TGIF/Weekend edition - March 24-26, 2006
Washington Post, United States - 3-24-06
It's time for you to act. Nancy Reagan did it. You can, too.
Things are falling apart. They always do in the second term. And when they do, there's only one person who can change things: the wife...
US Carlyle Group's purchase of Xugong Group halted by
Former first lady's donation aids son
I don't know which is worse, the Bushmen or the Bushwomen.
Note to all you Bush lovers out there -- Laura was the one who told the joke about her husband and the horse, not me!
"You'd think if a woman has reached her 80th birthday she'd understand that if you make a donation to charity, then make the charity give the donation to your son, it's not a damned donation anymore! Barbara Bush, today's 'Worst Person in the World'!"-- Keith Olbermann
Graphic by Dick S.
58 killed in Iraq as attacks rage on Boston Globe
Insurgents Kill 3 Baghdad Police Officers AP
Blast hits Sunni mosque in Iraq Reuters.uk
Rumsfeld: Iraqi Government Delay Extends Violence Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
Christian man's fate in hands of Afghan judge Detroit Free Press
Iran's Nukes Concern Some Arab Countries AP
You Thought the Dubai Port Sale was Bad?
In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute,
the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect
nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United
States and elsewhere.
The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present.
"President Bush flew to New Orleans.
There was an awkward moment when the President looked around and said, 'Oh, my
God, what the hell happened here?'"
-- Conan O'Brien
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FBI Agent Says 9/11 Plot Was Within Grasp Los Angeles Times
Row brews over Papua refugees
Patience urged over Cyclone Larry CNN International
Climate Model Predicts Greater Melting, Submerged Cities
BedTime for Bonzo
"I think you said `Early to bed, early to rise
makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,'" Bush said, standing next to Ralph
Archbold of Philadelphia, who did an impersonation of Franklin in honor of
the founding father's 300th birthday.
"Some of us want to take you at your word," Bush said
Subject: GOP ads on your site?!!!
Oh no...I saw you had Republican ad links? What???
Worried in WY
Don't worry. Those are Google Ads (on my Frontpage and inside my daily edition) and the advertiser pays ME per click. Odd, how capitalism works.
Lobbyist Abramoff gets subpoenaed in Boulis murder case Sun-Sentinel.com
Bush re-enters debate over guest workers Arizona Republic
Some GOP flee from Bush, but not his money Seattle Post Intelligencer
McCain continues to deepen ties to Bush camp Phoenix Business Journal, AZ
Kan. concealed-weapons bill to become law Seattle Post Intelligencer
Jeff Gannon - Shoots Out A Book
My book is about my two years with the White House Press Corps, the news stories I covered as a reporter for Talon News, the media in general and of course the events surrounding Gannongate. I'm sure there are some people concerned about what I might say about them in my book.They should be.
DNC: Did White House Direct Phone Jamming Scheme? U.S. Newswire (press release), DC
"In God We Trust. Voting Machines...Not so much."-- Saw it on www.democraticunderground.com
Hillary vs The Best the GOP Could Come Up With
A former Pentagon official seeking the Republican nomination to run against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton this year may have puffed up her resume. ..."In all fairness, when Ms. McFarland said she wrote Star Wars, perhaps she meant the George Lucas film," said Blake Zeff, a state Democratic Party spokesman.
Great Bumper Stickers for 2006
to me by Dennis in Colorado
E-mail me if you have any bumper sticker ideas for 2006.
Former Halliburton CFO, regulators can't settle case Houston Chronicle
Businesses: Orange County city's immigration policy too costly San Jose Mercury News
What if the President was using BitTorrent?
The President, First Lady and Dick Cheney were
flying on Air Force One. George looked at Laura, chuckled and said, "You
know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make
somebody very happy."
Laura shrugged her shoulders and replied, "I could throw ten $100 bills out of the window and make ten people very happy."
Cheney added, "That being the case, I could throw one hundred $10 bills out of the window and make a hundred people very happy."
Hearing their exchange, the pilot rolled his eyes and said to his co-pilot, "Such big-shots back there. Hell, I could throw all of them out of the window and make 5.995 Billion people very happy.
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"According to 'The Washington Post,' newly retired Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has been offered eight million dollars to write a book. Finally -- a book that captures the romance and excitement of an old man talking about interest rates."-- Conan O'Brien
Abu Ghraib stonewall
EU considering summit statement on Guantanamo EUobserver.com, Belgium
Guantanamo film to be released in the US and Canada Inside Entertainment, Canada
BUSH’S TOP TEN HOTEL DEMANDS
On the heels of the Cheney “Downtime Requirements” document obtained by The Smoking Gun, this reporter has come into possession of a top secret memo outlining the Top Ten demands that President Bush has during his hotel stays:
10. All lights turned off — Bush prefers to stay in the dark.
9. Four cartons of chocolate milk, and a package of Oreos, in honor of such Bush aides as Claude “The Fraud” Allen.
8. Temperature set to 31 degrees — helps maintain Bush’s “brain freeze.”
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Cheney defends spying program Arizona Republic, AZ
"Yesterday, Pope Benedict issued a statement where he said, 'Computer technology is the future.' Then he swept aside a curtain and said, 'Behold -- the Commodore 64!'" --Conan O'Brien
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Denislav Stoichev, coordinator of the first Lunar Embassy in Bulgaria, shows Lunar and Martian maps on a screen in the town of Plovdiv. Bulgarians were warned Thursday by a self-styled Lunar Embassy to hurry to buy real estate on the moon as only a limited number of properties were left for sale. (Photo by Valentina Petrova)
Have a Peaceful Weekend.