Monday edition -  October 16, 2006




Bush keeps revising war justification
Santa Fe New Mexican, NM - 10-16-06
President Bush keeps revising his explanation for why the US is in Iraq, moving from narrow military ...


Rice goes to Korea, via China
USA Today - 10-16-06
In Washington today, politicians too often just stand their ground. Liberal strategist Bob Beckel and conservative columnist Cal Thomas provide a better model.

Tony Snow is raising cash and eyebrows
International Herald Tribune, France - 10-16-06 other White House press secretary has raised money for political candidates while in the job. But with his star power from television and his conservative reputation, Snow, unlike his predecessors, is in hot demand.

His booking agent is the White House political shop, run by Karl Rove...


I wonder what October Surprise the GOP has in store for the Democrats?



"President Bush at a press conference is like the dumb kid in school gets called up to the blackboard. You feel bad for him, but there's nothing you can do to help." --Jimmy Kimmel





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



Messenger Shortage


The number of embedded journalists reporting alongside U.S. troops in Iraq has dropped to its lowest level of the war even as the conflict heats up on the streets of Baghdad and in the U.S. political campaign.

In the past few weeks, the number of journalists reporting assigned to U.S. military units in Iraq has settled to below two dozen. Late last month, it fell to 11, its lowest, and has rebounded only slightly since.



“It's a lot safer than it was when he didn't go the first time.” — Ben Barnes
the former Texas lieutenant governor, when asked if he had any advice for President Bush as he prepares for his first-ever trip to Vietnam next month


Disturbing News



If you think the worst thing Congress doesn't protect young people from is Mark Foley, wake up and smell the burning planet. The ice caps are cracking, the coral reefs are bleaching, and we're losing two species an hour. The birds have bird flu, the cows have mad cow, and our poisoned groundwater has turned spinach into a side dish of mass destruction. Our schools are shooting galleries, our beaches are cancer wards, and under George W. Bush -- for the first time in 45 years -- our country's infant mortality rate actually went up. -  Bill Maher


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Top Ten George W. Bush great moments -


Republican Shenanigans



"Boy, he is a strange looking guy, that Kim Jong-Il guy is. He's little. He's got the big pompadour. Looks like Wayne Newton and William Hung had a kid." - Jay Leno



The Nut Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree



At this month's christening of the nuclear aircraft carrier bearing his name, former President George H.W. Bush delivered a rousing endorsement of his son.
"I am very proud of our President," the elder Bush said in rain-swept ceremonies in Newport News, Va. "I support him in every single way with every fiber in my body."

Yet many of his closest former aides beg to differ.



The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 264




Rock-The-Voter News



Nation Building


Hard behind U.S. tanks and troops, America's big builders invaded Iraq three years ago. Now the reconstruction money is drying up and the builders are pulling out, leaving both completed projects and unfulfilled plans in the hands of an Iraqi government unprepared to manage either one.




"We did get some good news today that -- that thing in North Korea, that thing in North Korea, that was not a nuclear test. No, no, no. Turns out they were just blasting out the foundation for the world's largest nail salon."-- David Letterman






Foley Found in Austin, Texas



Biz/Tech News


"In a press conference this morning, President Bush said that he has no intentions of attacking North Korea. Then Bush said, 'However, I can't speak for Donald Rumsfeld.'." --Conan O'Brien



Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F***-Yourself News





Palm Beach asked Donald Trump Tuesday to scale down the new American flag he raised over his house because it's fifteen times larger than the town code allows. It's surprising. Most guys compensating for anatomical shortcomings just buy a Corvette. - Argus Hamilton, comedian





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Odd News







In this photo released by Zoo Atlanta on Oct. 12, 2006, Zoo Atlanta's giant panda Lun Lun cares for her cub after its second health check on Oct. 5, 2006, at the zoo in Atlanta. The baby panda opened it eyes for the first time on Thursday, Oct. 12. Zoo officials made the discovery during a physical examination of the 36-day-old unnamed female cub.  Photo/Zoo Atlanta