Author: BooMan

***BREAKING***

The lawyers for Green presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik, along with Kerry-Edwards 2004 have added election tampering to a civil suit filed against the state of Ohio over problems with the state’s recount, RAW STORY has learned.

The Raw Story

To see the affidavit click here

To see Georgia10’s opus:Armando’s Challenge

Wolfowitz at the World Bank?

John Kerry opposes the nomination of Paul Wolfowitz to be President of the World Bank.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 16, 2005

Statement by John Kerry on Paul Wolfowitz’s Nomination to be President of the World Bank

“Coming on the heels of the appointment of John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations, this is now another mystifying choice by the Bush administration for an important role in the community of nations. It makes you wonder whether all the administration’s words about mending fences with our allies are just lip service. After Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz’s repeated and serious miscalculations about the costs and risks America would face in Iraq , I don’t believe he is the right person to lead the World Bank.”

But what Kerry doesn’t know is that Wolfowitz is really good with numbers.

Wolfie proved it prior to the war when he appeared before the House Budget Committee.

See below:

Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, who appeared before the House Budget Committee, refused to be pinned down, however, saying that uncertainty over the course that the war might take makes meaningful estimation of cost almost impossible. “If we cost every single (scenario), we’d maybe give you a range between $10bn and $100bn and you’d say that’s useless, and you’d be right,” he said. On the question of financial assistance from other nations, Wolfowitz said that he expects lots of contributions after the war, including from nations that oppose military action. CBS Article

Ten billion? Did he throw 10 billion out there?

Complaint Department

Update [2005-3-15 19:16:3 by BooMan]: Hey! What’s Wrong With You People? Post some friggin diaries!

Update [2005-3-15 22:35:29 by BooMan]: You guys/gals are having a lot of fun in the diaries and the regional open threads. And that makes me happy. But please give some love to Pastor Dan and SusanHbu for contributing great content to the site.

This site has been up for almost 48 hours. We’ve been making improvements on the fly and a lot of issues y’all have raised have been corrected. A few others are in the queue.

Consider this an open thread to complain about the site, and make suggestions. Also, you could be nice if you want. I mean, if you have anything nice to say.

How does everyone like the colors?

Do you like the regional threads?

What do you think about the ‘World Recommended Diary’ feature?

How do we get more ‘World’ people to post diaries?

Does it bother you that the threads have East on the left coast and West on the right coast, or do you feel that since the East was settled first it should take place of honor?

Are the grey boxes too dark?

Do you spell it grey or gray?

And finally, about those default comment titles:

vote in the poll

Open Discussions (threads)

Up above you see East, South, Midwest, West, and World boxes.

Click on them.

They are Open Discussions.

Decide what part of the country/world you live in, and post away. Meet people from your area and marry them.

If you live abroad, use the World thread to talk about how strange Americans are.

And if you don’t want to limit your comment to just the Midwesterners, you can treat the World thread as a kind of all-purpose open thread.