Wednesday edition - February 8, 2006
I'm surprised Cheney hasn't told us that Osama is in Iran.
"ABC announced their show, 'Commander In Chief,' is going on a six-week vacation. Or as Bush calls it, August." --Jay Leno
Far easier & quicker to compile a list of Bush administration officials NOT involved in any scandal. —Grant Gerver
Doesn't Homeland Security Do Background Checks on NASA Employees?
George C. Deutsch, the young presidential appointee at NASA who told public affairs workers to limit reporters' access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word "theory" at every mention of the Big Bang, resigned yesterday, agency officials said.
Mr. Deutsch's resignation came on the same day that officials at Texas A&M University confirmed that he did not graduate from there, as his résumé on file at the agency asserted.
NEWSFLASH: The Civil Rights Movement Wasn't Political!
"Hardball," according to Expose the Left, Kate O'Beirne said "'liberals
can't seem to be able to keep politics away from funerals' and called
Carter what he is, a "southerner with no graciousness.'"
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Breaking News: George Washington Tapped Phones
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Monday: "President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broader scale."
Birds of a Feather Still Flocking Together
Presidential assistant Donald Rumsfeld, right,
and his deputy Richard Cheney meet with reporters at the White House in
Washington, D.C., in this Thursday, Nov. 7, 1975 file photo. Rumsfeld was
named by President Ford to replace James Schlesinger as Secretary of
Defense and Cheney was to replace Rumsfeld.
Newly disclosed historic government documents obtained by the Associated
Press include one with startling similarity to Washington's current
atmosphere over disclosures of classified information by the
media....George H.W. Bush, then director of the CIA, wanted to ensure "no
unnecessary diminution of collection of important foreign intelligence"
under the proposal to require judges to approve terror wiretaps, according
to a March 1976 memorandum he wrote to the Justice Department. Bush also
complained that some major communications companies were unwilling to
install government wiretaps without a judge's approval. Such a refusal
"seriously affects the capabilities of the intelligence community," Bush
I don't remember the president admonishing the public on its oil "addiction" when he worked at oil companies like Harken or Arbusto, which is Spanish for "bush." Vice President Dick Cheney was chief executive officer of Halliburton, a very large oil and gas services company. This is, I remind you, the only administration whose secretary of state once had an oil tanker named after her.
Rolling Stones and the NFL probably won't spend the night together
Boehner, Abramoff and Karl Rove
A White House aide who was once chief of staff to House Majority Leader John Boehner helped plan a 1996 trip to the Northern Mariana Islands that was organized by fallen lobbyist Jack Abramoff, billing records from Abramoff's firm show.
Barry Jackson, now chief deputy to White House adviser Karl Rove, accepted an invitation to travel to the island of Saipan in April 1996
Beam Scotty Up Please
Senate Democrats lambasted the George W. Bush administration's "totally inadequate" response to the escape in Yemen this week of 23 Al-Qaeda members
White House spokesman Scott McClellan on Monday told reporters that the prison break -- which included a man convicted in the deadly bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 -- was a "disappointing development."
Another Big Boehner
Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who was elected House majority leader last week, is renting his Capitol Hill apartment from a veteran lobbyist whose clients have direct stakes in legislation Boehner has co-written and that he has overseen as chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee.
"Well, when the president does it that means that it is not illegal." -- Richard M. Nixon
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Chairman of De Baarsjes City District Executive Henk van Waveren stands next to a 'No Marijuana Smoking' sign in Amsterdam, in this undated handout. Amsterdam's new street signs banning cannabis smoking in parts of the city have sparked global interest. The sign shows a red circle around a fat cannabis joint in a cloud of smoke sparked by white marijuana leaves. It has been installed at one square and surrounding streets in Amsterdam where young cannabis smokers are a nuisance. Photo by Wim Sales