TGIF/Weekend edition - May 30 - June 1, 2008
McClellan takes his case on the road
Soldier suicides hit highest rate,
115 last year
CIA Chief: US Making Gains Against al-Qaida
I guess Scott McClellan got mad as hell and wasn't gonna take it anymore. Heckuva job, Scotty. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Marine says he was ordered to delete Iraq photos The Associated Press
Talabani: Turkish PM to visit Iraq soon Xinhua, China
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.
"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?
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."
Bush caps Republican fundraising tour in Kansas The Associated Press
Yet Another Republican Won’t Run for Fossella’s Seat New York Times
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, www.seriouskidding.com
Reid, Pelosi Call for Quick End Washington Post
"No candidate will emerge from the primaries and caucuses with enough pledged delegates to claim the nomination" - Hillary Clinton
Court Revives Lawsuit Against Halliburton Washington Post
Boeing bids on US Air Force SASSA program Bizjournals.com, NC
Trump sells Trump Marina for $316 million
Google Hits Are Not Frugal Forbes
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.
Guantanamo man in plea to Brown BBC 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.”
A quieter Dick Cheney plans stop in Houston to rally Texas Republicans Dallas Morning News
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Study Finds Mars Water Too Salty to Sustain Life Voice of America
Quake-Hit Panda Center May Move to Safer Ground National Geographic
Texas Army base raises its drinking age to 21 Monterey County Herald
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.