Thursday edition - April 24, 2008





 Chinese lawyers take CNN, commentator to court
China Daily, China - Apr 23, 2008
BEIJING -- Fourteen Chinese lawyers have filed a lawsuit with the Chaoyang Court in Beijing against CNN and commentator Jack Cafferty, charging harm to..


 White House Influence Is Cited in Corruption Trial
New York Times - 4-24-08
WASHINGTON - A prominent Illinois Republican Party leader may have tried to use his friendship with the former White House political aide Karl Rove to push for the ouster of the United States attorney in Chicago, a federal prosecutor

Carter accuses Rice of being untruthful over Hamas meeting
AFP - 4-24-08
WASHINGTON (AFP) ó Former US President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of being untruthful over remarks made about his..




"Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, working on a new book about his strategy for the war in Iraq. The book just came out, we have a first copy here. It's called, 'Don't Blame Me. It was Cheney's Idea.'" --Jay Leno





India Refuses to Be Bullied By U.S.


India tartly dismissed American advice that it press Iran to give up its nuclear program, saying it does not need "any guidance" on foreign relations.










Disturbing News



"Political experts say that Barack Obama is attracting mostly younger voters, while Hillary Clinton is attracting much older voters. They may be right, because today John McCain said he's voting for Hillary." --Conan O'Brien

Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience


When you are building an amusement park in downtown Baghdad, those risks come with the territory.

Mr Werner, chairman of C3, a Los Angeles-based holding company for private equity firms, is pouring millions of dollars into developing the Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience, a massive American-style amusement park that will feature a skateboard park, rides, a concert theatre and a museum. It is being designed by the firm that developed Disneyland.








"Hillary's been trying to convince the voters in Pennsylvania that she is pro-gun. I was thinking about this. Come on. If she was really pro-gun, Bill would be dead." --David Letterman



Christian License Plates Available in Flori-duh



Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

The Florida Legislature is considering a specialty plate with a design that includes a Christian cross, a stained-glass window and the words "I Believe."




Jeb Says No To VP Spot


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he is "light green" on the environment and is skeptical that humans are causing global warming.

Bush, whose two terms ended in 2007, also said Wednesday he "can't imagine" running for national office and isn't interested in being Sen. John McCain's running mate.



"Alligators proliferate in Florida. They eat small dogs. We don't need to market them, we need to kill them." - Jeb Bush




If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again


Six Miami men who survived two mistrials will be tried for a third time on terrorism charges in an unprecedented federal case.

But the jury foreman in the retrial that deadlocked last week questioned the prosecution's decision on Wednesday to retry the Liberty City defendants again, saying it would probably lead to a third mistrial.


Dana Perino Denies Torture When Asked By Helen Thomas








You know who's been tortured the most? WE have. - Grant Gerver,




"There's a rumor Dick Cheney may run for president in 2008. If he wins, that would make him the first three-term president since Franklin Roosevelt." --Jay Leno




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Odd News



Buddy sits on the throne as he is crowned Most Beautiful Bulldog by his owner, George DuBois, of Ankeny, Iowa, at the 29th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, April 21, 2008. The competition attracts the ugliest and prettiest of bulldogs from around the Midwest to represent Drake University, whose mascot is the bulldog.
Photo/Kevin Sanders