Tuesday edition - April 11, 2006
Special prosecutor links White House to CIA leak
From the beginning days of the CIA leak investigation
in 2003, the Bush White House has insisted there was never an effort
to discredit Joseph Wilson ... But now the White House -- and
specifically President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney -- have
been pitched back into the center of the controversy, this time
because of a prosecutor's court filing in the case that asserts there
Leaks were to answer questions about invasion, Bush
Bush blasts `wild speculation' over Iran plans
If you live by the leak, you die by the leak.
Tom DeLay gets to collect over a million dollars in congressional pension money. That's what is great about Congress! It's the only place in the world where the robbers get to keep the money. -- Jay Leno
Rocket Kills 6 Children at Afghan School AP
At Least 20 Dead After Pakistan Bombing CBS News
Iraq Shias meet to decide on PM BBC News, UK
Iraq to boycott Arab meeting over Mubarak comments Reuters.uk, UK
Saudi denies security barrier with Iraq
3 Marines in Fatal Iraq Raid Reassigned AP
Iran expects "good nuclear news" on Tuesday night Reuters.uk
Troops' infections tied to Halliburton water Contra Costa Times, CA
Native Americans Want 'Bunker Buster' Test Stopped OneWorld.net
Man Gets Prison in Drugs-For-Missiles Plot AP
"President Bush threw out the first pitch Monday at Cincinnati's great American ball park. 18 Iraqis were killed." --Amy Poehler
With government talks
stalled, Iraqi institutions have begun to drift, their lack of oversight and
leadership seriously hampering efforts to curb militias, improve infrastructure
and get on with the work of governing.
The long list of moribund projects has grown, and public officials whose jobs are stymied by the word "interim" have begun to despair.
Would a Department of Tourism Help?
Zurich is the city with
the highest quality of life in 2006, while Baghdad, for the third year running,
has the lowest,
a survey published Monday shows
Senators grill corps, FEMA Times Picayune, LA
Subject: Valerie Plame
If Bush is indeed the guilty party in the Plame case---will he run a wiretap on HIMSELF?
Hahaha. Bush is used to being wired -- remember the great debates of 2004?
"I don't need to be lectured on ethics
from a much married, obese, drug addict." --
Mary Mapes on Rush Limbaugh
CNMI, Guam urged to take advantage of Abramoff scandal Saipan Tribune, Micronesia -
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush backs Blackwell for governor
DeLay eligible for $67,000 yearly pension Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
RepubLEAKans - Grant Gerver
The Telephone Presidency
Q...Mr. President, how do you propose to bring
private military contractors under a system of
THE PRESIDENT: I appreciate that very much. I wasn't kidding --
Q Good morning, President Bush. I also feel very
freedom, although I see it in terms of human trafficking. Your
administration takes a very strong stance against prostitution...Have you considered changing your ideas
about prostitution for the purposes of helping either save or keep people
from being enslaved in sex prostitution?
to call Condi and talk to her about our policy.
THE PRESIDENT: No, I appreciate it. I'm -- it sounds like I'm dodging
here, but, again, you know more about this subject than I, and I will be
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"The scandal of the week for the White House is that Dick Cheney's main man Scooter Libby says that it was Bush himself who approved leaking classified information. I find that hard to believe, that President Bush is allowed to see classified information." --Bill Maher
Yet Another White House Scandal and It's Only Tuesday!
Key figures in a phone-jamming scheme designed to
keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in 2002 had regular contact with the
White House and Republican Party as the plan was unfolding, phone records
introduced in criminal court show.
The records show that Bush campaign operative James Tobin, who recently was convicted in the case, made two dozen calls to the White House within a three-day period around Election Day 2002 - as the phone jamming operation was finalized, carried out and then abruptly shut down.
John Ashcroft - Flying High
Earlier this week, the Justice Department
leased a NASA-owned G-3 Gulfstream for a 6-day trip to Western states.
Such aircraft cost the government more than $1,600 an hour to fly. When
asked whether Ashcroft was paying for any portion of the trips devoted to
personal business, a Justice Department spokeswoman declined to respond.
All other Bush Cabinet appointees, with the exception of Interior and Energy with remote sites to oversee, fly commercial airliners.
Bank of America to Cut About 1,900 Jobs Houston Chronicle
Skilling, on the Stand, Implies Fraud Was Hardly Necessary New York Times
Even Republicans Get the Insurance Shaft
A lawyer for U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said Monday that State Farm Insurance Co. is destroying documents that could show the insurer has fraudulently denied thousands of claims by Lott and other policyholderswhose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Bahrainis still being tortured in Guantanamo Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates
Government Authenticates Photos From Abu Ghraib Washington Post
Rove's Early Resume
Rove acknowledges that, in 1970, he used a false
identity to gain entry to the campaign offices of Illinois Democrat Alan Dixon,
who was running for state treasurer. Once inside, Rove swiped some letterhead
stationery and sent out 1,000 bogus invitations to the opening of the
candidate's headquarters promising "free beer, free food, girls and a good time
"It was a youthful prank at the age of 19 and I regret it," Rove says.
Rep. McKinney Incident Highlights Face Recognition Issues
Emediawire (press release), WA
Duck! Cheney gets 1st pitch New York Daily News, NY
Bush glad Cheney not running for president Seattle Post Intelligencer
Cheney stumps for congressional candidate in Bush's district Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX -
Andy Borowitz: Cheney Authorized Bush to Authorize Cheney to ... YubaNet (satire), CA
hope you're doing well. this mathematical equation
came to me the other day and i thought you might enjoy
Affability - ability = aff. And George Bush has
certainly been making an aff of himself for the past
five years. :-)
keep up the good work!
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A cloud formation over Mt. Rainier in the state of Washington.