Monday edition - May 29, 2006
Inspired by Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
Baghdad Numb to Reports of Massacre
At West Point, Bush Draws Parallels With Truman
Marine Haditha killings 'worse than Abu Ghraib':
I hope that this will be Bush's last Memorial Day as president. Our troops deserve better.
President Truman Bush, I've just got to ask: if you fancy yourself to be like President Harry Truman, why is it the buck never stops at YOU, pal? -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
Military and civilian deaths in Iraq Reuters AlertNet, UK
Dozens Killed in Iraq Violence Washington Post,
2 kidnapped Pakistanis killed in Iraq: TV report Xinhua, China
CBS Cameraman, Soundman Killed in Iraq Washington Post
Traffic accident sets off anti-American riots in Kabul International Herald Tribune, France
Official: Iraq civilian deaths unjustified AP
Pace: ‘Premature’ to judge alleged Iraq killings MSNBC
Rice to meet Italian minister ahead of Iraq pullout
AP blog: Heat, security snarl Iraq traffic San Jose Mercury News, USA
Florida Governor's Race
All the major gubernatorial candidates are honoring Memorial Day, but only one - Republican Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher - actually served in the military. Gallagher served in thePresidential Honor Guard in the U.S. Army.
Visualize Bush, Cheney, Rove, & Rumsfeld strapped to polygraph machines on live national TV, and WE'RE asking ALL the questions. -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
Earthquake toll tops 5100 Daily Telegraph
Indonesia's human bird flu deaths hit 37 Ireland Online
Father throws sons, then himself, off hotel balcony
Newt Endorses Jeb
His brother's approval ratings are in the
cellar, and that whole dynasty thing doesn't help. But don't underestimate
Jeb Bush's prospects as a future presidential contender, says former U.S.
House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Probably '08 is a little bit tricky, but " '12 or '16 isn't. And he's a young enough guy (53) that he has a great future," Gingrich said on the Political Connections television show airing today on Bay News 9. "I just think his natural, personal ability is so great that people are going to realize he is not his father and he's not his brother.
Wave of Corruption Fails to Move Congress to Act on Ethics ... Washington Post,
Frist Dismisses Office Search Controversy
Lawmaker: No deal on citizenship Chicago Tribune
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When are the plebeians going to realize that we patricians only want what's best? -- Zing!
Katherine Harris - Telemarkets Herself
The telephone rang during dinner a few nights
ago. Against my better judgment, I answered, and -- sure enough -- I
regretted it immediately. Katherine Harris was on the line.
I was surprised, to say the least. The food on the table was pretty good, but it couldn't possibly compete with the expensive meals she'd grown accustomed to sharing with defense contractor Mitchell Wade. And I certainly had no campaign contributions, illegal or otherwise, to offer her.
"The president of Mexico has arrived in the U.S., thanks to some nifty fence climbing. ... I thought this was encouraging. He offered to take President Bush's job for $3 an hour cash." --David Letterman
But there is a bright side to this for Ken Lay. Through the years, he has been a big campaign contributor to the Republican Party. So now he will be able to meet those same people when he goes to prison. It will be a reunion. -- Jay Leno
US ruling in Apple case bolsters Web reporters International Herald Tribune, France
Hoffa hunt cost questioned DetNews.com
George Bush is the Ken Lay of presidents. -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
The United States Navy's Blue Angels zoom over the beach in formation at Jones Beach State Park
during the New York Air Show on Memorial Day weekend. -- Photographer: Richard Slattery
Oil could exceed $105, expert says
GE says China sales could soar
Flaw Found in Symantec Corporate Antivirus NewsFactor
The Top 10 Conservative Idiots
EU to pressure US on closing Guantanamo camp EUobserver.com, Belgium
Henry Kissinger quietly acknowledged to China in 1972 that Washington could accept a communist takeover of South Vietnam if that evolved after a withdrawal of U.S. troops — even as the war to drive back the communists dragged on with mounting deaths.
Reporters ordered to give drafts to Libby Gainesville Sun, FL
Cheney's secret classifications Chicago Tribune
"The Federal Trade Commission has ruled that oil companies are not gouging customers. They say, technically, they're screwing customers."--David Letterman
Did you have a good time today?
US Mail: Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
Pope Auschwitz speech seen as moving but incomplete Washington Post
Smoking and sex go hand-in-hand? Reuters
Parade of lanterns : A couple look at the longest ancient mythical dragon lantern as they visit the Asia Lantern Carnival in the rain in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo Teh Eng Koon)