TGIF/Weekend edition - August 15-17, 2008
Poland, US clinch missile shield deal
Russia: Poland risks attack because of US missiles
US rules out intervention as Russians redraw map
lot of people have said a guy who can't use a
computer is the wrong person for the White House. Last time I checked, the
president only needs to know how to press one button." --Stephen Colbert
Georgia fallout felt in Iraq Los Angeles Times, CA
It's Iran's Fault!
Iraqi Shiite assassination
teams are being trained in at least four locations in Iran by Tehran's elite
Quds force and Lebanese Hezbollah and are planning to return to Iraq in the next
few months to kill specific Iraqi officials as well as U.S. and Iraqi troops,
according to intelligence gleaned from captured militia fighters and other
sources in Iraq.
A senior U.S. military intelligence officer in Baghdad described the information Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.
"In the 21st century, nations don't invade other nations." - John McCain forgetting about the US invading Iraq in 2003
Scientists alarmed by ocean dead-zone growth San Francisco Chronicle
The “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski wrote a letter from jail saying he’s angry that his cabin is now on display in a museum. Well, they think that’s what the letter says. Everyone’s a bit afraid to open it. - Craig Ferguson
Bush still raking in cash for Republicans The Associated Press
Stevens questions FBI authority in corruption case The Associated Press
Straight Talk Express: Running on Empty
Jackson Browne filed suit Thursday against Republican presidential candidate John McCain and the Republican National Committee for what he contends is the unlawful use of his song "Running on Empty" in a campaign ad targeting Democratic candidate Barack Obama
Obama campaign issues rebuttal to book's claims
DNC new web spot links McCain to tainted Abramoff via Ralph Reed Chicago Sun-Times
Surprise! Rich Guys For McCain!
Sports team owners may not
be John McCain’s answer to the Hollywood elite,
but they’re overwhelmingly supporting his presidential campaign over Barack
Obama’s...Not only did McCain raise more than Obama from the owners in each
of the four major professional sports leagues analyzed, but McCain even raised
six times more from the owners of teams in Obama’s hometown of Chicago.
are furious, they're going on record now saying John Edwards will not be allowed
to speak at the convention because of this affair. Yeah, instead speaking in his
place: Bill Clinton. You have to put your foot down." --Jay Leno
John McCain's wife Cindy was injured on the campaign trail Wednesday when an overly enthusiastic supporter shook her hand and sprained her wrist. It could be very serious. The last time Cindy McCain took a painkiller she missed the Nineties. - Argus Hamilton
Oil drops below $114 on slowing economies The Associated Press
Halliburton confident oil's slide will not reduce orders GulfNews, United Arab Emirates
Inflation Hits Annual Pace Not Seen Since 1991 New York Times
Two Large Solar Plants Planned in California New York Times
NH foreclosures skyrocket 80% in July New Hampshire Business Review
American Airlines flew two
MD-80 airplanes 58 times in December after pilots reported problems with the
autopilot systems, a violation of safety regulations that potentially endangered
passengers and crews, the government alleged Thursday.
The Federal Aviation Administration slapped American Airlines with a heavy $7.1-million fine for that lapse...
"And now comes proof that McCain has learned to use a computer, because evidently, he has plagiarized from the internets. Congressional Quarterly reported this week that John McCain may have copied some facts in a recent speech on the Georgian crisis from Wikipedia. I think it should have been obvious when he referred to the country's leader as President 404 Error: File Not Found." --Stephen Colbert
6 US sailors charged with detainee abuse in Iraq The Associated Press
Judge removes Guantanamo adviser BBC News
"A Republican politician from Idaho has endorsed Barack Obama. The last time a Republican switched sides was in an airport men's room." --Craig Ferguson
Cheney casts ballot Jackson Hole Guide, WY
Cheney Attends Fundraiser For Musgrave In Colorado
Forget the controversy about whether the Chinese gymnasts are too young. Appreciate their athleticism and body control, their mastery of the equipment. Which isn’t easy when you’re wearing diapers. - LaughLines
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Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian throws away bronze medal in disgust CNN International
Louisiana's ban on cockfighting takes effect Friday The Times-Picayune
Archaeologists get a glimpse of life in a Sahara Eden Los Angeles Times
Donald Trump to buy Ed McMahon's house
This photo provided by Betty Skelton Erde taken either in 1954 or 1955, shows her jumping over a car in a boat at the Cypress Gardens attraction, in Winter Haven, Fla. An auto racing pioneer, Erde once was the fastest woman on Earth, setting female speed records at Daytona Beach and Utah's Bonneville salt flats half a century ago. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, she reached a new milestone as the fifth woman inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in suburban Detroit.Photo/Courtesy of Betty Skelton Erde