Yes America Can(ada): In another prop malfunction, George W. Bush rode across Ohio yesterday in a campaign bus emblazoned with the words "Yes America Can." Turns out said bus was made in Canada.

Yes Men strike again: Agitprop art-pranksters The Yes Men covertly infiltrated a Heritage Foundation event and got 10 seconds of applause for announcing from the stage that, in light of George Bush's shortcomings, they were nominating former Reagan Attorney-General Ed Meese for president. "To the next President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America, Ed Meese III!"

No to Michael Moore flick: Disney is prohibiting its subsidiary Miramax from distributing Michael Moore's controversial new movie, Fahrenheit 9-11, which explores the links between the Bush and bin Laden families. As Moore reports, the film "might 'endanger' millions of dollars of tax breaks Disney receives from the state of Florida because the film will 'anger' the Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush." Maybe the flap will do for the film what Sinclair's censorship did for Nightline's ratings.

No women allowed: An astonishing report from Reuters:
The Bush administration has stripped information on a range of women's issues from government Web sites, apparently in pursuit of a political agenda, researchers reported on Wednesday.

"Vital information is being deleted, buried, distorted and has otherwise gone missing from government Web sites and publications," Linda Basch, president of the National Council for Research on Women, said in a telephone interview. "Taken cumulatively, this has an enormously negative effect on women and girls."

A council report said the missing information fell into four categories: women's health; their economic status; objective scientific data; and information aimed at protecting women and girls and helping them advance.

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