Wednesday edition - January 24, 2007




Defense paints Libby as sacrificial lamb
Detroit Free Press, MI - 1-24-07
WASHINGTON -- White House officials tried to blame vice presidential aide I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby for the 2003 leak of a CIA ...

More Republicans Doubt Bush Iraq Policy
Guardian Unlimited, UK -1-24-07
 WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, even the most senior Republicans in the Senate are expressing doubts ...

Americans shot execution style after copter crashes in Iraq
Columbus Dispatch, OH - 1-24-07
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Four of the five Americans killed when a US security company's helicopter crashed in a dangerous Sunni neighborhood in central Baghdad were shot execution style in the back the head, an Iraqi military official said today.


I didn't believe anything Bush said last night, including him being president.



"President Bush spent the weekend working on the State of The Union apology. I mean, address." --Jay Leno




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



Listening to the President's speech gave me a warm fuzzy feeling in all the wrong places. - Grant Gerver,


Big Oil, Big Brother Win Big in the State of the Union
by Greg Palast

There was that tongue again. When the President lies he's got this weird nervous tick: He sticks the tip of his tongue out between his lips. Like a little boy who knows he's fibbing. Like a snake licking a rat.

In his State of the Union tonight the President did his tongue thing 124 times -- my kids kept count.

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Disturbing News


President Preemptive Striker


This is not the fight we entered in Iraq, but it is the fight we are in.- George W. Bush, 2007 State of the Union Address






By Don Davis



Katrina Who?


New Orleans is still a mess and the pace of recovery across the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina's strike remains achingly slow after 17 months. But none of this captured President Bush's attention on the year's biggest night for showcasing policy priorities.


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Republican Shenanigans


"Politics is a dirty business. Hillary Clinton announced she's running for president, and the Republicans are already busy digging up dirt. They found out that once in her lifetime she slept with Bill Clinton." --David Letterman





Delay, Delay, DeLay


The prosecution of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay could be stalled for weeks or even months while Texas' highest criminal court decides whether a dismissed campaign finance conspiracy charge against him should be reinstated.




Rock-The-Voter News


President Gonzales?


Attorney General Alberto Gonzales stayed away from the Capitol Tuesday night in case of a catastrophic attack or accident as President Bush delivered his sixth State of the Union address.


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"Democrats now have a woman, an African-American and a Hispanic running for president. Of course, the other sides has minorities running also. They're called Republicans." --Jay Leno



Biz-Tech News



"How will the president describe the state of our union? Well, over the past six tumultuous years, he has always managed to find just the right word to encapsulate the complexities of our times [on screen: Bush using varieties of 'strong']. Strongly, we will use strength to bestrongen our strongness, for strongaliciousness is strongtastic. ... That's what you get for relying exclusively on Roget's Monosaurus." --Jon Stewart (Watch video clip)




Naval Accountability


The Navy announced Friday it relieved the commander of a nuclear submarine that was involved in an incident that killed two sailors.

Bush-Prison-Torture News


House Accountability


Lawmakers convicted of crimes such as bribery, fraud and perjury will be stripped of their congressional pensions under legislation the House passed Tuesday in the latest effort by Congress to refurbish its scandal-scarred image.


Go-F***-Yourself News


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Odd News


A frilled shark, rarely seen alive because its natural habitat is 600 metres or more under the sea, is seen in this photo released by the Awashima Marine Park in Numazu, south of Tokyo January 24, 2007. Photo/Awashima Marine Park