TGIF/Weekend edition - December 1-3, 2006




Coalition head: Iraq transfer under way
Houston Chronicle, United States - 12-1-06
The commander of coalition forces in northern Iraq said Friday the transfer of responsibility for security from US to Iraqi forces, reportedly among ...

Publisher to release official Iraq report
Houston Chronicle, United States - 12-1-06
An authorized edition of the much-anticipated "Iraq Study Group Report" will be published Wednesday by Random House, Inc.

Joint Chiefs Chairman: No Civil War in Iraq
NPR - 11-29-06
by Guy Raz. All Things Considered, November 29, 2006 · Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Peter Pace says that there is not a civil war in Iraq.


Why does Bush need an "Iraq Study Group Report" when we have the "greatest military in the world"?



"It's not that the [Bush]  library is going to be extravagant. It's just that he's hiring Halliburton to build it. They're the best." --Jimmy Kimmel



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



Al Qaeda Attack Warning!!!! - Maybe - Not Really.


The U.S. government warned on Thursday of a possible al Qaeda call to attack U.S. financial online services but said there was no evidence to suggest the effort could cause harm...The Department of Homeland Security confirmed an alert had been distributed but said there was no reason to believe the threat was credible.



By Don Davis


Disturbing News





Tracking Travelers


Without their knowledge, millions of Americans and foreigners crossing U.S. borders in the past four years have been assigned scores generated by U.S. government computers rating the risk that the travelers are terrorists or criminals.

The travelers are not allowed to see or directly challenge these risk assessments, which the government intends to keep on file for 40 years.


Menu fit for a King


Republican Shenanigans


U.S. Companies Archiving Your Emails


U.S. companies will need to keep track of all the e-mails, instant messages and other electronic documents generated by their employees thanks to new federal rules that go into effect Friday, legal experts say.




"There's talk that Vice President Gore could win an Oscar for his movie. ... If he does get it, it would be his first win since the presidency in 2000." --Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News



Jeb Bush a Renter?


Jeb Bush, who will soon vacate the governor's mansion in Tallahassee, is moving to The City Beautiful. Bush and wife Columba are renting a ninth-floor condo in Segovia Tower in Coral Gables.



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"His job? He has no job. He doesn't govern anything. Iraq is in the throes of an escalating civil war and the elected government there is powerless to do anything about it. The power in Iraq is in the hands of the militias."- Jack Cafferty on CNN commenting on the Iraqi PM al-Maliki




Bush-Prison-Torture News


Reality Check


Baghdad's overflowing morgues have welcomed another grim daily harvest of bullet-riddled corpses as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met US President George W. Bush and vowed to halt the violence.





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Odd News


This file photo originally released April 6, 2006, by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., shows Rockwell's original painting 'Breaking Home Ties,' which appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1954 that depicts a father and son saying goodbye as the boy leaves for college. The painting, which had been discovered hidden behind a fake wall in its owner's Vermont home, was sold for $15.4 million to an anonymous telephone bidder, Sotheby's auction house said Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.(Photo/Norman Rockwell Museum)