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December 14, 2004.

Bush monkey portrait sparks protests

I would have used little Satans instead of Monkeys
What are they upset about? By Larry Fine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A portrait of President George W. Bush using monkeys to form his image has led to the closure of a New York art exhibition over the weekend and anguished protests over freedom of expression.
"Bush Monkeys," a small acrylic on canvas by Chris Savido, created the stir at the Chelsea Market public space, leading the market's managers to close down the 60-piece show that was scheduled to stay up for the next month.
The show featured art from the upcoming issue of Animal Magazine, a quarterly publication featuring emerging artists. "We had tons of people, like more than 2,000 people show up for the opening on Thursday night," said show organizer Bucky Turco. "Then this manager saw the piece and the guy just kind of flipped out. 'The show is over. Get this work down or I'm gonna arrest you,' he said. It's been kind of wild."
Turco took the show down on Saturday and moved the art work to his small downtown Animal Gallery. Calls to the management of Chelsea Market for comment were not returned.
From afar, the painting offers a likeness of Bush, but when you get closer you see the image is made up of chimpanzees or monkeys swimming in a marsh. "This is much deeper than art. This is fundamental American rights, freedom of speech," Savido said. "To see that something like this can happen, especially in a place like New York City is mind boggling and scary."

H.L.s Take: Touchy, touchy, touchy, I wonder why the guy got so upset about the painting. Could it be that the Truth hurts. Everybody on the entire planet knows that monkey boy is a Monkey, but Republicans just have to deny reality no matter how stupid they look doing it. "You painted Bush with monkeys?" Oh my Godddd! Well I never... I...you...what...Get that painting down or I'm calling the Police. Thats right just throw everyone in jail who has a different opinion then you. Thats the American way isn't it.

Car Bomb Kills 7 in Baghdad's Green Zone

2 More Marines also died overnight                By SLOBODAN LEKIC, Associated Press Writer
Inspecting another disaster BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide car bomber killed seven people when he struck a checkpoint at Baghdad's Green Zone early Tuesday, the second attack in two days at the district that houses Iraq interim government and the U.S. Embassy, officials said. The U.S. military said Tuesday that two U.S. Marines were killed in action in western Iraq. This brought the number of Marines killed in the region in three days to 10. A military statement said the two Marines died Monday "while conducting security and stabilization operations" in the vast Anbar province west of Baghdad, which includes the battleground cities of Fallujah and Ramadi. Seven other Marines died in action Sunday in Anbar and a 10th was killed on Saturday. The U.S. military did not provide details of their death, but they brought to nearly 1,300 the number of American troops killed in Iraq since the invasion in March 2003. The Pentagon has announced that troop numbers will rise from 138,000 to 150,000 before the Jan. 30 national elections, which many Iraqis fear could be targeted by militants opposed to the occupation and bent on derailing the political process.

Its been one year since they captured Saddam

BBC World News

World still waits for Saddam trial

H.L.s Take: He will never go to trial because he could spill all kinds of dirt on the Bush's so he will sit in his prison cell until they decide to poison him or something.

                           Zieg Hiel

Pentagon concerned about legal complaint in Germany against Rumsfeld, others

Zieg Hiel
They love that Hitler wave

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon expressed concern over a criminal complaint filed in Germany against US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other officials over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, warning that "frivolous lawsuits" could affect the broader US-German relationship. The complaint was filed in Berlin November 30 by the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and Berlin's Republican Lawyers' Association on behalf of four Iraqis who were alleged to have been mistreated by US soldiers. Besides Rumsfeld, former CIA (news - web sites) director George Tenet, Undersecretary of Defense for intelligence Steven Cambone, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, Brigadier General Janis Karpinski and five other military officers who served in Iraq (news - web sites) were named in the complaint, which seeks an investigation into their role in the prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib. The groups that filed the complaint said they had chosen Germany because of its Code of Crimes Against International Law, introduced in 2002, which grants German courts universal jurisdiction in cases involving war crimes or crimes against humanity. It also makes military or civilian commanders who fail to prevent their subordinates from committing such acts liable.

How come they don't show this on the TV News?

They shouldn't even be there A U.S. Marine with the 3rd battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, pays his final respects during a memorial service held for Sgt. Byron W. Norwood and Lance Cpl. Abraham Simpson, at a base near the western Iraqi war-torn city of Falluja, in this handout photograph released on December 13, 2004. The two Marines were assigned to Weapons Company, and were both killed during a military operation in Falluja last month. The U.S. military declared that two U.S. Marines were killed in the Sunni city on Monday, taking the death toll to 10 in three days among the force dealing with an upsurge in fighting there. REUTERS/USMC/Lance Cpl. Will Lathrop-Handout

Ohio News Now

Former Bush campaign official indicted for phone-jamming

Don't forget about his new Iran presentation

The Blue Lemur

Programmer testifies on vote rigging to Ohio Dem. House Judiciary Hearing

Ok thats it for today, see you all tomorrow.

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