TGIF/Weekend edition - June 2-4, 2006

Naughty Bush Photos


Dubai's Emaar buys John Laing Homes for $1.05 bln
ABC News - 6-2-06
Emaar Properties <EMAR.DU>, the United Arab Emirates' largest listed company, said it bought John Laing Homes, the second-largest privately held U.S. homebuilder, for $1.05 billion cash on Thursday.

The purchase creates one of the world's leading real estate developers in residential homebuilding,...Chairman Mohamed Ali Alabbar said John Laing gives his company an "important gateway" into the U.S. real estate market.


Iraq's prime minister condemns US forces
Seattle Times, United States -
Iraq's prime minister says his country will conduct its own investigations into what he suggested were multiple cases of killings of civilians by US-led forces ...

Major acquisitions by Gulf Arab investors
Reuters -  6-2-06
Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU: Quote, Profile, Research), the United Arab Emirates' largest listed company, said it bought privately held US


I guess it's OK for the UAE to build our homes, manufacture our military parts but not guard our ports. Gee, I feel safer.



"What the Bush?" is the newest cliche circling the globe. -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press





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

God n' Guns Crowd


Converting Video Games Into Instruments of God
A title based on the 'Left Behind' books embraces the medium's violent style. It may reach a new audience, but can it impart spiritual values?...One game, "Left Behind: Eternal Forces," which debuts today at the expo, features plenty of biblical smiting, albeit with high-tech weaponry as players battle the forces of the Antichrist
in a smoldering world approaching Armageddon.






It's so reassuring to hear that President Bush is disgusted by the Haditha Massacre. Only problem is, he caused it. -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press


Disturbing News



Radical Toons



Okay, the U.S.A.'s not perfect. It's the price we pay for partial freedom. -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press



BushThink: Only 10% Left Behind is the Good News


Malnutrition among Iraqi children has reached alarming levels, according to a UN-backed government survey showing people are struggling to cope three years after US-forces overthrew Saddam Hussein.

The report on food security and vulnerability in Iraq said almost one child in every 10 aged between six months and five years, suffered acute malnourishment.



 “Tthe FBI is had a big Memorial Day family barbeque and picnic. All the FBI officers. It's a huge deal -- the dads are flippin' burgers, the kids take part, of course, in the annual Jimmy Hoffa Hunt.” -- Jay Leno




Republican Shenanigans




Condoms are Unchristian?


The Bush administration, heavily influence by the Christian right, is blocking key proposals for a new United Nations package to combat HIV/Aids worldwide over the next five years because of its opposition to the distribution of condoms and needle exchanges and references to prostitutes, drug addicts and homosexuals.




Was the 2004 Election Stolen?


Rock-The-Voter News


The Nuclear President


Hans Blix, the former chief UN weapons inspector, says that American unwillingness to cooperate in international arms agreements is undermining efforts to curb nuclear weapons.

Blix said Thursday that it was essential that Washington act to end what he called the stagnation of arms limitation. "If it takes the lead, the world is likely to follow," he said. "If it does not take the lead, there could be more nuclear tests and new nuclear arms races




Good News






United 93 Viewing at the White house


President Bush hosted a special screening of United 93 at the White House on Tuesday night. The film was attended by families of some of the 40 passengers and crew who were killed when their plane crashed on September 11, 2001....


United 93 shows the president to be conspicuous by his absence during the crisis. As the authorities on the ground clamour for an executive order that would enable them to shoot down the flight, they are told that neither President Bush or Vice President Cheney can be located.



"Lincoln versus Bush. Lincoln had an IQ of 120. Bush's IQ is under four score and seven." --Jay Leno

Biz-Tech News


"You know, I don't email, however. And there's a reason. I don't want you reading my personal stuff. There has got to be a certain sense of privacy." -- George W. Bush, J.W. Marriott Hotel Washington, D.C., April 14, 2005






They Really Can't Handle the Truth


The former commander of the military police brigade responsible for Abu Ghraib (grayb) prison says she's hopeful the truth will come out about what happened in Haditha, Iraq.

But she isn't too optimistic.

Colonel Janis Karpinski says senior military officials are too afraid to tell the truth about what happened.



Bush-Prison-Torture News


"President Bush said it's time for the people of Iraq to put together a functioning government. He said 'it's time to shut her down and get governin'.' Other presidents quote Lincoln and Roosevelt. Bush is the only one to quote Larry the Cable Guy." --Jay Leno




On This Day: In 1995, a U.S. Air Force F-16-C was shot down by a Bosnian Serb surface-to-air missile while on a NATO air patrol in northern Bosnia; the pilot, Capt. Scott F. O'Grady, was rescued six days later.


Go-F*ck-Yourself News




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Odd News





Sand sculptor Sergio Ramirez poses with a giant creation that tells the history of the rise and fall of Rome in sand, as part of the World Sand Sculpture Festival in Brighton, May 31, 2006. Nearly 10,000 tons of special sand shipped from Holland has been used to create the exhibition which runs from June 1 until September 10, 2006. Photo/Luke MacGregor