Wednesday edition - November 29, 2006
memo raises Iraq leader doubts
IRAQ: New dam threatens agriculture and marshland
US bans sale of iPods to North Korea
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
Us Military Deaths In Iraq Hit 2,881 Guardian Unlimited, UK
US Troops Kill 5 Girls in Assault on Insurgents New York Times
Top Iran leader vows to aid Iraq
France holds Iraq-bound student expelled from Syria Reuters AlertNet
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."
My Half-Year of Hell With Christian Fundamentalists
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.
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
On day 1 of vote test, numbers don't add up Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
Hastings won't chair House intelligence committee San Jose Mercury News
Frist Will Not Seek Presidency in 2008
Subject: George Bush Library
$500 million for a George W.
He must have a helluva lot of comic books....
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.)
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Oil Rises Above $61 a Barrel Washington Post
Ex-Guantanamo inmate refused visa to promote film ABC Regional Online
Watch out, Tallahasseeans, Cheney's got a gun.
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)