Tuesday edition - April 24, 2007
Bush greets Colts at White House
"Really, President Bush? You think [the Gonzales testimony] went well? Which part? Because the best thing anyone can say about Gonzales' testimony was that he didn't use the word 'nappy,' and he remembered to wear pants." --Amy Poehler
9 US Soldiers Die in Suicide Car Bombing in Iraq
Democrats push for troop exit Gainesville Sun, FL
Pentagon lied about NFL player's death, his brother alleges Monsters and Critics.com
Jessica Lynch debunks 'hero' myth, stands with Tillman's family Monsters and Critics.com
Bush Given Purple Heart, Really
Bill and Georgia Thomas
reported they were elated Monday when they met in the Oval Office with President
George W. Bush to present him with a Purple Heart.
The couple was able to meet with President Bush for about 20 minutes to present him with one of three Purple Hearts that Bill Thomas received during his service in Vietnam.
"He said he didn't feel like he had earned it," Thomas said, noting the president looked thinner in person than on television.
The Thomases also were able to meet Barney, the president's Scottish terrier, and tour the White House Rose Garden.
"I said to her, make sure the rug says 'optimistic person comes to work.'" --George W. Bush, on his instructions to First Lady Laura Bush in choosing a rug for the Oval Office, Tipp City, Ohio, April 19, 2007
What If We Had The Same Virginia Tech Coverage For Our Soldiers?
An Army sergeant complained in a rare opinion article that the U.S. flag flew at half-staff last week at the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan for those killed at Virginia Tech but the same honor is not given to fallen U.S. troops here and in Iraq.
"In the wake of his disastrous performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales maintains that he still won't resign. ... Really, Alberto Gonzales? You're not going to resign? ... During the hearings, you said 'I don't remember' or ' I don't recall' over 50 times. Don't lawyers need to have good memories? ... I'd rather have the guy from 'Memento' as a lawyer. My Commodore 64 has more memory than you, and it runs on bong water. ... Even the most conservative senators think you should resign. Sam Brownback thinks you should resign, and he's so conservative, he thinks watching 'Will and Grace' gives you AIDS" --Seth Meyers
Bush praises Gonzales' Senate Judiciary Committee testimony International Herald Tribune, France
Senator Who Said Gonzales Lied to Him Hasn't Heard Back U.S. News & World Report
"Over in Washington, Alberto Gonzales testified yesterday before Congress. He is the Sanjaya of the Bush administration. He had a month to rehearse and he still sucked." --Bill Maher
solution to Iraq -- an Iraq that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend
itself -- is more than a military mission. Precisely the reason why I sent more
troops into Baghdad." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., April 3, 2007
Oil prices edge higher as traders worry about violence Houston Chronicle, TX
Sales of existing homes plunge 8.4% in March MarketWatch
Shareholders rebuke New York Times Co. BusinessWeek
Presidential Debates Get Webby
Tillman: Administration lied to distract from Abu Ghraib. Think Progress
Former Guantanamo chaplain shares his story The Spokesman Review
German-Born Ex-Guantanamo Inmate Publishes Memoir Deutsche Welle
"A new study
says that heart disease is related to erectile dysfunction. No wonder Dick
Cheney's been so grumpy all the time." --Jay Leno
"Turns out Anna Nicole Smith's mom -- Virgie Arthur -- had Anna's half-brother with her own stepbrother. It's kind of complicated, but basically, this means Anna Nicole is her own uncle." - Jimmy Kimmel
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This photo supplied by NASA/ESA shows one of the largest panoramic images ever taken with NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's cameras of the Carina Nebula, which was released Tuesday April 24, 2007, to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the launch and deployment of the Hubble. The image shows a 50 light-year-wide view of the tumultuous central region of the nebula ,where a maelstrom of star birt and death is taking place. The photo shows the process of star birth at a new level of detail. The bizarre landscape of the nebula is sculpted by the action of out flowing winds and scorching ultraviolet radiation from the monster stars that inhabit this inferno. These stars are shredding the surrounding material that is the last vestige of the giant cloud from which the stars were born. This immense nebula contains a dozen or more brilliant stars that are estimated to be at least 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun. The immense nebula is an estimated 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. The fireworks in the region started three million years ago when the nebula's first generation of newborn stars condensed and ignited in the middle of a huge cloud of cold molecular hydrogen. Photo/NASA-ESA