TGIF/Weekend edition - March 23-25, 2007
Snow Tells Fox Morning Show: Congress Has No Oversight Over White House
Iraq war deadline bill to pass House: Democrats
Britain: Iran seizes 15 sailors, marines
Either this administration is full of bald faced liars or they're just dumb - or worse, they're both.
"Let's get ready to rumble! Fighting out of the blue corner, George 'Georgeeeeeeeeeesus' Buuuuuuuuuush! Fighting out of the red corner, The Law of The Land, Our Constituuuuuuuuuution!" - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Clashes kill 160 in northwest Pakistan Houston Chronicle
Iraq pullout bill has 'zero
chance': White House
Raw Story, MA
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In the latest allegations of
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A medical team went for an inspection Wednesday after Defense Secretary Robert Gates got a letter from congressional investigators about allegations of a rising death rate and rooms spattered with blood, urine and feces at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington.
"Vice President Dick Cheney went to the hospital because of discomfort in one of his legs. Apparently, he hurt it while jumping for joy when he saw how high gas prices were." --Jay Leno
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Zimbabwe threatens Western journalists Monsters and Critics.com
Huge US economic losses forecast in flu pandemic Reuters AlertNet
Rat poison found in pet food USA Today
"With the fired lawyers controversy here in the United States showing no signs of abating, President Bush gave an impromptu press conference in the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room. Presumably because the Petulant Tantrum Room was booked." --Jon Stewart
Drip, Drip, Drip
The flap over fired
prosecutors is jeopardizing confirmation of President Bush's pick for the No. 3
official at the Justice Department.
The nomination of Bill Mercer, currently the U.S. attorney for Montana, to become associate attorney general has been put on hold by Democrats. They want to question him about his role in the dismissal of several federal prosecutors late last year.
“You know, concerning the firing of Gonzales, you’ve been listening to the Republicans defending the Bush Administration. They keep saying US attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. Have you heard that expression? Sounds kind of dirty, doesn’t it? They serve ‘at the pleasure of the President.’ What are they, down on all fours, barking like dogs? I don’t know what it means.” - Jay Leno
US suggests reducing Abramoff sentence USA Today
Ex-Deputy to Plead Guilty in
San Francisco Chronicle
Political science professor
Darren Hawkins said it's possible the visit of an unpopular vice president in
the midst of the Iraq war and in the wake of the Scooter Libby trial might even
spark a protest by BYU students, a rarity on the conservative campus.
"He may be the most unpopular vice president in history and he may be the most unpopular person in America right now, so, yes, where else could he go?" Hawkins said. "It doesn't surprise me the White House called back and wondered if BYU would take him. I seriously doubt he'd be welcome at a lot of other universities."
“According to a new study, one-third of Washington, DC is illiterate. Unfortunately, it’s the third that’s in charge of the government. That’s the sad part.” - Jay Leno
"The Democrats are trying to turn these firings of U.S. attorneys into a partisan issue, but the president is above bickering. In fact, he made a generous peace offering. Karl Rove and Harriet Miers would submit to private interviews, but 'they would not take oaths nor would a transcript be made available.' See, the president is just trying to save this country from another painful perjury trial." --Stephen Colbert
Dueling Snow Jobs Quotes
There’s another principle,
which is Congress doesn’t have the legislative — I mean oversight authority over
the White House. [CNN, 3/22/07]
First, the White House is under no compulsion to do anything. The legislative branch doesn’t have oversight. [MSNBC, 3/22/07]
Congress doesn’t have any legitimate oversight and responsibilities to the White House. [Fox, 3/22/07]
Members of Congress have
their own oversight obligations. They may proceed as they wish. They’re a
separate and co-equal branch of government and I’m not going to tell them what
they can and can’t do. [Briefing,
Oil prices climb above $61 a barrel San Jose Mercury News
The former commander of Abu
Ghraib prison in Iraq said Thursday she distrusts the confession purported 9/11
mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed made after the high-ranking al-Qaida official
spent a month at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Janis Karpinski, who was reduced in rank from general to colonel in the wake of the interrogation scandal at the Iraqi prison, said she had "no faith" in Mohammed's confession to the planning of 28 acts of terrorism, including the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center and a foiled plot to crash aircraft into London's Heathrow Airport.
"I would think people who go from being held in a secret prison for five years, who end up at Guantanamo and then suddenly confess, that should raise concerns," Karpinski said.
The Many Man-Crushes of Chris Matthews The Nation., NY
CIA Seeks Disguise for Agent at Trial New York Times, NY
New to Pentagon, Gates Argued for Closing Guantánamo Prison The Ledger, FL
Global Warming Saps Halliburton Profits
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Man asks court to evict Howard K. Stern from Anna Nicole Smith home Reality TV World
Anna Nicole autopsy results to be released Monday Washington Post
A grounded iceberg is seen near a penguin rookery in this undated handout photograph from the Australian Antarctic Division. The impact of global warming on the vast Southern Ocean around Antarctica is starting to pose a threat to ocean currents that distribute heat around the world according to Australian scientists. Photo/Australian Antarctic Division
Wishing you all a peaceful weekend.