Tuesday edition - October 3, 2006




Hastert ignores call to resign amid Foley fallout
CNN International - 10-3-06
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Illinois, ignored a call by a conservative Washington newspaper for him to resign as fallout continued from ...

Hastert defends role in Foley folly
Chicago Sun-Times - 10-3-06
Hastert said neither he nor other GOP leaders were aware until last Friday of far more lurid exchanges two years ...

Rice says she can't recall CIA warning her of attack on US
Gainesville Sun, FL - 10-3-06
AP. SHANNON, Ireland - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she cannot recall then-CIA chief George Tenet warning her of an impending ...


I love it when Republicans expose themselves.



"A congressman from Florida, 52-year-old Mark Foley, resigned today because of questionable e-mails he wrote to a former male page. The page was 16-years-old at the time. Out of force of habit, the Catholic Church offered to move him to another parish." --Jay Leno





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



"In an interview with Mike Wallace about his new book, legendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward said that Henry Kissinger is now advising President Bush on Iraq, and they're trying to fight the Vietnam War all over again. Hey, why not? Bush missed it the first time." --Jay Leno



 "He has an extraordinary memory for detail. He has an extraordinary ability to recall particular details, plots, individuals, to ask questions about it. And I will tell you that he asks very specific questions on the hunt for bin Laden on a regular basis." -- says terrorism adviser Frances Townsend about George W. Bush's hunt for Osama




Disturbing News





Congressman Mark Foley is cracking down on child predators. He resigned. - Jay Leno


Strange Bedfellows


On election night 2004, GOP communications guru Mary Matalin was with Bush and Vice President Cheney and talking with her husband, Democratic strategist James Carville , who was close to -- but not in -- John Kerry 's campaign.

Kerry, Carville told her, was going to challenge 250,000 provisional ballots in Ohio, which could change the result there or tie things up for a long time. Matalin promptly told Cheney, and they met with Bush.


Republican Shenanigans





As you know, the Senate has voted to approve the building of a 700-mile fence along our 2000-mile border. In a related story, the Department of Transportation approved the building of a 30-mile bridge from California to Hawaii. - Jay Leno


Anthrax Threats


An engineer at a nuclear power plant has been charged with sending threatening letters containing a powdery substance to a country club where President Bush is scheduled to appear Tuesday for a Republican campaign event.



Rock-The-Voter News


Homeland Insecurity



Federal prison officials aren't reading all mail to and from convicted terrorists and other high-risk inmates, a security gap that could prove deadly, a Justice Department review concluded Tuesday.



They say Virginia Senator George Allen, who is under fire for making racially insensitive remarks, was at one point thinking about running for president of the United States. Forget about that, now it looks like he'll just have to settle for Imperial Wizard. - Jay Leno



Biz/Tech News




Oh, Jesus, US Government Is Paying the Messengers


The Miami Herald's publisher resigned Tuesday, citing the recent revelation that some journalists with its Spanish-language sister paper El Nuevo Herald were paid to appear on U.S.-government broadcasts aimed at promoting democracy in Cuba.

Jesus Diaz Jr., the papers' publisher since July 2005, had dismissed two El Nuevo Herald reporters and a freelance contributor over the scandal...Diaz said the company would rehire the three he had dismissed for getting paid by Radio Marti and TV Marti. He said six others who took payments would not be disciplined.


Bush-Prison-Torture News




We will, in fact, be greeted as liberators.  - Dick Cheney

Go-F***-Yourself News





A new study claims that the one thing men find most attractive in women is their sense of humor. Oh, yeah, those Victoria swimsuit models... What a riot those girls are... and the laughs! - Jay Leno


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Odd News



A ring-tailed lemur (R) looks at a fennec fox at Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo October 1, 2006. Photo/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN)