Monday edition - July 10, 2006
Bush Spy Actions Anger GOP Leader
US standoffs with Iran, N.Korea continue
W.Bank's Wolfowitz urges US to break trade deadlock
The Bush foreign and domestic programs sure do stink.
The latest woman-to-man bedroom insult: "You performed like a North Korean missile." -- Grant Gerver
Iraq Body Count
Gunmen ambush bus in Baghdad, killing 7 AP
At least 58 die in sectarian attacks in Iraq
3 US soldiers die when bomb strikes armored vehicle
Afghan fighting kills coalition officer AP
Saddam lawyers boycott closing stage of trial Reuters
4 more charged with rape, murder in Iraq AP
Official: Probe faults Haditha response
Dothan, AL Guard Unit Headed to Iraq WSFA, AL
About 130 Michigan Army National Guard soldiers prepare for Iraq
Major new deployment of UK troops to Afghanistan
Iraq's troubled pipeline shut for repairs AP
Iraq's PM Maliki to visit US soon - source
Iraq Shi'ites see reasons for death squad killings Reuters
The latest talk-dirty-to-me line: "I'll be the Sea of Japan if you'll be my Taepodong missile." -- Grant Gerver
"The war in Iraq is shameful. Whether you're pro or con Bush, you've got to admit it: The guy lied. And he continues to do so. I can't understand why he's just not run out on a rail. To send somebody's kids off and have them killed for no good reason — he's going to have his day in hell for that. I wouldn't want that karma. When you kill somebody's little sister with a missile, he's going to hate you forever. And the next generation will hate you even more."-- Rocker Tom Petty in an Esquire magazine interview
Larry King Interview With The Bushes
asked Bush, "So there is no doubt, if you had it to do over again, knowing the
WMDs weren't there, you'd still go in?"
And Bush said, "Yes, This is-we removed a tyrant, who was a weapon-he was an enemy of the United States who harbored terrorists and who had the capacity, at the very minimum, to make weapons of mass destruction. And he was a true threat. Yes, I would have done the same thing."
Laura Spent 4th of July Watching the Shuttle Take Off
But what I spent the day doing actually was watching our shuttle take off from Florida...But we knew by the time the party started that the [North Korean] rockets had pretty much failed or...you know, weren't that destructive.
Plane crash in Russia kills at least 122 Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT
India Reports a Long-Range Missile Test New York Times
Has it ever occurred to you that if we just quit criticizing the War, we'd be winning it? Me, either. -- Grant Gerver
Adam Carolla hangs up on Ann Coulter
Looking At The World Through Rove Colored Glasses
"I'm a hothead. I admit it. So when I see
some of these things, such as the leader of the Senate Democrats who comes out
and says the president is a liar, when we know that's absolutely not true, I get
a little hot under the collar," Rove said as several attendees hissed and
snickered in disagreement.
Throughout the discussion -- attended by an eclectic mix of big thinkers including Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Gen. Colin Powell and Washington Post vice president Benjamin Bradlee -- a portion of the audience booed, hissed and laughed in mockery at Rove while another portion of the crowd lent Rove unswerving support.
Reed fights back against claim he will face criminal charges Access North Georgia, GA
Like Father, Like Brother
Immediately after Gov. Jeb Bush took
office in 1999, he announced a code of ethics that he said would raise the state
Capitol to a higher standard.
It included a wide range of requirements of his employees. No gifts worth more than $25 could be accepted and employees had to take a course on ethics, among other things.
The expectations, though, haven't always been met, and perhaps the worst breach of the standards he set came this week when former corrections Secretary James Crosby was charged with taking kickbacks from a company that sells snacks to prison visitors.
Crosby however isn't the first of Bush's appointments to face questions on ethics, but rather the latest addition to a list of agency heads who haven't made the best choices
"I appreciate [Florida Governor] Jeb [Bush] -- talk about swamping somebody, he knows the definition of 'swamp' when it comes to political campaigns." -- George W. Bush, Tampa, Florida, Jun. 3, 2003
ANN COULTER SUED FOR PLAGIARISM, AND IDENTITY THEFT — BY LUCIFER
Ungodly violence continues in Iraq. They're last-throeing themselves into hell. -- Grant Gerver
The end of cowboy diplomacy
GOP Will Keep Its Majorities, Bush Predicts Los Angeles Times, CA
Clinton lauds Bush's stance on immigration Houston Chronicle
Rendell signs minimum wage hike Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Polish President to Appoint His Twin as Prime Minister New York Times
Mexico and Florida have more in common than heat
America, From Freedom to Fascism
A very interesting trailer (14 min+) for a new movie
Venezuela gets backing for UN council seat Miami Herald, FL
South Korea-US hold free trade talks amid protests Washington Post
Brits in Enron fraud case face Thursday extradition Houston Chronicle,
Microsoft under fire over software alert Guardian Unlimited
China to transmit music from lunar satellite Telecom Asia Daily / Wireless Asia
How Dick Cheney Spent His Summer Vacation
Dick Cheney has been spending a lot of time in the huge Central Asian republic, so much so that its windswept steppes have become his new Secret Undisclosed Location. Mostly the Acting President hangs out in Kazakhstan's landlocked hinterlands wooing a reviled dictator, the only ruler the nation has known since being evicted by the USSR in 1991. Thanks in part to more than $50 million a year in U.S. taxpayer money and ever-soaring bundles of military aid, Cheney hopes to secure "total energy dominance" vialucrative oil pipeline deals on behalf of GOP-connected energy companies.
Filmmaker sues military officials over time spent in Iraqi prison San Jose Mercury News
Working feverishly to raise money for the midterms, the RNC is marketing "The Dick Cheney Hunter's Face Shield." It's guaranteed to repel buckshot at 10 yards or less.-- Grant Gerver
Vice President Dick Cheney to visit Michigan on Monday
Cheney visit includes $1,000 fundraiser Louisville Courier-Journal, KY
Penny could become a coin of the past Troy Record, NY
Women with damaged ATM gene more likely to develop cancer Guardian Unlimited
27 People Injured on Kings Island Roller Coaster Ohio News Network, OH
Russian President Explains Kiss Munster Times
Rollerblader hitches 50 mph ride Reuters
Mobius Strip II -- 1963 woodcut in red,
black and grey-green, printed from 3 blocks
by M.C. Escher.