Week Five - August 27th, 2004

Dubya Fun Fact #9
Dubya is the first president in history to enter office with a criminal record.  Dubya has at least one conviction for drunk driving in Maine (his Texas driving record has been erased and is not available).  Click here to see the record of his arrest as well as some related information.

Dubya Fun Fact #10
Dubya has set the all-time world record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest a leader, shattering the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.  An estimated 10 million people protested Bush and his plans for war in Iraq.  Here is an article about the massive protests that took place across the globe in February of 2003 leading up to the war.

Kerry Fun Facts
It’s been a really busy week at work and I am running out of time to get this volume out so I am skipping the Kerry Fun Facts this week.  They’ll return next week in Vol. 6.

Dubya Quote of the Week
People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.” – George W. Bush

Other Quote of the Week
"A vote for change is a vote for a stronger, safer, healthier America. A vote for Bush is a vote for a divided, unstable, paranoid America. It is our duty to this beautiful land to let our voices be heard. That's the reason for the tour. That's why I'm doing it." – Dave Matthews, talking about why he is participating in the Vote for a Change tour this fall.

Links

  • Click here for a New York Times article regarding the inaccuracies in the Swiftboat Vets Anti-Kerry ad as well as the groups strong ties to Dubya.
  • The official website for Kerry
  • The official website for Dubya
  • Forgot My Lunch - My friend John's website.  On it he has a re-defeat Bush section that archives past Volumes of my weekly BU - - SH - - email as well as some other good info.  Definitely check out the "Bush Vs Bush from the Daily Show" link.  It is very funny.

Media (books, CDs, etc.)

  • Air America Radio – Home to The Al Franken Show, a daily talk radio show hosted by comedian Al Franken and Katherine Lanpher.  The show is on weekdays from noon – 3pm on 1530AM or 740AM.
  • Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism –This is a film that provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.

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Doug Franzwa