Wednesday edition - April 19, 2006

US Mail: Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312







Iraq Police Deny Report of Teachers Killed
Guardian Unlimited, UK - Apr 19, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Militants killed two people at elementary schools in a mainly Shiite district of Baghdad on Wednesday, the government said. But police in ... ...


Report: Blair will not back Iran strike
Christian Science Monitor, MA - 4-19-06
British government sources say the prime minister will support diplomatic moves, but not military actions. British Prime Minister ...

Bush to raise Iran nuclear issue with Hu
Washington Post, United States - 4-19-06
President George W. Bush said on Tuesday he will raise the issue of Iran's nuclear ambitions with China's President Hu Jintao later this ...


Bush acts like he's itching to nuke Iran. 



The Bush administration: spreading Greedom. -- Grant Gerver



You can't say civilization isn't advancing; in every war they kill you in a new way. -- Will Rogers




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



"I'm the decider and I decide what's best." --President Bush, on keeping on Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense





"Sometimes it's not the nuns getting raped, sometimes it's the strippers getting raped." -- Geraldo Rivera on the Duke Lacrosse team rape allegations



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F.B.O. Federal Bureau of Obfuscation


The family of late columnist Jack Anderson has rejected the FBI's demand to grant government investigators access to the famed muckraker's papers and notes.

In a letter to the FBI Tuesday, attorneys for Anderson's family said the family had concluded it would be inconsistent with the life's work of the reporter to provide the materials to the bureau.






Another White House Resignation



White House press secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation on Wednesday as part of a shake-up of President George W. Bush's senior aides.

"I have given it my all, sir," McClellan told Bush outside the White House before a group of reporters.





Disturbing News



Messengers versus Scooter Libby



Lawyers for NBC News, The New York Times, and Time Inc. accused a former White House aide yesterday of threatening the integrity of their news gathering operations by seeking access to a wide range of documents in the CIA leak case.

They are asking US District Judge Reggie B. Walton to block seven subpoenas seeking access to drafts of news articles, e-mails, and notes generated by any and all of the news organizations' employees -- not just the three reporters involved in the case.



"Rumsfeld is defiant. He says he is not backing down and he says he's going to stick around and let people criticize him for the Iranian invasion." --David Letterman





Karl Rove Given More Time for Dirty Tricks


As expected, Scott McClellan is quitting his job as the human pinata of the press room. Not so expected is new Chief of Staff Josh Bolten's decision to clip the wings of George Bush's political alter-ego of 33 years, Karl Rove.


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Republican Shenanigans


John Wayne Generals



AMERICAN generals on duty in Iraq spend too much time acting like Hollywood heroes John Wayne or Sylvester Stallone, a British brigadier has claimed.

Alan Sharpe OBE said the "strong streak of Hollywood" in his US counterparts was counter productive in the war zones.




Rock-The-Voter News



Condoleezza Rice has banned Playboy and Penthouse at the State Department




Bill Bennett: Pulitzer prize winners should be jailed


"While [President Bush] was doing his taxes, under dependents he listed Scooter Libby, Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff. Then he caught himself, 'Dependents? Oh, I thought it said defendants.'" -
-Jay Leno


Good News



Anti-Abortion Protestors Allowed to Harass


A federal judge has ruled that a city law imposing a buffer zone on abortion protesters violates free-speech rights and has ordered the city not to enforce it.

The law enacted in October after someone set fire to the Presidential Women's Center, the last clinic in Palm Beach County where abortions are done created a 20-foot buffer around entrances and other public areas outside health-care facilities.



Biz-Tech News


"The big story continues to be that seven retired generals have come forward and called for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to step down. In response to that, President Bush said he fully supports Rumsfeld. You know what that means? Sounds like somebody's going on a hunting trip with Dick Cheney." --Jay Leno






Bush-Prison-Torture News



U.S. City Embassy in Iraq


The 104-acre complex the size of about 80 football fields will include two office buildings, one of them designed for future use as a school, six apartment buildings, a gym, a pool, a food court and its own power generation and water-treatment plants. The average Baghdad home has electricity only four hours a day.

The current U.S. Embassy in Iraq has nearly 1,000 Americans working there, more than at any other U.S. embassy.


Go-F*ck-Yourself News



The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!-- Will Rogers


Odd News







A Brazilian surfer flies off a wave at Leblon beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.