TGIF/Weekend edition - January 20-22, 2006
Justice issues legal defense of domestic spying
Domestic spying keeps eye on terrorists
threatens nuclear response
I bet space aliens avoid this planet like the plague.
This week the government is scheduled to launch a mission to Pluto. It's President Bush's last chance to find those weapons of mass destruction.—Jay Leno
Suicide, car bombs kill 15 in Baghdad Chicago Tribune
Iraq Bomb Attack Kills At Least 2, Security Tightened Ahead of ... Voice of America
Kidnapped engineers are Kenyans BBC News, UK
Germany denies its agents helped US bomb Iraq sites International Herald Tribune
Report cites Iraq and Africa as most dangerous to minorities CBC News, Canada
Full text of bin Laden tape North County Times, CA
Ron Kovic: The Forgotten Wounded of Iraq HuffingtonPost.com
“President Bush continues to defend his controversial domestic spying program. President Bush said spying on Americans is not wrong. In fact, he says, ‘That's how I got through high school.’”—Jay Leno
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Laura Bush Won’t Run For the Senate. Thank God.
Mrs. Bush's popularity well exceeds her husband's, leading some to speculate that she might follow in the footsteps of her predecessor as first lady, now-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., and seek elected office. But, as the president dryly pointed out, his intensely private wife has never shown any interest in running for office.
"I'm pretty certain, when I married her she didn't like politics or politicians," Bush said
Whenever I'm down and need me a little pick-me-up, I just picture Tom DeLay's smiling mug shot. —Grant Gerver
Chris Matthews compares Michael Moore to Osama Bin Laden .
GOP looks for white knight to lead House The Christian Science Monitor
Battle of New Orleans an uphill struggle Rock River Times, IL
This governmental hijacking brought to you by the Republican Abramoffia. —Grant Gerver
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when I clicked to see the Thursday [latest] page on your site, everything froze
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It could be their spamblocker software -- if anyone has problems with software, hardware, underwear, it's me.
Eliot's riding high in polls New York Daily News
Strayhorn drops 'Republican' from TV ad Houston Chronicle
Now that’s really Kinky Dallas Voice
Top Senate Democrat apologizes for report on GOP Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
Honorable Family Name? Not Any More
The father of controversial Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff is responding to actor George Clooney for what he's describing as a "glib and ridiculous attack" on his son.
Update on Valerie Plame’s Husband
Joseph Wilson's knowledge of Iraq and the military is excelled by few - he was the last U.S. diplomat to meet with Saddam Hussein and was a top political adviser for the Defense Department.
But lately, the career diplomat says, the war is seldom what people want to speak to him about.
These days, rather than being the man who publicly challenged Saddam to execute him, Wilson's the man who publicly challenged President Bush's contention that Saddam had tried to purchase nuclear material in Africa
'No cancer link' with mobile phone use Channel 4 News
Phishing Attacks Hit All-Time High NewsFactor
When All Else Fails – Blame Clinton
The independent counsel who investigated former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros charged in his final report Thursday that the Clinton administration thwarted his work, drawing the curtain on the longest-ever probe under a post-Watergate era reform law… Jay Carson, a spokesman for former President Clinton, said Barrett's allegations of a cover-up "are laughable" given that the Bush administration has been in charge for the majority of his investigation
Guantanamo prisoners tied to London bomb probe Reuters AlertNet, UK
Motown Diva Turned Politician
Martha Reeves, who belted out such hits as "Dancing in the Street" and "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave,"… freshman on the Detroit City Council, Ms. Reeves is leaving the vocals to her more seasoned colleagues, for now
Peace Through Comedy
The conceit of "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" is that the U.S. government needs an American entertainer to travel overseas and investigate what makes Muslims laugh.
If the cultures can find common ground in comedy, the thinking goes, it might open a door to mutual understanding on a broader front.
FEMA Website For Kids Advice - Was This Brownie's Last Project?
Disasters don’t last very long. Soon, things will be back to normal.
The children in St. Bernard's Parish, LA have been waiting for FEMA trailers for four months.
Sometimes it helps to write about your experiences or to draw pictures about what has happened. You can describe what happened and how you feel. The FEMA for Kids Web site can post your projects
IF you have electricity. a PC AND Internet connection.
Have your home bolted to the foundation. Anchor bolts cost as little as $2 each. They should be installed every six feet on the outer edges of your house.
Do children even know what a foundation is? FEMA should tell kids to ask permission from Mommy and Daddy before they bolt the house down.
Robbie and Julia are twins and they live in Eenietown. They attend Booksin School, where they have lots of friends and a teacher named Mrs. Fletcher. (Robbie likes spelling. Julie likes geography.) They have a dog named Skipper.
Looking at Robbie and Julia sure makes me feel better!
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Crew members from the Greenpeace vessels the MY Arctic Sunrise and the MY Esperanza use their bodies to spell the slogan 'Help End Whaling !' on the ice of Antarctica January 20, 2006. The environmental group said they are finishing their two month campaign against a whaling fleet from Japan in the Southern Ocean. Photo by Greenpeace/Handout