TGIF/Weekend Edition - July 21-23, 2006



Bush talk fails to win over NAACP
BBC News, UK - 7-21-06
 "It's too late into his presidency to expect to neutralise how African-Americans feel about the Republican party,"Carol Swain, a political scientist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, said Mr. Bush could not turn things around with a single speech...

Govt defends Pakistan jet sale to angry Congress
Washington Post- 7-21-06
... John Hillen, assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, came under fire from lawmakers who cited Pakistan's past nuclear proliferation record and raised fears that warplane technology could be leaked to China, a close military ally of Pakistan ...

Iraq: Turkey Threatens Military Incursion
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Czech Republic - 7-21-06
PRAGUE, July 21, 2006 (RFERL) -- Turkey has said it was taking steps this week to prepare for a cross-border incursion into northern Iraq to hunt down Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters holed up in the Qandil Mountain range.


I think America needs a good stiff drink before they can watch anymore antics by Bush.


Click here for the photo of President SlapHappy



Last-ditch effort: Bush re-installs Saddam as leader of Iraq. -- Grant Gerver






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


By a vote of 236 to 187, the House failed to pass a ban on gay marriage. Hey, after Denise Richards, Charlie Sheen, Ritchie Sambora, Heather Locklear, Christie Brinkley and now Carmen Electra... How about a ban on celebrity marriages? Why don't we put an end to those!  -- Jay Leno


Ode To The Groper
By Madeleine Begun Kane

When diplomacy's needed, Bush gropes.
With his veto, he murders our hopes.
But there's one thing he's mastered:
It's causing disasters
So huge, we can't measure their scope.

More limericks and poetry are here.  


CIA Leaker Update



Federal officials are immune to most suits for actions that are within their duties-- and a G.O.P. lawyer says Cheney, Rove and Libby were "government employees simply engaged in rebutting allegations." But constitutional expert Erwin Chemerinsky, who's on the Plame-Wilson legal team, is confident: "The evidence is clear that the defendants abused their power."





“People still talking about President Bush's use a four- letter word at the G-8 summit. Ooh. Is that a big deal, President Bush using a four-letter word? Now, if President Bush used a four- syllable word…” -- Jay Leno


Disturbing News




"You never slapped me, George." - Colinsta Powell



Dublin: We Don't Like Your Brother Either


Anti-war campaigners are planning to mount a protest in Dublin today as the brother of US President George W Bush gives a speech to American businesspeople in Ireland.

Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been invited to address a private lunch at the Conrad Hotel arranged by the American Chamber of Commerce.









Funny thing is that no matter how many illegal aliens do construction jobs, the price of houses keeps going up. -- Zing!


Republican Shenanigans



"I am so glad," an audience member quotes him saying, "that I didn't work in his [Clinton] administration." - Karl Rove






What's FEMA Hiding Now?


Residents of trailer parks set up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to house hurricane victims in Louisiana aren't allowed to talk to the press without an official escort, The (Baton Rouge) Advocate reported.

In one instance, a security guard ordered an Advocate reporter out of a trailer during an interview in Morgan City. Similar FEMA rules were enforced in Davant, in Plaquemines Parish.




Spirit Airlines Seems to Think Jeb Bush is Going to Run in 2008


Actual Ad on their website - Isn't It Illegal to give free advertising to a politician?




Rock-The-Voter News




Happy that al-Zarqawi is dead? Turns out, so is al-Qaida. The smart money says Bin Laden ratted him out so one of his own could take over. This does not count as an improvement. - Ron Reagan





Subject: Bush Odd Behavior


gee, i really have to wonder why bush didn't speak to the press. maybe because he made a complete ass of himself. what an embarrassment to the US. bush acted like he was seriously on something, like maybe say alcohol or as has been rumored, heavy antidepressants. God help us all.



Something is wrong with the man -- alcohol or drugs could explain his behavior.  But wonder if he's stone cold sober? That's even more frightening.



Promoting Another Failure


William Haynes has done so much harm to the rule of law that it would be ludicrous to make him a ruler on the law.

Yet President Bush has nominated the Pentagon's chief counsel to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, one notch below the Supreme Court.
As Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's top lawyer, Mr. Haynes helped to craft policies that allowed the use of dogs on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.





"George only slapped me once -- when I reached for his pretzels." -- Donna Rumsfeld




Biz-Tech News



"Big day today. Our boy George has become a man. George W. Bush has finally lost his veto virginity. He gave it to stem cell research good. The president wanted to make the first time special -- and I'm not condoning this -- he did it in front of a bunch of kids." --Stephen Colbert




"I slap best after a couple of long necks." -- Georgia Bush




Great Impersonation of Bush from YouTube



Only A Little Bit of Tribunals, Please?


Top White House officials took a harder line yesterday on a new system to try terrorism suspects, telling Republican senators that President Bush will soon formally propose a tribunal structure with only minor changes from the military commissions that were ruled unconstitutional last month.



Bush-Prison-Torture News







George Bush Is A F*ck Up - YouTube




US Mail I received - no return address


Thanks for your bravery. I wouldn't be surprised if the FBI was watching you.  Seems like dissent isn't tolerated now-a-days. ($12 cash enclosed)


Thank you for your support!


I read your mail to my Southern Sage and she responded, "Hell, Lisa, if the FBI is watching you, they know you have a hell of lot more to worry about than them watching you." So true. God, I just love her - she always sees the forest through the trees.


I don't feel brave at all, I feel as though I am using my freedom of speech before it's taken away. But thank you for the compliment!




"I wanted to slap my brother Billy a few times. " -- Jamie Carter




How Does He Find the Time To Do His Job?


Dick Cheney. He's in bigger demand than ever, hosting more political rallies and fundraisers--80 so far--for GOP candidates this year than in the last midterm election in 2002.



Go-F*ck-Yourself News



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Odd News


Pinky and Perky two four week old miniature piglets cool off at Pennywell Farm and Wildlife centre near Buckfastleigh, south western England Wednesday July 19, 2006 in this photo provided by the centre. The piglets were keeping cool with a huge lolly packed with carrots and other vegetables. 'The recent heat wave has been exhausting for everyone and animals are no exception,' said Catherine Tozer, assistant manager of the farm. 'All the animals have been struggling with the heat so we have just tried to do everything we can to make them more comfortable. 'After the initial shock and a bit of investigation, the ice lollies went down a real treat,' she said. (Photo/Pennywell Farm and Wildlife Centre, Catherine Tozer)