Tuesday edition - May 29, 2007
Wolfowitz blames media for resignation
Talks called positive as US asks Iran for help on Iraq
USA TODAY - 5-29-07
Bush and Wolfowitz are cut from the same cloth - admit no wrong and blame the media.
Military: 8 Memorial Day Deaths In Iraq Guardian Unlimited, UK
Subject: Bush and OJ
Your latest post reminds me of OJ:
Meanwhile, Back to Osama bin Laden
During a Rose Garden news conference on Thursday, President Bush was asked by New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg why Osama bin Laden is still at large. Bush responded:
"Why is he at large? Because we haven't got him yet, Jim. That's why. And he's hiding, and we're looking, and we will continue to look until we bring him to justice. We've brought a lot of his buddies to justice, but not him. That's why he's still at large. He's not out there traipsing around, he's not leading many parades, however. He's not out feeding the hungry. He's isolated, trying to kill people to achieve his objective."
OJ + Bush = America's Most Hated People
Bush's quote about Osama, sounds as though he was describing himself!-- "He's not out feeding the hungry. He's isolated, trying to kill people to achieve his objective."
New Rule: You can't send the National Guard to Iraq and then claim it's still here. The helicopters, the humvees, the men...like Dorothy and Toto, they're not in Kansas anymore. Sorry, Mr. President, but the last documented case of a National Guardsman able to be in two places at one time... was you. - Bill Maher
Venezuela targets another station
Velvet Glove Threat
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are expected to meet
again shortly to continue discussing both issues in preparation for the G8
sessions. They met two weeks ago in Moscow with the same matters on the table.
On May 15, Rice told reporters in Moscow that, while the two sides "don't see eye to eye" about the proposed anti-missile system, "it is still quite a long time until such deployments would come into being, and we very much value the opportunity to discuss the issue with Russia and to talk about the emerging threats."
Ham Fisted Threat
The Pentagon is warning China in blunt language that despite Beijing's massive military buildup, it lacks the power for a successful attack against rival Taiwan.
Conservatives have to stop rolling their eyes every time they hear the word,
"France." Like just calling something "French" is the ultimate argument winner.
As if to say, "What can you say about a country that was too stupid to get on
board with our wonderfully-conceived and brilliantly-executed war in Iraq?" -
On this Day in History
1849 - A patent
for lifting vessels was granted to Abraham Lincoln.
1917 - John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born.
1942 - Adolf Hitler ordered all Jews in occupied Paris to wear an identifying yellow star on the left side of their coats.
1974 - U.S.
President Nixon agreed to turn over 1,200 pages of edited Watergate transcripts.
1988 - NBC aired "To Heal A Nation," the story of Jan Scruggs' effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
2001 - In New York, four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted of a global conspiracy to murder Americans. The crimes included the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.
Campaign Puts New Strain on Secret Service Washington Post
Hi Lisa, I hope your Memorial day is going ok. I'm feeling very sad that almost 1000 more Precious American Soldiers have had to die since last memorial day. But I need your help. On your archive page from 10/19/2006 there was a link to a McCain joke about suicide if Democrats won the Senate. It no longer links to the article but I do remember it from that day. I want to help encourage John McCain to own up to his remark by visiting Iraq again, only this time without the flak(flack) jacket and without all the armed troops and helicopters. He should announce his visit early enough to help bring about all the supporters of his cause and then walk through the shopping district until his comment is realized. Thanks for all you do. Support our troops, Bring them home.
Thank you, Drew.
Here is another link to McCain's quote. McCain has been on a downslide ever since he hugged Bush in 2004. Lest we not forget, that the day after Katrina hit, Bush was celebrating McCain's birthday in Arizona on August 30, 2005. Bush seems to have the hug of political death, eh?
Crude oil bounces back to $70/barrel Economic Times, India
Sony creates bendable color display
Guns don't kill people; crazy people kill people. In response to the Virginia Tech shootings, President Bush said, "When people see somebody who is exhibiting abnormal behavior, you do something about it." Thanks for the heads-up, McGruff. But, if that's the case, then I want to warn the country about a man I saw last night on TV. He's six feet tall, Caucasian and he goes by the title "President of the United States." - Bill Maher
Guantanamo prisoner urges release of BBC reporter Reuters India, India
'It's up to you now': Sheehan
Anti-war activist Cindy
Sheehan announced Monday she is giving up her role as the "face" of the American
"I've been wondering why I'm killing myself and wondering why the Democrats caved in to George Bush," Sheehan told The Associated Press
The White House cites Cindy Sheehan's departure as yet more evidence of "progress" in Iraq. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Cheney's hunting partner wins legal fight with Austin
What is a
friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
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Physics lab squatter banned from campus Stanford Daily
Man wrestles leopard hunting pet cat in bedroom Scotsman, UK
An artist's rendering of a planet orbiting the star, Gliese 436. Planet-seekers who have spotted 28 new planets orbiting other stars in the past year say Earth's solar system is far from unique and there could be billions of habitable planets. Illustration/Lynette Cook