Monday edition - March 5, 2007
Walter Reed woes bring turmoil at the top
The more than 1 million soldiers of the Army, deeply involved on two war fronts, suddenly find themselves serving under leadership tainted by scandal and in critical transition.
Army vet at Walter Reed: 'I want to leave this place'
Afghan journalists: US
soldiers deleted photos, video after bomb ...
Only Bush is stupid enough to piss off the guys with all those guns - our military.
''Hillary Clinton will never be president as long as women keep acting crazy. I know it's not fair, but there are too many misogynists out there who are looking for any excuse to not vote for a woman, such as 'women are ruled by their hormones,' as opposed to what a president should be ruled by -- the oil and gas lobby.'' - Bill Maher
China to increase military
spending by 18 percent
Daily Times, Pakistan
"Al Gore would have been a better president. John Kerry would have been – not because they're Democrats, [but] because they read! They're readers. Ooh, what a concept." - Bill Maher
President Bush, a homebody
who rarely goes out to eat, made a rare dinner venture out of the White House on
Sunday night. Bush and the Mrs. motorcaded to the Washington home of longtime
adviser Karl Rove and wife Darby.
The menu apparently included sausage and quail wings.
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Guiness called in to certify record for "Most Presidential Scandals" - Grant "Brad" Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Ann Coulter Reloaded
Prominent politicians from
both parties and a gay-rights group on Saturday condemned right-wing commentator
Ann Coulter for
reference Friday to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a
"Ann Coulter's use of an anti-gay slur yesterday was un-American and indefensible," Edwards said in a posting on his Web site, www.johnedwards.com .
DOMENICI WANTED US ATTORNEY OUT San Francisco Chronicle, CA
College Republicans hit conservative conference The Dartmouth, NH
"The Republicans are bad because they have to be held back. They are the party – and I give them this credit – they are the party of ideas. Big, stupid ideas. The Democrats have lately been the party that either doesn't have ideas, or will not defend their ideas." - Bill Maher
Joe Scarborough Makes Yet Another Threat
congressman Barney Frank and MSNBC's host Joe Scarborough went a bit head to
head over who had the floor to speak.
We wouldn't be surprised if Scarborough's threat to TIVO and actually count talk time minutes between himself and Frank will be dissected on his own talk show
Playing One Hand Against Another
Maher had via remote feed
the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter, Seymour Hersh, who had
enlightening findings regarding the administration's hell bent fixation on Iran
and its nuclear capabilities...According to Hersh, the Bush administration, with
Saudi Arabia, is secretly funding radical Sunni groups - some with ties to al
Qaeda - to counter Shiite groups backed by Iran.
Stunning Billl Maher and his panel, Hersh stated this is being done without any
Congressional authority or oversight.
We must give credit where credit is due: Bush & Cheney are consistent. They send troops into harm's way and they bring 'em back into harm's way. - Grant "Brad" Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Crude drops as stock rout fuels demand fears MarketWatch
Madame Tussauds bought out in private equity deal Guardian Unlimited
BBC branches out with YouTube Reuters
"The people who were defending [Bush] were saying, 'Well, he's just inarticulate.' But inarticulate doesn't explain foreign policy. I mean it's not that complicated. The man is a rube. He is a dolt. He is a yokel on the world stage. He is a Gilligan who cannot find his a-- for two hands. He is a vain half-wit who interrupts one incoherent sentence with another incoherent sentence [audience cheers and applause]. And I hope I'm not piling on." - Bill Maher
Kuwait court acquits two former Guantanamo detainees
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates
Activists take aim at Bush, Cheney Rutland Herald, VT
China, announcing a much higher than expected increase in military spending (18%), says they owe it all to Wal*Mart. - Grant "Brad" Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Chavez calls No. 2 US diplomat 'professional killer'
Smith case has become Bahamas political issue Bradenton Herald, FL
World riveted to full lunar eclipse Boston Globe
This photo released by NASA Thursday, March 1, 2007, shows an image of the planet Saturn obtained with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on Jan. 19, 2007, as the planet's shadow stretches completely across the rings. The view is a mosaic of 36 images taken over the course of about 2.5 hours, as Cassini scanned across the entire main ring system. Photo/NASA/JPL