Monday edition - October 16, 2006
keeps revising war justification
Rice goes to Korea, via China
Tony Snow is raising cash and eyebrows
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
A look at US deaths in Afghan fighting Akron Farm Report, NE
5 Americans Killed in Iraq, Bringing Month’s Toll to 53 New York Times
Two Marines killed in enemy action Sunday International Herald Tribune, France
Blast kills ten in Iraq ITV.com, UK
Thousands fleeing Iraq daily in 'silent exodus'-UN
US wasted chance to improve the world: Gorbachev Washington Post
High oil prices swell the coffers of Arab nations HeraldNet, WA
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.
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
Unnamed ranch scoured for E. coli clues San Jose Mercury 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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Anti-war mom gets `cruel' returned mail Chicago Tribune
Rices MotherinLaw Comment Raises Conservative Hackles USA Religious News, MN
"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
Murtha accuses administration of 'baseless name-calling' in Iraq ... Mohave Valley News, NV
GOP strategies for blue-state victories The Christian Science Monitor
Tony Snow is raising cash and eyebrows International Herald Tribune, France
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
Oil prices rise ahead of possible production cut
Microsoft warns of PowerPoint attack
Air America future? Radio watchers split
New York Daily News, NY
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
Guantanamo detainees go to Afghanistan
Cheney Visits Fort Campbell WRCB-TV, TN
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
US Mail: Lisa Casey PO Box 88 Ashford, AL 36312
Rodent Extinctions Linked To Changes in Earth's Orbit Voice of America
Married couples outnumbered for first time Seattle Times
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