TGIF/Christmas edition - December 15-25, 2006
Rice rejects engaging Iran, Syria on Iraq
McCain in Iraq: We need up to 30000 more GIs here
Iraq can 'break' Army, general says
Happy holidays !
"A new poll shows that one in five Americans believe they can't trust President Bush. To put it another way, more Americans would be comfortable accepting a ride from Nicole Ritchie." --David Letterman
US deaths in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer
Bush administration criticizes senators' contacts with Syria Baltimore Sun, MD
Lieberman Backs Call For Boosting Forces In Iraq Hartford Courant, CT
Navy wants OK to test fake blood Chicago Sun-Times
The Poodle Is In Trouble
British Prime Minister Tony
Blair's case for attacking Iraq has been dealt a new blow with the release of
once-secret evidence from a former British diplomat who dismissed the threat of
weapons of mass destruction.
Carne Ross, who was responsible for handling Britain's Iraq policy at the United Nations from 1998 to 2002, accused the British government of overstating the danger posed by Saddam Hussein's regime to support the invasion.
"This is an anniversary. Do you know what happened on this day in 2003? We found Saddam Hussein. And isn't it nice that since we've captured Saddam Hussein, we haven't had to worry about terrorism or nuts with nuclear weapons? Everything's so much better now" --David Letterman
Depeche Mode: "John The Revelator"
“I must tell you, I'm sleeping a lot better than people would assume.” - George W. Bush,
Partying - Cheney Style
Borat wasn’t on the list,
but at least one product of Kazakhstan managed to gain access to Vice President
Dick Cheney’s holiday party on Tuesday night at his Massachusetts Avenue
Snow Queen vodka, a product of the central Asian country, was the “official liquor donor” at the 400-strong party of high-powered pols and their staffers.
Laura Bush Hits Media 'Drum Beat' on Iraq Editor&Publisher
Journalists Trusted More Than Politicians! Barely.
Journalists once again do
not score real well in the annual Gallup survey on how the public ranks various
professions in terms of "honesty and ethical standards."But it could be (a lot)
worse. Consider: car salesman. And: senators, congressmen, please heed the
call...Only 7% rate the ethics of car salesmen highly. Ad salesmen score 11%,
HMO managers 12%, insurance salesmen 13% -- and then congressmen (14%) and
So what about journalists? Just over 1 in 4 (26%) give them high/very high marks for ethics, with 48% saying they are average and 25% low/very low. So it's a wash.
"This is kind of scary. The new head of the House intelligence committee, Congressman Silvestre Reyes, failed a quiz on terrorist organizations. He didn't know the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite, didn't seem to know what Hezbollah was. So apparently, the term 'intelligence committee' is just a suggestion." --Jay Leno
John McCain went from a respected "maverick" to just being another politician. I lost all respect for him after I saw the way he caved in to bushco during the election. Now he is just like every other Ho' on the hill- he will do whatever it takes to be elected.
Here's a picture worth a thousand
"All great questions must be raised by great voices, and the greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes - let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind." - Robert Kennedy Jan 22, 1963
Oil Prices Remain Above $62 a Barrel CBS News
Taco Bell sales hurt by E. coli outbreak Chicago Tribune
US trade panel ends steel tariff Chicago Tribune
Wall Street brokers boast record profits Independent
Nintendo recalls 3.2 million straps for Wii game
Gore urges scientists to take active role in discussing research
"The idiot president of Iran ... is holding a conference on whether or not the Holocaust actually took place. ... The good news? The conference is being catered by Taco Bell." --Jay Leno
Judge sides with Bush on detainees' rights Houston Chronicle
"President Bush actually said today he will not be rushed into a decision about Iraq. I guess one time is enough for him." --Jay Leno
As Trial Nears: Two Journalists May Resist Testifying for Scooter ... Editor & Publisher
"This week a top general at the Pentagon said the War on Terror could take a 100 years to fight. President Bush was furious about the 100-year prediction and said, 'Stop setting a fixed timetable.'" --Conan O'Brien
“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Six Years and still kicking - Thank you all for a fabulous six years.
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Bail set for Yoko Ono's driver at arraignment International Herald Tribune
Breast cancer drop tied to hormones Houston Chronicle, TX
Researchers Find Surprise in Makeup of a Comet
Drive safely! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all.
Peace and love.