Wednesday edition - November 29, 2006

 

 

 

US memo raises Iraq leader doubts
BBC News, UK - 11-29-06
Details of a leaked memo which raises doubts about PM Nouri Maliki's ability to control sectarian violence in Iraq have been published in the US. ...
 

IRAQ: New dam threatens agriculture and marshland
Reuters AlertNet, UK - 11-29-06
The 1,800km-long Tigris flows from eastern Turkey to southern Iraq, where it joins the Euphrates River and eventually empties into the Gulf. The Ilisu Dam will be one of the largest dams in Turkey and is scheduled to be completed by 2013....However, it will reduce the amount of Tigris water entering Iraqi territories by nearly 50 percent.

 

US bans sale of iPods to North Korea
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 11-29-06
The Bush administration wants North Korea's attention, so like a scolding parent it's trying to make it tougher for that country's eccentric leader to buy iPods, plasma televisions and Segway electric scooters.
 


 

Wow, a leaked memo from the White House. I guess if you live by the leak you die by the leak.

 

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"President Bush is trying to raise $500 million for the Bush Presidential library, not just a library, it will also contain a think tank, because when you think George W. Bush you think thinking." --David Letterman

 


 

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

 


 

"Vice President Dick Cheney visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend, and he's very popular in Saudi Arabia, over there he's known as Lawrence of Arrhythmia." --David Letterman
 


Disturbing News


 

 


 

My Half-Year of Hell With Christian Fundamentalists

 


Visas

 

The Bush administration will ask Congress to change and expand a program that allows citizens of some countries to enter the U.S. without visas, but in exchange would require visitors to provide more data about themselves before they board planes.

 


 

 

www.anntelnaes.com


 


Republican Shenanigans

 


 

After winning re-election last week, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made a quick visit to Mexico. Arnold said he went to Mexico so he could thank everybody who voted for him. - Conan O'Brien

 


ITS OFFICIAL: NETWORK DECLARES CIVIL WAR IN IRAQ STUDY GROUP

By Don Davis

 


Rock-the-Voter News

 


Sheeple

 

 


 

Emails:

Subject: George Bush Library

 

$500 million for a George W. library?

He must have a helluva lot of comic books....

Arlin

 

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Lisa,

 

Why would this cost so much? What would this library actually house....his personal copy of "The Pet Goat?" We can't get any of his actual records from his college years, court documents (revealing his talent for driving while drinking,) nor complete records of his years in "the service" and many of his records of his governorship (being spirited away and sealed.) Let's not forget the number of records that we won't see regarding the meetings that were to shape public energy policy. I suspect that we wouldn't see any books regarding evolution, global warming, or birth control there....let alone any real science books.

I suspect the library will feature his summer reading list of books he allegedly read...just the list, not any actual books. Also included would be the George W Bush inaction figure with his little pilot outfit and a number of photos of him holding hands with various unsavory corporate execs and Saudis. Come to think of it, with such Orwellian terms to come out of his office such as the "Clear Skies" policies that fouled the skies, and "No Child Left Behind" that left children behind, the "Healthy Forests Restoration Act" that removed trees, missions accomplished that weren't accomplished, a Patriot Act that removed personal constitutional freedoms...(which was amazing in light of the fact that one of W's favorite mantras is that "The terrorists HATE our freedoms.") It only stands to reason that a library dedicated to this regime would be bereft books or for that matter, any legitimate information. (I would also suggest that there would be a Bible in there, but since it advocates that The truth shall set you free. ~ John 8:32, it seems to fly in the face of all the secrecy in this government.)

I love your site, Lisa. Keep fighting the good fight.

~Mark


 

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O.J. Simpson has written a book called "If I Did It, Here's How It Happened" where he walks through how he would have committed the murders if he were guilty. Simpson says if it sells well, he's going to not kill other people and write more books about how he didn't do it. - Conan O'Brien

 


 

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Two-month-old North American Puma cub Baron plays with a plush tiger in a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk November 24, 2006. Baron was breastfed by a dog because its mother refused to feed it. Photo/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA)

 

Peace.