Monday edition - May 29, 2006

Inspired by Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press


Baghdad Numb to Reports of Massacre
Washington Post, United States - 5-28-06
After three years of war that has been fought in their streets and has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of civilians, people in ...


At West Point, Bush Draws Parallels With Truman
New York Times - May 27, 2006
 President Bush implicitly compared himself to Harry S. Truman in a commencement address at the United States Military Academy on Saturday, saying Truman acted boldly against the "fanatic faith" of cold war communism in the same ...

Marine Haditha killings 'worse than Abu Ghraib': congressman
JURIST - 5-28-06
US Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), a former US Marine now senior Democrat on the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee, said [recorded video] Sunday on ABC's This Week that Marine killings of up


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



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


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 the Presidential 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


Disturbing News


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.

Republican Shenanigans


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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


Rock-The-Voter News



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




Good News



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



Biz-Tech News





The Top 10 Conservative Idiots


Bush-Prison-Torture News



Kissinger Konfessions


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.




Go-F*ck-Yourself News


"The Federal Trade Commission has ruled that oil companies are not gouging customers. They say, technically, they're screwing customers." --David Letterman


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Odd News



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)