Monday edition - March 13, 2006
Senator proposing censure of president
Survey finds more information kept from public
In Global Shift, Bush Rethinks Going It Alone
Why censure Bush? He doesn't know or care what it means. He understands the words resignation and impeachment, I bet.
Click here to sign a petition to censure Bush
What do "president bush" & "port security" have in common? They're both gigantic oxymorons. -- Grant Gerver
Baghdad Market Bombings Kill 46 and Wound 200 New York Times
70 Iraqis Killed in Spasm of Violence Los Angeles Times
Bush Confident Iraq Will Avoid Civil War AP
Saddam co-defendants on the stand BBC News
Britain to Cut Iraq Troops by 10 Percent ABC News
Afghan blast kills four US troops; cleric survives attack Seattle Times
Kabul Bombing Could Set Back Talks With Taliban Washington Post
High-security Harper flight to Afghanistan no routine shuttle Canadian Press
Iran Rejects Russian Offer to Defuse Nuclear Dispute
Military Says Most Would-Be Recruits Unfit AP
“Dubai announced they will sell ownership of the six American ports to another investor. The bad news, it's Iran.” -- Jay Leno
Subject: The Oreo Cookie National Budget
just saw this cool online
animation with Ben Cohen (as in
Ben&Jerry's ice cream), explaining the whole federal budget mess with just
a few Oreo cookies. It actually makes a lot of sense --- you should take a look:
Thought you might be interested in this organization
Talking the Talk But No Walking the Walk
Mission accomplished, cont'd.: For those who missed the first 999,999 performances, President Bush will give a speech about Iraq—the first of three this week—in advance of the third anniversary of the U.S. invasion.
Campus off limits to cars and pedestrains
Raging Texas Wildfires Blamed for 7 Deaths Houston Chronicle
US Works to Reassure Japan on Mad Cow Washington Post
Study Finds More News Media Outlets, Covering Less News New York Times
Milosevic May Have Tried to Get to Moscow
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CIA Outs Itself
When the Tribune searched a commercial online data service, the result was a virtual directory of more than 2,600 CIA employees, 50 internal agency telephone numbers andthe locations of some two dozen secret CIA facilities around the United States.
The Top 10 Conservative Idiots Democratic Underground, DC
“Plans were announced this week to raise $300 million for George W. Bush presidential library. This will be different than other presidential libraries. In the Bush library, someone will read the books to you.” -- Jay Leno
Florida Lags in Cancer Research The Ledger, FL
Pharmacists: Drug plan threatens small stores Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT
Will Condi Buy New Shoes For Her Testimony?
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley are among the witnesses defense
lawyers want to subpoena in the case of
two pro-Israel lobbyists accused of receiving classified information.
Dean Backs Adding Early States to Calendar Washington Post
Frist Leads Informal GOP Poll for '08
Lawmakers debate whether citizenship counts in census
“In the current issue of Vanity Fair, Washington lobbyist and convicted felon Jack Abramoff said he is good friends with indicted Congressman Tom DeLay, and sometimes they sit down and they discuss the Bible together. Apparently, they never made it to the ‘thou shalt not steal’ commandment.”-- Jay Leno
Naughty Bush Photographs
Jewish Texan Gubernatorial Candidate Caught Drinking Irish Beer While NOT Driving
An independent candidate for Texas governor rode in a St. Patrick's Day parade car Saturday with his trademark black hat and burning cigar — plus a beer in his hand, an apparent violation of the state's open container law..."Guinness is the drink that kept the Irish from taking over the world. It would be unthinkable not to have a Guinness during a St. Patrick's Day parade. In fact, it would be spiritually wrong,"Kinky Friedman said in a statement issued by spokeswoman Laura Stromberg.
Tom Delay: The Movie Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
Bush Alert! Bush Alert! Pierce Bush for President in 2020?
Pierce Bush -- the 19-year-old nephew
of President Bush -- supports his uncle's position on the D-P World deal. And
he's speaking his mind about it.
In an e-mail letter to the Houston Chronicle, the
Enron will be revived to handle port security.-- Grant Gerver
Knight Ridder agrees to sale
Fat Soldiers? Just Blame Halliburton U.S. News & World Report
I am a liberal. And I make no apologies
for it. Hell, I'm proud of it...In 2003, a lot of us were saying, where is the
link between Saddam and bin Laden? What does Iraq have to do with 9/11? We knew
it was bullsh*t. Which is why it drives me crazy to hear all these Democrats
saying, "We were misled." It makes me want to shout, "F*ck you, you weren't
misled. You were afraid of being called unpatriotic." --
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THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS - Political Poetry
If life truly begins at conception, we should lower the drinking age to 20 years and three months.-- Zing!
Abu Ghraib torture still fresh in mind of ex-prisoner The Register-Guard, Oregon
President Bush was in New Orleans helping with the reconstruction. He was hammering and sawing on a construction site. Dick Cheney tried to help out too, but he accidentally shot a guy with a nail-gun.-- Jay Leno
Dubai Deal Still Possible
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist says Congress will
closely watch a Dubai-owned company to be sure it transfers its U-S port
operations to an American company.
But Frist says if an American buyer is not found a deal for DP World to manage and operate major U-S ports still could go through.
A tuneful Obama leads Gridiron potshots at Cheney Chicago Tribune
Area prepares for Cheney stop Green Bay Press Gazette, WI
Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his friend Harry Whittington during a hunting accident because Whittington was wearing orange -- Cheney mistook him for a Guantanamo detainee. --Scott Blakeman
In a stunning announcement, the World Health Organization said that bird flu is a bigger challenge than the AIDS epidemic. So if you're dating a chicken, wear a condom!-- Jay Leno
Bin Laden's niece to get reality show Chicago Sun-Times
More than 1,000 detained over Pakistan kite ban Reuters.uk
South Korea gets rare yellow snowfall Reuters
Saturn Moon Has Water Geysers and, Just Maybe, Life National Geographic, D.C
Ad Man Predicts the Death of Advertising PR Web (press release), WA
My name is Bond...Jimmy Bond.. Reuters
Man Says Stripper Delivered a Rob-O-Gram AP
Beer flows from house taps in Norway Reuters
Police Rescue Moose Tangled in Swingset AP
Polar bear cubs and their mother Huggies are placed on public display at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, the Netherlands March 10, 2006. It is the first time a polar bear in captivity has given birth to triplets, the zoo said. The three-month old triplet cubs were put out on public display for the first time Friday. Photo/Michael Kooren