Tuesday edition - May 30, 2006
US Moving 1,500 Reserve Troops to Iraq
Military brass slow to learn of deaths
Afghan troops patrol Kabul after anti-US riots
Smirk Alert: Not one member of the Bush/Cheney Clan is serving in the military.
Quit worrying about Iran. We'll just keep pissing them off and putting 'em down. What's the worst that could happen?-- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
Journalists, 31 others killed in Baghdad San Francisco Chronicle
Attack on Iraqi Interior Ministry kills 2 AP
Aid workers killed in Afghanistan shooting Guardian Unlimited, UK
CBS Correspondent Said to Be Responsive San Francisco Chronicle
Saddam defense claims unfair treatment AP
Italy pledges commitment to Iraq
Marine tormented by memories of carnage in Iraq Boston Globe
Kabul Crash Blamed On Brake Failure CBS News
Iran says it wants to resume EU talks AP
"I'd go, I'm too old and fat, but I'd drive a truck. The American people haven't had to sacrifice anything." --SOPRANOS star JAMES GANDOLFINI has volunteered to help US President GEORGE W BUSH end the war in Iraq by traveling to the Middle East and fighting himself.
Department of Newspeak - 2006
Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies' products.
6 more bird flu cases in Indonesia
“The Federal Trade Commission said today they did not find any sign, no signs, that the oil industry illegally manipulated gas prices. They also found no signs of steroid use in baseball.” -- Jay Leno
House Holds Hearing on FBI's Capitol Raid Guardian Unlimited, UK
Hastert's longevity as speaker is one for the record books
Will House Republicans Kill the Bush Immigration Plan? Post Chronicle
When All Else Fails, Play the Nazi Card
"Gore believed in global warming almost as much as Hitler believed there was something wrong with the Jews." -- BILL GRAY - He is often called the World's Most Famous Hurricane Expert and global warming non-believer
If I thought Al Gore’s movie was as you like to say, fair and balanced, I’d say, everyone should go see it. But why go see propaganda? You don’t go see Joseph Goebbels’ films to see the truth about Nazi Germany. You don’t go see Al Gore’s films to see the truth about global warming. -- Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, an organization that has received over $390,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.
GOP = Grand Old Pirates
A major figure in the Election Day
phone-jamming scandal that embarrassed and nearly bankrupted the New
is out of prison and back in the political game.
Charles McGee, the former executive director of the state Republican Party, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and served seven months
Sen. Conrad Burns' approval rating falling
Sen. Reid defends taking free tickets to boxing matches Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
AP Exclusive: Knowles to run for governor Anchorage Daily News, AK
"If people want to get to know me better, they've got to know my parents and the values my parents instilled in me, and the fact that I was raised in West Texas, in the middle of the desert, a long way away from anywhere, hardly. There's a certain set of values you learn in that experience."— George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2006
3 freed captives fly into Orlando after Paris stop Sun-Sentinel.com, FL
I have serious doubts about the
accuracy of President's Bush's recent approval ratings. They couldn't possibly
be that high.
China: US is in wireless 'conspiracy'
Password-Stealing Trojan Spreads PC World
Supremes Blow Whistle Blowers
The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for
government employees to file lawsuits
claiming they were retaliated against for going public with
allegations of official misconduct.
Group says children held at Guantanamo United Press International
President Bush calls for the creation of The Department of Homeland Censorship.
-- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
In August 1999, political organizer Ralph Reed's firm sent out a mailer to Alabama conservative Christians asking them to call then-Rep. Bob Riley (R-Ala.) and tell him to vote against legislation that would have made the U.S. commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands subject to federal wage and worker safety laws.
Now those seven-year-old words are coming back to haunt Reed, the former
executive director of the Christian Coalition and a candidate for the Republican
nomination to be Georgia's lieutenant governor.
If we do close GITMO, just where would we be able to torture folks? Wait, I know: somewhere deep inside Mount Rushmore. -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
visits Bush, Cheney in US
Did you have a good time today?
US Mail: Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
Curator held on Croesus's stolen riches The Sunday Times, UK
This undated photo provided by the International Bird Rescue Research Center, shows an X-ray taken Sunday, May 21, 2006, of an injured duck with a broken wing. The International Bird Rescue Research Center in Cordelia. Calif., plans to raise funds with an unusual duck X-ray, which they say shows the clear image of what appears to be the face, or head, of an extraterrestrial alien in the bird's stomach. Unfortunately, the duck died quickly and quietly of its injuries. (Photo/International Bird Rescue Research Center, Marie Travers)