TGIF/Weekend edition - October 6-8, 2006
Blames Media, Soros, Clinton
Hastert: I haven't done anything wrong
Sex, lies and instant messages.
Why don't Republicans use bookmarks ?
Because they just bend over the pages.
US deaths in Iraq
2 soldiers from Illinois, good friends, die in Iraq
Working as a 'hired gun' in Iraq BBC News, UK
Rice to Iraq: Speed up political progress San Jose Mercury News, USA
UN warns Afghan opium crop to spur heroin deaths Reuters.uk, UK
Muppets teach children a land mine lesson The Christian Science Monitor
Keith Olbermann's Special Comment 10-05-2006
From Wrestling Coach to Real Estate Tycoon
House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) made a $2 million profit last year on the sale of land 5 1/2 miles from a highway project that he helped to finance with targeted federal funds.
question now is what should be done with Mark Foley's seat in Congress. I say,
spray it with Lysol, boil it, coat it with Bactine, and then maybe you can sit
on it." --Jay Leno
By Madeleine Begun Kane
There once was a House Speaker Denny,
With character not worth a penny.
He failed to shield teens
From a boy-obsessed fiend.
Family values? He doesn't have any.
Foley has outed himself. He has officially come out as gay. Today the gays told
him, 'Go back. We don't want you on our team.'." --Jay Leno
The Lavender Bund
It was common knowledge, at
least among the journalists I drank with, that certain mid-level Reagan
appointees were bundists, as were some of the rising young studs in Gingrich's
House insurgent movement, and a rather larger number of the conservative foot
soldiers in the think tanks and on K Street. Some of the names have since
appeared in print, some haven't. On the whole, though, the bund has been fairly
successful at keeping the closet door closed. When the Washington Times
(which wasn't exactly butch central itself) started poking around in the
political and sexual dealings of lobbyist
Craig Spence in the summer
of 1989, the episode was hushed up fairly quickly --
making it something of a role
model for the strange story of Jeff/Jim Gannon/Guckert.
For gay Republicans, these are uneasy times Houston Chronicle
NCLR ASKS RNC CHAIR MEHLMAN TO TAKE DOWN OFFENSIVE WEBSITE Civilrights.org, DC
How the Foley scandal unfolded The Christian Science Monitor
Congress gives Bush control of fence United Press International
"The real battle now is how the GOP leadership handled the allegations. My guess is with some sort of latex glove." --Jon Stewart
Like Kids In a Candy Store
Once upon a time the House of Representatives was known as "the people's house." No more. It belongs to K Street now. That's the address of the lobbyists who swarm all over Capitol Hill. There are 65 lobbyists for every member of Congress. They spend $200 million per month wining, dining and seducing federal officials. Per month!
Maines called it: Outspoken Dixie Chick right on all accounts Texas State University - The University Star, TX
reporting that former Congressman Mark Foley's instant messages were not only
sexually inappropriate, but were also full of typos. In his own defense, Foley
said, 'It's hard to type with one hand.'." --Conan O'Brien
Overseas College Students - Beware
If your college kid were to
be arrested in Bangkok or Cairo, suspected of "crimes against the state" and
held in prison, you'd assume that an American foreign service officer would be
able to speak to your kid and arrange for a lawyer, but this may not be true
anymore. Be forewarned.
The Senate also decided it's up to the president to decide whether it's OK to make these enemies stand naked in cold rooms for a couple of days in blinding light and be beaten by interrogators.
Daily Show: Annual GOP BBQ and Nude Cub Scout Wrestle
Online gaming attracts more women than men
Raping Forests and Tax Dollars
A government study blamed the Bush administration, not lawsuits by environmentalists, for adding to the cost of a logging project in which the government spent $11 million to salvage less than $9 million in timber from a wildfire.
"CBS also has a brand new hit show. It's called 'Survivor Congress.' Last week, Mark Foley was voted off. Next week, Dennis Hastert is being voted off." --David Letterman
BC Celebrates Issue 200 as
16 Dedicated African American Activists
Join The New BC Editorial Board
Germany denies secret prison allegations
New gallery in Thurles / no takers for Botero's Abu Ghraib ...
CIRCA Art Magazine, Ireland
some people are calling for term limits. Term limits? We need sperm limits." --Jay
Naughty Bush Photos
He's an Editor, too!
President Bush, again defying Congress, says he has the power to edit the Homeland Security Department's reports about whether it obeys privacy rules while handling background checks, ID cards and watchlists.
Cheney talks terror, tax cuts
Protestors ready for Cheney Bradenton Herald
Cheney Visit Creates Stir in Bath Twp. WILX-TV, MI
According to the New York Post, cyclist Lance Armstrong is now dating Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka. She says Lance reminds her so much of her father -- especially when he wears his helmet. - Jay Leno
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'Monster' fossil find in Arctic BBC News
A Chinese woman looks at a street art installation on display in Beijing, China, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. China's art scene is becoming popular among foreign art collectors push prices ever higher. (Photo/Ng Han Guan)
I hope you have a peaceful weekend.