Thursday edition - October 26, 2006
Cheney calls water-boarding 'valuable tool' in questioning
A somber Bush rejects timeline for Iraq pullout
Bush Signs Bill Authorizing Border Wall
Cheney says that waterboarding isn't torture. I'd believe him if he spoke from experience.
"They were talking to President Bush about what he likes to do in his spare time. He said what he likes to do ... is get on the Internet and he Googles. ... He likes to look at satellite photos of his ranch. Well, great. How about looking for Osama bin Laden?" --David Letterman
US military deaths in Iraq hit 2,804 Houston Chronicle
Five US troops killed in Iraq as Bush under fire
NATO bombs kill scores of Afghan civilians-officials Reuters AlertNet
US, European Allies at Odds on Terms of Iran Resolution
Seoul Detects Traces of N.Korean Nuke Test
IRAQ-SYRIA-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Sex traffickers target women in ... Reuters AlertNet, UK
Reading, Writing and Attacking
A suburban Fort Worth school
district has halted a program teaching students to attack a gunman if he invades
a classroom, administrators said Wednesday.
The district will continue to train students in how to respond to life-threatening situations but no longer will show them how to take down an attacker, spokesman Richard Crummel said.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: a Federal Constitution-Optional Zone.-- Grant Gerver
Australian Muslim leader compares uncovered women to exposed meat
The latest Rove attack ad: "Democrats: inflexible on the Constitution" -- Grant Gerver
Foley Investigators Near End of Witnesses Washington Post
Exiled to Canada?
The Canadian government said
on Tuesday it was most unhappy that a U.S. judge had sentenced a sex offender to
a three-year term of "exile" in Canada rather than a jail sentence at home.
The New York state judge accepted a proposal from former teacher Malcolm Watson, 35 -- convicted of having sex with a 15-year-old girl -- that he be allowed to live in Canada on probation and not spend time in a U.S. jail.
Rush Limbaugh accused Michael J. Fox of not taking his Parkinson's medication in order to look shakier in a campaign ad for a Democrat who favors stem cell research. That's so low. He's just jealous of anyone who can get prescriptions without getting arrested. -- Argus Hamilton, comedian
VU prof sees racial 'code' in canceled ad attacking Ford Gallatin News Examiner
Texas Candidate Wrote Racy Romance Novel Washington Post
Republicans Struggling in Colorado Washington Post
Republicans oil their successful turnout machine Houston Chronicle
Bush, fellow Republicans trying to change subject in election ... International Herald Tribune, France
Republican election ad calls Canada a freeloader Globe and Mail, Canada
Laura Bush to campaign for Rochester Republicans WSTM-TV, NY -
Feds relax single-sex school rules
Joe Scarborough Calls Bill Maher A Jackass
MAHER: Well, the Republican
Party is the party that is more [friendly] for moderates than the Democratic
Party. In your party, when people like Lincoln Chafee or Olympia Snowe stick
their head out of the ground, they‘re as likely to get it shot off by people in
their own party as by the Democrats.
SCARBOROUGH: They‘re not embraced like people like Joe Lieberman, because we know the Democrats love Joe Lieberman right now, jackass. Come on!
Here's the video from
Bill Maher didn't respond to being called a jackass by Joe Scarborough. He should have said -- Joe, since you called me a jackass does that mean I can call you an elephant's ass?
Budweiser firm toasts profit rise
Boston Globe could be sold News & Observer, NC
Judge: Times Must Reveal Anthrax Sources Washington Post
Death of a President Entertainment Weekly
Hackers disrupt on-line brokers Reuters
Another Florida Republican Scammer
Bill McCollum, the
Republican candidate for attorney general [Florida], was a paid lobbyist in
2002-03 for a Maryland charity that is among a group of companies that run a
controversial home-buyer assistance program the Internal Revenue Service
recently labeled a ``scam.''
AmeriDream Inc. paid the former Orlando-area congressman and three other lobbyists at the law firm of Baker & Hostetler $200,000 to lobby on Capitol Hill and at the Department of Housing and Urban Development between July 2002 and July 2003
"Most of Iraq is calm. Besides four major hot-spots, Iraq is like a vacation."-- Republican Thelma Drake
Justice Dept Indicts Law Firm that Convicted Enron Boys
yourself. If you think the sentencing of Jeff Skilling, former Enron CFO
(criminal financial officer), to twenty-four years in the slammer means that
justice has been done, think again...to protect our President's boardroom
buddies from any further discomforts, the Bush Justice Department, just days
ago, indicted Milberg Weiss, the law firm that nailed Enron's finance industry
partners-in-crime. The timing of the bust of this, the top corporation-battling
smacks of political prosecution - and a signal to Big Business that it's
business as usual.
Cheney to visit Whiteman AFB Kentucky.com, KY
"According to the Census Bureau, earlier this month, the country's population hit 300 million. And Al Gore is blaming it on 'global humping.'" --David Letterman
Did you have a good time today?
Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
Outed CIA agent might be headed our way Santa Fe New Mexican, NM
Conman Foster detained in Fiji Reuters
In this photo provided by the San Francisco Zoo shows Cuddles, a 43-year-old hippopotamus, eats a pumpkin at the San Francisco Zoo, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in San Francisco, during a sneak preview for Saturday's 'Boo at the Zoo.' 'Boo at the Zoo' is an annual Halloween event, featuring a haunted nature trail and animal pumpkin feeding. (Photo/George Nikitin, San Francisco Zoo)