Thursday edition - October 26, 2006




Cheney calls water-boarding 'valuable tool' in questioning
Miami Herald, FL - 10-26-06
Vice President Dick Cheney has confirmed that U.S. interrogators subjected captured senior al Qaeda suspects to a controversial interrogation technique called ''water-boarding,'' which creates a sensation of drowning.

Cheney indicated that the Bush administration doesn't regard water-boarding as torture..

A somber Bush rejects timeline for Iraq pullout
San Francisco Chronicle - 10-26-06
(10-26) 04:00 PDT Washington -- President Bush admitted Wednesday that neither he nor the American people are satisfied with the course of the war in Iraq, but ...

Bush Signs Bill Authorizing Border Wall
NBC, DC - 10-26-06
WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing 700 miles of new fencing along the US-Mexico border, hoping to give Republican ...


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





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

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




Disturbing News


The latest Rove attack ad: "Democrats: inflexible on the Constitution" -- Grant Gerver





By Don Davis


Republican Shenanigans



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


Rock-The-Voter News


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 click here

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?




Biz/Tech News

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



Bush-Prison-Torture News


Justice Dept Indicts Law Firm that Convicted Enron Boys


Don't kid 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 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 law firm, smacks of political prosecution - and a signal to Big Business that it's business as usual.

Go-F***-Yourself News



"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





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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)