TGIF/Weekend edition - January 20-22, 2006


US Mail: Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312


Justice issues legal defense of domestic spying
Bradenton Herald,  United States - 1-20-06
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration argued Thursday that the president has inherent war powers under the Constitution to order warrantless eavesdropping on ...

Cheney: Domestic spying keeps eye on terrorists
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - 1-20-06
Vice President Dick Cheney on Thursday defended the Bush administration's domestic surveillance program, saying it is an essential tool in monitoring al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations.

France threatens nuclear response
Houston Chronicle, United States - 1-20-06
L'ILE-LONGUE, FRANCE - President Jacques Chirac warned Thursday that France could respond with nuclear weapons ...

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

The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News

 “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

Disturbing News

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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  .

Republican Shenanigans

This governmental hijacking brought to you by the Republican Abramoffia. —Grant Gerver


Subject: Your site is being blocked

I have Earthlink as a server, and last night could not get onto your site because I was stopped by some 'new' spamblocker detail. This morning I could get to your site, but when I clicked to see the Thursday [latest] page on your site, everything froze on my screen, until I just had to shut down my computer. I will  forward to you the content of my chat discussions I had last night with my server Earthlink.
Geez, I hate this thing. I love your site.


Shame on Earthlink.  Has anyone else had this problem with Earthlink? E-mail me

It could be their spamblocker software -- if anyone has problems with software, hardware, underwear, it's me.

 Rock-The-Voter News

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.

 Good News


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

Biz/Tech News

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

Bush-Prison-Torture News

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.

Go-F***-Yourself News

FEMA Website For Kids Advice - Was This Brownie's Last Project?

 The children in St. Bernard's Parish, LA  have been waiting for FEMA trailers for four months.

IF you have electricity. a PC AND Internet connection.

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.

Looking at Robbie and Julia sure makes me feel better!

"...of the lobbyists, by the lobbyists, for the lobbyists..." —Grant Gerver

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Odd News

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