TGIF/Weekend edition - June 27-29, 2008




Republican senators back away in push for drilling off Florida's ...
Orlando Sentinel, FL - 6-27-08
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are backing away from the idea of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida's coast as Congress prepares to go home for...


Shift on Future Combat Systems Will Rush High-Tech Gear to Iraq
Popular Mechanics, NY - 6-27-08
Miniature unmanned aerial vehicles will be rushed into duty in Iraq and Afghanistan after a priority shift at the Pentagon.

Iraq disbands national soccer team after loss
The Associated Press - 6-27-08
The International Olympic Committee had responded by suspending Iraq's national Olympic body for "political interference...


In San Francisco, they may rename one of the city’s largest sewage works the George W. Bush Sewage Plant. What an insult. Sewage plants are in the business of cleaning up messes. – Janice Hough




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


"Well, ladies and gentlemen, the big story out there continues to be the high cost of gasoline. Four bucks a gallon. I have stopped traveling anywhere that is not downhill. Luckily, John McCain has the solution [on screen: McCain speech in which he says he'll give a $300 million prize to whomever can come up with a solution to the energy crisis]. Fabulous prizes! Who says McCain's campaign has no new ideas? They have the new idea of offering millions of dollars to people who actually have ideas. It's just the latest example of John McCain's brave fight to keep Americans awake while he talks" --Stephen Colbert



Bush Success?


 North Korea destroyed the most visible symbol of its nuclear weapons program Friday, blasting apart the cooling tower at its main atomic reactor in a sign of its commitment to stop making plutonium for atomic bombs.


Disturbing News


TGFG: Thank God For Guns. The more we have, the safer we are, right? - Grant Gerver,




Another Bush Success


Afghan opium poppy cultivation grew 17 percent last year, continuing a six-year expansion of the country's drug trade and increasing its share of global opium production to more than 92 percent, according to the 2008 World Drug Report, released Thursday by the United Nations.






Republican-Shenanigans News


"I don't know if you know this, but John McCain now he's got a bandage on his head. Did you see that, John McCain? The poor guy, he's got a bandage on his head. Here's what happened. Apparently he tried to answer the iron." --David Letterman



"One of my favorites during the political season is 'Maggie's Farm,'" ... "It speaks to me as I listen to some of the political rhetoric" - Barack Obama


Obama and Hillary: Together At Long Last


Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton take the first step toward healing the wounds of their bruising presidential nominating fight with a joint appearance on Friday in the symbolically named New Hampshire town of Unity.

The rally will be the first time the former rivals have shared a stage in public since Obama clinched the Democratic nomination earlier this month and began trying to mend the rifts caused by their epic 16-month campaign struggle.

Rock-The-Voter News



Biz-Tech News


"The latest Bloomberg poll shows Obama has a 15-point lead over John McCain. That's a big lead. He leads in men and in women and with young people, minorities. I think the only place that McCain is beating Obama is in calcium deposits right now." --Jimmy Kimmel




Bush-Prison-Torture News



McCain Gambles with Awkward Joke




"The Supreme Court has ruled that individuals have the right to carry guns...When the decision was read, it created pandemonium in the court. Justice Scalia had to fire two warning shots to settle people down. And then at the White House, just for fun, Dick Cheney went out on the lawn and peppered a buddy with some birdshot...I didn't know this, I think some of the Supreme Court justices may be gun owners. Clarence Thomas, for example, kept bragging about his weapon." --David Letterman


Go-F**k-Yourself News


"I am reminded of the great talent of the -- of our Philippine-Americans when I eat dinner at the White House." --President Bush, referring to White House chef Cristeta Comerford while meeting with Filipino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo



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Odd News


Participants destroy refrigerators, cars and televisions with sledge-hammers during an anti-stress session or "Destruction Therapy" before town's fiestas in Castejon, northern Spain, June 21, 2008. The therapy was aimed at relieving stress in the workplace and was the first time the general public had participated, the event organizers, Stop Stress Navarra said.
Photo/Vincent West