TGIF/Weekend edition - June 2-4, 2006
Naughty Bush Photos
Dubai's Emaar buys John Laing Homes for $1.05 bln
Iraq's prime minister condemns US forces
Major acquisitions by Gulf Arab investors
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
Marines will be charged with murder St. Petersburg Times
Bombs kill 5 at pet market in Baghdad AP
BBC Reports Another US 'Massacre' in Iraq, Says it Has Footage Editor & Publisher
Wounded journalist off ventilator, talking CNN
Man shot in anti-terrorism raid
German spy agency admits blunder in CIA affair Reuters
Italian prosecutor says CIA agents to face trial this year Turkish Press, MI
Marine irked at inclusion in Haditha case AP
Shiite Muslims protest over comedy show AP
London bombings 'wouldn't have happened without Iraq war' Telegraph.co.uk
Rice warns Iran it doesn't have much time AP
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
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
Russian chief prosecutor dismissed
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
Farmers warn Bush on subsidies Seattle Post Intelligencer
Schwarzenegger will order guard to border San Jose Mercury News
Raid Controversy Has Roots in US Constitution Voice of America
New boss vows good ethics will clean up Interior Salt Lake Tribune
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?
Clinton in Phoenix to help Pederson Washington Business Journal, DC
Poll: Americans Support Searches ABC 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
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
Halliburton Announces Analyst and Investor Conference Finanzen.net, Germany
AOL e-mail delayed by software glitch Seattle Post Intelligencer
"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.
89 at Guantanamo now on hunger strike NorthJersey.com, NJ
"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.
Cheney tries to boost Calif. Republicans Herald News Daily, ND
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Giant Crater Found: Tied to Worst Mass Extinction Ever SPACE.com / LiveScience.com
Dragonlike dinosaur skull donated to museum Seattle Post Intelligencer
Green's Adventures Continue in Costa Rica San Francisco Chronicle
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