Thursday edition - February 22, 2007




Rice: Missile shield not for Russia
United Press International - 2-22-07
WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- US officials in Washington are trying to convince Russian officials that a proposed missile defense system in Eastern Europe is aimed at Iran, not Russia.

Iraq war protests grow before Cheney's Australia trip
Reuters - 2-22-07
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Anti-Iraq war protesters briefly scuffled with police in Sydney on Thursday ahead of a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, underlining divisions within one of Washington's firmest allies over the unpopular war.

Army general vows to upgrade shoddy Walter Reed site
Wilmington Morning Star, NC - 2-22-07
By Ann Scott Tyson,. Washington | A top Army general vowed Wednesday to personally oversee the upgrading of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Building 18, ...


The only thing I've noticed Condoleezza Rice accomplish is her noticeably improved wardrobe.



"Bad news for President Bush. He wants us to stay the course, but even our closest ally is saying no. Prime Minister Tony Blair announced the withdrawal of 1,500 British troops and says that more than half of their troops could be pulled by this summer. Coincidentally, the announcement comes the day after Prince Harry volunteered to go fight over in Iraq. Maybe that's the way to get our troops out -- we send Billy Bush to Iraq." --Jimmy Kimmel


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


Cheney and Libby Sitting in a Tree... the federal courthouse in Washington Tuesday, during closing arguments in the Libby trial, the roles were reversed. In his closing arguments, Libby’s defenders attacked the credibility of the witnesses against Libby, while Fitzgerald spoke darkly of the involvement of Libby’s old boss, Vice President Dick Cheney.


"Things getting very nasty in Washington. Today the White House denied an assertion by Senator Harry Reid that the Iraq war is 'the worst foreign policy mistake in U.S. history.' The White House said, 'You have to realize that President Bush has two more years in office.'" --Conan O'Brien

Disturbing News



Someone is Lying Here


``John said some nasty things about me the other day, and then next time he saw me, ran over to me and apologized. Maybe he'll apologize to Rumsfeld,'' Dick Cheney said in an interview with ABC News.

At a campaign event in Los Angeles, John McCain said he stood by his remarks about Rumsfeld. He did not mention the vice president, and his campaign declined to comment on Cheney's remarks.


"Did you all have a nice Presidents' Day President Bush marked the occasion in his usual way -- by ignoring the other two branches of government." --Jay Leno





Republican Shenanigans


CNN, Headline News and Fox News - live coverage of the Anna Nicole Smith custody hearing! This is news? No wonder the president feels free to start World War III. Nobody's paying attention. - Zing!



By Don Davis


Rock-The-Voter News



Hitting Below Bill's Belt


...Geffen, a big fund raiser for the Clintons in the past, called Obama "inspirational" and dismissed Hillary Clinton as "overproduced and overscripted." As for her husband, Geffen suggested that his bad-boy days are not behind him: "I don't think anybody believes that in the last six years, all of a sudden Bill Clinton has become a different person."...





Biz-Tech News



Bush-Prison-Torture News


Cheney wants to leave Iraq "with honor." You know, the same way he entered it. - Grant Gerver,



Go-F***-Yourself News


"I know you're saying to yourselves where is Vice President Dick Cheney. Right now he's in Tokyo ... taking part in a pep rally for United States troops. Because when you think Dick Cheney, you think pep." --David Letterman



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Odd News




An adult Colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) was caught by New Zealand fishermen in deep ocean off Antarctica, February 22, 2007. (Photo/New Zealand Ministry of Fisheries)