Thursday edition - March 15, 2007




Suspected Leader of 9/11 Attacks Is Said to Confess
New York Times, NY - 3-15-07
By ADAM LIPTAK. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, long said to be the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to them at a military hearing held in Guantánamo ...


Halliburton to add 13,000 new workers in 2007
Reuters - 3-14-07
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Oil services company Halliburton Co. which plans to move its chief executive to Dubai, ...

Trade Deficit Hits Record for 5th Year
Baltimore Sun, MD - 3-15-07
A deficit of $856.7 billion in 2006 meant the US was transferring more than $2 billion daily to foreigners last year to finance the trade gap. ...


I also heard that Mohammed confessed to shooting the sheriff but not the deputy.



I've seen this movie, this "Surge" movie. It's called "Staying the Course," and it stars President "Daydream Believer" as a square-jawed fighter pilot who refuses to give up. And it ends with him back in Texas, driving his go-kart into a guppy pond. - Bill Maher



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



"While in Latin America, President Bush visited the ancient Mayan ruins. He then invited their officials to come visit our ruins -- the Walter Reed Medical Center." --Jay Leno



Shouldn't They Be Helping Katrina Victims?


Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard's 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, headquartered in Carville, will soon deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, state officials say.

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A Cup of Uh Oh for Papa Bush


Brushing aside a veto threat, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn a 2001 order by President George W. Bush that lets former presidents keep their papers secret indefinitely...Among beneficiaries of the Bush order was Bush's father, George H.W. Bush, a former vice president and president...the average time to release presidential documents has grown to 78 months from 18 months since the Bush order





Disturbing News



"People are saying Scooter Libby is taking the fall for Cheney. Personally, I think Libby got off easy -- usually when you take one for Cheney, it's a shot in the face" --Jay Leno



Ann Coulter's Next Bestseller?


While conservative pundit Ann Coulter has been dropped by several newspapers for using an anti-gay epithet regarding Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, she remains in good standing with her book publisher.
The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House Inc., plans an October release for her next book, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans.



Republican Shenanigans



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"The president is ... on a five-nation tour of Latin America. A lot of people are saying while he's below the border, what a great time to build that wall." --Bill Maher




Halliburton Outsources Self


Dubai is the Middle East's capital of quirkiness, with its man-made islands constructed as luxury housing estates visible from space in the form of palm trees and a map of the globe. Local recreation includes camel trekking in the desert, snorkeling in the Gulf or skiing down indoor slopes. Becoming an international metropolis also has its down side: Besides the soaring real estate prices and inflation estimated at 20%, other undesirable features of life in the new Dubai include massive daily traffic jams, a rise in prostitution, and growing discontent among the legions of mostly Asian laborers imported for the construction industry.

Halliburton is merely the latest in a growing number of banks and other global service companies making Dubai their Middle East hub.


Though Halliburton is relocating its pallets of cash to the Middle East, Houston will still be in charge of pallet production. Grant Gerver,





Rock-The-Voter News


The only guy on the Republican side who has practiced monogamy is the Mormon!
– Bill Maher



Biz-Tech News



"Israel has recalled its ambassador to El Salvador after the ambassador was found drunk and naked in the yard of his residence. And today, Israel announced he is their new ambassador to Ireland." --Conan O'Brien




Bush-Prison-Torture News



"Scooter Libby was found guilt of perjury, obstruction, and making false statements -- or, as the White House calls it, a press conference." --Bill Maher


Go-F***-Yourself News


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Odd News




One of two babies crowned lemurs born in early January 2007 is seen in this recent photo at the Parc Zoologique de Paris in Vincennes, France. The birth of the two baby lemurs, part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Program, increases the population to ten lemurs in captivity at the Zoo. Photo/Francois-Gilles Grandin