TGIF/Weekend edition - August 1-3, 2008

 

 

 

Bush Unveils Spy Guidelines, Angering House Overseers
Washington Post - 8-1-08
The Bush administration unveiled new operating guidelines for the nation's intelligence community yesterday in a move that boosted the authority of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) while triggering protests from...

 

 

There's water on Mars, NASA confirms
Los Angeles Times -8-1-08
Tests performed on the Phoenix lander offer definitive proof, scientists say. It is the first time any spacecraft has discovered water on another planet..

Pakistan Rejects Reports Spy Service Planned Kabul Bombing
Voice of America -8-1-08
By VOA News Pakistan has rejected US media reports that members of country's intelligence agency helped plan the deadly bombing of the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan last month


 

"Barack Obama says that next month he's planning on spending a week on vacation in Hawaii. Yeah, when he heard this, President Bush said, 'Pace yourself, 'cause once you become president, the vacations start coming fast and furious.'" --Conan O'Brien
 


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Anthrax Update

 

A top government scientist who helped the FBI analyze samples from the 2001 anthrax attacks has died in Maryland from an apparent suicide, just as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him for the attacks

 



 


 

Disturbing News


 

"And according to the TV show 'Extra,' former vice president Dan Quayle, remember him? He's in the running to join the cast of 'Dancing with the Stars.' That's true, Dan Quayle, you remember, he was vice president under the first George Bush. See, that was back in the day when the president was smart and the vice president was an idiot. Now, of course, everything's turned around" --Jay Leno

 


Saudis Ban Dog Walking

 

 

 Every single man knows: Walking a dog in the park is a sure babe magnet. Saudi Arabia's Islamic religious police, in their zeal to keep the sexes apart, want to make sure the technique doesn't catch on here.

 


 

 

 

 


 

Republican-Shenanigans News


Low Road Express

 

Battling what campaign aides called John McCain's "gutter distractions," Sen. Barack Obama launched a new website dubbed "The Low Road Express," designed to counter a wave of new attack ads against him.

 


 

If the Republicans can hold onto the White House after eight years of President Bush, they deserve the Nobel Prize for Sorcery. - Argus Hamilton
 


 

 


Rock-The-Voter News


Your Laptop Lost It's Rights

 

 

U.S. federal agents have been given new powers to seize travelers' laptops and other electronic devices at the border and hold them for unspecified periods the Washington Post reported on Friday.

 


 

"Have you seen the new commercial? The McCain campaign compares Barack Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. And today the Obama campaign released an ad comparing John McCain to Zsa Zsa Gabor and Bea Arthur." --Jay Leno
 


 


 


Biz-Tech News


 

 

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is mobilizing U.S. store managers to lobby against Democrats in November's presidential election, fearing they will make it easier for workers to unionize...

 



 


Bush-Prison-Torture News


Congress Flees For Five Week Vacation Recess

 

Lawmakers sped for the exits Friday as Congress was to begin a five-week recess after a summer session noteworthy for bitter partisanship and paralysis on the issue topmost in the minds of many voters: the cost of gasoline.

 


Go-F**k-Yourself News


Bob Newhart Names “Mad” Kane Winner of 2008 Robert Benchley Society Award for Humor

 


 

 


 

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Odd News


 

 

This handout photo released Thursday, July 31, 2008, by the Dillon County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina, shows the legs of a man who became stuck under a trash bin after what deputies called an attempted copper theft gone wrong. Gibson Cook, 56, was rescued from under a trash bin Wednesday.
Photo/ Dillon County Sheriff's Office

 

Peace.