Monday edition - March 26, 2007
UF faculty to Bush: No honorary degree
9 officers cited for mishandling Tillman's death
3 Republican senators join Gonzales' critics
Jeb got left behind, along with Florida's children.
Maybe it's time to get away from the negative and focus on the positive things the Bush administration has done for us in the past 6 years. Oh my God, I've just come up with another "Shortest Books in the World" title! - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
5 US soldiers killed in Iraq Newsday
Separate clashes kill 42 Taliban in Afghanistan Monsters and Critics.com
Iraq assassination attempt an inside job by ex-guard Contra Costa Times, CA
America's hidden war dead Chicago Tribune, IL
Deadly Weekend For US Troops, Iraqis CBS News
Khalilzad leaves Iraq with nation on knife edge Kuwait Times, Kuwait
Meanwhile, Back in Afghanistan
The United States urged European countries on Monday to provide more troops and aid for Afghanistan, forecasting an international presence in the war-shattered country for "many, many years" to come.
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Aftershocks keep Japan on edge CNN International
Meanwhile, Back in New Orleans
Westerman rode out Hurricane Katrina in her 19th-century house. So terrible was
the experience that she wanted two things before the 2006 season arrived: a
backup power source and a gun. "I got a 6,000-watt generator and the cutest
little Smith & Wesson, snub-nose .38 you ever saw," she boasted. "I've never
been more confident." People across New Orleans are arming themselves — not only
against the possibility of another storm bringing anarchy,
but against the violence that has engulfed the metropolitan area in the 19
months since Katrina, making New Orleans the nation's murder capital.
must stop saying President Bush hasn't asked Americans to sacrifice for the war
on terror. On the contrary, he's asked us to sacrifice something enormous. Our
civil rights. - Bill Maher
New York police spied on activists ahead of Republican convention International Herald Tribune
Meanwhile, Back in the White House
Rovian theory suggests the following: The eight U.S. attorneys were fired not only to purge the Justice Department of some prosecutors who were insufficiently willing to use the power of their offices to attack Democrats and protect Republicans --- but also to install favored people who wouldn't have such scruples. And, thanks to a provision snuck into law by a Bush administration henchman (who has since been granted a job as -- you guessed it -- a U.S. attorney) there would be none of those pesky safeguards to prevent those jobs going to unqualified hacks.
Bush's Privatized Military - YouTube
"Sources at the Pentagon say that several factories in Iraq will soon begin making clothes to be sold in the United States. Yeah, because Americans only want two things from Iraq -- a stable, central government and affordable, quality menswear" --Conan O'Brien
Task Force Formed to Investigate Florida 13th Election CQPolitics.com
Fla. Official Defends Firing Manager Washington Post, DC
Edwards’ Cancer Has Spread Into One of Her Hips
MS researchers unmask junk web page operators Xinhua, China
Subject: The mission
I think I got lost over the last couple of years. I thought the mission
(our job) was to:
* Disarm Iraq's WMD's
* Remove Saddam Hussein from power
* Allow Iraqi's free elections
* Give the power back to the Iraqi government and people
Best I can tell, all that's been done but I still hear W and Cheney and
Tony Snow talking about not leaving until the job is done.
Here's the confusing part. What is the job and how do we know when it's
The mission/job was getting the oil. Wasn't it?
My guess the job is done when Bush pumps out all of the oil.
Cheney Says Dems Undermining Troops Military.com
Grand Canyon Skywalk to add bungee-jumping. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Anna Nicole died of accidental overdose, autopsy shows Seattle Times, WA
Snoop: "Let Me In The UK" MTV.uk
Brain Injury Said to Affect Moral Choices New York Times
Diners order up deadbeat dads with their pizza
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