Monday Edition - July 24, 2006



Rice, Seeking Ceasefire, Flies to Beirut
Voice of America - 7-24-06
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has made a surprise stop in Beirut for crisis talks with Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora about Israel's offensive ...


Bush Remains Opposed to Mideast Cease-Fire
Washington Post, United States -
- 7-24-06
By NEDRA PICKLER. WASHINGTON -- White House officials said President Bush remains opposed to an immediate cease-fire to stop violence ...

Panel chides Bush on bypassing laws
Boston Globe, United States - - 7-24-06
By Charlie Savage, Globe Staff | July 24, 2006. WASHINGTON -- President Bush should stop issuing statements claiming the power to ...


What's going on?  Bush says no to a ceasefire and Rice suddenly wants a ceasefire? 



"There was one embarrassing moment today for President Bush when they phoned the Pentagon about evacuating Lebanese-Americans. He said, 'I didn't even know Dick Cheney's daughter was over there.'" --Jay Leno





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


Baghdead - Grant Gerver




"The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East. We're going to have a lot of ground to make up (in 2008) because of it." -- Sen.  John Kerry




Bush Quiz from 1999


Disturbing News






On This Day: In 1974, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed White House tape recordings to the Watergate special prosecutor.




Republican Shenanigans




All Politics Is Local



"It's like after Katrina, when the secretary of homeland security was saying all those people weren't really stranded when we were all watching it on TV," said Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.). "I still hear about that. We can't look like we won't face reality."





Republicans have had the White House and majorities in the states, House, Senate and the Supreme Court for about six years, yet conservative spinners blame godless liberals for all problems and perils. -- Zing!





Criminal violations and ethical offenses leaving ugly stain on Gov. Jeb Bush's tenure

So much for the most ethical administration in Florida history.

That's what Gov. Jeb Bush promised when he took office in 1999.

What has he delivered almost eight years later, as he nears the end of his tenure?

A disturbing roster of appointees in high positions forced to leave office after ethical or criminal violations, along with a legacy of fraud made easy by policies to privatize state services with little oversight.
Here's just a partial list of infamy in office under Bush






Rock-The-Voter News




Israel appears to be taking a page out of Bush's playbook. --Grant Gerver






World Stem Cell Map


Biz-Tech News





We didn't elect this president: Diebold did.-- Grant Gerver



Bush-Prison-Torture News




"The Globe reports that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il raises money by selling fake Viagra pills. What it is about this guy? None of his missiles seem to launch." --Jay Leno


Go-F*ck-Yourself News







"My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad." — Olive Schreiner, South African author and feminist (1855-1920).



Odd News



A Tomahawk missile fell off a truck and onto a New York highway on Friday, but the weapon did not have a warhead and posed no danger, police said.

The cargo came loose when the truck carrying it collided with another truck on a motorway in the Bronx.

"It was a military-type missile but it was inert. There was no danger and no one was harmed," a police spokesman said.