TGIF/Weekend edition - April 27-29, 2007





Tenet says Bush team made him scapegoat for Iraq
Seattle Times, WA - 4-27-07
 WASHINGTON — After two years of silence on his role in the Iraq war, former CIA Director George Tenet is using a new book and television ...


Army Officer Criticizes Generals on Iraq
Washington Post, DC - 4-27-07
BAGHDAD -- An active duty US Army officer warns the United States faces the prospect of defeat in Iraq, blaming American generals for failing to prepare ...

Chief Justice Denies Detainees' Request
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 4-27-07
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday denied a request to step in and prevent cases of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay from being


Yep, as I have often stated on this site, Bush was dumb enough to go after the CIA -- first, it was leaking the identity of Valerie Plame, CIA WMD specialist, and now, distorting the "slam dunk" phrase of the head of the CIA, George Tenet. Poor George Bush, he was born with a silver fork in his brain.



"President Bush sneaked into town yesterday. ... He landed his helicopter right in Central Park. Security was very tight. He stepped out of the helicopter and Cheney covered him with his shotgun. " --David Letterman




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


From April 19, 2004


In his CBS interview, Woodward said he "asked the president about this, and he said it was very important to have the CIA director, 'slam-dunk' is as I interpreted it, a sure thing, guaranteed."


April 27, 2007


Tenet said the administration misrepresented his comment and used it to shift blame as the debate heated up about the legitimacy of the Iraq invasion. Tenet, who served as CIA chief from 1997 to 2004, called the leak of the remark to journalist Bob Woodward "the most despicable thing that ever happened" to him.



This Is Comforting To Know


The Sergeant at Arms is authorized to arrest and detain any person violating Senate rules, including the President of the United States.


Disturbing News



Gangs in Kuwait?


The commander of New Mexico's National Guard is demanding an apology from the Army brass after dozens of his soldiers in a mostly Hispanic unit were ordered to strip to their gym shorts and searched for gang tattoos while on duty in Kuwait.


Republican Shenanigans


"Yahoo announced they're going to host the first ever online presidential debate. Why Yahoo? Why not on a eBay? Candidates end up going to the highest bidder anyway" --Jay Leno





Rock-The-Voter News


 "President Bush sent out an e-mail today asking people to send money to the Republican Party. How come those e-mails never get deleted?" --Jay Leno




Biz-Tech News


“No, seriously. While almost everybody in Washington is still calling for Gonzales to resign, President Bush said Gonzales’ testimony last week increased his confidence in him. Yeah. Bush said he had no idea Gonzales could lie like that.” - Jay Leno





Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F***-Yourself News


“And seismologists at the University of California Berkeley have announced plans for an earthquake alert system that would give a 10-20 second warning before an earthquake hits. That’s not enough for people to get to safety, but it’s enough time for the insurance companies to cancel all the policies.” - Jay Leno


Odd News




In this photo provided by Zero Gravity Corp., astrophysicist Stephen Hawking floats on a zero-gravity jet, Thursday, April 26, 2007. The modified jet carrying Hawking, a handful of his physicians and nurses, and dozens of others first flew up to 24,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean off Florida. Nurses lifted Hawking and carried him to the front of the jet, where they placed him on his back atop a special foam pillow. The plane made a total of eight parabolic dips, including two during which Hawking made two weightless flips like 'a gold-medal gymnast,' said Peter Diamandis, chairman of Zero Gravity Corp., the company that owns the jet. Photo/Zero Gravity Corp