Thursday edition - May 10, 2007





Cheney in Baghdad, discourages vacations
Washington Times, DC - 5-10-07
BAGHDAD, May 9 (UPI) -- US Vice President Dick Cheney made an unannounced visit to Baghdad Wednesday and spoke against Iraqi politicians taking a two-month summer holiday.


Installment plan to fund Iraq war gains ground
St. Petersburg Times - 5-10-07
WASHINGTON - When it was floated two weeks ago, the idea of funding the war in Iraq for two months at a time landed like an egg dropped from the Capitol dome.

Bush Tours Town Wiped Away By Tornado
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 5-10-07
He briefly grabbed a chain saw, ripping it into action for the cameras and other media that accompanied him. ``How are you all?'' Bush asked as he moved among residents. ``Stylish looking hat,'' he joked to a man in a green fedora.
The president spent about 20 minutes at a second house, where he posed for photos...


Cheney went to Baghdad and Bush went to Kansas. Shouldn't it be the other way around? OMG Cheney really is the president.



Condi Rice was subpoenaed by Congress to testify about pre-war intelligence on Iraq. Negotiations are ongoing. The White House made an offer for Condi to testify, but only in secret and not under oath and only in Pig Latin, and with no pigs present. - Argus Hamilton


From 2003


Uh Oh


President Bush issued a formal national security directive yesterday ordering agencies to prepare contingency plans for a surprise, "decapitating" attack on the federal government, and assigned responsibility for coordinating such plans to the White House.


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

Pelosi Playing Law Card


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening to take President Bush to court if he issues a signing statement as a way of sidestepping a carefully crafted compromise Iraq war spending bill.




Disturbing News



Troop Abuse


 Vice President Dick Cheney saluted U.S. troops stationed near former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's hometown on Thursday and defended the Bush administration's recent decision to extend military deployments as "vital to the mission."



Conservatives have to stop rolling their eyes every time they hear the word, "France." Like just calling something "French" is the ultimate argument winner. As if to say, "What can you say about a country that was too stupid to get on board with our wonderfully-conceived and brilliantly-executed war in Iraq?" - Bill Maher



Republican Shenanigans

Michael Moore Under Investigation for Helping Sick People


Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore is under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department for taking ailing Sept. 11 rescue workers to Cuba for a segment in his upcoming health-care documentary "Sicko," The Associated Press has learned.




Rock-The-Voter News


Pope Update


Speaking to reporters on his way to Brazil, Pope Benedict has backed Mexican bishops who have threatened excommunication for parliamentarians who voted to legalize abortion in Mexico City.


An American politician could not survive if he uttered the simple, true statement, "France has a better health care system than we do, and we should steal it." Because here, simply dismissing an idea as French passes for an argument. "John Kerry? Couldn't vote for him; he looked French." Yeah, as opposed to the other guy who just looked stupid. - Bill Maher




Subject: Why would the Queen visit Bush?


Perhaps she wanted more data for her study on how long term
inbreeding leads to the birth of idiotic sons




Maybe she's looking for a new court jester.





She was curious - same reason that we slow down as we pass a highway wreck.





I think the Queen made a horrible mistake; the Bush administration is
on its last legs. The Queen's visit may have been an exercise in propping up
the doomed gang. Too late, the American people are slowly becoming aware
that the 9/11 Commission Report is a shameful whitewash, suitable only for
the gullible faithful. Anyone who looks at the evidence can see that the
official story is balderdash. So the Queen shakes hands with a war
mongering terrorist. Now is the time to put the Queen in the same
category as Tony Blair and George Bush One and Two, actors pretending to be
leaders when they are really a gang of murderers sucking wealth from the rest
of the world and putting on a front for the New World Order.




Perhaps she just wanted to see first hand if Dubya is a big a buffoon as Tony has been telling her.





Or perhaps senility has finally gotten to her and she thinks she should pay respects to lapdog Tony's trainer.



Thank you all for your fabulous comments!







Biz-Tech News


Alberto Gonzales Update


Democrats are shifting their attention on the botched firings of eight federal prosecutors from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' fitness to head the Justice Department to the White House role in the dismissals.


Let's Buy Bush and Cheney A Ticket


A robotic probe designed to touch and analyze Martian water for the first time is being prepared for launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, officials said on Tuesday.


Bush-Prison-Torture News


Subject: Cup of Joe


I vote for Stephanie Miller, she was a riot, especially when she was
talking about her"future husband", Keith Olberman! I would look forward to
seeing her in the morning!


Stephanie is really funny and smart.  She'd be a real change for MSNBC.



hey, Lisa,
whose idea was it to alternate pics of our beloved Lt.
Cmdr. Data with those of Joe Scarborough? ; / that
was just deeply disturbing. i thought my eyes were
playing tricks on me for a minute. LOL! Data is
everything scarborough is not: intelligent, decent,
almost human, and sexy as hell! ;-P had to give you a
hard time about this one, girlfriend. ;-)


Deep apologies to Data! Joe Scarborough does have that odd look like Data tho!! A viewer sent in that to me a few weeks ago.



Scarborugh really does look like Data, except after Joe visits the tanning salon and has those white marks around his eyes from the eye protectors!!! LOL






Joe constantly reinvents himself.  He's just a political opportunist. Hate it that he's being shoved down our throats. I heard him say on his "Morning Joe Show" that this hate between the parties must stop. Guess he forgot he fanned that hate while he was a Congressman and does on his nightime show on MSNBC. He was my Congressman too when Erin and Opal hit and he was of no help improving our evacuation routes on the US highways. Ivan proved that. I heartily agree with your past observations about Pensacola/Fort Walton not having a north exit, not only for citizens but for the largest Air Force Base in the world. He sickened me when he appeared post Katrina acting horrified. But again, he's a political opportunist. Plain and simple. Talks the talk, etc...

MSNBC might improve their ratings if they had some commentators with gravitas instead of punditry.


A Scarborough Country Dummocrat


I would settle for a MSNBC commentator that isn't a dopey Republican. Why doesn't MSNBC go with the flow of their most popular show by Keith Olbermann?


Downing Street Memo Update


A judge on Thursday sentenced a British civil servant to six months in prison for leaking a classified memo about a meeting between Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush, in breach of the Official Secrets Act. A lawmaker's aide was sentenced to three months for helping him.

David Keogh, 50, a government communications officer, was found guilty of "making a damaging disclosure" by passing on the secret memo about April 2004 talks between the two leaders in which Bush purportedly referred to bombing the Arab television station Al-Jazeera.




Go-F***-Yourself News




Now, like any country, France has its faults, like all that ridiculous accordion music. But, their health care is the best in the industrialized world. As is their poverty rate. And they're completely independent of Mid East oil. And they're the greenest country. And they're not fat. And they have public intellectuals in France. We have Dr. Phil!  - Bill Maher






Odd News



A worker holds up a box of Coca Nasa tea, made from coca leaves, the raw ingredient of cocaine in this Monday, April 10, 2007. Colombian authorities have begun to remove the tea and other coca-based products from supermarket shelves. Indian manufacturers allege the ban is in retaliation for a trademark dispute with The Coca-Cola Co. President Bush was grateful that he got his order in before the ban took effect. wink* Photo/Fernando Vergara