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TGIF/Weekend edition - December 8-10, 2006
Bush's Iraq approval at new low
W.House won't accept all proposals from Baker group
Are Saudis funding Iraq terror?
would probably be an improvement – at least he can “hold his own.” - Don
Davis - www.satiricalpolitical.com
"It is in book form and entitled, 'The Way Forward -- A New Approach,' a stark contrast from the book Bush had been operating from, 'Deeper and Deeper into the Hole That I Myself Have Dug.'" --Jon Stewart, on the Iraq Study Group report
By Dick Steele
"It's bad in Iraq. That help?" - George W. Bush, White House, 12-7-06
US deaths in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer
Roadside bomb kills soldier in Baghdad, US military says International Herald Tribune
Wednesday among deadliest days for US in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
Bush rejects overtures to Iran, Syria Globe and Mail
Iraq report picked apart — at home and abroad Seattle Times
Israel Disses Iraq Report
Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, said on Thursday that he disagreed with the Iraq Study Group’s linkage of the turmoil in Iraq to the need to resolve the conflicts between Israel and its Arab neighbors.
“And yesterday, President Bush met with a Shiite leader from the Iraqi parliament. Tomorrow, he hopes to meet with a Shinola leader so he can tell the difference between Shiite and Shinola.” - Jay Leno
Probe Into Ex-KGB Spy's Death Continues Washington Post
Agriculturally speaking, the more appropriate state spelling is "Colifornia."- www.seriouskidding.com
Laura Bush Has a Style Team. Who Knew?
Laura Bush and President Malaprop.
First Lady Laura Bush
hosted one of Washington's biggest parties Sunday wearing a splendid red dress
from Oscar de la Renta.
Then a Second Lady showed up wearing the exact same dress.
And then a Third Lady and even a Fourth Lady followed suit...Because Mrs. Bush's style team likely bought the $8,400 dress - an embroidered tulle jacket and floor-length trumpet skirt - at a store instead of from the designer directly...
Strangling the messenger Guardian Unlimited, UK
"The government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government and inform the people." - Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black who, in the 1970s, allowed the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
Bush Pisses Off Iraq Study Group
House advisers to George H.W. Bush are keenly disappointed and concerned about
the current President Bush's initial reaction to the report by the Iraq Study
They consider him rather dismissive of the group's conclusions, issued yesterday, which include the view that current Iraq policy is failing.
Katrina Still Dominates La. Election
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The President once again displays his overwhelming command of linguistics: "It's bad in Iraq." - www.seriouskidding.com
Oil prices rise above $63 a barrel MLive.com
Deal would allow Gulf oil drilling Miami Herald, FL
Nintendo Warns Wii Owners: Don't Let Go PC Magazine -
Russia Wants to Join NASA Moon Program Wyoming News, WY
Mark Foley Ethical Update
The House ethics committee
met in closed session Friday, indicating the panel could be close to finishing
its report on ex-Rep. Mark Foley's improper advances toward former male pages.
A four-member investigative subcommittee has interviewed dozens of witnesses, including Speaker Dennis Hastert, to determine whether majority Republicans took strong enough action against Foley when they learned of his questionable e-mails and other computer messages.
The Iraq Study Group will now continue its pointless work as The Global Warming Study Group. - www.seriouskidding.com
"Make no mistake about it, sir, I understand how bad it is, I talk to the families who die," Mr Bush went on, leaning forward past his podium to hammer home his point with a string of trademark malapropisms.
Highlights from the "Vice Presidential Iraq Study Group Report" Huffington Post, NY
"A lot of
talk today about Vice President Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary, who according
to the Washington Post's 'Reliable Source' is pregnant. Now, for legal reasons
I'm not supposed to say anything too definite about this matter, so I'll just
say this: Not too long ago, we may or may not have received a special rush order
for a vile of Stephen Colbert's Formula 401." --Stephen Colbert
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Heather Mills to represent herself to save cash Times Online, UK
Llamas Enlisted to Thwart Biological Weapons LiveScience.com
Cocktail robots mix mojitos Reuters
In this photo released by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Simen, an adult male Hamadryas baboon, rips into the holiday gift given him by the staff at the Prospect Park Zoo in New York, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. For three weeks in December, the zoo going public gets to watch animals at the three Wildlife Conservation Society zoos: Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and the Prospect Park Zoo rip open their gift-wrapped presents. (Photo/WCS, Julie Larsen Maher)