TGIF/Weekend edition - May 18-20, 2007
Bush Dodges Reporter's Questions on Ordering Ashcroft Hospital Visit
Bush, Blair Defend Actions Taken In Iraq
Gonzales' sick-bed appeal
No wonder John Ashcroft quit.
Bush White House: worst organized crime spree in American history. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
US military deaths in Iraq at 3403 MLive.com, MI
60 new deaths in Iraq attacks Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Army Punished 2 Officers in ’06 After Failures in Iraq Ambush New York Times, NY
Media Split On Who Won Senate Battle To Cut Off Iraq Funds
"I'm happy to report that Vice President Dick Cheney has returned from the Middle East. And he certainly straightened that mess out. ... He made a stop in Egypt, as a matter of fact, on the way home. Apparently, Halliburton wants to rebuild the pyramids." --David Letterman
Cheney: We're Untouchable
Attorneys for Vice President Cheney and top White House officials told a federal judge yesterday that they cannot be held liable for anything they disclosed to reporters about covert CIA officer Valerie Plame or her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV.
Gonzales removes Articles of Impeachment from Constitution . - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
"This weekend in Virginia, President Bush attended some big event. He got up at one point on the spur of the moment and conducted a 400-piece orchestra. ... Apparently, it was the first time a 400-piece orchestra has ever played 'The Wheels on the Bus.'" --Conan O'Brien
Gingrich: Entire 2008 field 'demeaning the presidency' North County Times, CA
Bill to OK guns in schools advances
"Fox News aired the second Republican
presidential debate. My favorite part was when the white guy went after those
two white guys, and three other white guys chimed in." --Conan O'Brien
very sick the day of the debate. I had all of the problems with the flu and
bronchitis that you have, including running to the bathroom. I was just hanging
on. I could not wait until the debate got off so I could go to the bathroom."
--Republican presidential hopeful Tommy Thompson, on why he said at a GOP
presidential debate that an employer should be allowed to fire a gay worker,
after previously having blamed his hearing aid
"They had another Republican presidential debate. ... Did you see those Republican candidates? They looked like the evil law firm in a John Grisham movie." --David Letterman
Pentagon Blocks Websites
The Pentagon on
Thursday defended a decision to block popular Web sites including YouTube and
MySpace on U.S. military computers, saying it needed to keep its network clear
Military officials said they had restricted access to more than a dozen recreational sites because they had registered high levels of use on Department of Defense computers.
Oil surges on US concerns; Opec ‘content’ over prices Gulf Times, Qatar
Google revamps search engine San Jose Mercury News
Microsoft bans hackers from Xbox Live Monsters and Critics.com
"Plans are in the works for another terminator movie, 'Terminator 4,' but Arnold Schwarzenegger will not return as the terminator. I guess they finally realized that a hi-tech robot from the future should be able to speak a little better English than that." --Jay Leno
NOAA Catches the FEMA Syndrome
The federal government is spending millions of dollars on a publicity campaign while its hurricane forecasters are struggling with budget cuts, the National Hurricane Center's director said Thursday.
Australian minister says return of Guantanamo prisoner is secret
US House demands plan for Guantanamo detainees Reuters AlertNet, UK
Suit claims US illegally spied on detainees' lawyers
US: Ex-Guantanamo prisoners ‘rejoined fight’ Lawrence Journal World, KS
"There are rumors coming out of Washington that when Vice President Dick Cheney was CEO of Halliburton, he used to go visit prostitutes. This could explain why one girl was paid $2 billion." --David Letterman
Detroit City Council votes to impeach Bush, Cheney
Wolfowitz should remain as WB chief: Dick Cheney Deccan Herald, India
Subject: You're sick?
Are you OK? What happened?
Lisa I like you better than my newspaper. Hope you are feeling better Take care of yourself.
Thank you all for your e-mails of concern. Big hug!
About a month ago, the right side of my neck became swollen and at that time I noticed a bug bite in the same location. I blew it off. I went to a doctor last Tuesday as I was not feeling well and became concerned the swelling had not subsided and am on antibiotics till next Tuesday. If the swelling doesn't go down by then I will get a blood test as recommended. Fingers crossed.
I'm grateful to WalMart for the $4. antibiotics for people like me w/o health insurance.
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Spector says in home video he's too short to have killed Clarkson San Francisco Chronicle
Scientists Grow New Hair in Mice
This picture released by the German Center for Marine Biodiversity (GCMB) shows an isopod Ceratoserolis, one of the new species of crustacean which have been found in the depths of the Southern Ocean, thanks to three sampling expeditions set up as part of the Antarctic benthic deep-sea biodiversity project. Photo/GCMB