends did she have this
The other stories of 2004:
* Iraq was somewhat risky business for U.S. and
other coaltition troops, but we gave the country its sovereignty back 2
days ahead of schedule, and elections are going to be taking place on
January 30, 2005. Biochemical weapons, from the old chemical weapons
shells found north of Basra on January 9 through chemical weapons that
Iraqi terrorists tried to use against the coalition troops culminating
with a chemical weapons factory discovered in a raid on Fallujah, went
largely unreported in Big Media.
* Big Media lost a lot of trust. Fox News Channel
continued its ratings surge, while CBS was busted for trying to use
forged documents in an attempted hit on the President's National Guard
service in 1972, essentially forcing anchor Dan Rather into retirement.
Also retiring was NBC's Tom Brokaw, leaving Peter Jennings as the only
"Old Guard" anchor left on the evening news shows. Internet journalism
also got a boost.
* The United Nations lost even more trust. As it
turns out, Kofi Annan's own son was in charge of administering a
corrupt Oil-for-Food scandal... but Annan dismissed any investigation
into the involvement of countries like France and Russia because they
were "not banana republics..." meanwhile, as cries came to kick the UN
out of the United States, Kofi said "The United States needs the United
Nations and the United Nations needs the United States..."
* Notable deaths:
o Ronald W.
Reagan (1911-2004), 40th President of the United States, known as "The
Gipper," lead a Reagan Revolution of conservatism, but then fought 10
years with Alzheimer's disease.
o Yasser Arafat
(1929-2004), Chairman of the Palestinean Liberation Organization, often
criticized for supporting terrorists.
Reeve (1952-2004), actor turned advocate for paralysis research.
Dangerfield (1922-2004), cult comedian famous for his lines of "not
getting any respect."
o Reggie White
(1961-2004), former NFL sack leader.
o Rick James
(1950-2004), singer most famous for his hit "Superfreak."
o Jerry Orbach
(1935-2004), Det. Lennie Briscoe from "Law & Order."
o Madame Chiang
Kaishek (1898-2004), 106 years old, wife of the Chinese Nationalist
leader that fled to Taiwan in the Maoist revolution of 1949.
o Ray Charles
(1932-2004), legendary musician whose music knew no genre.
o Julia Child
(1912-2004), "The French Chef" from PBS.
* Sports: it was a good year for Boston, as the
Boston Red Sox won their first World Series in 86 years (now the
Chicago Cubs, whose last series win was in 1908, has to win). That, and
the New England Patriots won another Super Bowl, 32-29 over the
surprise Carolina Panthers. A lockout of NHL players began on September
15 and continues to this day, and the NBA became a brawl-house with the
now-infamous fight between Indiana Pacers player Ron Artest and
everyone else-- players, people in the stands, etc. It was also an
Olympic year, this time in Athens, Greece; the Iraqi soccer team made a
surprise run, but came up short in their medal hopes (finishing 4th),
and the Americans were once again dominant figures in many of the
sports... except for Marion Jones, who got nothing. This brings us to
the doping scandals that plagued professional baseball's Jason Giambi
and Barry Bonds as well as Jones. In college sports, Connecticut's
men's and women's basketball teams won the Final Four tournaments in
the same year, and the football teams remained mired in controversy:
Southern California was snubbed from the title game early this year
even after Oklahoma fell apart in the Big XII championsip, so to make
up for it, BCS pollsters kept them at the top of the polls as long as
they won. Well, USC, Oklahoma, and Auburn all had undefeated seasons
(as did Boise State and Utah, the latter registering high enough in the
polls to crash the BCS bowls), but because of that unspoken pact with
USC (whose wins were notably uglier, especially early in the season),
Auburn was the odd team out. USC/Oklahoma faces off on January 3,
2005... and lastly, Lance Armstrong won a 6th consecutive Tour de
France, a course record, and announced that he's retiring from the said
* The worst natural disaster in history hit when a
9.0 earthquake caused a massive tsunami killing over 100,000 people in
Southeastern Asia on December 26, the first anniversary of an
earthquake in Iran.
* Miscellaneous: The TV show "Jeopardy!" re-entered
the national spotlight when they lifted their 5-game champion limit,
and Ken Jennings took advantage. 75 shows later, Jennings became a
household name, and he amassed a total of over $2,500,000... four
hurricanes ravaged the Florida panhandle over the course of six weeks,
and earlier in the year, cold weather nailed the northeastern United
States (Al Gore blamed this on global warming)... the Pledge of
Allegiance "under God" case was thrown out of court... another
Triple-Crown candidate, Smarty Jones, came up one race short (and some
suspected tampering)... a commission was launched to investigate the
September 11 terrorist attacks, and little came out of it... Jay Leno
announces he's retiring-- in 2009-- and names Conan O'Brien as his
replacement, meanwhile, Craig Kilborn (CBS Late Late Show) retires and
is replaced by Scottish actor Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show)...
NBC loses two long-running sitcoms: "Frasier" and (finally, it's about
danged time) "Friends," they're replaced by Donald Trump's hit reality
show "The Apprentice." ABC stirred up some ratings and some controversy
with the Sunday prime-time soap opera "Desperate Housewives," but lost
its monopolistic grip on the rapidly deteriorating BCS when Fox's
Rupert Murdoch bought the rights to the Fiesta, Orange, and Sugar Bowls
beginning in 2007... former Clinton national security advisor Sandy
Berger was caught removing classified documents from the National
Archives in his pants... domestic diva Martha Stewart was convicted of
insider trading and is now spending time in a West Virginia prison
known as "Camp Cupcake."
* Local: In Erie County, NY, Caesar Corrupte Diem
(a.k.a. County Executive Joel Giambra) structured a budget laden with
massive cuts, known as the "Red Budget," and then turned around, blamed
Medicaid, and asked the Legislature to pass a sales tax increase, which
we still don't know to this day if a budget even passed... the Seneca
Allegany Casino opened in Salamanca... the NY 29th Congressional Race
featured some dirty tactics by former Clinton intern Samara Barend
against State Sen. John "Randy" Kuhl, including pouting over
Conservative Party candidate Mark Assini's decision to drop out of the
race as well as releasing his divorce papers to a liberal news Web site
and then the Associated Press. It was no matter because Kuhl won by a
50-40 margin anyway... the Buffalo Bisons won the Governor's Cup for
top minor-league baseball team, but down Route 62, the Jamestown
Jammers earned the dubious honor of the worst team in all baseball. The
Sabres missed the playoffs for the third year in a row before the
lockout, but the Bills, after starting 0-4, have surged back to a 9-6
record as of Dec. 31 and have a realistic shot at the playoffs. The
Bandits lacrosse team finished runner-up in the 2004 indoor lacrosse
playoffs, but UB's football team continues its downward slide as coach
Jim Hofher continues to get inexplicable votes of confidence despite
not having a winning season in years... Adelphia moguls John and Tim
Rigas were convicted on fraud charges.
::: FULLERVISION NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT ::: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2004 ::: IS HER VOICE REAL?
SUSPICION MOUNTS THAT LINDSAY LOHAN IS USING SOMEONE ELSE'S VOICE IN
HER NEW ALBUM, "SPEAK" :::
The faith in America's pop music stars is hitting an all time
low. Just a couple of weeks after Ashlee Simpson's "acid reflux-induced
backup track" fiasco, ABC has a new fiasco of their own, and they
(along with the rest of Big Media) have covered it up big time.
On the ABC news program "Good Morning America," actress Lindsay Lohan
attempted to launch a new singing career (apparently trying to launch a
"space race" with rival Hilary Duff). However, her paranoid rant
against the paparazzi, "Rumors," was an all-out disaster. Clear-Channel
Television reported on their entertainment wires that complaints filed
in by phone that she was way off cue on a lip-synch, and the New York
Post claimed that she was somehow "sing[ing] with her mouth shut." This
probably comes as no surprise after Ashlee Simpson's "Milli Vanilli"
moment; however, after the complaints started filing in, Lohan decided
to scrap the vocal track and do the singing herself on the next song,
"Over." The result? According to some people, the voice sounded totally
different... and not for the better. Apparently she had a whole bunch
of difficulty hitting low notes. The disparity in tonal quality cannot
be attributed to studio editing because studios aren't really able to
fix fluctuations in pitch like that.
It seems to me that Lohan
has used someone else's voice in an attempt to add something to her
resume. In an age when honesty and wholesomeness are rewarded, Lohan's
track of attempting to "sex up" her image (new breasts and all) and use
someone else's voice (as well as releasing an album when many pop
stations have switched over to Christmas music) is nothing short of
- Casablanca Records, the company who recorded
Lohan's album, "Speak," cited that they wanted the two songs to sound
exactly as they did on the album, reports Entertainment Weekly.
- Lohan has done a significant amount of acting for
ABC owner Disney, starring in four movies: "The Parent Trap," "Freaky
Friday," "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," and one in the works,
"Herbie: Fully Loaded," the next installment in the "Love Bug" series.
Lohan also made a TV feature, "Life Size," which featured supermodel
Tyra Banks. Lohan was not available for comment, although she had said
that she had laryngitis.
- It has been disturbing how much the media has
covered it up. ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox have mentioned nothing, and web
portals such as MSN and Netscape have continued to hype up the new
album, which opened at #4 on the Billboard charts. Drudge ignored the
news tip I sent him as well, after he broke the story on Ashlee
Simpson. It sounds like something's up.
- Lohan's voice, after hearing her in interviews,
does not sound like one that can really sing very well.
- As I've referred to repeatedly in these reports,
ABC was the network that doctored the tapes of Howard Dean's "I Have a
Scream" speech (January 29).
Objective evidence: not available, most of the links have expired
Lindsay Lohan's fan site: http://www.llrocks.com/
::: FULLERVISION NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT ::: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2004 ::: FROSTY'S LIBERAL
AGENDA: HOW SEXUAL REFERENCES AND AN ANTI-CORPORATE AGENDA WERE
PACKAGED INTO A CHILDREN'S SPECIAL :::
Has CBS gone too
the age of Rathergate scandals flooding the news department,
the network may have stepped out of bounds on what most thought was a
G-rated children's program.
"Frosty Returns," a program produced by CBS in 1992 as a sequel to the
1969 classic "Frosty the Snowman," featured the voices of John Goodman
(Roseanne, Center of the Universe) as Frosty and Brian Doyle-Murray
(the boss from Yes, Dear) as the villain, who this time around is a
supposedly evil corporate executive. Buried in this story are several
points that don't really belong in a children's special. For instance:
Clearly this is an
attempt by the left wing of America to establish
what they consider morality. Note that corporations are considered evil
and that it's OK even for kids to make sexual references to each other.
- - The main
plot of the story is how a corporate executive
produces a chemical that melts snow... despite being popular, the story
portrays him as an evil man bent on creating global chaos and bent on
deceiving the public (an environmental activist is sent down a chute by
the executive in one scene while the pro-chemical youth are portrayed
as bullies). The purpose for his supposedly maniacal scheme? He wants
to be King of the Winter Carnival.
- - The chief
argument against the corporate executive is that
snow is an integral part of the water cycle and without it, we all
would die... however, the fact that rain can do just as good is
practically nonexistent and ignored.
- - Despite
mentioning "some things can't be
explained" (i.e. Frosty's existence), the story mentions nothing
of God or Christmas... in fact, the town celebration is a generic
- - An
approximately 9-year-old male character named Charles instructs a
similarly-aged female character named Holly: "Perhaps we should make a
::: FULLERVISION NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT ::: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2O04 ::: THE NIGHT $#!+ RAN
BILLS FANS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE P!$$ED OFF AFTER LAST NIGHT'S
PERFORMANCE, A 29-6 LOSS TO NEW ENGLAND... AND NOT JUST BECAUSE THEY
PLAYED POORLY, BUT BECUASE THEY PLAYED TO LOSE... EVIDENCE IS POINTING TO THE BUFFALO BILLS, WHO
PLAYED IN NEW ENGLAND LAST NIGHT, CORROBORATING WITH THE NETWORK ESPN
TO GIVE THE PATRIOTS AN EASY WIN. MOTIVE... ESPN IS THE SPORTS OUTLET
FOR ABC, WHO DOCTORED HOWARD DEAN'S TAPES ALMOST A YEAR AGO... BUFFALO
WAS PLAYING AWAY, SO THERE'S NO REVENUE IMPLICATIONS IF THEY DID THROW
THE GAME. EVIDENCE: DREW BLEDSOE'S FREQUENT INTERCEPTIONS, WILLIS
MCGAHEE'S UNCHARACTERISTIC STALLING, AND THE INSERTION OF A
NOT-YET-HEALTHY 3RD-STRING QB J.P. LOSMAN WHILE NOT EVEN CONSIDERING
HEALTHY BACKUP SHANE MATTHEWS (OR EVEN THE THIRD-STRING RULES)... THEY
DID EVERYTHING THEY
COULD TO LOSE THAT GAME... ON ESPN'S PART? DURING THE CLOSED-CAPTIONING
OF THE HALFTIME SHOW, CHRIS BERMAN'S DIALOGUE WAS INTERRUPTED BY A
LISTING OF THE PLAY-BY-PLAY FROM AN EARLIER PART OF THE GAME
INEXPLICABLY. (TO BE HONEST, I THOUGHT THAT THE PLAY COULD HAVE BEEN
FROM LATER IN THE GAME, MAKING IT A SMOKING GUN, BUT I RE-ANALYZED THE
PLAY-BY-PLAY ON THE INTERNET AND THE PLAY [A 57-YARD PUNT BY BRIAN
MOORMAN] HAPPENED EARLIER. HOWEVER, USUALLY, THE CLOSED-CAPTIONING
ISN'T SAVED TO A COMPUTER OR ANYTHING FOR LIVE EVENTS, IT'S JUST SPAT
OUT ONTO THE
SCREEN... OR SO I THOUGHT.) ALSO, BUFFALO HAS PERFORMED UNUSUALLY
POORLY IN EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT GAME SINCE BLEDSOE CAME HERE. TO PUT IT
INTO CONTRAST, ROB JOHNSON'S ONLY WIN IN THE 3-13 DEBACLE OF 2001 WAS A
NIGHT GAME (THE OTHER TWO WERE FROM ALEX VAN PELT)... AND THE
IMMUTABLE, INFALLABLE, ALL-HIGH-AND-MIGHTY
FOOTBALL GODS THAT PUT THESE SCHEDULES TOGETHER REFUSE TO GIVE BUFFALO
ANY MONDAY NIGHT GAMES. IN ADDITION, THE BILLS FORUMS ARE FILLING WITH
COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE REPORTEDLY ORGASMIC COMMENTARY BY THE ESPN
CREW, AS IF THEY KNEW THAT NEW ENGLAND WAS GOING TO WIN BEFORE THE GAME
EVEN STARTED AND WERE TRYING TO HYPE IT UP IN ORDER TO COVER IT.
::: UPDATE: NOVEMBER 22, 2O04 :::
SEE, I TOLD
YOU SO: For those of you who,
like myself, turned off the Sunday night NFL matchup between Houston
and Green Bay thinking, "Maybe that Fuller guy was wrong after all" as
Houston took a 13-3 lead at halftime... well... guess what? ESPN had
the gall to do it again. For no sooner had I flipped the switch off,
that the aging quarterback Brett Favre would mount some sort of
miraculous comeback, scoring 13 unanswered points (while Houston's
offense mysteriously stalled). Go figure... Remember, QB David Carr was
"miked" for the game, and only Fullervision dared to even suggest that
the microphone may be misused by the ESPN crew (feeding plays to the
Green Bay defense), who had a liking for
aging quarterback Brett Favre (much like they did with Tom Brady). And
by the way, there was yet another closed-caption glitch, this time a
Green Bay field goal got played as Chris Berman was headed into a
Will be appended to the Special Report...
::: UPDATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2004 :::
E-SPIN, PART 3: New England's
"victory" on ESPN sister station ABC Monday night matched the exact
score of the CFL Grey Cup, oddly enough, with New England on top
::: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER
3, 2004 ::: JOINT COVERAGE WITH ORBUSMAX.COM ON THE 2004 ELECTIONS :::
portion of the election coverage, covering mostly the NW, can be found
NEWS: SEN. JOHN KERRY HAS CONCEDED, BUSH WINS "FOUR MORE YEARS..." AP
(archived on MyWay)... UPI...
EVERYTHING IS STILL TECHNICALLY UP IN THE AIR... IT APPEARS THAT GEORGE
W. BUSH HAS WON THE ELECTION, ALTHOUGH NOTHING IS FINAL, ESPECIALLY IN
OHIO, WHERE BUSH LEADS BY ABOUT 100,000 VOTES... SINCE THERE ARE
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN VERIFIED OR COUNTED, THE
KERRY CAMPAIGN REFUSES TO CONCEDE... BUSH TAKES FLORIDA,
NEVADA...KERRY SWEEPS MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, MINNESOTA, HAWAII,
MEXICO, IOWA ARE STILL UP FOR GRABS AT THIS HOUR, ALTHOUGH THEY, LIKE
OHIO, ARE ALSO LEANING
BUSH... EDWARDS READY AND THREATENING TO CONTEST VOTES, IT APPEARS...
HOWEVER, FOR THE
MOMENT, I'M PUTTING OHIO IN BUSH'S COLUMN, GIVING HIM A VICTORY.
ADDENDUM: BUSH, UPON FURTHER REPORTING, WINS NEW MEXICO AND IOWA.
- U.S. Senate, NY: 99% reporting... Schumer (D) 70%, Mills (R) 24%,
O'Grady (C) 3%... a big surprise here, not in who won, but in how
strong Republican Howard Mills performed... O'Grady was surprisingly
disappointing, she was expected to garner 10% while Mills was expected
to get only 15%.
U.S. Senate, SD: Former Rep. John Thune defeates Senate Minority Leader
Tom Daschle, as Republicans gain 5 seats from Democrats while only one
Democrat, Barak Obama (D-IL), gained a seat from a Republican.
- U.S. House, NY 29th: 100% reporting... John Kuhl (R) 50%, Samara
40%... Barend performed a little bit stronger than expected... but
there was a 6% that voted Mark Assini (C), even though he withdrew from
the race already and endorsed Kuhl, so that may have affected things.
Barend did take the portion of Monroe County that's in the 29th (thanks
largely to an Assini vote-split);
however, Kuhl won by a 10% spread in all the other counties, including
a whopping 40% margin in Steuben County, where Kuhl calls home. (County-by-county:
CBS) A full report coming later.
- U.S. House, NY 27th: Amazingly, the Brian Higgins-Nancy Naples
race is still
too close to call... Higgins has a nominal lead overall with 2% of the
precincts yet to report. Naples, who won Chautauqua county 57-43, has
requested a vote counting freeze.
UPDATE: NANCY NAPLES
CONCEDES THE ELECTION, LATE THURSDAY NIGHT (11/19) (WGRZ).
- U.S. House, NY 26th: Tom Reynolds defeats Tom Davis at about a
- State Assembly, State Senate: Pat McGee and Cathy Young win by
- Seneca Nation Elections: Barry Snyder wins Presidency, 51-46 over
Cyrus "What do you mean I can't put signs on the interstate?"
- Referenda: All 11 states voting on the issue of banning
homosexual marriage have accepted it, and by wide margins.
::: FULLERVISION NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT ::: OCTOBER 28, 2004 ::: CBS NEWS SET TO TRY AND
VINDICATE MILLI VAN-ASHLEE SIMPSON WITH BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE :::
Ashlee Simpson apparently has a new partner defending her in the
"Saturday Night Live" lip-synch debacle-- CBS News. According to the
CBSNews.com Web site, cameras for "60 Minutes" were present (for the
purposes of filming a tribute to Saturday Night Live) at the dress
rehearsal for Simpson's performance, where they will try and claim that
Simpson's voice supposedly failed her (although by the sound of the
audio, her voice shows little sign of distress). This comes on the
9-month anniversary of ABC's successful attempt to
doctor audio of Howard Dean's 'I Have a Scream' speech... and, even
more notably, Simpson's voice sounded fine immediately after the
debacle trying to explain her way out of it. After Rathergate and the
'missing Iraqi weapons' fiasco, this appears to be another setup for
the rapidly-declining Black Eye Network...
Objective evidence: CBS
(On a side note, I recall a time several years ago when the swing group
"Cherry Poppin' Daddies" had to perform on "The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno." The lead singer had laryngitis, so instead of lip-synch, the
group decided to run an instrumental piece. This liberty is something
that today's teenybopper stars such as Simpson don't have because their
appeal and talent is exclusively as a solo singer. Thus, if they get
'acid reflux' [sounds like a commercial waiting to happen], laryngitis,
or something of the sort, they're pretty much out of luck. [At least I
can play the piano...])
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004:
The analyses of the four Presidential/Vice Presidential Debates
::: FULLERVISION NEWS SPECIAL REPORT
::: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2004 ::: STYLE VS. SUBSTANCE: AN ANALYSIS OF THE
SEPTEMBER 30 DEBATE BETWEEN PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH (R-TX) AND SENATOR
JOHN F. KERRY (D-MA) :::
President George W. Bush
faced off against his challenger, Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts,
in the first of three Presidential debates to be held this year. The
first debate was moderated by Jim Lehrer of PBS and took place in Coral
Gables. Because this first debate dealt with foreign policy, it could
be said that President Bush held a slight advantage over Sen. Kerry
because the war on terror is a significant strong point of the
President, and also because the first debate is usually what more
Sen. Kerry appeared just as most of his supporters expected him to:
poised, confident, and with a slow and thorough speaking voice. The
President, on the other hand, had a bit of trouble with words at time,
with frequent stumblings over words, as many probably expected of him
as well. So style points probably were awarded to Kerry, who brags that
he never lost a debate in his life. However, style is only part of the
There is also substance necessary to win the debate, and that appears
to be going into the hands of the President, considering that he held
pressure on Sen. Kerry's record. The President forced Sen. Kerry to
start a bit of 'flip-flopping' as he got into his record. Sen. Kerry
said one moment that he thought Saddam Hussein was a threat, then said
he wasn't a big threat, then said he was a threat that could be handled
by UN sanctions (which apparently wasn't the case). Sen. Kerry was
caught making falsehoods on Iraq's cost in human lives, a falsehood
that Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) was standing by the next morning. Both
sides were on the defensive frequently; however, President Bush did
better handling it. For instance, when asked why Iraq was in the War on
Terror, Bush did well by pointing out the name of terrorist Abu Musab
Zarqawi. Kerry also appeared to rely heavily on earlier campaign
rhetoric. On the issue of North Korea, it was Bush who seemed to have a
wiser plan to include China in talks with North Korea.
In this battle of "style vs. substance," the debate reviewers were
apparently impressed with Sen. Kerry's style, and most claimed that he
won the debate. However, in the 'blogosphere,' where transcripts of the
debate will probably be posted, there will be a significant portion of
people saying that Bush won the debate on his words. This reeks of 44
years ago, when people who listened to then-Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-MA)
and then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon. Those who listened on the
radio thought Nixon won the debate; however, Kennedy's stage presence
and charming good looks helped convince TV viewers that he was the
better choice. Unlike then, however, the chief mode of information
transport is no longer television-- it's the Internet, and text
transcripts should play into the hands of President Bush.
Objective evidence: Transcript
from Fox News
::: UPDATE: Reports are swirling that PBS's Jim Lehrer deliberately
threw the debate in Kerry's favor (NewsMax)...
Developing... ::: Also, allegations are stating that
Sen. Kerry intends to send nuclear fuel to Iran (WorldNetDaily)...
video that has
the 'blogosphere' shows Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) placing some sort of
object on the podium prior to the first Presidential debate. The
object appeared to be unfolded and read by the Senator prior to the
debate. Drudge notes that the rules of the debate prohibited such
external materials... (Drudge)...
Reviews with an unedited video from another source (New England cable
news) show that this video is authentic.
::: UPDATE TO SEPTEMBER 30 SPECIAL
REPORT ::: AN ANALYSIS AND COMMENTARY ON THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
BETWEEN VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD CHENEY (R-WY) AND SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS
held in Cleveland, has been far more decisive than the "style vs.
substance" debate of last week. VP Cheney has ripped apart almost all
of Sen. Edwards's claims. Despite "moderator" Gwen Ifill throwing a lot
of loaded and slanted questions as well as Edwards throwing some deep
personal attacks, Cheney has performed admirably, matching Edwards shot
for shot, proving himself very well with a plethora of facts and
information. This gives substance clearly to Cheney. The style was a
near-push, with Edwards possibly having a very slight edge in that
far, far less than the gap between Sen. Kerry and President Bush.
Edwards did come on strong later in the debate, but his arguments just
did not seem to stick.
Objective evidence: Transcript
from Fox News
Second Presidential Debate Analysis,
Friday 10.08.2004. The
analysis was erased by mistake; basically the President once again won
the substance vote while improving on style points. The balance of
questions were better because of the town hall nature of the debate,
and moderator Charles Gibson of ABC did a good job. Transcript
apparently is not available.
In all fairness, there are now
accusations that President Bush had some sort of box under his shirt
(these in response to accusations that Sen. Kerry had a 'cheat sheet'
unfolded in front of the cameras).
Third Presidential Debate Analysis,
Wednesday 10.13.2004. In
the early rounds, Bush is landing a few hard punches that he didn't
land in the previous 2 debates. He's looking, to be honest, like a
Texan John Kerry. Moderator Bob Schieffer is asking good questions on
both sides, as compared to Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill, who asked a lot
more slanted questions. The numbers, surprisingly, are mostly landing
Bush's side. Kerry has come on a bit stronger in the middle rounds, but
Bush continued to hang in there. Style: Near push. Substance: Bush,
with a narrow to moderate gap.
Objective evidence: Transcript
from Fox News
FULLERVISION SPECIAL REPORT :::
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2004 ::: A MESSAGE TO AMERICA (ESPECIALLY THE
HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY) ON WHAT HAS BEEN DUBBED AS NATIONAL 'COMING OUT'
The homosexual and transsexual communities have decided to
declare this day a "National Coming Out Day..." referring to the phrase
'coming out of the closet,' a phrase that means "admitting" (choosing)
to being homosexual. The issue has reached the point of almost
celebration here on the college campuses, and it's really driving me
nuts. Homosexuality is an issue I feel incredibly strongly about, and
have always taken the position against it. Homosexuality is an
abomination, one where a person's sexual identity is defined by a
blatant defiance of the natural process of reproduction. (The problem
may usually be of the hormonal nature, at least on the male side--
estrogen, perhaps?-- as more men [7-1] practice this than women.) Yet
since 1997, people have refused to even acknowledge that homosexuality
is wrong, suggesting that it is NORMAL! This is absolutely unbelievable
and unacceptable, and I am sorry to say that homosexual behavior cannot
be tolerated. (I know that this may be a shock to the pro-tolerance,
pro-"equality" movement, but it's true, I just simply cannot tolerate
it.) However, much like Cuba in the 1960s, it is not wise to simply
attack the homosexual community outright, as it stirs up the entire
liberal nest, a surprisingly powerful force. That is why I feel that
those who killed Matthew Shepard several years ago went way too far.
While their intentions to stop the spread of homosexuality were
well-intentioned, their methods went way too far because the punishment
(death) did not fit the crime (homosexuality) at all. Thus, with this
so-called 'hate crime,' the activist groups took them up in their
cause... and those in power (the courts) started changing things so
that they could do whatever they want in the name of equality. Thus, we
went backward. As it stood, everyone, in relation to marriage, was
equal-- anyone could marry any member of the opposite gender provided
that they were both of legal age. It's still the case except in
Massachusetts and a few renegade cities who marry same-sex couples
against the law. (Why is it that when teenagers have sex, we admonish
them, but when homosexuals have sex, we sympathize with them?)
Homosexuality is a dangerous choice and an abomination that should not
be tolerated, those who are homosexual should recognize that something
is wrong and seek help (it's very sad that fewer and fewer are willing
to do so) and most importantly, no one should bow down to the belief
that these people just should do what they're doing. To award
legitimacy to this backward practice in the form of one of these
'pseudo-holidays' is preposterous and wrong, and I'm sorry to those who
are offended, but I will not take my words back. That is final. Happy
Columbus Day, ladies and gentlemen.
::: Follow-up: A must-read article
from the Cybercast News Service regarding those who have changed their
sexual preference back to normal (CNS)...
::: FULLERVISION NEWS
::: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2004 ::: JOHN KERRY MAKES MAJOR VIOLATION OF
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM LAWS, ACCEPTS FUNDS FROM MINORS :::
On the syndicated talk show "Live with Regis and Kelly," Sen.
John F. Kerry (D-MA) admitted to hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
that he accepted two gifts-- one indirectly and another directly-- from
minors. Keep in mind that no political candidate can accept
contributions of any sort or any amount from minors, nor can they from
corporations, labor unions, and the such. The two contributions in
question were a $385 contribution, given to him by an 8-year-old kid by
his mother, and a $685 contribution from a 6-year-old, which was
accepted directly. This is a very, VERY serious violation of campaign
Objective evidence: AP
article from MyWay News
::: FULLERVISION NEWS
::: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2004 ::: U.S. WEAPONS INSPECTOR CLAIMS:
BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROGRAMS EXISTED; SADDAM WAS WAITING FOR
INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE TO DROP :::
According to the Associated Press, Charles Duelfer, the chief
weapons inspector for the United States, is expected to conclude, in a
1500-page report, the following:
Saddam Hussein had research and
development programs for biological and chemical weapons.
investigation is the possibility that Iraq exported chemical and
biological weapons across the border into Syria (see April 21 Special Report).
Saddam Hussein was importing banned
materials, working on unmanned aerial vehicles in violation of UN
agreements, and maintaining a dual-use industrial sector that could
Weapons inspectors had uncovered
substantial evidence of an Iraqi push to boost the range of its
ballistic missiles beyond prohibited ranges.
While no weapons have been found,
Saddam had intentions of restarting weapons programs at some point,
after suspicion and inspections from the international community waned.
Objective evidence: AP
article from MyWay News
Also, the Israeli Web site Debka.com
stating that Iraq's research and development programs included those
for the assassination agent ricin.
::: UPDATE ::: DOCUMENTS UNCOVERED BY THE
CYBERCAST NEWS SERVICE UNCOVER IRAQI
ATTEMPTS TO ACQUIRE MUSTARD GAS AND ANTHRAX (CNS)...
RELATED: WORLDNETDAILY REPORTING THAT A 122mm ROCKET
WARHEAD WAS CONTAMINATED WITH MUSTARD GAS AND SARIN NERVE GAS (WND)
AS WELL AS A POSSIBLE MOBILE WEAPONS LAB (WND)...
ALSO: NEWSMAX REPORTING THAT THE HUSSEIN REGIME WAS FUNDING THEIR
NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM ALL THE WAY UP UNTIL THE INVASION OF IRAQ (ARTICLE)...
STILL DEVELOPING... will be appended to most recent WMD-related Special
FULLERVISION NEWS SPECIAL REPORT ::: SATURDAY,
SEPTEMBER 11, 2004 ::: A MESSAGE TO
AMERICA ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2004:
THREE YEARS AGO
TODAY, THE AL-QA'EDA TERROR NETWORK USED 19 HIJACKERS TO STEAL
COMMERCIAL AIRLINERS AND SEND THEM LIKE MISSILES INTO OUR CENTERS OF
COMMERCE AND DEFENSE. WHILE DEVASTATING US AT FIRST, IT WENT ON TO
GALVANIZE US TOGETHER IN A NEW ERA. WE SHOULD NEVER, EVER FORGET WHY WE
AND WHY WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO THE DEFENSE AND SECURITY MEASURES WE DO,
TO ROOT OUT THESE EXTREMISTS AT THE SOURCE. BIN LADEN IS EITHER DEAD OR
HIDING EVEN FROM HIS CONSTITUENTS, AL-QA'EDA IS IN SHAMBLES, THE
REGIMES OF AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ HAVE BEEN LIBERATED, AND WE WERE ABLE
TO DISARM LIBERIA AND LIBYA WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT. AND NOW THE WORLD IS
A MORE PEACEFUL PLACE THANKS TO US. GOD BLESS
FULLERVISION NEWS SPECIAL REPORT ::: SEPTEMBER 2, 2004 ::: A
COMPLETE WRAPUP OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION -- AUG. 30-SEP.
2, 2004 :::
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NIGHT 1:
No network TV coverage, and it was a real shame. Sen. John
McCain (R-AZ) and Fmr. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R-NY) are giving great
speeches... defending the President's strong leadership in Iraq,
Afghanistan, and the general War on Terror... the overall mood was
high, as chants from the audience of "Four more years!" occurred
frequently throughout speeches. Positivity was the focus of the night,
with the exception of McCain referring to an anonymous "disingenuous
filmmaker" (Michael Moore) causing an uproar. Earlier in the night,
actor Ron Silver ripped into the entertainment community for their
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NIGHT 2:
President George W. Bush presented his own wife via satellite to
the convention... but first, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA)
delivered a charismatic speech on the American dream (speech)...
after a few
jokes ("A man once came up to me and said, 'You're as good of a
governor as you were an actor!' And I thought, 'What a cheap shot!'"),
the Schwarz delivered a speech encompassing the American dream, what
makes a Republican, and a scathing criticism of the UN and Sen. John
Edwards (D-NC). After introductions, First Lady Laura Welch Bush
delivered a quality speech encompassing a broad spectrum of topics,
from Afghanistan to stem-cell research (speech).
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NIGHT 3:
In an interesting move, the Republican National Convention
invited Fmr. Gov. Sen. Zell Miller (D-GA) to be the keynote speaker,
and boy, what a note he hit (speech)!
A rousing speech from Sen. Miller explained Pres. Bush's strengths in
homeland security and defense while giving harsh criticism to his own
party for playing partisan politics and John Kerry for cutting vast
amounts from defense spending. VP Richard Cheney's speech, however, was
not so exciting. A montage of old jokes and old rhetoric, Cheney droned
on for over 40 minutes and was cutting severely close to using the
September 11 terrorist attacks as a campaign ploy. (speech) By
the way, he did accept the
Republican nomination (of course). A notable fact about the crowd was
that it took a bit of a nastier turn, booing at the mention of Sen.
John Kerry (D-MA) and chanting "Flip-Flop" at the mentioning of Kerry's
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NIGHT 4:
The President of the United States spoke on the final night of
the convention, in a speech that lasted a little over an hour. In his
speech, along with accepting the nomination, George Walker Bush
addressed a myriad of issues, many of which he has not emphasized in
the earlier portion of his campaign. These included health care reform,
college funding (a practically nonexistent issue in the early
campaign), the No Child Left Behind Act, and the morality issues of
abortion and homosexual marriage. The second part of his speech focused
on his defense of his position on Iraq, and the defense and security of
our homeland. (Speech)...
NEWS SPECIAL REPORT
::: JULY 20, 2004 ::: VOTER ALERT: DEMOCRAT SAMARA BAREND IS SEEKING TO
TAKE A SEAT IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BY SPLITTING VOTES :::
The Associated Press is reporting that Samara Barend, an
activist from Corning and a former intern for both the late former
Senator Daniel P. Moynihan and current Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton,
is seeking to win the 29th District of New York in the House of
Representatives, a district that is dominated by Republican and
Conservative Party members at a 5-3 margin. Barend, a Democrat, is
planning on splitting the Republican-Conservative votes among two
candidates. Randy Kuhl is endorsed by the Republican Party and most of
the local politicians; however, the Conservative Party has endorsed
Mark Assini, which could easily cause a schism. Kuhl, Assini, and
Barend are vying for the seat to be vacated by the retiring Amory
Houghton, a "moderate" (some would use the term RINO "Republican in
Name Only") Republican from Barend's hometown in Corning. [Correction 10-28: It has come to my
attention that Barend isn't even from Corning; in fact, she only
recently moved to Corning from the town of Vestal, a suburb of
Binghamton that isn't even close to the 29th District and is even
further away from the original 31st District that Houghton represented.]
Barend currently has raised $171,000 in campaign money with $136,000
cash on hand (which she brags to be more than Kuhl and Assini
combined). Kuhl has approximately $80,000 cash on hand; however, he has
raised over $269,000 in campaign finances in a more agressive
Ladies and gentlemen, please, PLEASE do not let Ms. Barend into
Congress. We do not need an activist in our legislative branch (we have
too many in our judicial branch), one who would not truly represent us
but a radical agenda of her own and a puppet for the national Far Left.
I would prefer that we had someone closer to the Southern Tier;
however, we must choose between Assini and Kuhl. [Correction 10-28:
Kuhl is actually from Steuben County, specifically Hammondsport.]
Objective evidence: AP
article from New York Newsday
UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2004 ::: MARK ASSINI DROPS OUT OF RACE, BAREND
say that Monroe County Legislator Mark Assini has dropped out of the
race for U.S. Congress in the 29th Congressional District of
New York. Assini, who by law must stay on the ballot for the
Conservative Party in November, made an unsuccessful bid for the
Republican nomination against NY State Senator John "Randy" Kuhl (R)
and has endorsed Kuhl. Kuhl will face off against an Independence Party
candidate and Democratic activist/former Clinton intern Samara Barend
in the race for the seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Amory Houghton
But... in what can only be
considered a temper-tantrum in her failed attempt to split the
Republican vote, Barend whined about it, trying for the past 2 weeks
(reportedly) to keep Assini in the race, and then criticizing Assini
for endorsing a man who supported tax hikes and endorsing dysfunctional
policies... ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha... excuse me... let me explain
myself, she plans on raising taxes, too! Besides, it's not the State
Senate's fault, it's mostly that of Sheldon Silver and the
Objective evidence: Rochester
Democrat & Chronicle article
::: UPDATE: OCTOBER 28, 2004 :::
DIVORCE RECORDS OF STATE SEN. JOHN "RANDY" KUHL RELEASED, BAREND CAMP
FOUND BEHIND THE DISSEMINATION :::
Rochester media is abuzz
regarding an update to the divorce paper leak story... a Steuben County
investigator said that an operative for the campaign of former Clinton
intern/activist Samara Barend was responsible for the receipt and
dissemination of State Sen. John "Randy" Kuhl's divorce records... but
Barend acts as if they rightfully belonged in public domain all along
as the response from her campaign shows: "He is free to explain why he
told the public there was nothing incriminating in the documents" (WHEC)...
The Hornell Evening Tribune is now reporting that the local Democratic
party apologized to Sen. Kuhl regarding the papers while the Barend
campaign refuses (article)...
U.S. House race security breach:
The Steuben County Clerk's office released the divorce papers of State
Sen. John "Randy" Kuhl, papers that were supposed to be sealed for 100
years; the papers found their way to an uberliberal web site known as "The Raw Story." Kuhl believes the
breach was fully intentional, and has suggested that the campaign of
former Clinton intern/activist Samara Barend may be at fault. Barend
denied the accusations, but said "I'm leaving it up to voters to decide
whether documents should be part of their decision" (Wellsville
Daily Reporter)... (WROC-AM)...
COMMENT ADDED NOVEMBER 3, 2004: AFTER
SOME PONDERING, I'M BEGINNING TO THINK THAT SOME OF THOSE DIVORCE
PAPERS MAY HAVE BEEN FORGED... BUT NO MATTER, SINCE KUHL WON ANYWAY.
NEWS SPECIAL REPORT
::: JULY 16, 2004 ::: CBS APPARENTLY FAKING STORIES,
"EARLY SHOW" USES STORY ON "PROSTI-TOTS" TO TEST STORY SETUPS :::
Fullervision News (then In the Morning) broke a
story on January 29 about ABC
News possibly doctoring tapes. Now, CBS (now forever known as the
Communist Broadcasting System) is apparently setting up stories. Again,
the topic was subtle: the Early Show segment known as "Study Hall" did
a story on the demise of skimpy fashion. First, they used heavier
teenagers (who obviously would not want to wear skimpy outfits --
they'd look fat). Then, they fed lines to the interviewees, mostly
children and teenagers. Quoth reporter Tracy Smith: "What is the name
that you give these people [who wear skimpy clothing]?" Collective
response from the heavy teens: "Prosti-tots." (A bit too suspicious...
now keep in mind that she is implying that these teens made this term
up.) Now, cut to Smith talking to a purported expert: "Have you ever
heard of the term 'prostitot?'" The "expert:" "Yes..." etc. Another
collective response came at the end of the segment, quoth Smith to a
couple of younger girls: "Would you choose skimpy clothes for the fall
school year or conservative?" Collective response: "Conservative."
People don't make collective responses unless prompted.
The potential for this to be used in far more sinister methods is a
threat that must be addressed.
::: UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2004 ::: CBS
CAUGHT IN FORGED PAPER FIASCO
note from the late Jerry Killian ordering George W. Bush to take a
physical, and a document used by CBS News to try and prove that Bush
went AWOL, was apparently an obvious forgery typed on a Microsoft
Word processor. The main sticking points are that the font is
proportional and that the superscript shrunken "th" was impossible to
produce on almost all typewriters of the era (Cybercast
Interviews with former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes (D-TX)'s daughter are
showing that Barnes's interview with rapidly deteriorating newscaster
Dan Rather was for purely political purposes (NewsMax),
a statement that a Barnes spokesperson is trying to silence (NewsMax).
Now, it appears that yet another man is stepping forward to refute CBS
News's claims, Bobby Hodges (NY
Times)... Now it is apparent that the other side of the issue was
silenced by CBS (NewsMax)...
Another document CBS uses was apparently written by someone who had
already retired from the Texas Air National Guard (Dallas
Morning News). Now the chief analyst that CBS cites has said that
it was nearly impossible to authenticate "copies...far removed" from
the original documents (Washington
::: NEW YORK TIMES: CBS ADMITS (or
perhaps claims) IT WAS MISLED ON THE FORGED DOCUMENTS REGARDING PRES.
BUSH'S NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE (ARTICLE)...
PLUS: MULTIPLE NOW REPORTING THAT KERRY
ADVISOR JOE LOCKHART COORDINATED WITH BILL BURKETT, THE REVEALED
IDENTITY BEHIND THE FORGED DOCUMENTS, ON HOW TO HANDLE THE SWIFT BOAT
Today), WITH WEB SITE NEWSMAX.COM CLAIMING THAT CBS STEERED BURKETT
TO KERRY CAMPAIGN (ARTICLE)
RAthERGATE UPDATE: Bill Burkett, the
source of the RAthERGATE
forged document fiasco, is now claiming he was a 'patsy' (I think that
means a relay man) for a woman named Lucy Ramirez (USA
Today)... Burkett is also now claiming that the Kerry campaign
tried to convince him to hand over the documents (NewsMax).
::: SUSPICION MOUNTING OVER ANOTHER
SET-UP STORY REGARDING IRAQI EXPLOSIVES, LEAKED TO MEDIA BY CBS IRAQ
DOOMSDAY ARTIST KIMBERLY DOZIER... DEVELOPING... :::
::: FULLERVISION SPECIAL REPORT ::: WEDNESDAY, JULY
7, 2004 ::: A
SUMMARY OF THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOUND IN IRAQ OVER THE PAST
Today, the Washington Post reported that two tons of radioactive
uranium was uncovered in Saddam Hussein's former nuclear weapons
headquarters. And of all people, it was the UN that claims that it put
This comes just one week after Fox News reported the uncovering of cyclosarin
warheads in an undercover purchase by Polish troops. Also, on Saturday,
Fox News and the San Francisco Chronicle reported the shutdown and
takeover af a factory producing car bombs and roadside bombs.
REPORT WILL BE MOVED TO THE SPECIAL REPORTS ARCHIVE AT THE NEXT POSTING
Update: July 2004
::: UPI: Reports saying that a fleet
of nuclear warheads has been found in a concrete ditch outside of
Tikrit... US government denies (article
from Washignton Times) :::
*** IN THE MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** JUNE
24, 2004 *** ANALYSIS OF NEW
YORK'S ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER CHOICES, A PURPORTED
PUBLIC INTEREST GROUP ASSEMBLED TO STOP A MULTIMILLION DOLLAR STADIUM
CONSTRUCTION IN THE WEST SIDE OF MANHATTAN, REVEALS THAT IT IS LITTLE
MORE THAN A CLUSTER OF RIVALS...
The NYABC web site, http://www.newyorkabc.org/,
plainly lists its sponsors on the home page. They include:
- Madison Square Garden, a
company that would be hurt by a new stadium
because MSG would be upstaged by the new Olympic Stadium.
- A Manhattan East Side
- An organization from Queens,
who suggests that a new stadium be built
in Queens instead.
- A head of a labor union for
MSG is the main sponsor of all of
these advertisements appearing on
local television. They use traditional mantras of "investing in
education" and using money to "revive our local economies." However,
one must think of what would happen if we did supposedly invest in
education rather than the stadium...
If the money was invested in a
stadium, the money would be returned to
the government rather quickly upon the opening of the stadium.
Excluding the Olympics, there would probably be 16 NFL games in the
proposed 100,000-seat venue (8 NY Giants home games and 8 NY Jets home
games). Considering that New York City has over 7 million people in the
city limits alone, they should have no problem selling these out. The
NY Yankees and NY Mets are playing in outdated stadiums as it is; they
probably will move to play about 20 games apiece in the new stadium,
which would sell at least 50,000 of the seats. Minor league sports and
concerts would add more revenues, which we will estimate for these
purposes at 400,000 tickets. This gives us a grand total of 4,000,000
tickets per year. At an average of $5 going to the state per ticket,
this would produce $20,000,000 in revenue (and this does not include
concessions, etc.) per year. All of this is a net increase, as all of
this money is going directly to New Jersey as it stands now.
If we give it to education, it
will most likely find its way into the
pockets of union chairmen. Virtually none of this money will return to
the state. And how do you propose we invest in our economies? We tried
with a casino and it turned into an economic vacuum. This stadium will
be an excellent investment in all of New York State, helping to balance
our out-of-whack (and currently three months past due) budget.
::: FULLERVISION NEWS
UPDATE ::: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2004 ::: THE NEW YORK JETS STRIKE
BACK AGAINST THE NYABC, REVEALING THEM FOR WHO THEY ARE :::
The newest advertisement
attacks the NYABC and its principal fundee, MSG/Cablevision... accusing
the company of intentions to hold a monopoly on the industry and paying
virtually no taxes on the revenue from Madison Square Garden. It also
makes the case for the revenue and jobs that could be raised through
the stadium project. There are a couple of Web sites, http://www.stopcablevision.com/
what also could have happened, although not on this subject, is that
Dolans, who run Cablevision, may have had hours worth of advertising as
"financial consultants" on the Bryant Gumbel Early Show several years
ago on CBS.
IN THE MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2004 *** NEW YORK
STATE REGENTS EXAM ACCUSED OF CONTAINING A LEFTIST BIAS ***
According to a report from the web site NewsMax.com, the New
York State Regents examination in United States History and Government,
given this past Wednesday morning to 11th graders across the state and
a graduation requirement,
contained two especially troubling
questions regarding recent history and current events.
Questions 41 and 4 in Part I of the exam, a section containing 50
multiple-choice questions sorted in chronological order, pertained to
the Persian Gulf War of 1991 and the Electoral College respectively.
Here are the questions:
(41) In 1991, one
of the reasons President George H. W. Bush committed United States
troops to the Persian Gulf War was to:
1) maintain the flow of trade through the Suez Canal
2) fulfill military obligations as a member of NAFTA
3) contain the spread of communism in the Middle East
4) assure the flow of Middle East oil to the United States and its
(4) A major criticism of the Electoral College has been that:
1) party loyalty is weakened after a Presidential election
2) electors frequently fail to vote for a candidate
3) members of the Electoral College are appointed for life terms
4) a President may be elected without a majority of the popular vote
(And yes, I do realize that these are not in actual order; normally,
these questions are chronologically listed, but some general questions
are at either the beginning or end of the exam.)
Question 41 has no right answer. The reason that George H.W. Bush
committed troops to Iraq was that Saddam Hussein unlawfully invaded
Kuwait and claimed it as a province. There was widespread international
support to invade Iraq and liberate Kuwait; however, former President
Bush did not feel that there was enough support to take over Iraq
himself and topple Saddam Hussein, who held much more oil than tiny
Kuwait. So to suggest that oil was the reason for the Persian Gulf War
was ridiculous, and it would probably be the purportedly correct choice
considering that 1, 2, and 3 are just plain false.
Question 4 is clearly a 'shot' at the 2000 election, where Vice
President Al Gore received more popular (mostly urban) votes than the
current President George W. Bush, and again the correct answer is 4
(although both in 1988 and 2000, at least one elector voted outside of
what they were pledged, so there could be a case for 2). However, what
the Board of Regents did not realize was that Bill Clinton never
received a majority of the votes in either of his elections. Though he
received more votes than either George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole in
1996, or Ross Perot in both, he did not achieve a full majority of the
votes, defined at one vote over 50% of the voting population. Clinton
achieved 43% and 49% of the vote in 1992 and 1996, respectively. Also,
regardless of what has been said, Gore did not have a majority of
popular votes, either: he only received 49% of the votes in 2000.
To tell the truth, New York State has been under controversy for
several years with faulty examinations in physics and high school math;
however, I have always felt that Global History and Geography was the
worst of the examinations, containing outright false answers. Not
having seen the full examination (I took last year's exam and received
a 98%), I will be willing to say that there are more in the U.S.
History exam. This will be amended upon further examination...
Objective evidence: NewsMax
*** IN THE MORNING SPECIAL REPORT ***
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2004 *** SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY UPHOLDS PLEDGE OF
ALLEGIANCE, MAINSTREAM MEDIA CONTORTING RULING AS A 'SIDESTEP' ***
In a unanimous decision (8-0, the ninth justice abstained at the
plaintiff's request), the Supreme Court of the United States threw out
the case brought by Michael Newdow, the lawyer and self-proclaimed
atheist minister, that sought to remove the phrase 'under God' from the
Pledge of Allegiance. The primary reason for the disposal of the case
was a custody issue -- Newdow did not have majority custody of his
child, especially since the child's mother did not agree with his case;
therefore, the case was inherently flawed and must be overturned.
However, in a separate statement, Chief Justice William Rehnquist
(along with two other justices) stated that the Pledge of Allegiance as
recited in public schools was not unconstitutional in any sort. This
statement has apparently been overlooked by the mainstream media, as
they claim that the ruling did not deal with the constitutional issue.
His logic in not including the statement in the ruling was that it
would have been too divisive and that the case probably would have been
won. Yet, CBS and MSNBC were quick to dismiss this ruling, and MSNBC
went so far as to call the statement a 'sidestep.' (Apparently they
didn't pay attention to Rehnquist's statement...)
On a personal quote, I especially get a kick out of what Newdow said
afterward. Get this: he calls this a 'major step back in parents'
rights' (he didn't even have custody of the child) and said he would
continue the fight (there is no continuing beyond the Supreme Court,
Mike). Good luck, and I say that in the most sarcastic sense possible.
*** IN THE MORNING NEWS
SPECIAL REPORT *** SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2004 *** NBC THROWS TRIPLE CROWN FOR
THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR IN
APPALLING AND DISGUSTING DISPLAY, BIRDSTONE COMES OUT OF NOWHERE TO
DEFEAT THE LAX JOCKEY ATOP SMARTY JONES ***
Last night, in what was one of the most anticipated horse races in
history, a horse by the name of Birdstone came out of nowhere to defeat
Smarty Jones, the 1:5 favorite to win. My initial response to this was
"What the **** just happened?" Apparently, just what I thought
The Trentonian, a newspaper from Trenton, NJ, is reportingthe view of a
handicapper who saw the race as a conspiracy against a Triple Crown
winner. Lou Giova is claiming that "they did everything they could to
make that horse lose that race... that was an awful ride by [Smarty
Jones's jockey Stewart] Elliot... Prado [Birdstone's jockey] was
beating the he[ck] out of his horse but Eliott barely touched his
horse." Upon further review, he appears to be right. So why, then,
would someone throw a race this big? Two words: DICK EBERSOL.
Ebersol is a clueless moron when it comes to sports: he doesn't even
have sports background, and in fact, his experience at NBC stems when
he took over Saturday Night Live to guide that show through its worst
years. This guy is about entertainment: he tried to make football more
entertaining when he entered into the XFL with Vince McMahon, and he's
still trying as Arena Football becomes more and more XFL-like by the
day. He sees no problem with messing around with people's heads. He has
done this three years in a row, and he has especially hyped Smarty
Jones this year, which leads me to believe that he knows what the
results will be if this continues -- reduced interest in the sport.
What Ebersol is doing (telling jockeys to slow down their horses in the
name of entertainment) is appalling and disgusting. I assure you, this
will continue until the Triple Crown changes networks or Ebersol
finally gets fired like he should have been years ago.
Objective Evidence: Trentonian
THIS SPECIAL REPORT WILL BE MOVED TO THE SPECIAL REPORTS ARCHIVE AT THE
IN THE MORNING SPECIAL REPORT ***
MAY 17, 2004 *** IRAQI MILITANTS GAIN POSSESSION OF TWO CHEMICAL BOMBS,
EACH FILLED WITH SARIN NERVE GAS -- BLIX, KAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO
DISCREDIT THE FINDING ***
According to United States officials, Iraqi militants attempted
to use two chemical bombs containing sarin nerve gas as roadside bombs
against the United States. One of the shells was a .155-metre binary
shell (a six-inch artillery round) that came from Saddam Hussein's
regime. Fortunately for the people who found the bomb, the bomb did not
detonate properly, and those who discovered it only needed to be
treated for minor exposure.
However, the critics of the current administration have refused to
acknowledge this finding. Hans Blix, former chief weapons inspector,
suggested that the shell was a stray weapon that militiants somehow
gets their hands on. Former inspector David Kay even went so far as to
say that the finding "doesn't strike me as a big deal." He states that
some of the weapons could have merely been "overlooked."
OVERLOOKED?? OVERLOOKED?!?! Am I alone
here when I say that David Kay is completely out of it when he says
that Saddam's violation of UN resolutions is something that could be
easily "overlooked" and something that doesn't strike him as a big
deal?! The weapons were all supposed to be turned in -- NO EXCEPTIONS
-- and destroyed. The Iraqi weapons, cited in earlier Special Reports,
added to the latest finding of sarin bombs, is making Saddam's weapons
program clearer and clearer. I'll state it again: Saddam Hussein was
hiding his old weapons, which the UN neglected to seek and destroy, to
be prepared at a later date. He purposefully used old weapons shells
because if he was caught with them, people like Dave Kay and Hans Blix
would say just what they said.
And also, the mainstream media has refused to acknowledge the finding
(big surprise there). They probably still think that the United States
wasn't justified in going into Iraq.
See also the Associated
Fox News confirms that the chemicals are indeed sarin gas...
IN THE MORNING NEWS SPECIAL REPORT
*** MAY 3, 2004 *** ANALYSIS OF SOLDIER'S STORIES AND PICTURES OF ABUSE
CONCLUDES THAT AT LEAST SOME OF THE PHOTOS ARE PROBABLY FORGED ***
It has become notable news that several photographs have been
released that purportedly show coalition soldiers abusing Iraqi
prisoners. However, upon closer inspections of the photographs and the
stories of the soldiers, I personally have come to the conclusion that
these photographs were forged.
The Daily Mirror, a tabloid newspaper from Britain, claims to have
retrieved the stories of two Lancashire "squaddies" that insist that
their stories are the truth, yet their stories-- especially those
refuting the evidence against them-- seem to contradict each other.
Take, for instance, the following lines transcribed from the Mirror's
In addition to the statements,
the Mirror uses the actual pictures, in black and white. The one
picture shows a hooded man being supposedly hit in the groin with the
handle end of a gun. The picture clearly shows lighter skin than most
Iraqis possess, as well as a build more consistent with that of a
female. A second color photo posted on The Drudge Report shows multiple
hooded characters piled on top of one another; however, the men are of
much more muscular build (and again paler skin) than an Iraqi man would
- Several "claims" follow the general pattern that the clothing and
equipment are too clean to have been authentic. The Mirror lists as
"reality" the following statements from Soldiers A and B, Soldier A
claiming to be at the scene:
- "The man was wearing some sort of Arab dress over his T-shirt
and it was ripped off during the arrest."
- "That's the way it was." (Responding to the "claim" that the
soldier's uniforms themselves were too clean.)
- "We cleaned our rifles all the time. It could have been cleaned
that afternoon." (However, the "claim" also stated that there were too
few scratches on the rifle for it to be authentic. His claim does not
answer this question.)
- "I can't answer [to why the Iraqi's hood is clean]. That was
the hood the man had on." (Why would an Iraqi have a hood on in the
middle of the afternoon?)
- More claims state that the equipment in the photographs are
inconsistent with British uniforms.
- "I think the model [gun, said to be of an earlier model than
the one issued to British troops in Iraq] in the picture is [the gun
that was supposed to be issued] as well. I can't explain why it may not
- "It was a four-ton truck, I'm not sure what make. We always
used that sort of truck when we were on raids, as did other units."
(The truck in the photos is a Bedford, not a Leyland as the other
British trucks are.)
- "We weren't going around sewing badges on." (Responding to why
his uniform was lacking required badges.)
- "I think people lace their boots the way they are most
comfortable in." (In the military? I highly doubt that.)
- "We wore floppy hats all the time. Berets were too hot, helmets
cumbersome." (Responding to claims that floppy hats were discouraged
from being used in Iraq. The Mirror also points to prewar photographs
of Iraqis wearing floppy hats as "proof" refuting the claims. But
again, do you really think that the British army would tolerate that?)
Daily Mirror article
Drudge Report archived page with
TO MAY 3 SPECIAL REPORT ***
DAILY MIRROR OFFICIALLY ADMITS THAT THEIR IRAQI PRISONER ABUSE PHOTOS
WERE FORGED, CONFIRMING IN THE MORNING NEWS ANALYSIS
On May 3, 2004, In the Morning News analyzed the photographs of the
Daily Mirror's purported Iraqi prisoner abuse and concluded that the
photos they were publishing were falsified and that the soldiers were
blatantly lying. Now, eleven days later, the Drudge Report has
published the headline that the Daily Mirror article was fake and that
its chair was forced into resignation. According to the BBC, the photos
were considered by the Queen's Lancashire Regiment as detrimental to
the effort in Iraq and that the Daily Mirror itself has been the victim
of a "calculated and malicious hoax." The QLR went as far as to call
the photos "an al-Qa'eda recruiting poster."
The other claim that In the Morning News, regarding Pfc. Lynddie
Englund and her apparent sexual partner, appears to be authentic after
all... for the record, one day after the publishing of the Special
Report, Todd Fuller (the man behind publishing this photograph) changed
his mind on its possible authenticity.
P.S. I don't buy a word of what Lynddie Englund has said trying to
defend herself. She wanted to show up to her sexual partner, who
happened to be her commanding officer, and so they decided to humiliate
the Iraqis in excessive fashion. The new photos now reportedly show
Englund and her partner having sex in front of the camera, which is
probably the leading cause of Englund's now five-month-old pregnancy.
She should be punished, as well as her partner. I can understand
certain tactics, but these have gone over the line.
IN THE MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** APRIL
21, 2004 *** WHAT COULD BE
MOST CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF IRAQI WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION FOUND ON
SYRIA-JORDAN BORDER ***
In recent days, an al-Qa'ida operated truck was caught twenty
miles from the Syria-Jordan border. The truck was caught trying to
transport chemical agents across Syria. The question is where
Syrian-based operatives obtained the weapons, because most people
believe that Syria does not have the capabilities to produce WMDs.
Interestingly enough, the possibilities of the chemicals coming from
Iraq is consistent with former weapons inspector David Kay, who
suggested before the Iraqi operation that Saddam Hussein was being
transported on trucks. Satellite surveillance seemed to agree with this
theory. This, combined with radioactive bombs, chemical shells, and
cyanide already found in Iraq leads to the conclusion that these are
the weapons of mass destruction in question. Now, the only question
remaining is how in the heck did Saddam Hussein get these weapons over
to al-Qa'ida, and why this group?
IN THE MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2004 *** IN
EXTENSIVE DISPLAY OF MEDIA BIAS, CBS NEWS HYPING RICHARD CLARKE'S NEW
FAILING TO PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGE ITS FINANCIAL INTEREST) ***
In the past six days, CBS News has been hyping the new book by
Richard Clarke, the former White House aide who has had confusing
feedback on the Bush administration. The behavior of CBS is beginning
to be disturbing,
as the following evidence shows:
[CBS is quickly becoming the
Communist Broadcast System. Watch out, Absurdly Biased Channel -- your
reign as the liberal bias champion is being challenged heavily.]
- CBS News has continued to ignore the fact that Clarke's new book
is being published by Simon and Schuster, a company owned by CBS's
parent company Viacom International.
- On tonight's edition of the CBS Evening News, substitute anchor
John Roberts led a laundry list of several stories portraying the Bush
administration in a negative light, as follows.
- The first story was regarding Clarke's testimony to the
September 11 commission. CBS spared no mercy in analyzing the Bush
administration's response, claiming to find several contradictions in
Dick Cheney's and Condoleeza Rice's comments on Clarke. However, if
anyone has paid attention to Clarke's testimony, he has actually
contradicted himself several times -- first seemingly criticizing the
President for inquiring into Iraq's involvement in the September 11,
2001 terrorist attacks (as well as questioning the Bush
administration's committment to terrorism), then turning around and
claiming that the Bush was strong enough on the issue of terror. (CBS
would emphasize the former, but acknowledge that a Bush-admistration
led parade of high ranking officials were behind the other side of the
story.) [Gee, this guy is making more
turnarounds than John F*Bomb Kerry.]
- The next two stories pertained to more Bush-bashing, one on the
supposed meeting between Bush and Clarke regarding Iraq's possible
connection to the September 11th terror attacks (using an anonymous
White House quote as evidence).
THE MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** MARCH 6, 2004 *** DEMOCRATIC
CANDIDATE JOHN KERRY'S WIFE, TERESA HEINZ KERRY, IS DEVELOPING A
LIST OF QUESTIONABLE BEHAVIOR ***
In recent weeks, Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Presidential candidate
John F. Kerry, has been publicly discrediting President George W. Bush
lying to the American people. However, Mrs. Kerry has been conducting
in many questionable manners (gone unnoticed by most of the major
that could be considered lying in itself. Take, for instance:
- Mrs. Kerry considers herself
an "African American," only because she spent several years in Africa.
was not born there, nor does she have any Negro descent, but she still
claims that the term is correct because the hyphen is not used.
Mrs. Kerry. You HAVE to be kidding me.) [update 7-19: I stand corrected, she was
born in Mozambique, but has not returned to the country in 30 years
because she is so disgusted with it.]
- Mrs. Kerry has recently criticized
the Wal-Mart superstore chain for destroying small business. However,
Drudge Report (http://www.drudgereport.com/) uncovered the fact that
Kerry owns over one million dollars' worth of the company stock.
- Mrs. Kerry is currently using
endowment money from her parents, the Heinz ketchup moguls, to fund the
Foundation of San Francisco. The organization supports the spreading of
idealogy in the United States, opening borders to all of the world, and
immigration law. In addition to this radical agenda, the Tides
has also been supporting the criticism of President George W. Bush's
11-themed advertisements, according to NewsMax
The Tides Foundation also has an offshoot, known as September 11
for Peaceful Tomorrows, that opposes the war in Afghanistan. Peaceful
has several representatives that have been publicly criticizing the
administration. In addition, Tides has funded MoveOn.org, the
organization that used commercial advertising to compare President Bush
former German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler.
Sen. Kerry has also been under controversy for a possible with a woman
ironically, has fled to Africa) reported by a British tabloid. The
oddly enough, claimed to consider Sen. Kerry "a sleazeball" on a Friday
weeks ago. On Monday, however, the parents showed full support for Sen.
while denying the reports of an affair.
*** IN THE MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** FEBRUARY 28, 2004 *** REPORTS
TO SWIRL REGARDING THE SUPPOSED CAPTURE OF AL-QA'EDA TERROR CHIEF OSAMA
More rumors are circulating about the supposed capture of al-Qa'eda
leader Osama bin Laden in the past several weeks. According to a
Iranian news report, the United States government has been holding the
network's Supreme Leader for a considerable length of time. This
length of time would oddly enough coincide with the first reports of
capture of bin Laden (see January 24 special report). In typical
fashion, the reporter also conjectured that President George W. Bush
not revealing his capture because he was using it as an election-year
The United States government, meanwhile, has continued to deny the
but claims that they will have the terror leader within the year. *
MARCH 6 * Pakistani officials are now claiming that Osama bin Laden
a recent raid targeting the al-Qa'eda supreme leader. More updates to
FULLERVISION NEWS UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 5, 2004 ::: A U.S. official
by the name of Joseph Cofer Black has predicted that Osama bin Laden
will probably be captured within the month, according to News24.com of
South Africa. Black says that "everything is in place" for his capture
and the capture of others in the al-Qaeda terror network. (ARTICLE)...
This statement was dismissed by some as "political."
*** IN THE
MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** FEBRUARY 2, 2004 *** CBS NEWS POSSIBLY USING
"SUBLIMINAL MESSAGING" STYLE TACTICS IN COVERAGE OF SUPER BOWL/JANET
JACKSON FIASCO ***
There is more evidence now that the ABC incident of "doctoring tapes"
29 ) is far more widespread than the network itself. This evening's
edition of the CBS Evening News featured a story on the now-infamous
"Janet Jackson Boob Shot," explaining how the "accidental" exposure of
Jackson's breast overshadowed
one of the best Super Bowls in history. THIS is where things get
In the meantime, the game audio was turned to approximately half as
loud as the reporter's voice. The reporter breaks out of the report
just as they show a clip where announcer Greg Gumbel says, "... and
Vinatieri pushes it to the right!" Translation: the Right Wing is
pushing an agenda. Doesn't this
come as an odd coincidence noting that soon after that story, CBS began
hype the fact that former weapons inspector David Kay stated (falsely,
that matter) that there was no chance of finding weapons of mass
destruction (see January
9 Special Report ).
For the record, Vinatieri would redeem himself later, scoring the
game-winning field goal to win Super Bowl XXXVIII. Final Score: New
England 32, Carolina 29
*** IN THE
MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** JANUARY 29, 2004 *** ABC NEWS MAY BE
DOCTORING TAPES, REVEALED IN "TEST RUN" IN SUSPICIOUS HOWARD DEAN STORY
The ABC News Program "World News This Morning," a program that precedes
"Good Morning America" in some markets and is on at 4:30am locally,
a suspicious report near the end of the program. In the report, Diane
(who rarely does standard reports) issued a story on how Presidential
Howard Dean may have been a victim of the media overstating his
comment after the Iowa caucus. Sawyer claimed that Dean's microphone
this) actually made his voice higher. She then proceeded to play what
said was the sound from a "crowd microphone." When Dean began the rant
his microphone, the pitch was far higher than the sound from the "crowd
mike." Finally, when the famous "YAAAH!" was said, all the "crowd mike"
up was crowd noise, drowning out Dean's voice (there was a cutoff
the two "crowd mike" audio clips, so the escalation of the cheers was
ABC is a network that has often been criticized for its negativity on
the news; the network has earned the moniker of the "Absurdly Biased
Channel" and its head anchor "Pompous Peter" Jennings. However, the
of news worth and the change in audio raise questions of the
of ABC News reporting. Could this have been a test run of more
to come? Could we see "Wag the Dog" played out in real life? Knowing
history of sensationalizing the war in Iraq (among other things), it is
very well possible.
*** IN THE
MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** JANUARY 24, 2004 *** REPORTS SAY AL-QA'EDA
TERROR NETWORK SUPREME LEADER OSAMA BIN LADEN HAS (POSSIBLY) BEEN
TAKEN INTO AMERICAN CUSTODY IN SOUTHERN IRAN ***
According to the Northeast Intelligence Network
(http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/), American forces have led a raid
in southern Iran that has captured a "high-value target" of the War on
Terrorism. The source would neither confirm nor deny that the identity
of this "high-value target" was indeed Osama bin Laden. This source
also informed the NEIN that the capture was traced to an interception
of missile heads in Kurdistan on January 10.
* CAVEAT: * United States troops have officially denied this claim and
I cannot say that for sure that the al-Qa'eda leader has been captured.
While it is possible that the denial is because of security purposes,
it is also possible that this information is false.
*** IN THE MORNING UPDATE *** JANUARY 28, 2004 *** SEVERAL AL-QA'IDA
AGENTS TAKEN INTO U.S. CUSTODY, BIN LADEN MOST LIKELY NOT ONE OF THEM
Over this past week, several al-Qa'ida agents have been captured in the
Middle East, among them Hassan Guhl, who was captured in Iraq. However,
bin Laden most likely was NOT among them, and the "high-value target"
either Guhl or one of the other al-Qa'ida officers. (It is,
still possible that bin Laden was captured... you know what? Think
the heck you want, because I'm not sure at all.)
*** UPDATED MARCH 6, 2004 ***
*** IN THE
MORNING SPECIAL REPORT *** JANUARY 9, 2004 *** THE WEAPONS OF MASS
DESTRUCTION HAVE BEEN FOUND, SADDAM HIDING LEFTOVER MUSTARD GAS BOMBS
NORTH OF BASRA (I'm not making this up!) ***
Danish troops patrolling the area north of Basra, Iraq have found
leftover bombs from the 1980s buried in the sand. According to the BBC,
preliminary tests confirm that the bombs contained the remains of crude
chemical agents, including mustard gas. American troops are on the way
to test the weapons themselves. If the tests do show a presence of
chemical weapons, it will give evidence to two of the claims made by
the Bush administration: the weapons of mass destruction, and the
direct link to the al-Qa'eda network (proved several weeks ago in a CIA
report). The question remains, however, for
the liberals to answer: where are the oil revenues?
* UPDATE: JANUARY 24, 2004 * United States troops have tested the
materials in question, and have concluded that it is POSSIBLE that the
bombs could have been used as chemical weapons... tests for actual
mustard gas traces were inconclusive. (What probably happened was that
Saddam Hussein hid the bombs after they were emptied manually, and then
buried them so that they could be used at a later date and be prepared
for use as weapons of mass
destruction.) The fact, however, still remains that he hid these
from United Nations inspectors and that he was in violation of UN
Considering Hussein's links to the al-Qa'eda terror network, he
could have given them to the network headed by Osama bin Laden on
(Scary, isn't it? Now don't you think that it was a good thing that we
in and deposed the Hussein regime?)
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