Wednesday edition - May 23, 2007
Democrats Pull Troop Deadline From Iraq Bill
Ohio town joins about 60 others in wanting Bush impeached
Officials Describe Interference by Former Gonzales Aide
Democrats need to put impeachment back on the table or join the Republican party.
"The president of Iraq, Jalal Talabani, came to America today to check into a weight loss clinic 'cause he's dangerously obese. Apparently, Talabani is the only Iraqi these days worried about dying of natural causes." --Conan O'Brien
US military deaths in Iraq at 3422 Denver Post, CO
Attacks across Iraq kill nine US troops International Herald Tribune
Iraqi police: Body of missing US soldier found in river
Suicide attack kills 2 in Afghanistan
85 killed in Afghan IED blasts in May - NATO Reuters India, India
Germany Seeks to Mend Ties Between Afghanistan and Pakistan Deutsche Welle, Germany
White House Says Bin Laden Ordered Iraq Plots
"Under President Bush, sure, we have the war in Iraq. But the young kids don't remember. Under President Carter, we had something far worse -- disco." --Jay Leno
Bush Engages In Chest Beating
The U.S. Navy staged its latest show of military force off the Iranian coastline on Wednesday, sending two aircraft carriers and landing ships packed with 17,000 U.S. Marines and sailors to carry out unannounced exercises in the Persian Gulf.
No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair. - General George S. Patton on armchair management
Monica Update - No, Not THAT Monica!
official David Margolis said that [Monica] Goodling was "shaken to her core" by
the controversy and that she sobbed for "30 to 45 minutes" during a meeting in
his office shortly before she resigned.
"I knew she must think that everything was unraveling," he said. "And, you know, she was right about that."
Click It or Ticket - Unless You're Bush
President Bush encourages people to wear seat belts. Whether he routinely does so himself is not as clear. The question arose Tuesday, Bush's first full day back in town after a weekend at his ranch in Texas — where he was spotted driving a pickup truck without wearing a seat belt.
Democrats, Heal Thy Selves!
By Madeleine Begun Kane
The Dems disappoint once again,
Caving in to Dub’s warmong’ring yen.
Timeline’s gone from the bill.
Checks on Bush? Nothing! Nil!
Bush says, “Heel!” and the Dems reply, “When?”
Officials Describe Interference by Former Gonzales Aide Washington Post, DC
He beats Northup despite scandal
Giuliani: I can battle in the blues
Boston Globe, MA
Post Mortem Bigotry of Falwell
A Liberty University student who told a family member he had made bombs and planned to attend the funeral of the Rev. Jerry Falwell was apparently upset about an anti-gay fringe group that protested at the funeral, authorities said.
I found it surreal this week watching people on the news praise Falwell, followed by a clip package of what he actually said. Things like, "Homosexuals are part of a vile and satanic system that will be utterly annihilated." "If you're a born again Christian, you're a failure as a... If you're not a born again Christian, you're a failure as a human being." "Feminists just need a man around the house." "There is no separation of church and state." And of course, everyone's favorite, "The purple Teletubby is gay." - Bill Maher
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Oil Prices Rise Ahead of US Fuel Data Washington Post
Halliburton‘s Lesar begins work in Dubai Pioneer Times-Journal, NM
China asks US to be patient over trade BusinessWeek
China drops name-and-shame blog policy PC Advisor
New York's yellow cabs are going green Houston Chronicle, TX
Stone Phillips out at NBC News
"All the candidates have made their financial disclosures. Mitt Romney appears to be the richest Republican, worth about $250 million. To which Rudy Giuliani said, 'I would have been worth that much if I just had one wife too.'" --Jay Leno
Guantanamo's departing chief says prison more secure
Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
The Bush Regime has truly made the Flag worth burning. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
'DC madam' lawyer: Cheney isn't not on phone records Raw Story, MA
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Imus sidekick Bernie gets booted from ’RKO guest spots Boston Herald, MA
Study: Sharks can have 'virgin births'
At the London Science Museum, museum staff member Georgina Wright sits in an exhibit, the Toyota Motor Corp.'s I-unit, an electric car built almost entirely of material derived from corn, sugar cane, and the African kenaf plant. An exhibition at London's Science Museum, celebrating the 100th birthday of the world's first entirely synthetic material, plastic, opened Tuesday. Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland created his phenol-formaldehyde polymer resin, Bakelite, in 1907 and it sparked a revolution in manufacturing, transport, fashion, design, and more. Photo/Adrian Brooks, Science Museum