Monday edition - April 3, 2006
Bush throws first pitch in Cincinnati
With $200 million spent, few Iraq clinics finished
US: Violence to Increase in Afghanistan
When we are in a time of war it is imperative for us to play baseball.
"President Bush said it's time for the people of Iraq to put together a functioning government. He said 'it's time to shut her down and get governin'.' Other presidents quote Lincoln and Roosevelt. Bush is the only one to quote Larry the Cable Guy." --Jay Leno
Two US Helicopter Pilots Killed in Iraq ABC News
Gunmen Kill Shiite Family of 4 in Iraq Washington Post
Car Bombs, Drive-Bys Kill Seven in Iraq AP
Violence Between Shiites, Sunnis Escalates Bluefield Daily Telegraph, WV
Air Force cargo plane crashes in Delaware Reuters
Rice Presses Iraqis to Form Government ABC News
Iran says will test more weapons in wargames Reuters.uk
Three killed in Kurdish protests in Istanbul-reports Reuters AlertNet
Escaped al-Qaida Prisoner Surrenders CBS News
Judge to File New Charges Against Saddam AP
Afghanistan's per capita income to reach $335 this year
Taliban kill Turkish engineer and 5 cops in Afghanistan Hindu, India
Former US general says Rumsfeld should quit over Iraq AFP
Condi Brush Off
"I'm used to protests.
They happen all the time on American campuses.
"It's all part of the exercise in democracy. And I did not find them off-putting nor did I find them in the least disconcerting." The unflappable Ms [Condoleezza] Rice said.
Secretary Rice ashamed, sorry after whip falls from purse. - Grant Gerver
France in crisis over jobs law
On this April Fools' Day, let us pause and give thanks to the Bush Administration for whom this special occasion is so very fitting. - Grant Gerver
Flor-i-duh School Superintendent
Lee County school officials said they were concerned about terrorism when they decided to keep a high school band from marching in a London parade, but now angry British officials are telling travelers that Fort Myers is no safe haven, either.
Local tourism officials fear the dispute could cost
Lee County millions in lost tourism dollars, and even Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has
commented on the dispute.
In Enron trial,
a novel - even brash - defense
Insiders say lobbying scandal is creeping up on DeLay Salt Lake Tribune
Jeb Bush in Scots trade mission BBC News, UK
Governor Taps Bush Campaign Operatives CBS 5, CA
Harris' Senate campaign loses core staff
"Meet the new boss; same as the old boss. This appointment screams continuity. This is an appointment from a man who considers the White House both his professional and personal home, a man who hates change." -- Larry Sabato, a political analyst at the University of Virginiaon George Bush replacing Andrew Card with Josh Bolton.
Addicted to Oil AND Power
"This talk of pre-emptive strikes, of ignoring the UN
Security Council and international legal obligations -- all this is leading
toward a dark night," [Mikhail] Gorbachev told Time magazine.
intoxicated by its position as the world's only superpower. It wants to impose
----Please support our advertisers. They are just a click away---
"They get along well because they have a lot in common. They're both ranchers. They both love the outdoors. And they both speak English as a second language." --Jay Leno, on Bush's meeting with Mexican President Vicente Fox
Andrew Card's Legacy
Card will always be best known — to the extent that presidential chiefs of staff are ever known outside Washington political circles — as the man who informed Bush of the Sept. 11 terror attackswhile the stunned president sat reading with school children in Florida
Sell Latin America Units
Starring Ken Starr - Defending Fraud: The Sequel
Mallory Factor, who is suing to abolish the U.S.'s auditing-oversight board, doesn't hide his real target: the 2002 law aimed at preventing accounting frauds like the ones that brought down Enron Corp. and WorldCom Inc...Factor has assembled a Republican dream team of lawyers including Kenneth Starr, the former independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton, to press his case.
Ever pandering to Hispanics, George Bush shows off his command of Spanish: "I just love boo-ree-toes and in-chee-lah-does!" -- Grant Gerver
Changing the face of America, one Republican at a time
9/11 Detainees in New Jersey Say They Were Abused With Dogs New York Times
Bill Maher's New Rules: My Pet Scapegoat from Crooks and Liars
Cheney, First Lady to Aid Talent Campaign Houston Chronicle
"Blessed are the peacemakers. The bounty of beautiful roses from such wonderful people has lifted my heart and will remain in my memory for the rest of my life. Thank you for caring that others may live."-- Helen Thomas, Hearst columnist
We could learn a lot from crayons...
Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box. - Unknown Author
Did you have a good time today?
Please support All Hat No Cattle
US President Bush has Swedish ancestors NewKerala.com, India
Al Franken responds to Rush Limbaugh on TravelGolf TravelGolf.com
Today there are two closing pictures. Enjoy.
A clone of a mare named Tap O Lena, born March 9, 2006, is seen in a handout photo. The company that cloned the first horse to be sold commercially said on Thursday it plans to market 22 similar animals before 2008, marking another step forward for the controversial technology. Photo/Viagen/Sally Harrison
Freed hostage Jill Carroll (L) is embraced by her father, Jim Carroll, as the freelance journalist was greeted by family members after her return to Boston, Massachusetts April 2, 2006. Jill Carroll, 28, a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor held captive in Iraq for 82 days, returned home to the U.S. on Sunday for a reunion with her family whose emotional appeals rallied a global campaign for her freedom. The hand of Jill's sister, Katie, is seen touching her hair. Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/Christian Science Monitor