TGIF/Weekend edition - May 30 - June 1, 2008




McClellan takes his case on the road
Houston Chronicle - 5-30-08
 Maverick Texas politician Carole Strayhorn says she's proud of her son - former White House press secretary Scott McClellan - for writing his book that is sharply critical of President Bush and his administration...


Soldier suicides hit highest rate, 115 last year
The Associated Press - 5-30-08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army soldiers committed suicide in 2007 at the highest rate on record, and the toll is climbing ever higher this year as long war

CIA Chief: US Making Gains Against al-Qaida
Voice of America - 5-30-08
By VOA News CIA Director Michael Hayden says al-Qaida is losing influence in the Middle East and is on the defensive in other parts of the world


I guess Scott McClellan got mad as hell and wasn't gonna take it anymore. Heckuva job, Scotty. - Grant Gerver,


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

Marines Promoting Christianity


 An American service member has been removed from duty in Iraq after receiving complaints that Marines were handing out coins promoting Christianity, the U.S. military said Friday.




Disturbing News




"After eight years of the disastrous policies of George Bush," ... "it is time to pursue direct diplomacy with friend and foe alike without preconditions" - Barack Obama



What's With Obama's Church?


Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday that he was "deeply disappointed" by a supporter's sermon at his church that mocked Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, a Chicago activist, also apologized for last Sunday's sermon at Obama's church, in which he said Clinton's eyes welled with tears before the New Hampshire primary because she felt "entitled" to the Democratic nomination and because "there's a black man stealing my show."










Republican-Shenanigans News


Hint: Keep Laptops With You At All Times


U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese officials secretly copied the contents of a government laptop computer during a visit to China by Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and used the information to try to hack into Commerce computers, officials and industry experts told The Associated Press.





Grilled by the Senate, Big Oil comes clean: "We're screwing the American public because we can, though it concerns us deeply."

- Grant Gerver,


Rock-The-Voter News


"No candidate will emerge from the primaries and caucuses with enough pledged delegates to claim the nomination" - Hillary Clinton






Biz-Tech News

Bush Legacy: Ignoring Subpoenas


Twenty former U.S. attorneys from both political parties sided with Congress and asked a federal judge on Thursday to settle a subpoena fight with the White House.




Bush-Prison-Torture News

Global Warming Effect?


Tropical Storm Alma dumps on Costa Rica ...Tropical storms usually form in the Caribbean sea.

“This is the first time a tropical storm has hit the Pacific coast in this location in 120 years,” said José Joaquín Aguero, an IMN meteorologist. “The last time this happened was around 1887.”



Go-F**k-Yourself News


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Odd News



Members of an unknown Amazon Basin tribe and their dwellings are seen during a flight over the Brazilian state of Acre along the border with Peru in this May, 2008 photo distributed by FUNAI, the government agency for the protection of indigenous peoples. Survival International estimates that there are over 100 uncontacted tribes worldwide, and says that uncontacted tribes in the region are under increasing threat from illegal logging over the border in Peru.
Photo/Funai-Frente de Proteção Etno-Ambiental Envira


Best wishes for a peaceful weekend.