Tuesday edition - October 17, 2006





N. Korea: UN Has Declared War
CBS News, New York - 10-17-06
... otherwise than a declaration of a war," the ministry said, calling the sanctions "a product of the US hostile policy toward" North Korea. ...

Page Board Said Discussed Other Charges
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 10-17-06
... Republicans did not tell him about Foley's improper approaches to male pages - said the page board discussed the new...

Is US Winning in Iraq? Tony Snow Says, "I Don't Know"
Editor & Publisher - 10-17-06
... Tony Snow fielded a barrage of questions related to the recent upsurge in US deaths in Iraq and worries ... Just the simple question: Are we winning?”. ...


Maybe the nuclear fallout from North Korea's bomb will make Kim Jong-Il go bald.



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




By Don Davis



Did You Remember to Kiss Your Last Civil Rights Goodbye?


 President Bush signed legislation Tuesday authorizing tough interrogation of terror suspects...Many Democrats opposed the legislation because they said it eliminated rights of defendants considered fundamental to American values, such as a person's ability to go to court to protest their detention and the use of coerced testimony as evidence


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"The president had a press conference about this this week and he said that the U.S. has no plans to attack North Korea. And then he added, 'Like having no plan ever stopped me before.'. He has something even more deadly in store for them -- we're going to bring them democracy." --Bill Maher



Disturbing News



The Worst Congress Ever

Rolling Stone

One leading scholar told Matt Taibbi — author of this issue’s cover story, “The Worst Congress Ever” — that the 109th Congress is so bad, “It makes you wonder if democracy is a failed experiment.”



"The Terri Shiavo case was the last straw for me. I mean, I thought that that was the abandonment of basic Republican principles dealing with decisions made at the local level, and certainly not expanding the jurisdiction of federal courts in order to appeal to a particular religious group that wanted to keep her hooked up. And I think a lot of people thought that was kind of scary." — John Danforth



Republican Shenanigans



Foley's Staffers


One minute you're a congressional aide with a corridor reputation as a rising star. Then, in the space of hours, you're locked out, at least temporarily, of the opportunities you worked long hours for little pay to earn.

That's what is happening to the 16 men and women working in Republican Mark Foley's offices in Washington and in Florida's 16th District.



"According to Kim Jong-Il's biography, they say he has been constantly accused of dishonesty, drunkenness and sexual excess. So if he lived here, he could be in Congress." --Jay Leno





Rock-The-Voter News



 "According to the US Census Bureau, this week the population of the United States reached 300 million people, 300 million, yeah. Yeah. When they heard about it, China called and said, 'You're off to a great start.'" -- Conan O'Brien



Biz/Tech News




Mommy, Mommy, that cloud looks just like a mushroom! -- www.seriouskidding.com


Bush-Prison-Torture News



"If 9/11 changed everything, how come baseball players are still allowed to fly airplanes around Manhattan? I'm sure you've heard about this story. A Yankees pitcher flew an airplane into a fifty-story building on the East side. At first no one knew whether it was an accident or a terrorist attack, so Bush had no idea how long to sit there and do nothing." --Bill Maher





Go-F***-Yourself News



"Showing that he will not be deterred by this scandal, President Bush went to Chicago yesterday for a fundraiser with the embattled Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert. Bush said he could have cancelled, but he wanted to show his unwavering commitment to the Republican principle of 'Go F--- Yourself.'." --Bill Maher




It's being reported that prostitution has skyrocketed in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. In fact, the hookers there are now offering what they call the FEMA Special -- for fifty bucks they tell you to go screw yourself! -- Jay Leno

Odd News




Peter Michaud, a public information officer for the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, took this picture in November 2003 of an unusual cloud formation above the islands. It is called a lenticular cloud, due to its lens-shaped appearance. These clouds are formed by so-called "mountain waves" of air created by strong winds forced over high mountains.