Tuesday edition - October 24, 2006




Bush tells Maliki government to tackle militias or face penalties
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 10-24-06
The White House confirmed yesterday that it had set "benchmarks and milestones" for the Iraqi government to disarm militias and take other concrete steps to ...


Tillman's brother criticizes Iraq war
Rocky Mountain News, CO - 10-24-06
By News Wire Reports. The brother of NFL player- turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan, has written a scathing ...

Active-Duty Troops Launch Campaign to Press Congress  to End U.S. Occupation of Iraq
U.S. Newswire (press release), DC - Oct 23, 2006
For the first time since the US invasion of Iraq, active- duty members of the military are asking Members of Congress to end the US occupation of Iraq and ...


So now Bush is threatening Maliki now? That sure is a change of course. Or is it?



"The election is three weeks away and there are rumors the Republicans are getting ready for an election night disaster, which would be a first -- a disaster they were actually prepared for." --Bill Maher




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


"Elections are only a few weeks away and it looks like the Republicans are going to lose a lot of them. I guess desperate times require desperate measures. [on screen: RNC's TV ad depicting another terrorist attack by Osama bin Laden, followed by a reminder to vote 11/7]. Let me get this straight. Osama bin Laden is threatening to attack America again, so what we should do is vote for the people who haven't been able to catch him for the last five years?." --Jimmy Kimmel



Interesting Video on YouTube


Bush Knew 9/11 Was Coming: 911pressfortruth.com




Disturbing News




By Don Davis




Remember the Anthrax Attacks In the USA?


A federal judge has ordered the New York Times Co. to disclose the confidential sources used by Nicholas D. Kristof in columns that explored whether a former Army scientist was responsible for the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks....Hatfill, a former researcher at the Army's infectious disease research laboratory at Fort Detrick in Frederick, has been trying to clear his name ever since then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft publicly called him a person of interest in 2002.





"This is a bleak time for the Republican Party. You know you have trouble when the least embarrassing guy in your group is Arnold Schwarzenegger." --Jimmy Kimmel


Republican Shenanigans



When All Else Fails, Threaten to Slap Your Opponent


Thomas Rankin, the Libertarian running for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat, said Rep. Barbara Cubin, R-Wyo., threatened to slap him after a televised debate...Rankin, who has multiple sclerosis and uses an electric wheelchair, said Monday night in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that the confrontation occurred immediately after the debate. 


"Mark Foley looks like he's going to escape criminal charges because apparently his pattern was to seduce boys verbally when they were like 16 and 17, and wait until they were 18 to actually... I tell you, Republicans have sex the same way they govern -- barely legal." --Bill Maher







Great Flash animation!



When You Thought It Couldn't Get ANY Creepier...


The messages were innocent at first. But after the young man moved home, he recalled, Foley started asking about "my roommates, if I ever saw them naked." Within months, the congressman was dangling a job offer, "because I was a hot boy," he said. Two years later, when he contacted Foley for advice on D.C. hotels, the congressman wrote back: "You could always stay at my place. I'm always here, I'm always lonely, and I'm always up for oral ....



Rock-The-Voter News



"In Las Vegas, a 32-year-old mother told police that Republican Congressman Jim Gibbons, who is running for governor in Nevada, got drunk, put his hand on her thigh, complained about his marriage and then tried to have sex with her in the parking garage. A congressman trying to have sex with an adult woman? This is the best news Republicans have had in years." --Jay Leno






Libertarian Boobs


Loretta Nall, the Libertarian Party's write-in candidate for governor of Alabama, is campaigning on her cleavage and hoping that voters will eventually focus on her platform.


"It started out as a joke, but it blew up into something huge," said Nall, a 32-year-old with dyed blond hair.



Biz/Tech News


Race Bait, Who Me?


A new Republican Party TV ad featuring a scantily clad white woman winking and inviting a black candidate to "call me" is drawing charges of race-baiting, with critics saying it contradicts a landmark GOP statement last year that the party was wrong in past decades to use racial appeals to win support from white voters.




Bush-Prison-Torture News



"Every week there seems like there's a new gay Republican. Idaho Senator Larry Craig is facing allegations. Arizona's Congressman Jim Kolbe apparently a gay man and now named as a possible target in a federal investigation over allegations he did something a little weird with the pages. Boy and we laughed when Dick Cheney was caught shooting a guy in the face." --Bill Maher







Guess What George Tenet Is Doing!


Qinetiq, the controversially privatised British defence and security technology company, has appointed George Tenet - the CIA chief at the time of 9/11 - as a non-executive director....The government had already sold 31% of the company to US venture capital company Carlyle for £42m. Carlyle later sold part of that stake for £160m.




Go-F***-Yourself News




"On Tuesday, the U.S. population hit 300 million. 'Oh, that's so cute,' said China." --Amy Poehler


Odd News




A two-month-old lion cub is watched by its mother while entering for the first time their outdoor enclosure in the Tierpark Hagenbek Zoo in the northern German city of Hamburg October 12, 2006. Photo/Morris Mac Matzen (GERMANY)