TGIF/Weekend edition - March 10-12, 2006




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Bush's Loss on Ports Deal Dents Image, Exposes Republican Rifts
Bloomberg - 3-10-06
March 10 (Bloomberg) -- The collapse of a plan to let a Dubai company manage US ports marks another setback for President George W. Bush, exposing ...


CAPITOL REPORT Bully pulpit comes up short
MarketWatch - 3-10-06
President Bush learned Thursday that he couldn't bully a Republican-controlled Congress into accepting a foreign investment that was causing major heartburn ...

In election year, GOP wary of following Bush
MSNBC - 3-10-06
By Peter Baker. WASHINGTON - When President Bush and senior adviser Karl Rove mapped out plans for a political comeback in 2006, this was nowhere on the script. ...


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




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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


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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






Disturbing News



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


A 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 Abramoff.

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


Republican Shenanigans


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 with leftist leaders in Latin America as long as they govern well.


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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!






Good News



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!

Biz-Tech News





“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





Bush-Prison-Torture News


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"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

Go-F*ck-Yourself News




The American 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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Odd News

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)