Thursday edition - December 4, 2008
Graphic by the fabulous SpunDoubt in Alaska
Iraq: Obama calls Iraqi PM to discuss cooperation
Campaign Promises on Ending the War in Iraq Now Muted by
Rice satisfied with Pakistan's anti-terror stance
Well, President Bush has been opening up a little bit. He gave an interview to ABC News. Bush said he wished the intelligence on Iraq had been different. Hey, how many wish the intelligence in the White House had been different?- Jay Leno
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4207 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 556 Washington Post
US: 4 insurgents killed, 32 detained in Iraq The Associated Press
IRAQ: UN's Iraq report still missing casualty count Los Angeles Times
Ind. soldiers sue over chemical exposure in Iraq The Associated Press
Azerbaijan Ends Mission to Iraq Voice of America
Zimbabwe declares cholera emergency
Somali Pirates Release Ship, Free of Charge
Russia to send warship through Panama Canal The Associated Press
Spoils of War
About 1,000 Asian men who
were hired by a Kuwaiti subcontractor to the US military have been confined for
as long as three months in windowless warehouses near the Baghdad airport
without money or a place to work.
Najlaa International Catering Services, a subcontractor to KBR, the Texas firm formerly known as Halliburton, hired the men
Research shows uttering words "Rove, Cheney, Bush" better than Syrup of Ipecac. - Grant Gerver
joined dozens of nations signing a treaty banning cluster bombs in an effort
that supporters hope
will shame the U.S., Russia and China and other non-signers into abandoning
weapons blamed for maiming and killing civilians.
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House lawyers: Renzi prosecution unconstitutional The Associated Press
Gov. Sarah Palin has
added to her financial disclosure forms two free trips that she took nearly two
years ago but failed to report. The free trips were taken in April and May of
2007 and should have been reported within 30 days under state ethics law. The
Nov. 17 disclosure forms note that the reports were
"not filed timely due to administrative error."
Florida Governor Jeb Bush said in a recent interview that Republicans “cannot be
the old, white guy party.” I believe he made this statement at a national
shuffleboard convention in Boca Raton, Florida.- Jay Leno
Oprah Brings Her Show to DC
Laura and Dubya Saving For New Home
Laura Bush confirmed that she and the President are buying a house in Dallas, about two hours from his beloved Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas...She broke the news while unveiling the White House’s patriotic Christmas décor this morning, explaining that her family will be "very careful" with spending this holiday to save up for their real estate purchase.
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Oil inches up on inventory drop CNNMoney.com
Credit Suisse Cuts 5300 Jobs
A Rush Into Refinancing as Mortgage Rates Fall New York Times
Inexplicably, my credit cards have melted.- Grant Gerver
Renditions fuel anger against US Chicago Tribune
A dozen retired
generals met with President-elect Barack Obama's top legal advisers Wednesday,
pressing their case
to overturn some of the Bush administration's terrorism-fighting policies.
Dick Cheney is in his undisclosed location and I hope he stays there
Great. Congress spent 621 million on the Capitol Visitor Center because they think the taxpayers stink. Priceless.
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid knows there are some things he should not say in public. For instance: "In the summertime, because it gets so hot here, you could literally smell the tourists coming."
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Sara the walrus and her Russian trainer Sergiy perform during a show at the newly-opened Istanbul Dolphinarium in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 1, 2008. Photo/Murad Sezer