TGIF/Weekend edition - May 12-14, 2006
NSA surveillance creeps deeper, congress in uproar
White House Stands by Gen. Hayden for CIA
Bush job approval falls to 29 pct in new poll
America just might have to build a new prison to house all these Republican criminals. Hmmm, Abu Ghraib needs updating.
"The president of Iran has written a letter to President Bush. This Iranian president is very smart. To make sure Bush read the letter, he wrote it on Exxon stationary." --Jay Leno
US deaths in Iraq Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
Four US marines drown in tank accident in Iraq Reuters.uk, UK
Iraq TV reporter gunned down in Baghdad Seattle Post Intelligencer
Murtha Predicts US Pullout From Iraq Washington Post
Shiite leader orders Iraq mosques closed Mumbai Mirror, India
IRAQ: Kurds look to Iran for electricity needs Reuters AlertNet, UK
Canadians capture 10 Taliban suspects Toronto Star, Canada
A Limerick and a Haiku about the Telco Records
We Have Bush's Number ... and He Has Ours
Most telcos caved in to requests
From the Feds that fail privacy tests.
This reich we live under,
Our rights it has plundered.
So when calling Al Qaeda use Qwest.
By Madeleine Begun Kane
With threats, maybe bribes
Feds coaxed our files from phone cos.
Big Brother Bell Hell.
The Great Decider has once again decided to stick it to us. Maybe a more accurate name would be "The Great Broomstick."-- Grant Gerver
Jonathan Turley on Keith Olbermann
"Well, first of all this President's theory of his power
I think is now so extreme that it's unprecedented. He believes that
he has the inherent authority to violate federal law. He has said that.
Not just the signing statements and the infamous torture memo-
that Alberto Gonzales signed. It was stated that he could
in some circumstances order federal officials
to violate federal law and this is consistent across the board
with this President. Frankly, I'm not too sure what he thought
he was swearing to when he took the oath of office
to uphold the Constitution and our laws.
I've never seen a President who is so uncomfortable
in his constitutional skin. "
Click below to see the clip
The Record of Republican Corruption
Ross May Challenge Katherine Harris in Primary The Ledger, FL
Harris Saga Hints At GOP Turmoil The Ledger, FL
Rove And Miers Advance Conservative Judges
DeLay to bow out on June 9 Houston Chronicle
Senators work out immigration agreement
The U.S.A. ~ "Too Ruptured for the Rapture" -- Grant Gerver
Save the Cross
The chairman of the House Armed Services
Committee asked President Bush to help save a 29-foot cross standing on
San Diego city property from being removed by court order.
Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, joined Thursday by Mayor Jerry Sanders, asked the president
The good thing about Katherine Harris' run for the Senate is she says she will spend $10 million. Sounds to me as if she will be helping the economy with some temporary jobs.-- Zing!
"The president said his brother Jeb 'would be a great president.' I guess we voted for the wrong one then." --Jimmy Kimmel
High-Tech Voting Machines Stir Debate Over Security
Dole flies into political head wind Chicago Tribune
With "Tax-Cut-Slut" Bush's bitchen tax break, I'm gonna buy me a tube a' toothpaste and a cantaloupe. -- Grant Gerver
Be Careful What You Wish For
The Pentagon is looking at ways the military can help provide more security along the U.S. southern border, defense officials said Thursday, once again drawing the nation's armed forces into a politically sensitive domestic role.
"Absurdistan": Players in the fields of oil Seattle Times
Go Forth and $eed
President Vladimir Putin called to offer
financial incentives for families to have more children.
Russia's population is dropping by about 700,000 a year, Putin said. The phenomenon began in the wake of the 1991 Soviet collapse, which left much of the population impoverished and uncertain. However, Russia's economy has grown sharply in recent years,largely boosted by high world oil prices.
Oil Prices Drop Below $73 a Barrel Bluefield Daily Telegraph, WV
Universal Music settles payola probe Boston Globe
AT&T, Verizon readily break their own rules San Francisco Chronicle
Israeli airline gains control over Newark, NJ screening
S.Korea charges stem cell scientist with fraud
Say Thanks to Qwest!
Meanwhile, back in Afghanistan
Here, in the place where British troops are to spend the next three years, a combination of factors have conspired to produce what is probablythe biggest opium harvest in the history of a province that, last year, produced more than 20 per cent of the world's heroin on its own.
Guantanamo four win right to sue BBC News, UK
"Russia still very upset about recent comments Dick Cheney made about that country. But, I am sure the vice president thought out his words very carefully. Cheney, he's not the kind of guy to shoot from the hip" --Jay Leno
America Exports Democracy to St. Petersburg Kommersant, Russia
The start of a mini-cold war with Russia The Christian Science Monitor
Did you have a good time today?
US Mail: Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
UF stands behind $10 million donor Gainesville Sun
Bikini protester charms Chavez Reuters
Happy Mother's Day, all you Mothers! This is a sculpture beneath a pecan tree in my backyard, titled Mother Earth. I sculpted her about 10 years ago out of some leftover concrete, chicken wire and tinted her hair with red clay from my road. (Photo taken 5-12-06 AHNC)