Thursday edition - November 30, 2006




Bush agrees to speedy turnover in Iraq
Houston Chronicle - 11-30-06
 President Bush said Thursday the United States will speed a turnover of security responsibility to Iraqi forces but assured Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ...


US to pay $2M, apologize for false terror arrest
CNN - 11-30-06
 An Oregon lawyer wrongly arrested in the 2004 Madrid train bombings has settled a lawsuit against the US government for $2 million, his attorneys told CNN on Wednesday.

Iraq panel to advise gradual pullback
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - 11-30-06
The bipartisan Iraq Study Group reached a consensus Wednesday on a final report that will call for a gradual pullback of the 15 ...


I know my cartoon took a cheap shot today -- I'm sorry, Paris.



"President Bush is putting together his presidential library, and apparently the library is going to cost $500 million, which works out to $100 million per book. Expensive books, they're popouts." --Conan O'Brien





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


"The Christmas tree was delivered to the White House yesterday. Just what we need at the White House, more dead wood." --David Letterman













Antonin G.F.Y. Scalia


The U.S. Supreme Court, tackling its first case on climate change, appeared divided and somewhat baffled Wednesday over how the government should respond to the warming of the planet.

Justice Antonin Scalia, reflecting the skeptic's view, pressed the lawyer representing Massachusetts and other states how soon the dire effects of global warming would begin.
"When is the predicted cataclysm?" Scalia asked, with some sarcasm.




"In the arguments, Justice Scalia said, 'I'm not a scientist, I don't want to deal with global warming.' I just wish he felt that way about presidential elections." --Former Vice President Al Gore, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno




By Don Davis


On This Day November 30

One year ago: President Bush gave an unflinching defense of his Iraq war strategy in a speech at the U.S. Naval Academy, refusing to set a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawals and asserting that once-shaky Iraqi troops were proving increasingly capable.

Disturbing News



Jailbird Nation


A record 7 million people - or one in every 32 American adults - were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of last year, according to the Justice Department. Of those, 2.2 million were in prison or jail, an increase of 2.7 percent over the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday.


Putin must be innocent in the Russian spy murder; after all, Dubya looked into his soul and found him straightforward and trustworthy.- Zing!


Republican Shenanigans




Liberals should be ashamed of themselves, trying to put unpatriotic symbols of peace on their Christmas decorations. What's next? Love? - Zing!







U.S. Army Hates Wonkette!




Subject: Presidential library



Word has it that Dubya's $500 million presidential library
will contain only two books:

My Pet Goat and My Lame Duck.





Presidential Library suggestions





I swear I heard someone say the national capitol was named Washington
DeCeit ..



Thanks for the idea, Robert!




Rock-The-Voter News


"President Bush is preparing to build his presidential library. ... Bush's is expected to cost $500 million. That's more than three times the cost of the Clinton library, and more than all the other libraries combined, which makes you wonder, how many Garfield books can there be?" --Jimmy Kimmel



Biz/Tech News


"The president's twin daughters are celebrating their 25th birthday with a trip to Argentina. Apparently their trip has caused what's known as chaos, to the point where, according to, the American embassy and many Argentinian officials have strongly suggested the twins return to America. Just to repeat, Argentina, former safe-haven for Nazi war criminals, is drawing the line at the Bush twins." --Jon Stewart






By Don Davis


Bush-Prison-Torture News


George Carlin - Who Really Controls America




Go-F***-Yourself News




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Odd News


A reconstruction of Antikythera Mechanism on display at an exhibition of Ancient Greek Technology in Athens. The 2,100-year-old clockwork machine whose remains were retrieved from a shipwreck more than a century ago has turned out to be the celestial super-computer of the ancient world. A new analysis of the Antikythera Mechanism, consisting of more than 30 precise, hand-cut bronze gears, show it to be more advanced than previously thoughtóso much so that nothing comparable was built for another thousand years .(Photo/Louisa Gouliamaki)