Wednesday edition - May 9, 2007
House Democrats Push Plan to Finance Iraq War in Stages
Cheney visits Iraq
Iran offers US cooperation on Iraq exit: paper
Why in the world would Queen Elizabeth visit Bush? A distraction possibly?
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"Queen Elizabeth met with President Bush over the weekend. I thought this was nice of President Bush. ... He took the time to learn a little bit of English so he could speak with her." --Jay Leno
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3378 Forbes, NY
Truck Bomb Kills 19 In Iraq Guardian Unlimited, UK
US says helicopter killed 5 bystanders in Iraq
At least 21 Afghan civilians killed in NATO air strike Belfast Telegraph, UK
Rival Shiite militias feud after bombing in Iraq Los Angeles Times, CA
Germany swoops on militants before G8 summit Washington Post
Report: Ousted 'American Idol' finalist Phil Stacey could go to Iraq Reality TV World, MA
Six out of 10 Americans support setting a timetable for pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, even though a clear majority predict civil war there if U.S. forces withdraw next year, according to a poll published on Wednesday.
"The last time the Queen of England was in the United States was 1991. An awful lot has changed since 1991. Back then, President Bush was fighting a war in Iraq" --David Letterman
If the White House did nothing improper in the controversial firing of eight U.S. Attorneys last year, why would top officials in the Justice Department, perhaps including Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, have tried to conceal its role in the dismissals?
Bush: arrogant. Cheney: arrogant. Rove: arrogant. Condi: arrogant. Gonzales: arrogant. Wolfowitz: arrogant. Bolton: arrogant. Rumsfeld: arrogant. Tenet: arrogant. DeLay: arrogant. Abramoff: arrogant. Libby: arrogant. Cunningham: arrogant. Ney: arrogant. Doolittle: arrogant. Renzi: arrogant. Does there seem to be a pattern emerging here? - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Bush tries to give Queen Medal of Freedom; she politely refuses. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Pressure mounts for Wolfowitz to resign Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
"At the Reagan Library, President Bush's name was only mentioned once ... in the entire debate. But to be fair, you often don't hear Bush's name mentioned in libraries." --Jay Leno
Cheating the Troops
The NASD said on Tuesday it fined two Fidelity broker-dealers a total of $400,000 for misleading U.S. military personnel in sales literature promoting two mutual funds.
Bush & the Queen in 1991
In fact, Bush's real mother
warned the queen about her son before their first meeting in 1991, when his
father was president. At a White House luncheon for the visiting monarch,
then-first lady Barbara Bush joked that she had seated her eldest son at the far
end of the table and told him to keep quiet.
"Are you the black sheep of the family?" the queen asked George W. Bush, according to Barbara Bush's memoirs.
"I guess that might be true," he replied.
"Well, I guess all families have one," the queen said.
"Nation, we did it again. This past Sunday, the French people went to the polls and elected conservative, pro-American candidate Nicolas Sarkozy as their new president. ... Just how American is he? He's allowed himself to be photographed with George W. Bush, which means he's more American than many of our presidential candidates." --Stephen Colbert
Realtor group predicts sales dip Chicago Tribune
Candidates for Imus' Old Spot on MSNBC
Michael Smerconish - Bald
Stephanie Miller - Beautiful
Tucker Carlson - Bow untied
Larry Elder - Black
Joe Scarborough - Boob
My guess is that Scaborough will win the time slot because he has already named his tryout show - "Morning Joe". And in his honor I even designed a logo for him!
I was lucky enough to catch a few minutes of Cup of Joe this morning -- and in those few moments, he slid out the words slut, hell, Jesus and then put his feet up on his desk. Anyone taking bets he'll pull an Imus?
I am so looking forward to more of his intellectual discussions and his clever turn of a phrase -- Hollyweird, Dummocrats or this quote: "Today they have proven once again that the mainstream media can't print enough bad news about our troops."
*Click* - love my remote control
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Journalists' jailings in Gitmo, Iraq rapped Miami Herald, FL
GITMO to House Cubans Waiting to Immigrate to USA
The United States, which has been planning for possible waves of fleeing Cubans when Fidel Castro dies, has hired a Florida company to build a temporary complex to hold migrants at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, the military said.
"The Queen was welcomed with a 21-gun salute. Well, 22 if you count Cheney's gun, which went off accidentally" --Jay Leno
Cheney: 'Game time' in Iraq
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A girl is enclosed in a floating sphere on a river at a park on the outskirts of Beijing May 3, 2007. The ball-shaped device enables people to "walk" on water surfaces. China is celebrating a week-long Labour Day holiday, which started on Tuesday, a time when millions of Chinese people travel to major cities to enjoy cultural attractions or return home to visit relatives and friends. Picture taken May 3, 2007. Photo/Jason Lee/CHINA