Monday Edition - May 1, 2006




Bolten: White House must regain its 'mojo'
Seattle Post Intelligencer -
It's time for the White House to go on offense and "get our mojo back." Josh Bolten said Sunday in his first interview since taking over as the president's chief of staff.


Administration Has No Magic Gas Price Fix
CBS News - 5-1-06
... Administration officials, on the Sunday talk shows, drove home the importance of reducing US ... Week." "But I can tell you that if anything has surprised me ...

Saudi king slashes domestic gas prices
BusinessWeek - 4-30-06
With gasoline prices at historic highs in the United States and some other Western countries, Saudi King Abdullah ...


Maybe Bush could get back his mojo back by, let's say, accomplishing something for a change?



"It's been announced that White House adviser Karl Rove will not be creating the day-to-day policy for the president anymore. You all know Karl Rove, he's the man they call Bush's brain. No, that's what they call him, Bush's brain. Now he's only going to be working part of the time, just like Bush's brain." --Jay Leno






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



Exxessive Prices and Profits, Possibly?


The Bush administration sees no direct evidence of profiteering by big U.S. oil companies and is doing all it can to tame near-record prices, Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on Sunday.



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FEMA fix: Bush asks Congress to push back hurricane season. -- Grant Gerver




Disturbing News



Laura Bush to the Rescue, $2,500 Photo Op per Pop


Sara K. Rowan put on her best spring outfit and plunked down $2,500 one night last week to pose for a picture and chat with the true power in the White House -- Laura Bush.

``She's a big investment,'' said Rowan, a 73-year-old accountant, still giddy over her brief encounter with the president's wife at a political reception here. ``She's the power behind the man, a strong power.''



Fervently against oil addiction, the President nevertheless calls oil "the lubricant of democracy." -- Grant Gerver


Republican Shenanigans





Military spouses job program in jeopardy
Seattle Post Intelligencer
... Torres heads a Colorado Springs, Colo., program - also in ... in a half-dozen communities nationwide - that helps military spouses with job training, placement ...



We desperately need the Rapture to swoop down and take all the righteous neocons away so we can get on with having a chance at a viable Country again.-- Grant Gerver


Rock-The-Voter News



"Breasts Not Bombs"



Steven Colbert: Mission Accomplished at Correspondent's Dinner


Colbert was scathing about Mr Bush's failures in Iraq. "I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least, and by these standards we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq."

Mr Bush's grin became increasingly fixed. At the end of Colbert's sketch he and Laura gave him quick nods and left the platform unsmiling.



Biz-Tech News




Bush-Prison-Torture News





Ball and Cheney


As the Bush administration has dramatically accelerated the classification of information as "top secret" or "confidential," one office is refusing to report on its annual activity in classifying documents: the office of Vice President Dick Cheney.


Go-F*ck-Yourself News


A democratic country just isn't conducive to the Dick Cheney style of governing. That's why he turned it into a fascist state.-- Grant Gerver




Odd News


German Hans Gassner poses during the International German Beard and Moustache Championships in Hesel, northern Germany, on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Some 100 participants from eight nations compete to become world champion in one of 16 beard and moustache categories. (Photo/Kai-Uwe Knoth)