Thanksgiving/Weekend edition - November 22-26, 2006




Elder Bush takes on son‘s Arab critics
Sky Valley Journal,  USA - 11-22-06
Former President George H.W. Bush took on Arab critics of his son Tuesday during a testy exchange at a leadership conference in the capital of this U.S. ally...Bush, 82, appeared stunned as others in the audience...




More Equipment Needed in Afghanistan, US Commander Says
Washington Post, United States - 11-21-06
By Bill Brubaker. The top US commander in Afghanistan today declined to say whether more American troops will be needed to confront ...



Poll: More Americans prefer Bush's father
CNN - 11-21-06
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Only one in four Americans believe President Bush is a better president than his father, George HW Bush, a new CNN poll has found. ...


Daddy Bush reminds me of the parents I've had to deal with as a teacher that think their kid could never be a problem child.



"Tomorrow at the White House, President Bush will pardon the turkey ... and today, Dick Cheney spent all day torturing it" --David Letterman




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


Remind Me - Why Does Bush Hold Hands With These People?



AL-AWWAMIYA, Saudi Arabia - When the teenager went to the police a few months ago to report she was gang-raped by seven men, she never imagined the judge would punish her — and that she would be sentenced to more lashes than one of her alleged rapists received.



“Al Qaeda is now looking to recruit women. Which makes you kind of wonder. I mean, what does al Qaeda promise women to get them to become terrorists? I mean, I know they promise the guys, what, 72 virgins? Right? 72 virgins? Well, what do they promise to the women? One guy that's monogamous?” - Jay Leno



Disturbing News


Secret Service, you've got a lot of explaining to do

Like, how could you let some light-fingered fellow snatch First Daughter Barbara Bush's purse right under your noses in an Argentine restaurant the other night?

Police said the brazen theft took place on the first night of her two-week trip to Argentina with her twin sister, Jenna...Police said
an agent on the advance detail got into an "altercation" with an unidentified person after a night out and got the bejabbers beaten out of him, ABC News reported.



"I don't own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If this is your primary focus in life -- the machines… it's going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America… did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a conversation with them? …I really fear for the United States because, believe me, the jihadists? They're not playing the video games. They're killing real people over there." --Bill O'Reilly


Republican Shenanigans


Clinton Security Attacked in Mexico


Former President Clinton is probably rethinking just how tough his White House press corps actually was. His office tells us that after he spoke in Mexico last week, reporters blocked his motorcade, then kicked and punched his security agents





Rock-The-Voter News



A New Congressman Says 'No' to the President


Keith Ellison, the first Muslim to ever be elected to Congress, skipped the private reception at the White House in order to attend a reception organized by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations.

I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941), The Waves (1931)


Biz/Tech News



"In related news, Trent Lott said today that we’d all be a lot better off if Kramer had been elected Condo President of Del Boca Vista Phase III." - Don Davis,





Bush-Prison-Torture News



By Don Davis




Go-F***-Yourself News




“The big story, the CIA announced they have given up trying to find Osama bin Laden. They now have a more important task, trying to find a Playstation 3.”-- Jay Leno






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Odd News




Image courtesy of Mexico's National Astrophysics Optics and Electronics Institute (INAOE) shows the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), in Sierra Negra in Puebla, Mexico. Perched at 4,600 meters (15,000 feet) on a cold, spent volcano, the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) will scan microwaves to look into the dawn of the universe, when it begins a two-year testing period on Wednesday.



Best wishes for a peaceful holiday from me to you.