Monday edition - January 23, 2006
Lawmakers rebuff Rove over executive authority
Sanctions Could Drive Oil Past $100
Former Abu Ghraib Guard Calls Top Brass Culpable for Abuse
I should have titled today's toon - For Whom The Bell Cracks but I felt that Bush & the GOP have really lowered the standards for just about everything in D.C.
High gas prices.
Medicare prescription conscription.
Impeaching a president for cheating on his wife.
I'm so grateful when Republicans go way back to Chappaquiddick to find Democratic misdeeds. For Republican misdeeds you only have to go to yesterday! – Zing!
Baghdad hit by blasts on eve of Saddam trial Reuters.uk
Assembly rejects Kuwait Emir early swearing-in bid Reuters India
Al Jazeera has released an audiotape from Osama Bin Laden. State Department officials say it shows he's aware of world events. The tapes open up congratulating Brad and Angelina on their baby.—Jay Leno
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I Hope Review - "Like the best social commentary it slips in under your radar while you're busy appreciating the art." - James McSweeney
Let Them Drink Dirty Water
Troops and civilians at a U.S. military base in Iraq were exposed to contaminated water last year and employees for the responsible contractor, Halliburton, couldn't get their company to inform camp residents, according to interviews and internal company documents.
“According to a study at the University of Colorado, researchers say morning grogginess can give you a feeling of being legally drunk and unable to think straight. They say this condition can last anywhere from a few minutes in some people to as long as two entire terms in office.”—Jay Leno
US accepts blame for new beef ban ABC Online
At 33, Roe's delicate as a baby Chicago Sun-Times
Karl Rove Campaign Stategy: Scare the Bejezus Out of Voters. Again.
White House Adviser Karl Rove Says GOP Will Use Terror As Campaign Issue.
McCain: US Can't Be Held Hostage for Oil Washington Post
Rice Seeks To Transform Diplomacy CBS News
Kissing Each Other's Chads
At the state GOP's quarterly meeting, Gov. Jeb Bush said he would campaign for [Katherine] Harris and encouraged a crowded room of Republican activists to do the same.
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Do The Troops Have Enough Body Armor Or Not?
The U.S. Army, under pressure to issue more protective gear to its soldiers in Iraq, has signed a $70 million emergency contract with a California company to rush ceramic body armor to the front lines. The sole-source contract, with California-based Ceradyne Inc., was approved last week and announced Friday
Pentagon Rebuts Claims
Soldiers' Body Armor Is Lacking
ABC News - Jan 12, 2006
... because they were not issued adequate body armor. "There is nothing more important to the Marine Corps than protecting Marines," Major General William Cato ...
News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Thomas Turner II
US Department of Defense (press release), DC - Jan 20, 2006
Q General, Jamie McIntyre from CNN. Can you say categorically that all the troops under your command have all the body armor that they need to complete their mission? And are you sensing any reluctance among some troops to wear large amounts of body armor because it hampers their mobility?
GEN. TURNER: No, not at all. We do have the best body armor available, and our troops are wearing it. And we have confirmed that we have gotten the latest update for body armor.
Q All the troops under your command have all the body armor they need?
GEN. TURNER: That's correct.
If Our Troops Have Enough Body Armor Then Just Who Is Getting This Emergency Armor?
Charges dropped against novelist accused of insulting "Turkishness ... International Herald Tribune, France
"According to a Finnish medical study, if you have a bad or incompetent boss, it increases your risk of a heart attack by 30%. More bad news for Dick Cheney." --Jay Leno
Go Google Yourself, Your Cheating Spouse...
Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. have begun offering photographic search results so detailed a user can make out whether their neighbor's hedge was trimmed perfectly at the time the image was taken, or what car was parked in front of a favorite local restaurant
Dow loss worst since March '03 Chicago Tribune
South Korean Stocks Fall Sharply MSN Money
Japanese stocks drop sharply BusinessWeek
European Stocks Decline Bloomberg
Thousands of job cuts feared at Ford in US Mail & Guardian Online
Researchers Develop Quantum Processor NewsFactor
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Here A Spy, There A Spy, Everywhere A Spy
British officials say they are "concerned and surprised" at allegations by a Russian state TV program that UK diplomats used a transmitter embedded in a fake rock as part of a high-tech spying operation in Moscow, news agencies report.
As with Ken Lay, the President and his neocon cadre have barely even heard of Jack Abramoff. —Grant Gerver
Ex-Abu Ghraib general among anti-war speakers New York Newsday
US Guantanamo Lawyers Visit Yemen Yemen Observer, Yemen
US brings charges against 10th Guantanamo prisoner Reuters AlertNet, UK
George Bush would die to only have to worry about Monica under his desk. —Grant Gerver
There are now reports that anti-impotence drugs like Cialis and Viagra can cause eye damage and even blindness. Or as most guys would say, 'A small price to pay.' – Jay Leno
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`West Wing' to bite the dust Chicago Tribune
A combination of TV grabs from Russian television RTR Channel shows what it said was a transmitter in an imitation rock which British diplomats used for spying on a Moscow street. Russia's intelligence services accused British embassy officials on Monday, January 23, 2006, of spying in Moscow after state television said British diplomats had used a fake rock to try to secure state secrets. Footage taken in autumn 2005. Photo by RTR Television.