Wednesday edition - October 11, 2006




654,000 deaths tied to Iraq war
Baltimore Sun, United States - 10-11-06
 In an update of a two-year-old survey that sparked wide disagreement, Johns Hopkins researchers now estimate that...


Evangelical Minister: Hastert Will Resign
Mother Jones, CA - 10-11-06
News: Dr. KA Paul says God convinced the Speaker "through me in prayer" to step down over the Foley page scandal.

Hastert duped into letting stranger inside
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - 10-11-06
... Mark Foley cyberspace page sex scandal, was duped Tuesday into letting a stranger into his Plano ... KA Paul arrived at the Hastert home with an Associated Press ...


I listened to Bush's speech and press conference this morning and he repeatedly said he wants a "nooklr-free peninshula" in Korea. Heaven help us, please!



Let's see... The President's approval rating is at an all-time low. North Korea is setting off bombs. Iraq is a mess. The Foley scandal keeps getting worse. Even the Democrats may not be able to blow this election. - Jay Leno



Naughty Bush Pics


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


Flu Shot


The prospect of a bird flu outbreak may be panicking people around the globe, but it's proving to be very good news for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other politically connected investors in Gilead Sciences, the California biotech company that owns the rights to Tamiflu, the influenza remedy that's now the most-sought after drug in the world.




By Don Davis




" said it is launching a voter registration page targeting young adults. Sadly, the only person that the MySpace page has attracted so far is former Congressman Mark Foley." --Conan O'Brien

Disturbing News




Read His Lips


President Bush said Tuesday a vote for Democrats in the Nov. 7 election is a vote for higher taxes.

Changing his election-year focus from national security to the economy, the president criticized Democrats at a fundraiser for former Republican Rep. Mac Collins. Collins is seeking a comeback by challenging Rep. Jim Marshall, D-Ga.,
in one of the few seats the GOP hopes to snatch



Subject: Food for thought


Lisa, I agree with you, I am no fan of Bush who, as a conservative constitutionalist, I think is a criminal. He stabbed his supporters in the back. I equally don’t like Democrats who are also pawns of Big Corporations. You might not think so, but they are no better. I am not saying you are a Democrat lover, but how can you think that multi-millionaires like Pelosi and Kerry or Stalinists like H. Clinton give a rat’s ass about us?? You should be giving the Democrats equal time and quit following the party line. I guess that would take some effort of intelligent, independent thinking instead of puking up the same crap every other brain-washed media indoctrinated, liberal college professor trained PC individual thinks.
thanks, mike

Social Security
by Unknown
(via forwarded email)
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA)Program. He promised:
That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,
That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first$1,400 of their annual incomes into the Program,
That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,
That the money the participants put into the independent "Trust Fund" rather than into the General operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,
That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed asincome.
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month -- and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to"put away," you may be interested in the following:
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent "Trust" fund and put it into the General fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically-controlled House andSenate.
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for SocialSecurity (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the "tie-breaking"deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.
Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?
A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive SSI Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them,even though they never paid a dime into it!
Then, after doing all this lying and thieving and violation of the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
And the worst part about it is, uninformed citizens believe it!
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during this 2004 electionyear!


Gee tell me how you feel, Mike.


Social Security would never have existed if it was up to the Republicans and we would have an enormous elderly homeless problem today as we had in the 1930s and 1940s.


Sure makes Al Gore's Social Security lockbox look good now, eh?


I could dispute many of your points above but instead, I'll say this -- the way to change the politics of this country is from within.  And I don't believe all politicians are corrupt, if I did I would renounce my citizenship.


I do believe in the good of the American people.


It's about time we started showing our good side instead of our asses.




Can't you just picture Bush and Kim Jong-il walking hand-in-hand Saudi-style? -- Grant Gerver




Republican Shenanigans


"The Republicans finally got some good news over the weekend. The North Koreans set off a nuclear bomb. Thank God. It was so powerful it knocked the Mark Foley story right off the front page. And knocked him off the page he was on, too." --Jay Leno



Lou Dobbs


CNN is bringing out the big guns before next month's midterm elections, giving anchor-analyst Lou Dobbs a bigger role and slating hour-long reports on the issues surrounding the election.


Rock-The-Voter News


"Democrats accused Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of waving a white flag for saying the Afghan war against Taliban guerrillas cannot be won militarily. Things must be bad in Afghanistan if Bill Frist is ready to give up. Remember, this is the guy that thought we could still fix Terri Schiavo." --Seth Meyers




Jeb Bush Goes In the Closet



Biz/Tech News



On October 11, 1873, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the response of the Grant administration to the economic panic of 1873.



"A very scary situation in North Korea, but let's move on to the good news. As of last night, North Korea has one less bomb." --Jon Stewart





Yawn - Blaming the Clintons


In a surprise attack, Sen. John McCain told Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday it was her husband's fault - not the fault of President Bush - that North Korea may now have a nuclear bomb.
The blast from McCain
may be the first shot between the two likely presidential contenders.

Bush-Prison-Torture News




Homeland Security Software


The Bush administration is developing software to analyze and summarize opinion articles worldwide, providing a possible tool for better monitoring what is written about the United States in the global press.

"The work is really designed to get information extraction that would help the Department of Home Security (DHS) review statements for sentiments or beliefs contained in statements, and to provide intelligence analysts within DHS,"
said Homeland Security spokesperson Christophe Kelly, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Go-F***-Yourself News





Columbus Day was celebrated in New York City Monday and thousands of Italian-Americans paraded up Fifth Avenue. The famed explorer landed in the West Indies thinking he was in India. This may explain why Italy has never won the America's Cup.-- Argus Hamilton, comedian





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Odd News


An image released  by Six Flags Inc. on October 10, 2006. An animal rights group called on Tuesday for the theme park operator to cancel a competition in which people will try to break the world cockroach-eating record. (Photo/Six Flags)