Monday edition - July 31, 2006

 

 

US cut off from Cuba's oil rush
Ottawa Sun,  Canada - 7-31-06
A Canadian firm is among the companies whose move to drill for oil along Cuba's coastline has raised the eyebrows of oil executives -- and given energy-thirsty America pause to reconsider its ...

 

Iranian president: Lebanese crisis makes Tehran re-evaluate ...
Canada.com, Canada - 7-31-06
Iran's president on Sunday said the crisis in Lebanon has forced Tehran to re-evaluate a Western nuclear incentives package, but his ...

Iraq's Vice President Criticizes Israel
Forbes - 7-31-06
Iraq's vice president on Monday accused Israel of carrying out "massacres" in Lebanon, the strongest criticism yet of the Jewish state by a top official of the US-backed Iraqi government.


 

Gee, which is worse, holding hands with the Saudis or Fidel?

 


 

Blair fails to see humor in Bush's dog-toy gift. In an effort to silence his critics once-and-for-all, a proudly defiant Tony Blair chirps, "I have never been Bush's poodle! At the very least, I am his Doberman." -- Grant Gerver

 


 

 


 

 

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


 

"President Bush has been very clear that, through his leadership, he has made the world safer. My question to you is simply this: how much safer can the world afford to have him make us?" --Daily Show host Jon Stewart to Sen. John McCain (Watch video clip)

 


 

Shooting the Messenger Whistleblower

 

A federal grand jury investigating leaks of classified information has summoned a former National Security Agency officer who says he talked to reporters about the agency's warrantless eavesdropping program....In response to the subpoena, Tice said, "This latest action by the government is designed only for one purpose: to ensure that people who witness criminal action being committed by the government are intimidated into remaining silent."

 


 

“AT&T says in the second quarter their profits increased by 81%. 81%. So apparently, the government is paying them to listen to our phone calls.” -- Jay Leno

 


 

 

 


 

Rx for War: Full-strength "911 Truth" Panel on C-SPAN, Tues. 6-8 pm -EDT

 

"A grand slam," panelist Webster Tarpley calls the surprise fourth showing of the landmark Los Angeles American Scholars Symposium on "9/11 and the Neo-Con Agenda." CSPAN will broadcast it again on Tuesday, August 1 at 6:10 PM Eastern Time on Cable TV.

Currently the show may also be viewed online from the "Recent shows" archive, or live via the CSPAN1 "Live Stream" link on Tuesday, at http://www.c-span.org. It is also on google video,
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5004704309041471296.
 

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Disturbing News


 

 

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The Passion of Mel

 

 

A day after being busted for drunken driving, Mel Gibson apologized yesterday for getting behind the wheel while "inebriated" and said he was "deeply ashamed" of the "despicable" things he said in an abusive rant to cops... "F------ Jews. Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," -- Mel Gibson when stopped for a DUI

 


 

Israeli bomber seen circling Mel Gibson's Malibu estate. -- Grant Gerver

 


Email: Duggly

Subject: Very good question

 

 

 

The Israelis are still waiting for the Messiah. And right wing Christians are still waiting for Armageddon.  Oy vey, give it up, already!

 

Maybe the question should be -- What isn't religious about these wars?

 

Bush methodically laid the groundwork for these Holy Wars

No wonder our forefathers created the phrase "separation of church and state."

 

Of course, Mel Gibson did give us a little humor with his Academy Award performance of an inebriated Nazi.

 

This saga continues...

 


 

Republican Shenanigans

 


 

 

NOTICE

 

Mike Palecek, former federal prisoner for peace, small-town newspaper reporter, editor, publisher, and the Iowa Democratic Party nominee for Congress, Fifth District, 2000 — will appear on Arts Magazine on WBAI
radio, New York City.

The interview will run Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 2 pm.

Palecek will talk about his new novel, "Terror Nation".

Review in Intervention Magazine by Russ Wellen

 

 

 


 

Rove Spinning His Spin

 

 

"There are practitioners of politics who hold that voters are dumb, ill-informed and easily misled, that voters can be manipulated by a clever ad or smart line," Rove said

 


 

 


 

Democrat Bombs as Comedian

 

"I enjoy cocaine because it's a fun thing to do. ... I enjoy the company of prostitutes for the following reasons: it's a fun thing to do. ... If you combine the two together it's probably even more fun." --Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), in an interview with Stephen Colbert (Watch video clip)

 


Rock-The-Voter News

 


 

Meanwhile, back to Osama

 

"He made a similar proposal to the Europeans. He warned them and gave them six months," Abu Jandal says. "When there was no response, he started with the Madrid bombing, then London. So I believe Osama bin Laden is planning a new attack inside the United States. This is certain."

Asked if he is sure Osama is preparing a new attack, Abu Jandal said, "When Sheikh Osama promises something, he does it."

Abu Jandal hasn't seen bin Laden since the summer of 2000, but he says there is no question as to where he is hiding: Afghanistan.
 


 

'If you're a United States senator, unless you're under indictment or detoxification you can automatically consider yourself a candidate for president of the United States,'" Sen. John McCain said.

 


 

 

 


 

The White House was urged by conservatives to attack Iran as the Middle East war worsened Friday. Evangelical preachers are the most upset. Lately when they tell their congregations that the end is near, it doesn't get the laugh it once did.  ---- comedian Argus Hamilton
 

 


 

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Cleveland Rocks Shocked

 

As a shock tactic, a national group that opposes abortion plans to fly a billboard-size picture of an aborted fetus over Cleveland beginning Monday.

The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, which frequently employs such attention-grabbing advertising, hopes to jar people into reconsidering their support of abortion, director Gregg Cunningham said.
 


Bush-Prison-Torture News

 


 

 

 


Go-F*ck-Yourself News


 

 


 

But alas, there is some GOOD news amidst all the darkness: Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock have tied the knot. I can't wait for the consummation video. -- Grant Gerver

 


 

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England's Paul Bonhomme flies through an inflatable course gate in the Golden Horn bay in Istanbul July 28, 2006, during the qualifying round for the fifth stage of the 'Red Bull Air Race World Series'. Photo/Daniel Grund/Sports&News/Turkey

 

Peace.