Monday edition - December 4, 2006
Amid Hints Bush Will Change Policy, Clues He Won’t
Annan: Iraq 'Much Worse' Than Civil War
Shiite leader to meet Bush for talks on Iraq violence
"President Bush met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. ... Afterwards President Bush said 'Maliki is the right man for the job.' Just to remind you, President Bush also said FEMA's Michael Brown was the right man for the job, Donald Rumsfeld, right man for the job, Tom DeLay was the right man for the job, which would be ok if Bush was the right man for the job." --Jay Leno
Reporter killed in Baghdad, six militants killed
US Ambassador Condemns Iraq Attacks Washington Post
Lebanese army increases forces in tense Beirut Washington Post
Same Old Same Old
Robert Gates, President Bush's choice to replace Donald H. Rumsfeld as defense secretary, may bring more of a change in style than substance to the Pentagon and the fractious debate over Iraq, judging from his statements and the assessment of associates.
Lame-duck jerky, anyone? - www.seriouskidding.com
Up to 1,000 may have died in typhoon, Red Cross estimates Fort Worth Star Telegram
Rapidly Spreading Wildfire Threatens California Homes Firehouse.com
Investigators request assistance with Litvinenko case Irish Examiner, Ireland
US senators criticize Russia's president as "one-man dictatorship" International Herald Tribune
"President Bush now attempting to raise a half a billion dollars to fund the construction of the presidential library. This will be all of President Bush's important papers that will be out. In fact most of them are so important when he goes to the library, President Bush will be seeing these papers for the first time." --Jay Leno
Just Tell Us, Already!
New York - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton solicited the support of New York's Democratic governor-elect Sunday for her likely White House bid, the latest indication she will join a growing field of potential contenders for 2008.
The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 270
has ordered "Lil' Bush: Resident of the United States," a cartoon satire that
re-imagines President George W. Bush and key executives in his administration as
elementary school misfits.
The title character is surrounded by close pals like Lil' Cheney, who grumbles unintelligibly, and Lil' Condi, who pines for Lil' Bush and does his homework for him.
"Bush" is not without its risque moments. When Lil' Bush's school serves falafel instead of hot dogs for lunch in one episode, he and his pals torture the cafeteria employees with methods made famous during the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.
“Well anyway, the United States now, listen to this, has banned the sale of iPods to North Korea. And you thought President Bush didn't have a plan.” - David Letterman
Audit of Fla. 13 Voting Machines Ends as Fight Rages On CQPolitics.com
takes pay cut
Alaska Has Gas
President Bush is considering whether to lift the 17-year-old moratorium on energy drilling in the waters off southwestern Alaska, a White House spokeswoman said Sunday, which would allow oil and gas companies to try to tap into more than five trillion cubic feet of natural gas that lies beneath rich fishing grounds.
Even Rumsfeld goes sour on the war. Monkeys must be flying out of butts all over Washington. www.seriouskidding.com
OPEC frets over dollar's fall Reuters
Bank of New York, Mellon to merge
US Reports Unconfirmed Cyber Threat Hartford Courant
Oh, those Saudis!
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — Saudi women still can't drive cars, but they can sell them. Potential buyers can go to an all-women showroom where, for the first time, other women will help them choose a car and answer questions about horsepower, carburetors and other automotive features.
Neither the saleswomen nor the female buyers can take the car out for a test drive because women are banned from driving in Saudi Arabia
Is a Senator wandering around office buildings clad only in his jammies?
Pentagon Puts Guantanamo Court Project On Fast Track Washington Post
Insight into Guantanamo justice BBC News
EU official debriefs Khadr about CIA flight Globe and Mail, Canada
Guantanamo Inmates Turn to Freed Fellows Wyoming News, WY
The US Has a History of Using Torture History News Network, WA
“This year’s is Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, by the way, is a Norway spruce. It’s a Norway spruce, yeah. Experts say -- yeah. There you go, yeah. Experts say it's just one more example of Norwegian trees taking jobs away from American trees.”- Conan O’Brien
'Scooter' Goes for a Spin? What Libby Plans to Say at Trial
Pataki taps Cheney aide for fundraising work Boston Globe
PERKS OF BEING OVER 50
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run--anywhere.
4. People call at 9 pm and ask, " Did I wake you ???? "
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4 pm.
9. You can live without sex but not your glasses.
10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.
11. You no longer think of speed limits as challenge.
12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
13. You sing along with elevator music.
14. Your eyes won't get much worse.
15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
18 Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
19. You can't remember who sent you this list.
American business owners say they're going to give their employees holiday
bonuses instead of having a holiday party. Which means thousands of office
workers will have to get drunk and go to Kinkos to Xerox their ass. - Conan
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Space Shuttle Discovery rolls to launch pad 39-b on November 9. NASA will launch the Discovery on December 7 on a 12-day mission as the US space agency presses on with construction of the International Space Station, officials said. Photo/NASA