TGIF/Weekend edition - February 16-18, 2007




Senate Dems Send Bush a President's Day Message
ABC News - 2-16-07
In an effort to send a unified congressional message to the president opposing his Iraq strategy, Democratic Senate leaders announced a Saturday vote on the anti-surge resolution that the House ...


Audit finds $10 billion in fuzzy spending
San Francisco Chronicle, CA - 2-16-07
 Washington -- More than $10 billion of the money paid to military contractors for Iraq reconstruction and troop support was either excessive or unsupported by documents, including $2.7 billion for contracts held by Halliburton or one ...


Bush vows to step up efforts in Afghanistan
Boston Globe - 2-16-07
WASHINGTON -- President Bush vowed yesterday to make a sustained military and political effort to beat back resurgent Taliban forces as he turned his attention to Afghanistan and a ...


It's great to have Steve Bradenton back! I really missed his cartoons!



Actually, Iraq is a bargain when you consider that much of the cost is recouped in Halliburton profits.- Grant Gerver,


We Can Dream, Can't We?



The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News


By Don Davis


Anthrax Attack Still Unsolved, But the Building Is Safe!


The former AMI building, closed for more than five years because of an anthrax attack days after the Sept. 11 attacks, had its quarantine order lifted today by Palm Beach County Health Department Director Jean M. Malecki.

Malecki ordered the building closed in October 2001 after anthrax mailed in a letter killed photo editor Robert Stevens and infected mailroom attendant Ernesto Blanco.



Disturbing News


“And Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s daughter was arrested in Illinois for DUI and child endangerment. Wow, yeah. She said she’s going to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court. Gee, I wonder how she’ll do?”- Jay Leno




Bush Making Nice Naughty With Russia


Russia warned the United States on Thursday it might pull out of a Cold War nuclear arms reduction treaty because of plans by Washington to build a missile shield in Eastern Europe.


Republican Shenanigans



Isn't FoxNews Already A Comedy Show?


Sunday at 7 p.m., Fox News Channel premieres its antidote to the left-leaning humor of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" -- a conservative fake news show. Within seconds, liberal viewers will realize why creators of "The 1/2 Hour News Hour" joked that the show's alternative title was "Pissing Off Berkeley."



Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried to persuade ABC's Diane Sawyer on Monday that Iran is not a threat to the Middle East. The U.S. government knows he has missiles that threaten the entire region. Ollie North still has the receipts. - Argus Hamilton





Rock-The-Voter News

“Well, let’s see. In the latest count, there are now 25 politicians who have announced they’re running for President of the United States. And 15 of them also claim to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby.”
- Jay Leno





Biz-Tech News

The Cubans Are Coming! The Cubans Are Coming!


Concerned about a possible mass exodus of Cubans, the Defense Department plans to spend $18 million to prepare part of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay to shelter interdicted migrants, U.S. officials said.

A new installation is needed because terrorism suspects occupy space on the base that has been used in past emergencies to hold large numbers of migrants, officials said.



"The FAA is very close to raising the retirement age of pilots. ... That means pretty soon both astronauts and pilots will be wearing diapers." --Jay Leno




Bush-Prison-Torture News

Presidents Need Language Requirements Too


India has sent home at least 20 foreign pilots flying for its airlines in the past year as their poor English posed safety concerns, the country's civil aviation regulator said Thursday.



"Basketball star Tim Hardaway has been banned from all future NBA appearances after announcing that he hates gay people. Surprising talk coming from a player known for his ball-handling." - Jimmy Kimmel





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Odd News


Charlie, a Rottweiler mix, whose own mother rejected him, snuggles Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 with his substitute mother, Satin, at the Meriden Humane Society in Meriden, Conn. The cat had just had her own litter of kittens and took on Charlie in addition. (Photo/Bob Child)