Tuesday edition - June 3, 2008
Clinton campaign says she not conceding to Obama
Iraq may buy French military equipment
Iraq sends teams to study other US military pacts
“Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?"” - Jon Stewart
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 436 The Associated Press
Iraq by the numbers: key figures since the war began in 2003 The Associated Press
The Pentagon has been developing a raygun which can harmlessly repel enemies by causing a burning sensation in the top layer of the skin. However, according to CBS's 60 Minutes, the military is unwilling to actually trust this weapon enough to deploy it in Iraq...Hymes demonstrated the weapon by staging what CBS somewhat oddly called "a scenario soldiers might encounter in Iraq" -- a handful of military volunteers, dressed as civilian protesters, who carried signs saying "peace not war" and threw objects at a small group of soldiers. A series of raygun blasts from half a mile away disrupted their chants and finally sent them running.
Examples of past war propaganda
President Bush spoke with the Amish. He didn't want to, but it was the only group he could find that wasn't upset about the high price of gas. - Jay Leno
Elephants caught in Sri Lanka war BBC News
An Epidemic of Abandoned Horses Time.com
Cousins - MoveOn.org Ad
Condoleezza Rice enlists in Kiss Army fan club
McCain mocks Obama on Iran, Iraq in speech to Jewish group Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeb Bush touts traditional values / President's brother says ... Ashland Times Gazette, OH
Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution. -Jay Leno
Big Dog Bites Back
Former President Bill Clinton unloaded today on former New York Times reporter Todd Purdum, who has penned an extremely negative piece about him in this month's Vanity Fair ..."You know he didn't use a single name, cite a single source in all those things he said. It's just slimy..."
"President George Bush is a serious fitness buff. He works out 60 to 90 minutes a day with weights. Apparently he likes working out because it 'clears his mind.' Sometimes it works a little too well.” - Jay Leno
Oil steady above $127; possible peak versus demand The Associated Press
More Help For Banks
The Federal Reserve has auctioned another $75 billion in loans to squeezed banks to help them overcome credit problems.
Vice President Dick Cheney
threw a verbal insult at West Virginians on Monday, but quickly apologized.
Talking about his family roots and how he's distantly related to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the vice president noted that he had Cheneys on both sides of his family.
"And we don't even live in West Virginia," Cheney quipped.
Cheney Chides McClellan Wall Street Journal Blogs
Mow Your Grass!
Homeowners who don't mow
their grass in the northeast Ohio city of Canton now face stiffer penalties —
including possible jail time.
Roofers started Universal Studios fire The Associated Press
looks on as Giant Pandas eat bamboo at a zoo in Beijing Monday, June 2, 2008.
Eight pandas has arrived safely in Beijing after a long journey from their
damaged reserve near the epicenter following the deadly earthquake. The pandas
arrived last Saturday to spend the next six months at the Beijing Zoo on a
special Olympics visit that had been planned long before the quake.
Photo/Color China Photo