Weekend edition - May 27-28, 2006
Construction Sounds Heard Round The Hill
prepared to quit over Jefferson probe: NYT
Feds Ratchet Up
Investigations of Congress
I feel safer when Republicans are investigating each other.
George & Tony sittin' in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G: your little lovefest has killed untold thousands, devastated a country, destabilized a region, and invited unending worldwide terror. HECKUVA JOB... -- Grant Gerver
Twelve killed, 18 wounded in Iraq attacks Monsters and Critics.com, UK
Activists say 34 died in US Afghan strike Chicago Tribune
Concerns over Iraq massacre claims Guardian Unlimited
FACTBOX-Developments in Iraq on May 27 Reuters AlertNet, UK
"Osama bin Laden ... sent over another one of those videotapes -- chilling, chilling. In the videotape, he boasts that we will never find him or Jimmy Hoffa" --David Letterman
Aging US School Buses Still Fouling Air Los Angeles Times
Official Alert Text Sent to Staffers Washington Post
10 Wash. residents tested, all have toxins AP
Bush Misinterprets Himself
"Saying "bring it on," kind of tough talk, you know, that sent the wrong signal to people. I learned some lessons about expressing myself maybe in a little more sophisticated manner -- you know, "wanted dead or alive," that kind of talk. I think in certain parts of the world it was misinterpreted, and so I learned from that. -- George W. Bush, White House, May 26, 2006
"Down in Washington, D.C. earlier today, it was so hot. It was so hot in Washington that one congressman actually got into the freezer with his bribe money." --David Letterman
National Journal: Novak Assured Rove He Would Protect Him Editor & Publisher
Safavian Jury Is Shown More Abramoff E-Mail Washington Post
Lawmaker: Pre-election immigration vote needed Chicago Tribune
House OKs crackdown on Internet gambling Seattle Post Intelligencer
No Regrets for Shutting Down Washington DC
Congressman Jim Saxton, R-N.J., believed he
heard gunfire and reported it, triggering a frightening afternoon in the
U.S. Capitol...Saxton told Fox News
that he did not regret making the phone call. In fact he praised the
Capitol police saying the incident gave them an opportunity to shine.
“An agent posing as a dealer called and
asked to speak with Jeff. Nicole replied that he wasn't home, but gave the man a
number where she thought Jeff could be reached. An innocent gesture? It sounds
that way to me. But to federal prosecutors, simply giving out a phone number
made Nicole Richardson part of a drug dealing conspiracy. Under draconian
mandatory minimum sentences, she was sent to federal prison for ten years
without possibility of parole.”
-- Walter Cronkite, former Managing Editor and News Anchorman of CBS
Evening News – Discussing the injustice and human toll of our current “war on
drugs”, in “Telling
the Truth about the War on Drugs”
House Leaders Admit They Aren't Above the Law
House leaders acknowledged Friday that FBI agents with a court-issued warrant can legally search a congressman's office, but they said they want procedures established after agents with a court warrant took over a lawmaker's office last week.
"As you may have heard, Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson was caught on tape taking a $100,000 bribe and then the FBI found $90,000 in cash in his freezer. Jefferson said he didn't do anything wrong. He said he just fell in with the wrong crowd. You know, other congressmen." --Jay Leno
"Well, there's a bright side to this for Ken Lay. You know, throughout the years Ken Lay has been a big campaign contributor to the Republican Party. So now, he'll be able to meet with those same people when he goes to prison." --Jay Leno
"A jury found former Enron sleeze balls Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling guilty of fraud and conspiracy. Ken Lay? That's not a good name to have when you're going to prison. And Kenny Boy ain't too good either. ... I guess in prison they'll have done to them what they did to the stockholders." --Jay Leno
Apple Dealt Setback In Suit Against Online Journalists InformationWeek
Saudi Arabia: Guantanamo Detainees Return to Legal Limbo Reuters AlertNet, UK
Defense rests in case of Abu Ghraib dog handler
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"At the end of last night's 'American Idol,' Ryan Seacrest announced that more than 63 million votes were cast, which is more than any president in U.S. history has ever received. ... In a related story, this morning Hillary Clinton bought a karaoke machine." --Conan O'Brien
"Speaking of the weather, Al Gore has a brand new movie out and it paints a very bleak picture about global warming. Apparently, Ted William's head is nearly defrosted." --David Letterman
“President Bush told reporters that he won't see Al Gore's documentary about the threat of global warming. He will not see it. Yeah. On the other hand, Dick Cheney said he's seen the global warming film five times, and it still cracks him up.” -- Conan O’Brien
Judge: Time must turn over notes St. Petersburg Times, FL
Cheney's secret classifications Chicago Tribune
"Special Council Patrick Fitzgerald has suggested that Dick Cheney could be called to testify in the perjury case of his former chief of staff, Scooter Libby. Political experts say that even if Cheney is called, he is not going to stab his friends in the back. Shoot them in the face? Yeah. But stab them in the back? No." --Jay Leno
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music." -Kristian Wilson, Nintendo Inc, 1989
Subject: Broken Water Pump
Here's a little donation to help. You are so devoted and courteous to your readers. Wish I could say the same of our preznit.
Thanks so much Donna...and everyone else who donated.
My vehicle runs well now and I didn't get in an accident! On Thursday I was running an errand when I heard a clanging noise coming from my engine. I pulled into a rest stop on I-10 near Crestview, FL and when I stopped that greenish radiator fluid came pouring out.
As I was looking under my car a nice gentleman came over and asked if he could help.
He determined it was either a hose break or the water pump and suggested I call a tow service. He waited until the tow service arrived.
I love the South.
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FBI rebuts critics of its search for Hoffa corpse Reuters South Africa, South Africa
Census of Marine Life (CoML) shows the tentacles of a 'rosacea', a type of siphonophore which was discovered by scientists trawling rarely explored tropical ocean depths. Scientists have found about 10-20 new species of tiny creatures in the depths of the Atlantic in a survey that will gauge whether global warming may harm life in the oceans, an international report said on Thursday. Photo by Larry Madin/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/NOAA/CoML
I hope you have a peaceful Memorial Day.