Tuesday edition - June 13, 2006
Secretive planning, multi-layered deceptions accompany Bush surprise
White House: Defending spy case could imperil US
inform Rove he won't be charged in CIA leak case
I just can't imagine what Bush could accomplish in his five hour stay in Iraq. Oh, right, a million dollar photo op.
"President Bush still wrestling with the immigration issue right now. You got to give him credit. He's really working on hard on this. This week, President Bush said that any attempt to deport 11 million illegal aliens 'ain't gonna work.' Then, when reporters asked Bush what he was going to do for the rest of the afternoon, he said, 'Ain't gonna work.'" --Conan O'Brien
Bombs kill at least 14 in Iraq's Kirkuk Reuters South Africa
US kills 7 insurgents; violence mounts in Iraq San Jose Mercury News
U.S. military truck crash kills Afghan AP
Judge hurries Saddam's defense proceedings AP
Iraqi Security Forces Prepare Deployment Houston Chronicle
Attorney: Marine says no Haditha massacre CNN
House Speaker makes a surprise visit to troops in Iraq Duluth News Tribune, MN
Bush: Future of Iraq depends on Iraqis AP
Little known about new al-Qaida in Iraq leader Chicago Sun-Times
Women's rights activists beaten in Tehran AP
"U.S. forces said they learned where Zarqawi was staying by tracking his spiritual adviser. He has a spiritual adviser? What a great job that guy was doing. I think the last spiritual advice he gave him was, 'Start praying and kiss your a** goodbye.'" --Jay Leno
"Former House leader Tom DeLay officially left Congress this week. He stepped down. He said he's leaving Congress with no regrets, no shame and no ethics."--Jay Leno
Like Father Like Son
Violent crime in the U.S. is on the rise, posting its biggest one-year increase since 1991, the FBI said Monday... ''This should be a loud wake up call for the country to get back to doing what worked in the 1990s,'' Fox says. ''When you look back at the 1990s,we were expanding police forces and pouring more money into after-school programs. Now, we're seeing just the reverse.''
First lady to return to Indiana for fundraiser
"Honestly, if you were Ann Coulter's attorney at a sanity hearing, where could you possibly start?" --MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, on Coulter's attack on 9/11 widows
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JOE MIDDLE-CLASS
"Joe gets up at 6:00 am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure they are safe and work as advertised.
All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now Joe gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Joe's bacon is safe to eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.
Joe takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo; His bottle is properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents because some liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Joe dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some tree hugging liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air.
Joe walks to the subway station for his government subsidized ride to work; it saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees. You see, some liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.
Joe begins his work day; he has a good job with excellent pay, medical benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation days because some liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Joe's employer pays these standards because Joe's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union. If Joe is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some liberal didn't think he should loose his home because of his temporary misfortune.
It's noon time, Joe needs to make a bank deposit so he can pay some bills. Joe's deposits are federally insured by the FSLIC because some liberal wanted to protect Joe's money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the Depression.
Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae underwritten mortgage and his below market federal student loan because some stupid liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his life-time.
Joe is home from work, he plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive to dads; his car is among the safest in the world because some liberal fought for car safety standards.
Joe arrives at his boyhood home. He was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electric until some big government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification. (Those rural Republican's would still be sitting in the dark).
Joe is happy to see his dad who is now retired. His dad lives on Social Security and his union pension because some liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to. After his visit with dad he gets back in his car for the ride home.
Joe turns on a radio talk show, the host's keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. (He doesn't tell Joe that his beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day)
Joe agrees, "We don't need those big government liberals ruining our lives; after all, I'm a self made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have".
by John Gray, Cincinnati, Ohio -
Guns win - Voters Lose
A state trial judge sided Monday with the
National Rifle Association in overturning a voter-approved city ordinance
that banned handgun possession and firearm sales in San Francisco.
Measure H was placed on the November ballot by the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors, who were frustrated by an alarmingly high number of gun-related homicides in the city of 750,000.
‘Old-school senator’ continues proud legacy of service to ...
Gingrich opens door to 2008 run
"It is now generally recognized that while Al Gore and I were ridiculed, we were right about global warming," Clinton said at a fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party. "It's a serious problem. It's going to lead to more hurricanes."
Ban heterosexual marriage! It begets children who are often abused, shuttled between separated parents and relegated to public care at taxpayer expense. -- Zing!
"And more problems for al-Zarqawi. You know how they believe when you get to heaven, you get 72 virgins? Turns out, now you wind up in hell with 72 year-old virgins." --Jay Leno
President Nazarbayev receives CEO of "Halliburton" Gazeta.KZ, Kazakhstan
Missing Md. Publisher Presumed Dead Houston Chronicle
First cancer vaccine could revive Merck phillyBurbs.com
Honey I tracked the kids Sydney Morning Herald
Will She Keep Her Job or Receive a Promotion?
The Bush administration distanced itself Monday from remarks by a U.S. diplomat that the weekend suicides of three Arab detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison were a "good P.R. move."
Iraq official urges Abu Ghraib ex-prisoners to be patient U.S. News & World Report
Deaths at Guantanamo Boston Globe
Muslim chaplain says Guantanamo suicides expected
Red Cross set to
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It's A Secret
No news on Dick Cheney -- he must be in that undisclosed location again.
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Wild Weed on Courthouse Lawn Eliminated Washington Post
Nude cyclists ride through Prague's Old Town Square as part of "The World Naked Bike Ride," a protest against oil dependency and the ever-increasing number of cars on the road.(Photo-Michal Cizek)