Thursday edition - June 19, 2008




Cindy McCain and Bill Clinton accused of cookie plagiarism, United Kingdom - 6-19-08
But this year Cindy McCain and Bill Clinton entered the fifth Presidential Cookie Bake-Off in good faith – and with high hopes for their spouses John and ...


Cindy McCain Presses Obama Patriotism Case
ABC News - 6-18-08
"I don't know why she said what she said," Mrs. McCain explains in an interview with ABC News' Kate Snow airing on "Good Morning America" Thursday...

Bush slams Democrats who 'call for retreat' in Iraq
AFP - 6-19-08
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush late Wednesday renewed his campaign-season attacks on Democrats who he said "still call for retreat" in Iraq despite signs of success following the US troop surge there. Even before the 30000 additional


Cookie plagiarism should be punishable by death before a firing squad.





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


"In a recent interview, President Bush acknowledged that he has had some regrets about his presidency. He says you don't get a second chance to do things over in his line of work. Really? What was that second term all about? Wasn't that supposed to be the chance to fix all this?" --Jay Leno


The Torture Continues


The framework under which detainees were imprisoned for years without charges at Guantanamo and in many cases abused in Afghanistan wasn't the product of American military policy or the fault of a few rogue soldiers.

It was largely the work of five White House, Pentagon and Justice Department lawyers who, following the orders of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, reinterpreted or tossed out the U.S. and international laws that govern the treatment of prisoners in wartime, according to former U.S. defense and Bush administration officials.





Gas Saving Tip #2: quit your job so you don't have to drive there. - Grant Gerver,



Disturbing News



Texan Messing With DC


Washington is a town filled with boobs.

They're everywhere, from the bare-breasted ladies who decorate the fountain at Dupont Circle to the peekaboo statue in the Justice Department's Great Hall to the countless nudes in our museums. But while those of us who live here hardly blink at the public nudity, it can shock some of our visitors. Such was the case for Robert Hurt, who last week tried to add the issue of artistic indecency in the nation's capital to the platform of the Texas GOP.






Republican-Shenanigans News

More Corruption


Reports of problems with defense contractor KBR Inc. just keep piling up.

The Houston-based company's efforts to repair Navy facilities following Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina were deemed shoddy and substandard, auditors say, prompting one technical adviser to claim that the federal government "certainly paid twice" for many KBR projects because of "design and workmanship deficiencies," according to a report released today by the Defense Department's inspector general.


Contessa Williams Interviews Tommy Chong






"Speaking of Barack Obama, yesterday, Barack Obama said, if he becomes president, he will replace the White House bowling alleys because it's something he would never use. That's what he said, yeah. Yeah, apparently, this is the same reason President Bush got rid of the White House library." --Conan O'Brien


Rock-The-Voter News




"And now, of course, going head-to-head you have Barack Obama and John McCain. They're already putting together debates. Here's how it will be. Barack Obama says after each question, he wants a one-minute response. And John McCain says after each question he wants a five-minute nap. That's the way that's going to go down." --David Letterman



Biz-Tech News

Federal Communications Commission Won't Communicate


When the Federal Communications Commission votes on something at a public meeting, the document they are voting on isn't necessarily for public consumption, the agency said Wednesday.

Commissioners unanimously rejected an appeal by The Associated Press for a copy of a document that was approved by a 4-1 vote at a July 31 public meeting.




Bush-Prison-Torture News





Southwest Airlines passengers got a scare landing in Phoenix Monday when smoke filled the cabin after a wheel blew out. It was a lesson in safety precautions. One woman nearly suffocated because she didn't have the twenty dollars for the oxygen mask. - Argus Hamilton


Go-F**k-Yourself News



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Odd News



Two models gracefully swing their new Hula-Hoops as they display the latest bodice creations in lingerie at a fashion show in Frankfurt, Germany, Oct. 21, 1958. It's hard to believe in age of action-packed video games and other whiz-bang gadgets, the Hula Hoop once was the hippest toy around. The hoopla started 50 years ago Thursday, June 19, 2008 when entrepreneurs Richard Knerr and Arthur 'Spud' Melin sought a trademark for a plastic cylinder that had inspired by a similar toy that had enjoyed modest success in Australia's school yards.