TGIF/Weekend edition - November 17-19, 2006
Bush: Vietnam war offered lessons for Iraq
US approval of Bush Iraq policy drops
DeLay successor seeks missing computer files
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
US deaths in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer
Iraq rape soldier given life sentence Guardian Unlimited, UK
Elections energize new debate on Iraq USA Today
9/11 hijackers' friend guilty of aiding murder CNN International
Rice Says China's Military 'Outsized' Washington Post, United States
“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
Tsunami-worn town wants to know why it wasn't warned San Francisco Chronicle
Storms in Southeast Kill 12 and Injure Dozens New York Times
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
Neanderthal Gene Studies Define Ties to Modern Humans Voice of America
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 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
Progressive editor calls for Bush, Cheney impeachment: Rothschild ... Dekalb Daily Chronicle, IL
Lott lets his redemption speak for him Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN
Man, there's still a Lott of racism in this country of ours. - www.seriouskidding.com - 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.
Crude prices continue to fall after overnight tumble International Herald Tribune
US Airways, Delta deal would cut options USA Today
Reader’s Digest Agrees to Be Sold in $1.6 Billion Deal New York Times
Former Enron CEO must report to Minnesota prison Dec. 12 International Herald Tribune
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
Report: Dutch troops abused Iraqi prisoners during interrogations ... International Herald Tribune, France
Army colonel returns from Gitmo probe San Jose Mercury News
Cheney’s new leash
Cheney advisor joins Boston Scientific Worcester Business Journal, MA
Cheney is toast, so new veep in works? USA Today
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Pope ponders U-turn on married priests Telegraph.co.uk
Getting a refund of telephone tax San Francisco Chronicle
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)