Tuesday edition - July 11, 2006
Rove: President likely will veto stem-cell bill
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?
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
Cheney pumps up troops with speech at Selfridge
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
Gunmen ambush bus in Baghdad, kill 10: police Washington Post
Iraq attacks claim 22 killed, 53 injured (Roundup) Monsters and Critics.com, UK
Gunmen in Baghdad kidnap Iraqi diplomat AP
Insurgent Group Posts Video of 2 Mutilated US Soldiers New York Times
Iraq jolted by burst of sectarian violence Chicago Tribune
Rice: Iraq Gov't Can Prevail Over Violence Guardian Unlimited, UK
House GOP leader vows Iraq victory Chicago Tribune,
FACTBOX-Developments in Iraq on July 11 Reuters AlertNet, UK
Iraq says to ask UN to end US immunity Reuters
Iraqis turn to fake IDs for safety AP
Saddam trial adjourned to resolve boycott AP
Japan turns up volume in protests against N. Korea Chicago Tribune
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
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
Man accused in New York tunnel plot talked about setting fires ... Canada.com, Canada\
Building Collapse: Suicide Attempt Investigated WCBS-TV New York
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
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
Bush plan targets Cuban nickel Globe and Mail, Canada
Jeb Bush to Georgia: Quit taking our water The News-Press, FL
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.-
FBI nabs "al-Clouda" terror cell plotting to create hurricanes, tornadoes. -- Grant Gerver
Oil Prices Rise As Iran-EU Talks End CBS News
Surprise jump in tax revenues trims deficit Indianapolis Star
Accused bankers bound for Texas jail Sydney Morning Herald
US gaming bill to hit UK online stocks short term Scotsman, United Kingdom
Matsushita To Sell 103-Inch Plasma TVs Extreme Tech
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
Military Lawyers Prepare to Speak on Guantánamo
Durbin visits Guantanamo prison camp Chicago Tribune
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.
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)