Thanksgiving/Weekend edition - November 22-26, 2006
Elder Bush takes on son‘s Arab critics
More Equipment Needed in Afghanistan, US Commander Says
Poll: More Americans prefer Bush's father
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
US deaths in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
UN: 3,709 Iraqis Killed In October CBS 13, CA
Another Journalist Dies in Iraq as Civilian Deaths Reach New High Editor & Publisher
Bomb targets parliament chief inside Baghdad's `green zone' San Jose Mercury News
Annan sees US 'trapped' in Iraq
IRAQ: Hard lessons for Baghdad teachers Reuters AlertNet,
White House Hopefuls Vary on Iraq Policy Washington Post
Another Marine pleads guilty in Iraqi's death Los Angeles Times
Anti-Syrian leader warns of more Lebanon violence Reuters Canada
Governor picks Iraq war vet Duckworth to head Veterans' Affairs
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
A JFK paper trail Dallas Morning News
Poisoned ex-spy had powerful enemies says contact Washington Post
Blogger Josh Wolf, Jailed for Three Months, Seeks Release Editor & Publisher
Marine Arrested in Newborn Son's Death Washington Post
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.
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
BU College Republicans mock race preferences Boston Herald, United States
White House cuts economic outlook Chicago Tribune
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
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)
Oil Prices Drop to $59.94 a Barrel Bay News 9, FL
Alcoa to cut 5% of workforce, or 6,700 jobs Chicago Tribune
£7bn deal to harness Sun's nuclear power Telegraph.co.uk
Google marks milestone as stock surpasses $500 Houston Chronicle
"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, http://satiricalpolitical.com
Guantanamo prisoner alleges botched medical procedures International Herald Tribune, France
Cheney to meet with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia Reuters AlertNet
“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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Fla. Woman Accused Faking Own Abduction
Recliner saves man who was shot in head San Jose Mercury News
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.