TGIF/Weekend edition - March 9-11, 2007



Priests to Purify Site After Bush Visit
ABC News - 3-9-07
 GUATEMALA CITY ó Mayan leaders announced that priests will purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate "bad spirits" after US President George W. Bush visits next week.

"That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense for the Mayan people and their culture,"


White House Bows On Attorney Reforms
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 3-9-07
 Slapped even by GOP allies, the Bush administration is beating an abrupt retreat ...

Gingrich In Affair During Clinton Probe
CBS News, NY - 3-9-07
"The honest answer is yes," Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson to be aired Friday, according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press.


Good for the Mayan people.  I wonder if they could purify the US from Bush and Newt?


Latin Americans complain of putrid sulfur smell during Bush visits. - Grant Gerver,





Subject: John McCain Ad on your site


Why do you have a John McCain ad on your site? He is one of the worst
hypocrites around!

Google displays that ad. Either the advertiser requested this site (doubt it) or Google's ad listing for my site, politics, humor, etc.. randomly picked up my site. 


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

Dems Want Troops Home New Year's Eve


Anti-war lawmakers Thursday called on colleagues in the House of Representatives to set a "clear timeline" for an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, challenging fellow Democrats to assume the political risk of ending the war.

In a press conference, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Out of Iraq Caucus proposed legislation that would require Congress fully to fund the safe and secure withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by December 31, 2007.


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Constructive Anarchy: The BlogFreedom of Speech: Use it or lose it. Bear witness. Tell somebody. And have some *!#? fun.



 "I. Lewis Libby, a.k.a. 'The Scooter', the vice president's chief of staff found guilty on four of five counts ranging from obstruction of justice to lying to a grand jury. Yes, we got the guy -- the one-man cancer on this White House has been removed." --Jon Stewart


Disturbing News


"Obviously, this has come at a bad time for the White House. Usually, you want the conviction of a high-ranking official and the veterans-sleeping-in-moldy-rat-holes stories on different days." --Jon Stewart


Bad Blonde


When conservative commentator Ann Coulter called former Vice President Al Gore a "total fag" on national television nearly a year ago, it barely caused a stir.

Coulter's recent labeling of presidential candidate John Edwards as a "faggot," however, has triggered a huge response, including a campaign initiated today by a gay rights group and media watchdog to persuade mainstream media outlets to dump her for good.


Good Blonde


Valerie Plame, the CIA operative exposed after her husband criticized President Bush's march to war, will testify next week before lawmakers probing how the White House dealt with her identity, the chairman of the panel said Thursday.



Republican Shenanigans



I've Learned to Believe the Opposite of What Bush Says


Attorneys for convicted former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby began working on a request for a new trial Wednesday as the Bush White House tried to knock down speculation about a possible pardon in the CIA leak case.





BUSH STRIPS LIBBY OF NICKNAME - Andy Borowitz (satire)


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A suspicious package was found on White House grounds: the Constitution.- Grant Gerver,



Rock-The-Voter News

Add the Attorney General to the Impeachment Short List


Admittedly, there is much information publicly available regarding Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, his rise to White House Counsel and then to his current position of Attorney General. His impact on the direction of the country over the past six years is immense.

His documents -- his advice and his counsel -- have laid the foundation for torture, suspension of habeas corpus, warrantless wiretapping, the expansion of power in the Executive Branch and, most recently, what at least appears to be the politically motivated replacement of many U.S. Attorneys with Administration loyalists, in order to pad their resumes





While Clinton was not having sexual relations with "that woman," Newt was. (Once and for all, NEWTER GINGRICH!) - Grant Gerver,




Biz-Tech News


By Don Davis





The Buck Stopped At Abu Ghraib


In his final lecture at Stanford University, Philip Zimbardo said abuses committed by Army reservists at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison weren't isolated incidents by rogue soldiers. Rather, sadism was the inevitable result of U.S. government policies that condone brutality toward enemies, he said...''Good American soldiers were corrupted by the bad barrel in which they too were imprisoned,'' said Zimbardo, 73. ''Those barrels were designed, crafted, maintained and mismanaged by the bad barrel makers, from the top down in the military and civilian Bush administration.''

Bush-Prison-Torture News


Bush Visits Brazil and Pisses Most Everybody Off


 President Bush sees the new agreement with Brazil on ethanol as a way to boost alternative fuels production in the Americas and get more cars running on something other than gasoline...Some protesters, carrying stalks of sugar cane, protested the ethanol agreement, which is being formally signed by officials with the State Department and the Brazilian foreign ministry. The demonstrators warned that increased ethanol production could lead to social unrest because most operations are run by wealthy families or corporations that reap the profits, while the poor are left to cut the cane with machetes.


The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's [link] winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the
subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until
you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

12. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.

14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

15. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
you've accidentally walked through a spider web.





Subject: Response to Chinese pets as dinner?

Yesterdays email:
Thanks for my morning dose of racism.

I hope you are being sarcastic. The reason I made that comment was due to my son's culinary experiences in China last summer. He said he ate chicken, beef, fish, frog, pork, rat and dog -- and a delicious mystery meat on stick.

I was just kidding!



Seriously, you apologized? The "National" dog of China is the Chow Chow. And, in America, "chow" means what, exactly? At every base I was stationed at in seven + years' military service, dining facilities (which I routinely avoided) were called "chow halls". Does anyone think this is an accident?

You are sweet, kind, and considerate, and beyond lovely, to tolerate this crap in a world of war, torture, and hate for oil and religion.

Racism is Emmit Till, and dragging James Byrd Jr. to death in Jasper, TX.

The fact that in China and North Korea dogs are a meal-time staple is disgusting, not racism.

If DD wants racism to protest, watch Lou Dobbs on CNN and leave My Favorite Website to those of us who can appreciate the difference.

Converse, IN
Red State Hell


Wow Doug!  Thanks and a big hug!.


But I didn't apologize.


I was just kidding about a dog for sale painted as a panda in a country where dog meat is familiar. The odd thing is that Chinese dog would sell for a higher price as a pet instead of dinner in most of China today.


Sometimes people get offended when there is no intent.  I think that is what happened to DD.


One of my favorite forms of humor is when black comedians/comediennes start imitating white people. 


Thanks for your loyalty.  Deep curtsy.




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Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in a 1963 photo courtesy of NASA. The world's first female astronaut, marking her 70th birthday on Tuesday, says she still dreams of flying to Mars -- even on a one-way ticket. Photo/NASA