TGIF/Weekend edition - May 18-20, 2007





Bush Dodges Reporter's Questions on Ordering Ashcroft Hospital Visit
Editor & Publisher - 5-17-07
By E&P Staff. NEW YORK Since the congressional testimony earlier this week by former Justice Dept. number two, James Comey, about a mysterious latenight ...

Bush, Blair Defend Actions Taken In Iraq
CBS News, NY - 5-18-07
(AP) Steadfast allies President Bush and Tony Blair on Thursday strongly defended their decision to go to war in Iraq and to remain there, despite rising

Gonzales' sick-bed appeal
Los Angeles Times - 5-18-07
His hospital visit to John Ashcroft shows why the administration shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt on wiretapping. IT'S A RIVETING SCENE that could have come from a more civil-liberties-friendly version of the television show "24.


No wonder John Ashcroft quit.



Bush White House: worst organized crime spree in American history. - Grant Gerver,




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



"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.






Disturbing News




By Don Davis




Gonzales removes Articles of Impeachment from Constitution .  - Grant Gerver,




"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


Republican Shenanigans



"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


"I was 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

Rock-The-Voter News


"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



By Don Davis


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 for operations.

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.







Biz-Tech News



"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.




Bush-Prison-Torture News


"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


Go-F***-Yourself News





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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Odd News





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