Monday edition - August 11, 2008
Iraq Should Use Its Oil Sales to Pay for Rebuilding, Levin Says
Iraq hopes to finalize China oilfield deal in August
US using 'money as a weapon' in Iraq
How in the world did Bush get his lips to do that?
Finally hoping to put some distance between himself and the President, McCain declares his disdain for clearing brush and riding mountain bikes. - Grant Gerver
Iraq Struck by Wave of Bomb Attacks, Killing 13 New York Times
US military blames al-Qaida in Iraq for bombing
Shi'ite leader may halt resistance - if US leave Iraq
US, Iraq Remain Unresolved On Dates for US Troop Pullout Washington Post, United States
Georgian Troops Begin Exiting Iraq To Fight Russians, Leaving Gap Wall Street Journal
This Is Why Church and State Should Always Be Separated
A bizarre ruling banning
women from buying suggestively shaped vegetables such as cucumbers, and the
brutal slaying of children,
lost Al Qaeda the support of the Iraqi population, it emerged yesterday.
Meanwhile, Back In Georgia (Not the Peach State)
Swarms of Russian jets launched new raids on Georgian territory Monday and Georgia faced the threat of a second front of fighting as Russia demanded that Georgia disarm troops near the breakaway province of Abkhazia.
Bush Olympic Visit Highlights Religion in China
US to keep North Korea on terrorism list
"He knew who I was, at that time, because I had a reputation as a writer. I knew he was part of the Bush dynasty. But he was nothing, he offered nothing, and he promised nothing. He had no humor. He was insignificant in every way and consequently I didn't pay much attention to him. But when he passed out in my bathtub, then I noticed him. I'd been in another room, talking to the bright people. I had to have him taken away." -Hunter S. Thompson on meeting George W Bush at Thompson's Super Bowl party in Houston in 1974
Snooping On The Messengers
FBI Director Robert Mueller has apologized to the editors of The Washington Post and The New York Times for improperly obtaining phone records of the newspapers' reporters while investigating terrorism four years ago.
Want a yard sign expressing your support for Barack Obama or John McCain? Be prepared to pay for it.
Obama tries to turn 'celebrity' label on McCain The Associated Press
Michelle Obama to Speak On Convention's First Night
New Obama book coming this fall
My “Dear John” Edwards Letter (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Dear John, to your run I said, “Yay!”
And I thought you’d go far, come what may.
Then you cheat on your spouse
And deny it, you louse!
But will Coulter stop calling you gay?
Barack Obama heading to Hawaii for a vacation with his family. And President Bush commented on that today. He said: “First Europe, now Hawaii. Maybe he should spend some time campaigning in America.”- Jay Leno
Crude oil price up, gas prices fall Monday United Press International
Patch for Web Security Hole Has Leaks of Its Own New York Times
administration since 1952 has let the Military-Industrial Complex loot the
Treasury and plunge the nation into debt on the excuse of a wartime economic
emergency. Richard Nixon comes quickly to mind, along with Ronald Reagan and his
ridiculous 'trickle-down' theory of U.S. economic policy. If the Rich get
Richer, the theory goes, before long their pots will overflow and somehow
'trickle down' to the poor, who would rather eat scraps off the Bush family
plates than eat nothing at all. Republicans have never approved of democracy,
and they never will. It goes back to preindustrial America, when only white male
property owners could vote." -Hunter S. Thompson
Former President George H.W.
Bush doesn't like to talk about his son, the incumbent. For years, journalists
assumed it was because Bush 41 didn't want to have to defend Bush 43 against
Now it turns out that he didn't want to be subjected to arm-chair analysis about their relationship.
Cheney: Russian action 'must not go unanswered' The Associated Press
Dreyfuss criticizes man he plays in film: Cheney Las Vegas Sun, NV
Scientists say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people and objects invisible.
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