Wednesday edition - February 15, 2006
I wonder what liquor Cheney drinks?
Who Would Jesus Shoot? -- Grant Gerver
Meanwhile Back In Afghanistan
Grim phrases are on the lips of diplomats, government officials, and aid
workers in Kabul when describing Afghanistan these days. Narco state,
political disillusionment, military stalemate, donor fatigue, American
Cheney to have Fox interview at 2 pm
The Olympic Games actually began in Greece over three thousand years ago. The idea was if nations could compete on the athletic field instead of on the battlefield, we could put an end to war. Well, that worked out well. Keep dreaming! -- Jay Leno
The Department of Homeland Suckurity -- Grant Gerver
"I don't know what all the fuss is about, what's more American than shooting your buddy in the ass?" --David Letterman
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Indian Nukes A-OK With USA
A landmark new U.S.-India nuclear agreement would enable New Delhi to expand atomic weapons production and encourage Pakistan and China to do likewise, according to critics of the controversial deal.
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Pistol Packin' President
Mr. Hussein's pistol, which Mr. Bush shows off to visitors, is a different matter altogether, Mr. Sherry said, because it was presidential acquisition by force. "Whatever specific symbolism Bush may privately attach to this token, it does make it look to the external viewer that he sees this in very personal terms," Mr. Sherry said. In the end, he said, "I'm left feeling that it sounds kind of childish...."
The Bush Valentine's Party Menu
The menu included a tasting of American caviar; rack of lamb and vegetables for the main course; and, for dessert, baked camembert and a puff pastry called "The Lovebirds" — accompanied by the newly hip rose champagne.
Photos from the party
Texas Drag - Tuxedo and Boots
Boot Scootin' Boogieman
"The Emperor works behind Darth Vader. He doesn't actually stand in front. I say that in fear of getting hit with a lot of buckshot." --Star Wars creator George Lucas, responding to a Republican video likening Democrats to the evil Empire
More Viewer E-mails on Cheney Shooting a Man In the Face
The Bush administration is taking steps to limit costs associated with a benefits program for Cold War-era nuclear workers who developed cancer from radiation exposure, according to a White House document.
Want to bet that McCain's nasty vent against Obama will be played down, while Hillary's “anger” and Dean's “scream” will be with us forever? -- Zing!
Some four years after his wife, author Barbara Olson, was killed on the hijacked American Airlines flight that crashed into the Pentagon, former solicitor general Ted Olson is engaged. He will be married this fall to Lady Evelyn Booth, who has been his social companion since they met at the Kentucky Derby in 2002.
BUSH IS THE BEST ARGUMENT AGAINST INTELLIGENT DESIGN
“Liberal media”: news providers not receiving kickbacks from the White House. -- Zing!
I hope you had a good time today. I did.
Giant Panda Mei Xiang plays with son, 7-month-old Tai Shan, February 14, 2006 at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington.Photo by the White House/Shealah Craighead