Wednesday edition - August 16, 2006


Bush: America Safer, But Not Yet Safe
CBS News - 8-15-06
(CBS/AP) During a day of briefings and strategy sessions at the National Counterterrorism Center, President Bush on Tuesday again lamented that the enemy has an advantage, reports CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller.

Terror charges dropped against 2 men with cell phones
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - 8-16-06
BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS. MARIETTA, Ohio -- Prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Tuesday against two Michigan men who were arrested ...

U.S. Amends Account of Iraq Blasts

Washington Post -- 8-16-06

The U.S. military said Tuesday that a series of four vehicle bombs killed 63 Iraqis and wounded 140 Sunday night, reversing its initial claims that the deaths were the result of an accidental gas explosion in an apartment building.


I'm curious -- are burqa wearing women allowed to fly? And does anyone peek under their burqas?



 Bush & Israel say Israel won. Iran & Syria say Hezbollah won: SOUNDS LIKE OVERTIME TO ME! -- Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press




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


Radios In Trees?


A government official says two White House radios found on a pair of Bettendorf teenagers were among a dozen devices that went missing before Vice President Dick Cheney's visit to Iowa last month...The teens -- Matthew Bradshaw and Angel Reyes the third -- face second-degree theft charges for possession of stolen property. They claim they found the equipment hidden in some trees near the hotels.



"Did you have trouble at the airport this week? I had to throw away all my make-up. They said it's because of this terrorist plot they foiled over in England. I believe it's an elaborate ruse perpetrated by the big cosmetics industry. Maybe it's not terrorism. Maybe it's Maybelline." --Jimmy Kimmel



George Bush singing "Sunday Bloody Sunday"





Disturbing News


Oops, 12 yr old slips through security



There was new concern about security after a 12-year-old boy managed to board a plane at Gatwick Airport on Tuesday without a passport, ticket or boarding pass. He was detected by cabin crew and removed before the flight took off.

``The boy had passed through a full security screening process and we are confident there was no threat to passengers, staff or the aircraft at any time,'' said Stewart McDonald, spokesman the airport's owner, BAA PLC.



"The TSA downgraded the threat level for flights between the U.S. and England from severe to high. So if you're nervous about taking a trip to London, there's no longer a severe chance of exploding, just a high one now." --Jimmy Kimmel







Republican Shenanigans



The price of gas is going up, funding for Amtrack was cut and airline security is becoming unbearable. Maybe the government just wants all of us to stay put. -- Zing!







Senator Apologizes for Mixing Up Racial Slur With Hairstyle


In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Allen (R-Va.) said his remarks Friday to S.R. Sidarth, who at the time was videotaping an Allen campaign event on Webb's behalf, "have been greatly misunderstood by members of the media." He said Monday that "Macaca" was a play on "Mohawk," a nickname given to Sidarth by the Allen campaign because of his hairstyle. In Tuesday's statement, Allen said he "made up a nickname for the cameraman, which was in no way intended to be racially derogatory. Any insinuations to the contrary are completely false."



YouTube Video of Senator Allen's racial slur




Rock-The-Voter News



“To give you an idea how expensive gas is getting, in Pennsylvania Amish country, there has been a rash of horse and buggy jackings.” -- Jay Leno



Joe Scarborough asks "Is Bush an idiot?"




If Paula Jones Could Sue Clinton...


A lawyer plans to use a legal precedent that allowed President Bill Clinton to be sued while in office to force Vice President Dick Cheney and presidential adviser Karl Rove to testify in a lawsuit brought by former CIA operative Valerie Plame and her husband.






Biz-Tech News



"A mild earthquake shook Mexico City. Yeah. Fortunately, no residents of Mexico City were hurt, 'cause they're all living in Los Angeles.” -- Conan O'Brien



Subject: Chertoff Morf


Agree there hasn't really been much funny lately.
Try this.



this website: * and scroll down to the
picture of Michael Chertoff, then slide the arrow to the


*link fixed




Bush-Prison-Torture News


"It's always somebody else's fault. It's the gays' fault. It's the immigrants' fault. It's the liberals' fault. It's the Democrats' fault. It's Hollywood people." --Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, saying that President Bush plays divisive, blame-game politics



“Is it me or is Cheney starting to look more and more like the Penguin from the old Batman movies?” -- Jay Leno






Go-F*ck-Yourself News



No Wonder He's a "Dick"!




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