Thursday edition - April 17, 2008





Pentagon records detail prisoner abuse by US military
The Associated Press - 4-17-08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military interrogators assaulted Afghan detainees in 2003, using investigation methods they learned during self-defense training, Pentagon


A Rift Over Iraq Between President and Pope
U.S. News & World Report, DC - 4-17-08
As Pope Benedict XVI visits the United States for the first time as head of state, both the Vatican and the White House insist that their differences over the war in Iraq are a thing of the past. "Obviously there was a difference of opinion back in

Thousands pour into stadium for pope's message
Los Angeles Times - 4-17-08
WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of the faithful poured into a baseball stadium this morning and cheered as Pope Benedict XVI arrived to deliver his message of hope and reconciliation


Condi Must Go! YouTube



"This seemed odd to me. For the pope's arrival ceremony at the White House tomorrow, they're going to give him a 21-gun salute. Now, really, isn't there a better welcome for the Apostle of Peace than a show of firearms? I mean, whose idea was that? Dick Cheney's?" --Jay Leno


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

Abusing Our Troops


Forced to leave the combat zone after his two brothers died in the Iraq war, Army Spc. Jason Hubbard faced another battle once he returned home: The military cut off his family's health care, stopped his G.I. educational subsidies and wanted him to repay his sign-up bonus.



"President Bush also told the pope that he has prayed every single day since he became president. Hey, since Bush became president, we've all prayed every single day." --Jay Leno





Disturbing News

Vermont Votes No Impeachment


The Vermont House of Representatives turned down a move to support impeachment charges against President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday.

After a 45-minute debate, the House voted, 227-95, to table the measure.

Rep. Betty Hall, D-Brookline, made a passionate plea for this nonbinding resolution, rebutting claims that Bush critics should simply allow the election to replace him to occur.



Fox Shows Up On MSNBC


John McCain appeared on Chris Matthews' Hardball "College Tour," live from Pennsylvania's Villanova University. And who asks the second Student Question but Peter Doocy, and it is about doing shots of whiskey, and he's the personification of Frat, and he's the son of Fox & Friends co-anchor Steve Doocy


Republican Shenanigans



When All Else Fails, Blame The Intern


Call it plagiarized passion fruit mousse. Or a farfalle fake. Or maybe stolen slaw.

Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign reprimanded an intern for claiming several Food Network recipes were those of McCain's wife, Cindy.


Rock-The-Voter News

Uh Oh


Sir Elton John’s recent performance at a fund-raising event for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has drawn a formal complaint from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.
Mr. John, a foreign national, cannot under federal law make any contribution to a federal, state or local election campaign. The group, in a letter from its president, Tom Fitton, described Mr. John’s appearance at the fund-raiser as an “in-kind contribution from a foreign national.”

Dems Cancel Debate, in Favor of a Duel

By Don Davis

"We also want to wish Pope Benedict a happy birthday. Tomorrow, he'll be 81 years old. The pontiff, 81 years old. Do you realize in a couple more years, he could be the next Republican nominee?" --Jay Leno



Biz-Tech News


Wow, Even The Rich Are Affected By This Economy


 Global auction house Sotheby's failed to hammer off a 72.22-carat, "D" flawless white diamond at its Asian sales last week in a possible sign of weakness in the global diamond trade.


Bush-Prison-Torture News

Dick Cheney: Comedian


Vice President Dick Cheney has shown off his lighter side, filling in for his boss last night at the annual Radio and Television...


Go-F***-Yourself News




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