TGIF/Weekend edition - November 17-19, 2006







Bush: Vietnam war offered lessons for Iraq
Houston Chronicle, United States - 11-17-06
President Bush, on his first visit to a country where America lost a two-decade-long fight against communism, said Friday the Vietnam War's lesson for today's confounding Iraq conflict is that freedom takes time to trump hatred.

Embracing a former enemy that remains communist...

US approval of Bush Iraq policy drops
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - 11-17-06
 Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever, increasing the pressure on the commander in chief to find a way out after nearly four years of war.

DeLay successor seeks missing computer files
Contra Costa Times, CA - 11-17-06
Just when it seemed things could get no stranger regarding the House seat once held by Texas Republican Tom DeLay, his successor called for an investigation into missing computer ...


Let the investigations begin.



“Well, President Bush met with the ten-member Iraqi Study Group to hear their assessment of Iraq. Now they're studying it. Good. Anyway, I guess they're now preparing the report. I believe we have an advanced copy. Here it is. It's called -- here's the report by the Iraqi Study Group. It's called, ‘We are so screwed.’”-- Jay Leno




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




By Don Davis



“Right now, President Bush is in Southeast Asia. He's visiting Vietnam. His dad couldn't get him out of this one. But he's in Asia right now, and because of the metric system over there, his approval rating is actually 62.”  - David Letterman




Disturbing News



Foley Fingered


Florida authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the sexually explicit computer messages that former Rep. Mark Foley sent to former male congressional pages.

``It was a preliminary inquiry before, but we found the basis to open up a criminal investigation,'' Kristen Perezluha, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, said Thursday.






“For the second week in a row, the number one movie, ‘Borat’ this week, bringing in more than $29 million. Actually, normally they would do this, but the producer of ‘Borat’ said there won't be a sequel 'cause it is too hard to fool people the second time around, as the Republicans found out last week.”  -- Jay Leno



Republican Shenanigans



CNN's Glenn Beck to first-ever Muslim congressman: "[W]hat I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies' "






The Uniter Divider


The Bush administration, trying to push through judicial nominations before Republicans lose control of the Senate, resubmitted six nominees deemed by Democrats too conservative for the federal bench.




The hard-cover that makes you go soft. - Wonkette viewer


Rock-The-Voter News




Man, there's still a Lott of racism in this country of ours. - - Grant Gerver


Neutering Family Planning


The Bush administration has appointed a new chief of family-planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services who worked at a Christian pregnancy-counseling organization that regards the distribution of contraceptives as "demeaning to women."...The appointment, which does not require Senate confirmation, was the latest provocative personnel move by the White House since Democrats won control of Congress in this month's midterm elections.



Biz/Tech News



By Don Davis



President Bush traveled to Asia Tuesday as Chinese protesters erupted over a new one-dog rule allowing cops to knock on doors and shoot extra dogs on sight. The president's appalled. He can't imagine having to choose between Barney and Karl Rove.-- Argus Hamilton





Bush-Prison-Torture News



Cheney’s new leash


Go-F***-Yourself News





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Odd News




Brazilian student Cassia Aparecida de Souza, 18, holds her cat Mimi together with what Cassia claims are Mimi's own offsprings born with dog traits last Friday, three months after mating with a neighbour's dog, in the southern Brazilian city of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul state, November 15, 2006. A geneticist from the Passo Fundo University plans to take blood samples from the animals to verify the claim by Cassia and her husband Rogerio that the puppies are part of Mimi's litter of six, of which the three that were born with cat features died soon after birth, leaving the surviving three dog-like offsprings. Photo/Edison Vara (BRAZIL)