Thursday edition - October 12, 2006






Exclusive: Book says Bush just using Christians
MSNBC - 10-11-06
... some of the nation’s most prominent evangelical leaders were known in the office of presidential political strategist Karl Rove as “the nuts.”

“National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as ‘ridiculous,’ ‘out of control,’ and just plain ‘goofy,’” Kuo writes.

Fordham to testify he warned about Foley
CNN - 10-12-06
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An ex-congressional aide will tell a House ethics panel Thursday that he delivered warnings about former Rep. ...

IBM sends new translator software to US military in Iraq
MarketWatch - 10-12-06
US soldiers are getting a new electronic translator that could dramatically improve their ability to communicate with Iraqi civilians, International Business Machines Corp.


Gee, I never thought I would agree with Karl Rove.



"President Bush says we need more time to determine if what (North Korea) detonated was a nuclear device. Well sure, that makes sense, because Bush doesn't want to rush to judgment when it comes to weapons of mass destruction." --David Letterman



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



"What a crazy week this has been. I don't know who Americans should be more afraid of being attacked by -- terrorists from the Middle East, a dictator from North Korea, or a congressman from South Florida." --Jay Leno



The Buck Stops On Clinton? (Haiku)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

North Korea's nukes
Are Clinton's fault, claims McCain.
Bill's still Prez? Who knew?

NORAD Works!


The military sent dozens of fighter jets Wednesday to patrol the skies over New York, Washington, and other U.S. and Canadian cities minutes after a small plane crashed into a New York City high rise.





Disturbing News



Cheap and Desperate Shot


Republican Rep. Christopher Shays defended the House speaker's handling of a congressional page scandal, saying no one died like at Chappaquiddick in 1969 when Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy was involved.

"I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day," the embattled Connecticut congressman told The Hartford Courant in remarks published Wednesday.



"Speaking of Foley, let's see what's happening on Brokeback, I mean Capitol Hill. God, it shows you how times have changed. It used to be a good thing when two congressmen were on the same page. Now, it's horrible." --Jay Leno







Subject: Social Security Food For Thought


hi Lisa,

I've gotten that Social Security stuff in an email before, and had checked it out on, thought you might want to check it out too.  As you might suspect, it's not quite right.

snopes social security

There's enough for these bastards to talk about without their lying. 

You're way cool! lol


Thanks Slugger! And thanks to the many viewers who wrote pointing me to


In fact, my response to yesterday's email evoked many responses.


See below for a few.


I read Mike's story about social Security, lets put the Record straight,

1. The Democrats are responsible for Social Security.
2 the Democrats are also responsible for Medicare In 1966
Bob Dole and his Group voted against it
3 the Democrats are also Responsible for all Company Benefits that people Received today.and Company Medical Benefits.
4.the Democrats are also Responsible for the G.I.benefits that people received and all Military Benefits Received.
5.the Democrats are also responsible for Welfare Benefits whom every republican in the Country has been Raising hell about but only took up 5% of the Budget while Corporate handouts are at 21% and you will not hear a peep out of anyone.
6. everything I live on today all my benefits came from the Democrats
7. take all the Benefits away from the old people Medicare and Social security and see where this country would be your Parents would be living with you and you would have to pay all of their Medical Benefits as well as their food. and as we all know the Republicans do not believe in social Programs at all. I suggest don't let Rush Limbaugh do your thinking for you. what have the republicans done for Middle Americans gave them a 400 Dollar check back then turned around with high Gas Prices and took back over 2000 Dollars a year and got into a war that will cost our Kids and Grandkids Billions of Dollars, I see no comparison In the Two Party System.
9. now I don't want to hear about the Democrats and Taxes out of all the Civilized Nations that tax people we are away down on the list. a people we are guilty of keeping minimum Wages down look at Germany almost 12 Dollars an hour, we are a rich nation and we should be able to do better,try living on 515 an hour with no medical Insurance. and just look at all of the Small towns all of their little factories has went overseas.



On your 10/11 page. You say:

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.

You really shouldn't allow this obvious hit job to go unanswered. Or, you shouldn't have posted it in the first place. A very quick visit to (  ) refutes almost every point on that list. How many people are going to read and believe that hogwash and not bother to check it out at all. It is just such an obvious anti-Democrat rant, I can't believe you just let it pass with that rather weak response, above.



I don't get much right wing mail.  I wanted to post that email to show how the rightwing doesn't think Social Security has a right to exist.


I preferred to ignore Mike's waving of paper tigers and address the issue of social security and it's implications.


Thanks for the Snopes link, too. That email didn't go unchallenged btw.



Republican Shenanigans




Ode To The Garish Katherine Harris (Limerick)

By Madeleine Begun Kane

The gal who stole Bush his election,
Now is spurned like a lethal infection.
Her makeup is strange,
And she acts quite deranged.
She's the fruit of unnatural selection.


Mark Foley should have left all children behind.





Rove seen running, screaming down Pennsylvania Avenue clad only in underwear



Biz/Tech News



The two most dangerous jobs for teenagers in present-day America seem to be altar boy and congressional page. - Zing!


Bush-Prison-Torture News




GOP Senator George Allen opened a ten-point lead in Virginia Tuesday. Voters aren't holding a grudge over his racist comments, his secret religious background and his shady stock trades. They don't call Virginia the Cavalier State for nothing - Argus Hamilton - comedian




Destroyer Dick - Mark Fiore animation


Go-F***-Yourself News


Naughty Bush Pics



"These are scary times. Kim Jong Il is a hard-drinking, strange-looking 63-year-old former playboy with socialist tendencies who could go nuclear at any moment. Oh my God, I just described my husband!"

-- Mary Matalin (married to James Carville), at the Quill Book Awards in NYC Tuesday night.







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Odd News




These images released by NASA show two views of Jupiter's little red spot, which is about the size of Earth, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope in April 2006. The image at left shows a close-up view of the little spot, center left, and at right a box has been added to show the little spot's location on Jupiter. The larger Great Red Spot, at right in second image, which has been observed for the past 400 years. (Photo/NASA, ESA, Amy Simon-Miller)