Tuesday edition - July 11, 2006

Junk Scientists


Rove: President likely will veto stem-cell bill
Houston Chronicle, United States - 7-11-06
President Bush likely will cast the first veto of his presidency if the Senate, as expected, passes legislation to expand federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, White House aide Karl Rove said Monday.

"The president is emphatic about this," Rove said...He said research shows "we have far more promise from adult stem cells than from embryonic stem cells."


The National Institute of Health's website directly contradicts Karl Rove's junk science claim.


Why not use adult stem cells instead of using human embryonic stem cells in research?
Human embryonic stem cells are thought to have much greater developmental potential than adult stem cells. This means that embryonic stem cells may be pluripotent—that is, able to give rise to cells found in all tissues of the embryo except for germ cells rather than being merely multipotent—restricted to specific subpopulations of cell types, as adult stem cells are thought to be.


I wonder which scientist will endorse Karl Rove's junk stem cell science -- Dr. Jerry Falwell or Dr. Pat Robertson?


US pledges $80 million for Cuba opposition
Seattle Times, United States -  7-11-06
By Gary Marx. HAVANA — US officials announced a plan Monday to spend $80 million over the next two years to strengthen Cuba's struggling ...

Cheney pumps up troops with speech at Selfridge
Detroit Free Press, United States -  7-11-06
Vice President Dick Cheney greets troops Monday at a rally in Harrison Township. He also was the keynote speaker at a fund-raiser in Troy.


I bet Bush is building a secretly cloned master race, similar to Hitler's Lebensborn. It can happen!



My proctologist says I can't tolerate much more of the Bush administration. -- Grant Gerver



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


Subject: Bush Quote

Here's a quote for you:

I was listening to Al Franken's show today. He was quoting a Bush aide who
said he spoke to Bush a month before the war about the situation there if
Saddam was removed. The aide was explaining the relationship among the
Sunnis, Shiites and Kurds. Bush was puzzled. He said, "I thought Muslims
lived there."



I've got a great idea -- let's do stem cell research on Bush.







Moscow hosts the annual meeting Wednesday of leaders of the eight industrial nations. They will discuss ways to achieve world peace and end global poverty. To ensure American participation, the conference includes a golf tournament with prizes.  -- Argus Hamilton





Disturbing News


President Bush attended a Washington Nationals game Saturday along with wife Laura and several cabinet members. The opening ceremony set the tone. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales walked down to the field and threw out the First Amendment. -- Argus Hamilton




Cheney Laid the Groundwork -- Bush Goes In For the Kill


"We've got a good friendship with the Putins. We're comfortable around them," Bush said in an interview in the White House on Monday with reporters from Russia, Germany, Italy and Japan. The White House released a transcript of the session on Tuesday.

While he noted that "there are problems that are surfacing" in the U.S.-Russian relationship, Bush's words were far milder than those of Vice President Dick Cheney. In a speech in Lithuania in May, Cheney accused the Putin government of backsliding from democracy and exerting more state control over the economy, particularly the energy industry.




 Let's Get Bush Off the Wagon - Music video


Republican Shenanigans



Naturally, the common people don't want war, but they can always be brought to
the bidding of the leaders. Tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the
pacifists for lack of patriotism and endangering the country. It works the same
in every country.-
Herman Goering, Hitler's Reichsmarschall at the Nuremberg trials




FBI nabs "al-Clouda" terror cell plotting to create hurricanes, tornadoes. -- Grant Gerver


Rock-The-Voter News



Biz-Tech News



Bush Exempts Himself From the Law 750 Times


IN A HISTORIC challenge to an incumbent president, the American Bar Association has created a task force on "Presidential Signing Statements and the Separation of Powers Doctrine." To more than 750 bills George W. Bush has signed into law, he has added a "signing statement" that he has the right to ignore those laws if, among other reasons, the new statute conflicts with his presidential authority to protect national security.

...Bush — by his more than 750 signing statements eviscerating new laws — "has challenged more laws than all previous administrations combined (that had challenged) fewer than 600 laws."






Homeland Security said Friday they broke up a ring of guys who talked about New York tunnels. Last week they busted guys who talked about the Sears Tower. Pretty soon there won't be an engineering student in the world who isn't locked up at Guantanamo.  -- Argus Hamilton


Bush-Prison-Torture News




A Kinder, Gentler GITMO?


The Bush administration said Tuesday that all detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in U.S. military custody everywhere are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions.

White House spokesman Tony Snow said the policy, outlined in a new Defense Department memo, reflects the recent 5-3 Supreme Court decision blocking military tribunals set up by President Bush. That decision struck down the tribunals because they did not obey international law and had not been authorized by Congress.


Go-F*ck-Yourself News



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Odd News



Tai Shan looks over a frozen treat that was made for him on his first birthday, Sunday, July 9, 2006, in the outdoor panda exhibit at the National Zoo in Washington. The frozen melange was filled with apples, yams, carrots and fruit juices. More than 1.2 million have visited the panda exhibit since the cub first went on display last December. (Photo/Leslie E. Kossoff)