Wednesday edition - June 7, 2006
Vanity Fair - June 7, 2006
By CRAIG UNGER The Bush administration invaded Iraq claiming Saddam Hussein had tried to buy yellowcake uranium in Niger. As much of Washington knew, and the world soon learned, the charge was false. Worse, it appears to have been the cornerstone of a highly successful "black propaganda" campaign with links to the White House
14 European nations named in CIA flights report
Some 6000 corpses taken to Baghdad mortuary this year
Well, we all survived 6-6-06 and Beelzebub is still in the White House.
Why doesn't Bush just push for a Constitutional amendment to ban al-Qaeda?-- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
"You know what's interesting about
this whole thing? According to polls, 51 percent of Americans do not approve of
gay marriage, but 70 percent of Americans do not approve of President Bush. So
gay marriage is actually more popular than he is." --Jay Leno
Carrots and Sticks' for Iran ABC News
Rumsfeld Painting in Iraq Art Exhibit Houston Chronicle
Cheney Chimes In
A last-minute deal Tuesday with Vice President Cheney averted a possible confrontation between the Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. telephone companies about the National Security Agency's database of customer calling records.
"Donald Rumsfeld was in Vietnam this week. President Bush was supposed to go, but his dad got him out of it." --Jay Leno
Russian FM Voices Concern Over US Military Plans MOSNEWS, Russia
Katherine Harris Update: Seeing Eye Dog & Standing Ovation
Undaunted by a run of horrific poll numbers,
staff turmoil and public doubts from leaders of her party, U.S. Rep.
Katherine Harris is thinking confidently beyond November.
Once Harris wins her race for a U.S. Senate seat, she said, she plans to travel everywhere with a Seeing Eye dog...
..."She acted exactly the way the Republicans wanted her to act," said Stanley Tate, a Miami businessman who serves as her campaign's finance chairman. Tate said he was "completely confused" by the party establishment's snubbing of Harris. He tells of a recent Republican dinner in Miami where Harris received a standing ovation from the crowd yet was not acknowledged in a speech by Gov. Bush
"Did you hear about this? Homeland Security is cutting funding to New York City ... and raising funding for Nebraska. Well, at least the corn will sleep better." --David Letterman
US warns Germany of likely abuses in sex trade Detroit Free Press
To most Americans, New York isn't even
in America. It's more like part of 'Gayjewistan.'
--Daily Show correspondent Rob Corddry
"Adding insult to injury, one of the reasons New York's funding was cut is that, according to Homeland Security's analysis of potential terror targets, the number of New York's national icons and monuments is zero. ... In the report, ... the Brooklyn Bridge -- the world's first steel wire suspension bridge -- was classified merely as a 'bridge.' The Empire State building is referred to simply as 'tall office building.' And as for the Statue of Liberty, the Department of Homeland Security has recently classified her as 'a giant, green water whore.'" --Jon Stewart
Oil falls as Iran considers EU proposal Boston Globe
Russia: Gas tensions won't cause shortages BusinessWeek
Greenspan: Energy Costs May Stunt Economy
Halliburton unit wins Norwegian contract BusinessWeek
A divine business plan: Use of 'affinity marketing' growing Jackson Clarion Ledger, MS
When their husbands were killed on 9/11, four
New Jersey widows tried to find out why - and now no-holds-barred
conservative pundit Ann Coulter is mercilessly denouncing them as
"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much," Coulter writes in her new book
“Did you notice, gay marriage didn't become a big Republican priority until all their members started going to prison?” -- Jay Leno
Nearly 600 prisoners freed in Iraq Reuters AlertNet, UK
All Hat No Cattle Flashback 2004
Iran seems to be yanking our chain bigtime. Have you ever seen a more pathetic country making a superpower look like such dimwits? -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press
One of the most egregious examples of abuse that came to light last year during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was displaced people and other victims spending their government-issued debit cards on Louis Vuitton purses and other luxury goods...It reads, quite simply, “None of the funds made available to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in this act may be used to purchasea Louis Vuitton handbag.”
Did you have a good time today?
Harvard launches effort to clone human stem cells Boston Globe
Remake of cult anti-Christ film released on 6.6.06 Euronews.net, France
A four-month-old polar bear cub peeks out of a shed in an enclosure in a zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk June 6, 2006. The weak and hungry orphaned cub was delivered in May from a scientific polar station on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean to Krasnoyarsk zoo to recover, as it lags behind in its development by about one month. Photo/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA)