Wednesday edition - August 16, 2006
Bush: America Safer, But Not Yet Safe
Terror charges dropped against 2 men with cell phones
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
Three Fort Hood soldiers, one a Texan, killed in Iraq Houston Chronicle
Civilian deaths in Iraq increase Houston Chronicle
Two Turkish Soldiers Die in Fighting With Kurdish Rebels Voice of America
Bush Dismisses the Idea of Partitioning Iraq Los Angeles Times, CA
Key suspect still being interrogated in Pakistan Guardian Unlimited
Pakistanis reject claim of plot links to charity International Herald Tribune
Hezbollah claims 'historic victory' Sydney Morning Herald
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"
Russian security service says justified to fire on Japanese boat RIA Novosti, Russia
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
Gallagher ad says Crist is pro-choice, supports gay unions Bradenton Herald
Governors angered by Guard plan Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
AP: House Republicans Plan $40M Ad Push
Harris Bucks GOP, Other Naysayers Tampa Tribune
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
Bill Clinton slams Joe Lieberman Raw Story, MA
“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.
Oil prices fall further on cease-fire MLive.com, MI
BP sued over Prudhoe Bay Times Online
Dell customers flock to replace batteries Mohave Valley News, NV
Google launches free WiFi in Mountain View
NASA Provides Further Update On Apollo 11 Tapes Space Daily
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.
http://www.vanityfair.com * and scroll down to the
picture of Michael Chertoff, then slide the arrow to the
US-bound Cubans held at Guantanamo CNN International
CIA operative's trial more open than expected Wilmington Morning Star, NC
GUANTANAMO STAR RELEASES 9/11 SONG Contactmusic.com, UK
"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
No Wonder He's a "Dick"!
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Firefighters suspended for tumble dryer stunt Scotsman, United Kingdom
Bishops warn priests against witchcraft Reuters.uk
SC Thieves Steal Church's Kitchen Sink The Ledger, FL
A notice on a Dublin, Ireland bus. Photo by Dublin Bus