Tuesday edition - January 24, 2006


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



 FOUND: Oldest Known Photo of Abramoff & Bush


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White House not sharing Bush-Abramoff photos
Seattle Times, United States - 1-24-06
Several White House officials have been briefed about pictures of President Bush and Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff taken since 2001 but will not release ...

European governments 'knew of' CIA flights
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 1-24-06
A European investigator looking into allegations of secret, CIA-run prisons in Europe said today that "a great deal" of evidence pointed towards the existence ...

Party-line vote sends Alito nomination to full Senate
New York Daily News, NY -
The Judiciary Committee favorably recommended Samuel Alito’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate on a party-line vote Tuesday ...


I wonder why the White House won't release the photos of Bush and Abramoff.? Maybe Jeff Gannon is in those pictures?


The Bush administration is asking Google to turn over all its records in a porn investigation. They want to know who has been using Google to look up porn. So you know that that means, right? We're all going to jail! – Jay Leno


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

Plantation Exaggeration

"What's the big deal?" "Plantation politics" is an old metaphor in black community politics. A Dec. 13, 1987, Chicago Tribune article traced the phrase to a speech that political consultant Don Rose wrote in 1966 for then-Alderman Timuel Black's crusade against the Democratic machine of Mayor Richard J. Daley. It later became a rallying cry in Harold Washington's successful 1983 campaign to become the city's first black elected mayor.

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“The White House announced this week that they are issuing new $50 border travel cards to make it easier to cross the border of Mexico. Could we make it any easier? Why don't we put a moving sidewalk in? How about mileage reward points? Free tote bags?” – Jay Leno


 Disturbing News

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Jeb’s No-Sunshine Laws

Four newspaper reporters were ejected from a room next to the closed meeting, where [Jeb] Bush's remarks could be clearly heard through an open door. The governor later apologized but said, "I'm not in charge of security. I would have loved to have you in there."

The White House inner circle meets today to discuss strategies for dusting off the Terri Schiavo issue.—Grant Gerver

VIDEO: Matthews Slobbers All Over Tom DeLay 

Republican Shenanigans

Hardball Hardhead

"I mean he sounds like an over the top Michael Moore here, if not a Michael Moore." --MSNBC's Chris Matthews, on Osama bin Laden's latest audio tape (See Moore's response)

Big Brother – Pentagon Division

The demonstration seemed harmless enough. Late on a June afternoon in 2004, a motley group of about 10 peace activists showed up outside the Houston headquarters of Halliburton, the giant military contractor once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney… The demonstrators wore papier-mache masks and handed out free peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches to Halliburton employees as they left work…But that's not how the Pentagon saw it. To U.S. Army analysts at the top-secret Counterintelligence Field Activity (CIFA), the peanut-butter protest was regarded as a potential threat to national security

Under His Thumb

Thanks to Hessing

A testy President tries to comfort an edgy Country: "When you think about it, warrantless spying is really no worse than a strip search." .—Grant Gerver

Rock-The-Voter News

Microsoft and Ralph Reed?

The law firm and software company shared an especially parallel universe in election year 2000. That's when former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed was paid by both, with questionable results. Reed was helping coordinate the George W. Bush presidential campaign when Microsoft put his Atlanta consulting firm, Century Strategies, on a $20,000-a-month retainer to push for settlement of the landmark antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft. Reed's effort included urging Christian supporters to write his candidate, Bush, in support of his client, Microsoft. Reed later apologized for any "misperception" that it might have caused.

Yeah, Bush picks the State of Kansas to bolster his image: where wheat thrives right beside Intelligent Design. —Grant Gerver

Cell Phone Privacy

Alarmed by Internet ads hawking call logs for as little as $34.95, a bill co-sponsored by Sen. Bill Nelson would make getting and selling cellphone records a federal crime

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Biz/Tech News

The George Bush Legacy Mission Statement: "Creating Islamic Democracies Who Hate The U.S." —Grant Gerver

Is Sgt. Schultz In Charge?

Seven mid-ranking Taliban rebels have escaped from Afghanistan’s main high-security prison, officials said today…The escape is the second in six months. In July, four al Qaida members, including one of Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenants in Southeast Asia, broke out of Bagram, sparking a massive, but unsuccessful, manhunt.

Bush-Prison-Torture News

Bush Batting Average .02 at GITMO

The United States has brought criminal charges against a 10th Guantanamo Bay prisoner, charging an Afghan man with conspiracy, aiding the enemy and attacking civilians, the Pentagon said on Friday.

The case against Abdul Zahir means that 2 percent of the roughly 500 foreign terrorism suspects held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been charged with a crime.

"Osama bin Laden released his first new audio taped message in over a year. While there is some new material in the message, insiders say it's mostly a Greatest Threats collection. A White House spokesman says they plan to check out the message in its entirety, but they're too busy listening to your phone calls." --Tina Fey


Go-F***-Yourself News

"New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said that New Orleans, when rebuilt, will be a chocolate city. And he will be the delicious nut in the center." --Amy Poehler

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

Odd News



A file photograph released by the Amazon World Zoo Park shows Oscar and Kyala, the parents of Jackass penguin Toga whose theft from a British zoo just before Christmas attracted worldwide attention. Oscar and Kyala have produced a new egg, zoo manager Kath Bright said on January 23, 2006. Photo by Kath Bright