TGIF/Weekend edition - April 28-30, 2006


Perjury charges weighed against key Bush adviser
International Herald Tribune, France - 4-28-06
WASHINGTON Patrick Fitzgerald, the special counsel in the CIA leak case, is expected to decide in the next two to three weeks whether to bring perjury charges ...


Low Iraq Output Pushes Oil Prices Higher
Washington Post, United States - 4-28-06
With oil prices above $70 a barrel fouling the world economy, dismay is focusing on Iraq, whose exports have slipped to their lowest levels since the 2003 invasion.

Judge won't dismiss case against Libby
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - 4-28-06
WASHINGTON - A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the former top White House aide who was indicted on perjury ...


I wonder what the proper attire is for attending Karl Rove's Frog March?


Breaking News: Rush Limbaugh Arrested on Prescription Drug Charges
First Coast News, FL



"I thought this was nice – earlier today Martha Stewart showed Karl Rove how to slip off an ankle monitor." --Jay Leno







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



Meanwhile, back in Dubai...



President Bush on Friday approved a deal for a Dubai-owned company to take control of some U.S. plants that manufacture parts for American military contractors.

``This was a transaction that was thoroughly reviewed and closely scrutinized,'' White House press secretary Scott McClellan said in confirming the deal. ``In the view of the committee, it does not compromise our national security.''



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"I think Karl Rove is getting a little worried. Like today he said the biggest problem facing Americans -- prison rape." --Jay Leno




Disturbing News


The brave new Bush Gasoline Conservation Program: "I urge all Americans to use push mowers."-- Grant Gerver



Convicted Lobbyist Spotted at Resort


Jack Abramoff might be facing financial ruin and a long prison sentence, but he still knows how to vacation.
Guests at the oceanfront Turnberry Isle Resort and Country Club in Aventura, Fla., say they were surprised to see Abramoff, his wife and their five children at the 300-acre resort for more than a week for the Passover holiday


Flashback from AHNC 2003



Republican Shenanigans



"I think Katrina has worn its welcome.- I think the American people are tired of it."  - Bay Buchanan on CNN's Situation Room








Republicans Sure Know How To Have A Sex Scandal - Hookers - Black Book - Even Watergate Thrown In


Federal prosecutors are investigating whether two contractors implicated in the bribery of former Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham supplied him with prostitutes and free use of a limousine and hotel suites, pursuing evidence that could broaden their long-running inquiry.

Besides scrutinizing the prostitution scheme for evidence that might implicate contractor Brent Wilkes, investigators are focusing on whether any other members of Congress, or their staffs, may also have used the same free services, though
it isn't clear whether investigators have turned up anything to implicate others.



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"At a press conference, President Bush introduced his new press secretary Tony Snow, and the president said, this is a quote, 'His job is to help explain my decisions to the American people.' Yeah, then Bush turned to Snow and said, 'Good luck, you poor bastard.'" --Conan O'Brien


Rock-The-Voter News



Oily Excuses


President Bush on Friday rejected calls by some lawmakers for a tax on oil company windfall profits, saying the industry should reinvest its recent gains into finding and producing more energy.

With gasoline at over $3 a gallon in some areas, Bush said there was ``no evidence'' of price-gouging of consumers.



"President Bush said this week to help with gas prices he will temporarily ease environmental regulations. Great. Not only will you not be able to drive, you won't be able to breathe either." --Jay Leno

Good News


Top of the Frog March

Invitation List


Ambassador Joseph Wilson IV and his wife Valerie Plame Wilson.



Thank God & Jesus that George W. Bush doesn't have an oil addiction problem.-- Grant Gerver


Biz-Tech News



If You Can't Beat Them, Sue Them!


Eleven House Democrats said Thursday they would sue the Bush administration, alleging the $39 billion deficit-reducing legislation signed by the president is unconstitutional because the House and Senate failed to approve identical versions.


"Gas is so expensive SUV now stands for sport utility victim." --Jay Leno







Bush-Prison-Torture News




"Gas prices continue to rise. At the gas station near my house they have a slot for your credit card and one right next to it for your 401K." --Jay Leno


Go-F*ck-Yourself News





"President Bush spoke with the Amish. He didn't want to, but it was the only group he could find that wasn't upset about the high price of gas." —Jay Leno



If It Walks Like A Duck... has gripping footage of the mother duck and ducklings that -- at least visually -- upstaged Karl Rove at the federal courthouse yesterday.  -- Dan Froomkin's White House Briefing



Odd News




Puppy pole dancer. Photo by ?