TGIF/Weekend edition - March 10-12, 2006
Naughty Bush Photos
Bush's Loss on Ports Deal Dents Image, Exposes Republican Rifts
CAPITOL REPORT Bully pulpit comes up short
In election year, GOP wary of following Bush
Bush is either really stupid or really corrupt or both.
"Bush didn't really
win on his popularity last time. He won on scaring people that Kerry might do
something stupid like, I don't know, sell the ports to the Arabs."
– Bill Maher
No One Knows How Many Iraqis Have Died AP
Slain American Hostage Was Bound, Shot AP
Suicide Car Bomber Kills 7 Near Fallujah ABC News
Blast Sets U.S. Tank on Fire in Baghdad AP
Rumsfeld: Civil war not US job Salt Lake Tribune
Religious Strife Is Pushing Iraq towards Civil War New York Times
BHP's Lyons Says $5 Mln Wheat Shipment to Iraq Wasn't a Bribe
Academics become casualties of Iraq War Reuters
Feds Order U.S. Banks to Sever Syria Ties AP
US urges tough action against Iran Indianapolis Star
Iran threatens to use oil as weapon Canada.com
White House Eyes Finding Terror Funders AP
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The Smoking Arrow - The Bush Abramoff Connection
The chief of an Indian tribe represented by the lobbyist Jack Abramoff was admitted to a meeting with President Bush in 2001 days after the tribe paid a prominent conservative lobbying group $25,000 at Mr. Abramoff's direction, according to documents and interviews.
"We need Saddam or somebody like Saddam back in that country. It's been held together with somebody like him for the last 300 years, and we're not going to do it by democracy." – Bob Baer, Former CIA officer on the Bill Maher show
President Bush has to stop saying that, "before 9/11, we thought oceans could protect us." No, we didn't. Maybe in your world, the oceans were like America's moat—and you were king, and Condie was a Nubian princess. But in our world, we knew that our enemies, evil though they may be, had figured out boats and flying machines.-- Bill Maher
Nearly $2 billion in Katrina aid unclaimed Houston Chronicle
DOD IG reviews possible KBR overcharges United Press International
Did you hear about this? Vice President Dick Cheney has donated $2.7 million to the hospital at George Washington University. This is very smart. He wants to make sure the next guy he shoots is taken care of first-class.-- Jay Leno
More Smoking Arrows
lawyer for disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff threatened Monday to publicly
disclose the names of Washington legislators and staff members under
investigation in the sweeping federal corruption investigation that ensnared
Attorney Abbe Lowell told U.S. District Judge Paul Huck that the defense could be forced to reveal the sensitive information at Abramoff's sentencing hearing in Miami federal court this month unless it is postponed.
Naughty Bush Photos
Bush claims success for faith-based initiative San Jose Mercury News
Bush headlining Georgia Republican fundraiser in College Park Macon Telegraph, GA
DeLay team touts Abramoff interview Houston Chronicle
How a Big Wheel Outfitted Four of Them New York Times
Republican oversight plan allows warrantless spying The Register-Guard, Oregon
Cal students sponsor 'Dunk a Republican'
Inside Bay Area
Rice and Chile
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who plans to attend the inauguration of a socialist in Chile this weekend, says the United States has no quarrel withleftist leaders in Latin America as long as they govern well.
Another Bush Resignation
Gale Norton, who resigned as Interior Department
secretary Friday, leaves amid a burgeoning ethics scandal that has touched the
agency as federal investigators eye links between her former deputy, Steven
Griles, and disgraced former Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Norton, who turns 52 today, said the investigations were unrelated to her decision to leave, which she said was personal.
We use the television V-chip to keep our kids from mistakenly watching “fair and balanced” FOX News. -- Zing!
Diebold has been making ATMs for years, but it can't make a voting machine that prints a paper copy of your vote. Huh?-- Zing!
Overseeing the greed at Enron Houston Chronicle
drive up US trade deficit
Google looking to provide 'infinite' storage to computer users San Jose Mercury News
Click fraud's bound to continue, experts say USATODAY.com
“Tom Monahan, the founder of Domino's pizza, very staunch Catholic. He wants to spend at least $250 million to build a new town in Florida governed strictly by Catholic religious rules. No democratic laws. Catholic laws. Didn't we just have a government like this? I think it's called the Taliban.”-- Jay Leno
Janis Karpinski Interview Mathaba.Net, UK
Army Rebukes Congressional Aide for Abu Ghraib Role Washington Post
US to Abandon Abu Ghraib and Move Prisoners to a New Center
Doctors condemn Guantanamo force-feeding United Press International
The Funniest Blog Post of the Year
"It's now believed Iran has the capability to make nuclear weapons but hasn't done it yet. Which could be big trouble, because if there's one thing the Bush Administration won’t tolerate, it’s a middle eastern country that could have weapons of mass destruction, that doesn’t."--Jay Leno
Cheney Discusses Iraq Voice of America
Medical Association is warning college girls not to go wild for spring
break. Apparently studies show they have been drinking and having far too
much promiscuous sex. And today college boys warned the American Medical
Association to mind its own business.-- Jay Leno
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A doberman and owner sit together at the annual Crufts Dog Show, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, Thursday March 9, 2006. More than 24,000 dogs from 32 countries are gathering for the event, which is in its 115th year and is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors over four days of competition, culminating in the prestigious Best in Show contest. (Photo/Rui Vieira-pa)