Wednesday edition - February 21, 2007
Britain changing course in Iraq with new troop pullout plan
Lithuania 'seriously considering' withdrawing
troops from Iraq
PM won't follow UK lead on troop reduction
No wonder Bush added more troops, the British were leaving.
“President’s keeping busy. Yesterday, President Bush gave a speech warning Americans about the threat from Iran. Yeah. Afterwards, the President admitted he took an old Iraq speech and replaced all the q’s with n’s.” - Conan O’Brien
Us Military Deaths In Iraq At 3146 Guardian Unlimited, UK
'Rape case' fuels Iraq sectarian strife BBC News, UK
Denmark to pull out troops from Iraq (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com, UK
Cheney: US Won't Relent in Iraq War Washington Post, DC
Black Hawk makes "hard landing" in Iraq-US military
“If Iraq Don't Kill You, Walter Reed Will”
AP Study: Nearly Half of US Deaths in Iraq Come from Small Towns Editor & Publisher
Tying Your Tubes
Here's the newest from Sen.
Ted Stevens, the man who described the Internet as a series of tubes: It's time
for the federal government to ban access to Wikipedia, MySpace, and social
networking sites from schools and libraries.
Early in January, Stevens introduced Senate bill 49, which among other things, would require that any school or library that gets federal Internet subsidies would have to block access to interactive Web sites, including social networking sites, and possibly blogs as well.
Mass loon deaths on Winnipesaukee stump biologists
"It's hard to believe the No. 1 story, bigger than Iraq, Iran, the social life of Britney Spears, is still Anna Nicole Smith. CNN has officially changed their name this week to CN-Anna." --Jimmy Kimmel
State GOP nixes straw poll for 2008 hopefuls
Top Court snuffs $80 mil. cigarette award Chicago Sun-Times, IL
Accused terrorist financier, Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, gave generously to the RNCC and earned a life membership in the "RNCC Inner Circle." He obviously viewed Bush-Cheney neocons as terrorists worthy of financing. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
is now trying to pass a bill that would require health insurers to cover more
costs for the mentally ill. Once again, Congress looking out for themselves"
Oil falls for third day Reuters.uk, UK
A contrite JetBlue offers a plan Los Angeles Times
Peter Pan peanut butter recall will cost $50-60 Million
Please return all your Peter Pan peanut butter to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.
- Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Fox Gives Clinton Headline
Anti-Terror Law Bans Guantanamo Bay Prisoners from Civil
Ted Kennedy urged the FDA to regulate tobacco advertising Friday. It's about time. After all three actors who played the Man from Marlboro Country died of lung cancer, tobacco companies said it proved that riding horses causes lung cancer. - Argus Hamilton
Police warn protesters ahead of Cheney visit ABC Online, Australia
Water more important than Cheney, says PM Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia
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Judge To Rule By Friday On Custody Of Smith's Body NBC6.net, FL
This handout image from October 24, 2006, shows the world's most premature living baby, Amillia Sonja Taylor's, feet held in contrast with adult hands, just after her birth at Baptist Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida. Taylor, only slightly longer than a ballpoint pen at birth was due to be sent home in the coming days from a Florida hospital after four months of neonatal intensive care, the hospital said on February 20, 2007. Photo/Baptist Health South Florida