Monday edition - May 22, 2006


Bush's border plan: technology-focused
USA Today - 5-22-06
WASHINGTON As the outlines of President Bush's border-security plan become clearer, a familiar working principle emerges: that a relatively small number of ...


Settlement could leave issue of reporter 'privilege' unsettled
USA Today - 5-22-06
The Supreme Court could decide as soon as Monday whether to take up a case that tests the rights of reporters to keep their sources secret.

India, Iran and Pak discuss gas pipeline
Rediff, India - 5-22-06
Top petroleum officials of India, Pakistan and Iran on Monday held talks on pricing, trilateral framework and appointment of consultants to carry out


I don't know which Bush photo op I like best -- Bush riding in the dune buggy or Bush wearing his codpiece flight suit.  It's a toss up for me.



Bill admits to smoking pot but swears he didn't inhale. George admits to eavesdropping but swears he didn't listen.-- Zing!




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


"We have to pray for your brother. He's in real trouble." -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a wide-eyed Doro Koch, sister of George W Bush






Karl Rove Update


Robert Luskin, Karl Rove's lawyer, says he spent most of the day on May 12 taking his cat to the veterinarian and having a technician fix his computer at home...The cat's medical tests, Luskin says, found that "the stools were free of harmful parasites, which is more than I can say for this case."...


The claim that President Bush's top political strategist had been indicted in the CIA leak investigation was written by a journalist who has battled drug addiction and mental illness and been convicted of grand larceny. That didn't stop more than 35 reporters -- from all the major newspapers, networks and newsmagazines -- from calling Luskin or Rove's spokesman, Mark Corallo, to check it out.





Disturbing News








Hmm, will this apply to Robert Novak?



The government has the legal authority to prosecute journalists for publishing classified information, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday.

"There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility," Gonzales said


Republican Shenanigans


Laura Bush - The First Fundraiser


In Rhode Island and Vermont last Friday, the first lady did draw pickets some protesting the Iraq war and other critical of her husband's stand against gay marriage a sign that anger against the president might be starting to rub off on his wife.


Rock-The-Voter News


Is it not amazing the amount of possessiveness we Americans have for land that was manipulatively stolen and then forcibly built by slaves?-- Zing!



FEMA Trailers Still Sitting in Arkansas


The government has no plans to move at least half of the 10,000 emergency housing trailers sitting empty in Hope, Ark., saying they may be needed for the 2006 hurricane season.


"In the disaster area and in cities that have received huge numbers of displaced people, we are beginning to bring in mobile homes and trailers for temporary use." - George W. Bush, New Orleans, Sept.15, 2005



Biz-Tech News


God, I hope Halliburton gets the border fencing contract.  -- Grant Gerver



"Remember the president of the Teamsters, Jimmy Hoffa? Well, he vanished and there were all these rumors and stories and myths about where he may be buried. It turns out now that the FBI got a tip and now they're looking everywhere for Jimmy Hoffa. Everywhere. The FBI is looking everywhere. And I'm thinking, 'that's great, but what about Osama bin Laden?'" --David Letterman





Bush-Prison-Torture News


"Immigration is the big issue right now. Earlier today, the Senate voted to build a 370-mile fence along the Mexican border. ... Experts say a 370-mile fence is the perfect way to protect a border that is 1,900 miles long." --Conan O'Brien



Go-F*ck-Yourself News



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The results of severe acceleration. Photo source: Volkswagen Golf Advertisement