Monday edition - May 21, 2007




Bush meets NATO leader at Texas ranch
USA Today - 5-21-07
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) President Bush is banking on NATO support to help quell the violence in Afghanistan as he meets with the alliance's leader to review ...

Specter: 'No confidence' vote will make Gonzales quit
CNN - 5-21-07
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A leading Republican senator predicted Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would quit before facing a "substantial" no-confidence vote, but the White House said such a vote would have no effect on the Justice Department

Brown won't pull UK troops out of Iraq: US official
Washington Post - 5-21-07
Prime Minister Tony Blair's resignation after a decade in power was forced in part by voter anger over his support for the US-led war and British media has been buzzing with talk that Brown may speed up the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq to ...


Bush is on vacation, the Iraqi government is on vacation -- but our troops aren't. Impeachment is too good for this man.



"Here's news from Washington, DC: We now have a new war czar. Yes, he was appointed by President Bush, so what could go wrong?" --David Letterman



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



Disturbing News


Carter vs. Bush


In a biting rebuke, the White House on Sunday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter as "increasingly irrelevant" after his harsh criticism of President Bush.

Carter was quoted Saturday as saying "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history."



"The head of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz, resigned after getting in trouble. He promoted his girlfriend and gave her a job at the Bank. That's big news. A Republican forced out over a sex scandal involving ... a woman?!" --Jay Leno





Republican Shenanigans



By Don Davis



Another One Bites the Dust


One day after its hurricane forecasters complained of budget cuts, the head of the National Weather Service and his deputy announced they will retire next month.



"John McCain said that he is willing to be the last man standing in support of the war. I think he already is." --Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News


The Biggest Embassy In The World


The new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad will be the world's largest and most expensive foreign mission, though it may not be large enough or secure enough to cope with the chaos in Iraq.


"Republicans in Texas think you need a course on how to keep a marriage together. Who's going to teach it? Rudy Giuliani? Newt Gingrich?" --Jay Leno




Bush to Congress: "I'm takin' my war and goin' home!" - Grant Gerver,




Biz-Tech News



 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




Bush-Prison-Torture News


Lobbyist Nominated to Run Consumer Product Safety Commission


Two Democratic senators said Thursday the White House should withdraw the nomination of manufacturers' lobbyist Michael Baroody to run the Consumer Product Safety Commission.



"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

Go-F***-Yourself News




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Odd News



Clay figures showing activities of daily life dating back to 2,100 B.C. have been found by a Belgian excavation team working in the Barsha Monastery, 124 miles south of Cairo, as seen in this picture made available by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities May 20, 2007. Photo/Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities