Wednesday edition - June 7, 2006


The War They Wanted, The Lies They Needed

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, France - 6-7-06
A damning report has been released over claims of secret CIA prisons and transfers of terrorism suspects in Europe. Council of Europe ...

Some 6000 corpses taken to Baghdad mortuary this year
New Zealand Herald - 6-7-06

By Jerome Taylor. The bodies of 6000 people, many of whom died violently, have been brought to Baghdad's main mortuary this year, officials ...


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





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


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



Disturbing News




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



Republican Shenanigans



To most Americans, New York isn't even in America. It's more like part of 'Gayjewistan.' --Daily Show correspondent Rob Corddry


Rock-The-Voter News






"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


Biz-Tech News



Coked Coulter?



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 "witches."
"I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much," Coulter writes in her new book
"It's totally inhumane to be saying things like this about people who went through such agony," said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.).



“Did you notice, gay marriage didn't become a big Republican priority until all their members started going to prison?” -- Jay Leno


Bush-Prison-Torture News


 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



Republican Priorities


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 purchase a Louis Vuitton handbag.”






Go-F*ck-Yourself News


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Odd News

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)