Thursday Edition - May 4, 2006
World War I critics get pardons
Mexico backs off legalizing drug use
Democrats push for stem cell vote in Senate
The USA is so divided on immigration instead of multiplying it's proven benefits.
"This problem with illegal immigration is nothing new. In fact, the Indians had a special name for it. They called it 'white people.'" --Jay Leno
10 Iraqis killed outside Baghdad court USA Today
Car Bombing in Baghdad Kills 8, Wounds 46 Washington Post
Cheney has no regrets over Iraq invasion Guardian Unlimited, UK
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Tonga fails to receive tsunami alert Seattle Post Intelligencer
Air current vital to climate weakens; humans blamed Seattle Post Intelligencer
‘It don’t work,’ inmate says during botched execution Columbus Dispatch
President Bush says the national anthem should
only be sung in English, but he was apparently singing a different tune
during his first run for President and at his inaugural festivities.
On the campaign trail in 1999, Bush would often sing along as the national anthem
What exactly do conservatives conserve these days?-- Zing!
House passes lobbying bill USA Today
US scientists reject Bush skepticism over global warming Telegraph.co.uk
So, what ever happened to Social Security reform? A casualty of Lame Duck Flu? -- Grant Gerver
Reaching Out Instead of Eating Their Young
U.S. Senator Trent
Lott left a phone message on a recent morning for new White House Chief of
Staff Joshua Bolten, telling him there was no need for a return call. He
got one anyway.
Lott, a Mississippi Republican who complains that he had ``zero'' communication with Bolten's predecessor this year, said the gesture shows that President George W. Bush's White House is starting to get the message that it needs to reach out.
Food fight! Key lime is Fla.'s official pie Florida Today, FL
Kentucky man pleads guilty to bribing lawmaker Washington Post
Romney says he will address his religion if he "goes national" Daily News Transcript, MA
Isn't Denial a Symptom of Addiction?
Rush Limbaugh is in his comfort zone: full spin
mode. Even as the talk radio host is being held responsible for breaking
the law by seeking multiple pain pill prescriptions, he used his radio
pulpit to claim vindication after 21/2 years of fighting The Man.
Some vindication. He turned himself in to the Palm Beach County Jail on the felony, and was fingerprinted, photographed and released on $3,000 bail.
A British music composer has come out with a Spanish language version of our national anthem, which is great for Americans. Now we'll have two versions that we won't know the words to.-- Jay Leno
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Oil Prices Sink Toward $72 a Barrel CBS News
Halliburton Wins Four Engineering Achievement Awards Construction and Maintenance News, Belarus
A Sure Best Seller
Valerie Plame Wilson, the Central Intelligence Agency covert officer whose
name was publicly disclosed three years ago, is shopping a book proposal
among a small group of publishers, according to two people familiar with
the project...Ms. Wilson has remained virtually silent throughout the leak
investigation, though she did pose with her husband for a photograph in
No details were available about the contents of her proposed book.
PRESIDENT BUSH – Overall Job Rating in recent news media/nonpartisan national polls
US general urged 'outer limits' Iraq interrogation Reuters AlertNet, UK
Secrecy fight delays detainee rules Seattle Post Intelligencer
"A mild form of bird flu has been detected in New Jersey. Health officials said the bird flu was hard to detect, because in New Jersey, every bird coughs." --Conan O'Brien
Lame Duck Dumb Duck
With eight months left in office, Gov. Jeb Bush
is more helpless bystander than lame duck.
He waits for his final hurricane season in office with a worrisome new wrinkle: The potential for a Katrina-like flood disaster around Lake Okeechobee, with warnings about a weakened dike that could fail in a big storm and
"We'll probably have an October surprise. One item is that Cheney's health suddenly becomes an issue... Would he take a fall to protect what he has built? He would, I think."
Veep dodges on daughter
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Bush's Spanish "not that good" Reuters
Life explained. Photographer unknown.