Tuesday edition - August 12, 2008




US court won't resurrect lawsuit in CIA leak case
The Associated Press - 8-12-08
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court said Tuesday it would not resurrect a lawsuit that former CIA operative Valerie Plame brought against members of...


Al Franken seeks to get back more US Iraqi funds
The Associated Press - 8-12-08
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — US Senate candidate Al Franken called on the US to rescind $7.1 billion that's committed but not yet obligated to Iraqi

Use of Iraq Contractors Costs Billions, Report Says
New York Times - 8-12-08
When the war began, for example, Kellogg, Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, the company run by Dick Cheney before he was vice president, became the largest Pentagon contractor in Iraq


"President Bush arrived in Beijing earlier today....the Chinese threw a big state dinner for President Bush in his honor. They served Peking lame duck. And President Bush, he doesn’t know what he’s doing over there. He turned to the president of China, and he said, 'General Tso, I love your chicken.'" --David Letterman




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

Russia-Georgia Update


Russia's president has agreed to a proposal calling for both Russian and Georgian troops to move back to their initial positions and stop fighting.

Georgia has not yet agreed to the plan






Disturbing News

Homeland Security, My A**


The Homeland Security Department swept aside evaluations of government experts and named Mississippi — home to powerful U.S. lawmakers with sway over the agency — as a top location for a new $451 million, national laboratory to study some of the world's most virulent biological threats



"While after vigorously denying reports of his extramarital affair, and calling the story ridiculous, untrue and tabloid trash, John Edwards today admitted he had an affair. And the National Enquirer was the only publication writing about it, the National Enquirer was the first to break it, turns out it was true. You know what this means? Elvis is alive! Bigfoot is real! Aliens are here! It's all true!" --Jay Leno








Republican-Shenanigans News


In 1999, when [John] Edwards was a senator, he said of President Bill Clinton and his affair with Monica Lewinsky:

"I think this president has shown a remarkable disrespect for his office, for the moral dimensions of leadership, for his friends, for his wife, for his precious daughter. It is breathtaking to me the level to which that disrespect has risen."



"I guess Edwards apparently met this woman at a New York City bar in 2006, and he is a pretty smooth operator. ... You hear his opening line to the woman? 'So, uh, which America are you from?'" --Jay Leno



Rock-The-Voter News


"As you know, President Bush is on a week-long tour to Asia, where he’ll visit South Korea, Thailand and China — or as the White House calls it, 'The Everything-Sold-at-Wal-Mart Tour.'" --Jay Leno



Biz-Tech News


Well, we got bin Laden’s driver. Now, if we can only put away his barber and his cleaning lady, we’ll have him boxed in. – Will Durst




Say Cheese


The New York City Police Department wants to photograph the license plate of every vehicle that enters Manhattan, according to The New York Times.

The paper says Operation Sentinel would include radiological scanning at the bridges and tunnels that link the island to New Jersey and other parts of the city.

Bush-Prison-Torture News


“Have you seen these commercials where T. Boone Pickens…says he wants to rely more on natural gas and wind power for energy. And once again, President Bush, you know, I don’t think he really understands alternative fuels. Like today, he said, ‘How do you drill for wind?’”- Jay Leno





Go-F**k-Yourself News


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Odd News




United States' Michael Phelps swims in a men's 200-meter butterfly semi-final during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008.
Photo/Mark J. Terrill