Thursday edition - May 24, 2007





Bush: Iraq at Center of Terror Fight
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 5-24-07
President Bush portrayed the Iraq war as a battle between the U.S. and al-Qaida on Wednesday and shared nuggets of intelligence to contend Osama bin Laden was setting up a terrorist cell in Iraq to strike targets in America.


Ex-Justice official testifies she 'crossed a line' in hiring
Baltimore Sun, MD - 5-24-07
Former Justice Department official Monica Goodling acknowledged yesterday that she "crossed a line" and took political factors into consideration when screening applicants for entry-level civil service legal jobs

Rice, Australian minister evoke Reagan in Iraq talks
Reuters - 5-24-07
SIMI VALLEY, California (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer sought to evoke Ronald Reagan on ...


"Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is apparently dangerously obese, so he came to the United States to check into a weight-loss clinic. Talabani says he came here because America may not know how to run Iraq, but they sure as hell know how to run a fat camp." --Conan O'Brien




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

Clinton Erection


Kosovo Albanians plan to honor their "savior" Bill Clinton by erecting a statue of the former United States president in the capital of Serbia's breakaway province.

The three-meter (10-foot) tall monument is still under construction in a studio in Podujevo north of Pristina.

"He is our savior. He saved us from extermination," sculptor Izeir Mustafa told Reuters. "I was thrilled by the work because I know what he did for us."


"I intend to establish a legal defense fund at some point." - Monica Goodling







Disturbing News




By Don Davis


Monica and Alberto


In a statement late Wednesday, the Justice Department said Gonzales "has never attempted to influence or shape the testimony or public statements of any witness in this matter, including Ms. Goodling."

The meeting with his aide was only intended to "comfort her in a very difficult period of her life," Brian Roehrkasse, a spokesman, said in the statement.




Republican Shenanigans


Slot Machines at Military Bases Overseas


There are thousands of slot machines on military bases overseas. The military says the revenue from the slots -- well over $100 million annually -- is used to fund recreation programs overseas, such as swimming pools, movie theaters and concerts.

Critics say it is an outrage that the military, which has a budget of more than $500 billion this fiscal year, takes money from the pockets of its troops and runs slot machines that generate revenues that equal a medium-sized Las Vegas casino operation.



"Under this new congressional plan, illegal immigrants would be able to live in the United States if they pay a $5,000 fine. $5,000? So, that would rule out working people or parents trying to support a family. However, you would get to keep all the drug dealers." --Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News


No war for Prince Harry? Now where else have I heard about the progeny of the rich and powerful not going to war? Oh.




Biz-Tech News

New Home Prices Surge Downward


Sales of new homes surged in April by the biggest amount in 14 years, but the median price of a new home dropped by the largest amount on record.



"Yesterday at his ranch in Texas, President Bush hosted the leader of NATO. There was an awkward moment when Bush said, 'Maybe some day I could visit you in Natonia.'" --Conan O'Brien





Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F***-Yourself News


"Experts said this is going to be a very busy hurricane season. To which FEMA said, 'Not for us'" --Jay Leno



Check your news IQ



Subject: Duhbya's scary report


Yesterday Thuh President told the Coast Guard Academy
graduates about a foiled Osama bin Laden plot to
attack us again in 2005. Was I the only one who
thought OBL wouldn't have been planning attacks in
2005 if Duhbya'd gone after HIM instead of The Evil
Dictator? Just wonderin'.

Osama who?





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Odd News

Bring our troops home


In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, a Sailor assigned to aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower greets his wife on Wednesday May 23, 2007 following the ship's return to Naval Station Norfolk in Va. after the longest carrier deployment since 2003. Several thousand sailors from the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the cruiser USS Anzio and the destroyers USS Ramage and USS Mason returned to Virginia on Wednesday after a nearly eight-month deployment fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and searching for terrorists off Africa's coast. Photo/U.S. Navy, Justan Williams