Wednesday Edition - March 29, 2006


Judges back bill examining domestic spying
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 3-29-06
... The administration contends the president has inherent war powers under the Constitution to order eavesdropping without warrants.

"I am very wary of inherent authority" claimed by presidents, testified U.S. Magistrate Judge Allan Kornblum. "It sounds very much like King George."


Taliban say Afghan offensive is on, 22 dead
Reuters South Africa, South Africa - 3-29-06
KABUL (Reuters) - Insurgents in Afghanistan attacked a military base on Wednesday and an American, a Canadian and at least 12 militants were killed...

Documents track Halliburton battle
Houston Chronicle - 3-29-06
Federal auditors castigated Houston-based Halliburton Co. repeatedly for failing to control costs and adequately justify its billings when working to rebuild Iraq's southern oil industry, newly released documents show.


I wish Bush would just take the money and run -- but which country would offer him asylum?


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"We're now down to the final four. Not college basketball. The number of people who still think President Bush is doing a good job." --Jay Leno



The massive White House shakeup continues as Cheney and Rumsfeld swap jobs.-- Grant Gerver 




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


Cha Ching Cheney


In August 2004, the Securities and Exchange Commission brought charges against the energy-services company, Halliburton, its former CFO Gary Morris, and its onetime controller Robert Muchmore Jr. for failure to disclose a change in the company's accounting practice related to cost overruns.

The change was made during Vice President Cheney's tenure as Halliburton's chief executive. The SEC had alleged that Morris and Muchmore were responsible for hiding a 1998 accounting change that should have been reported in Halliburton's public filings.




"All these old men were the fruit of my loins." -- Claude Kirk, who was governor of Florida from 1967-1971, was the oldest of the governors present at the "Day with the Florida Governors" symposium




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"Thousands and thousands of undocumented workers protested yesterday. President Bush was really surprised by the large number of protestors. And you know what? I'm not surprised he was surprised." --David Letterman





We must allow illegal immigrants to move out of the shadows so they're easier to spy on like the rest of us. -- Grant Gerver 



Republican Shenanigans


Abramoff's Friends Show Up


"He was a natural crusader and political activist, with great sympathy for our un-represented Commonwealth," Marianas Gov. Benigno R. Fitial wrote, using official government stationery.

The Marianas, known for their low-paying garment factories, hired Abramoff to keep the islands' workers exempt from U.S. laws like the minimum wage.


Air Force Capt. Andrew Cohen, a chaplain, wrote the court about Abramoff's generosity in taking in Cohen's family of seven for several weeks last year when the military family couldn't find housing.





“Remember last week when Jessica Simpson declined to meet President Bush at that Republican fundraiser? That was a big story about ten days ago? Well, she now says they have plans to sit down together and talk face to face. President Bush talking with Jessica Simpson, wow. That should be a real no-brainer, huh?” -- Jay Leno


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The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting Bambi ( a deer), or a tree chicken (a squirrel), and has everything to do with the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence - about our right and duty to throw off abusive government! Read it! -- Zing!




Made Up Word Gets Woman Arrested


A bumper sticker that takes a double-entendre dig at President Bush has landed a woman in trouble with the law.

Denise Grier, 47, of Athens was recently pulled over in suburban Atlanta's DeKalb County where she works as a nurse when a police officer spotted her bumper sticker that reads: "I'm Tired Of All The BUSHIT."




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Ann Coulter Would Look Lovely In Black and White Stripes


This time, claiming she doesn't even live here — as GOP pundit Ann Coulter has been doing on this spring's college speaking tour when she's questioned about her February election meltdown on Palm Beach — isn't going to cut it.

Palm Beach County's elections supervisor has given the right wing's unofficial mouthpiece 30 days to explain why she voted in the wrong precinct.

"We want to give her a chance," Anderson said. "She needs to tell us where she really lives."

Or else? He could refer the case to State Attorney Barry Krischer for criminal charges, Anderson said



"According to a survey in this week's Time magazine, 85% of Americans think global warming is happening. The other 15% work for the White House." --Jay Leno





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“Cheney wants bottled water, he wants lights on, temperature at 68, TVs tuned to Fox News. And I was thinking my God, I wish they would put this much preparation into the Iraqi war, you know, for heaven's sake!” -- David Letterman

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The sun is seen during a partial eclipse at Bukovo 100 km (62.1 miles) from the regional main city of Cherkessk in the North Caucasus in the south of Russia, March 29, 2006. The track of the eclipse stretched from eastern Brazil , across the Atlantic to north Africa, then on to the Middle East, Central Asia, west China and Mongolia. Photo by Eduard Korniyenko