Thursday edition - August 17, 2006
Bush Pitches Economy From a Harley
Alaska area to open for drilling bids
3 Texas Men Face Federal Charges After Terror Charges Dropped
It looks as though Bush has a hole in his crotch.
"More Americans can name the three stooges than the three branches of government. Well, that's because the three stooges are more likely to get something done." --David Letterman
Militias clash in Iraq; blasts kill 25 Chicago Tribune
Insurgency in Iraq gains strength San Jose Mercury News, USA
July was deadliest month for Iraqis
Iraq Violence Feeds Funeral Businesses Washington Post
Bush and Iraqis: Both sides frustrated
Pakistan says al-Qaeda 'number three' behind UK plot Mail & Guardian Online
Lebanon army starts to move south BBC News
Judge Halts Another Bad Bush Decision
A federal judge ruled
Thursday that the government's warrantless wiretapping program is
unconstitutional and ordered an immediate halt to it.
U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor in Detroit became the first judge to strike down the National Security Agency's program, which she says violates the rights to free speech and privacy.
Fox News Resignations
Two weeks ago, two producers working for Fox News in Amman, Jordan resigned in protest of the network's coverage. In their resignation letter, Serene Sabbagh and Jomana Karadsheh wrote "We can no longer work with a news organization that claims to be fair and balanced when you are so far from that."
Homeland Security mandates that all Americans must feel safer, or they'll be put on surveillance. -- Grant Gerver
Bomb scare spurs port security push Seattle Post Intelligencer
Russia-Japan fishing row heats up BBC News
Oil 'time bomb' in Philippines CNN International
1951 bombing of black activists blamed on KKK Miami Herald
Rickie Lee Jones has had enough Bush
What Does Crap and Cowboy Have In Common?
deputy John Prescott denied Thursday a report he called U.S. President George W.
Bush "crap" and "a cowboy."
According to a report in The Independent newspaper, Britain's Deputy Prime Minister said Bush had been "crap" on the Middle East road map and was just a "cowboy with his Stetson on."
Allen's remarks called hurtful Richmond Times Dispatch, VA
Backing Harris? Her list shortens St. Petersburg Times, FL
Lynn Swann, Happy to Be on the President's Team
Hosting Republican Convention Would Cost City $75M NewsNet5.com, OH
Defeat Seems Imminent for Gov. Murkowski in GOP Race CQPolitics.com, DC
Perdue's Florida Land Deal Questioned
Pat Robertson was blasted by Jewish leaders Tuesday for flying to Israel and lobbying against any cease-fire with the Muslims. He was calling for a war to the finish. Nothing is scarier than an eighty-year-old man who doesn't fear Armageddon. -- Comedian Argus Hamilton
Shhh, It's Bush v Gore
At a law school Supreme
Court conference that I attended last fall, there was a panel on “The Rehnquist
Court.” No one mentioned Bush v. Gore, the most historic case of William
Rehnquist’s time as chief justice, and during the Q. and A. no one asked about
it. When I asked a prominent law professor about this strange omission, he told
me he had been invited to participate in another Rehnquist retrospective,
and was told in advance that Bush v. Gore would not be discussed.
GOP Senator George Allen's Sister Documents Her Brother's Bully Tactics
New poll shows Lieberman leading Lamont Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
Candidate's offer of cheap gas attracts big crowd Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN
"According to a recent poll, more Americans can name the seven dwarfs than can name the nine Supreme Court justices. Strangely, Justice Souter is on both lists." --David Letterman
Zogby: Bush Job
Rating down despite foiled terror plot and Lebanon cease fire; Democrats hold generic Congressional lead
Agreed framework between Shell and Halliburton Construction and Maintenance News, Belarus
Checking Your Laptop? Original Aluminum Case is the Answer to 'No ... PR Newswire (press release), NY
The United Nations cease-fire in southern Lebanon held for a second full day Tuesday. It's shaky. Last night there were five shootings, three rocket attacks and one major explosion when some idiot tried to boot up a Dell laptop near the border. - Comedian Argus Hamilton
Subject: My "w" key is actually sticking! a true story (mostly)
Perhaps you can help me ith some tech support. Read on, I'll try to be brief.
A couple months ago, I ent to the closest almart and plunked don about 800 bucks for a ne laptop.
No, I get this thing home and it orks great, helps me be more efficient in my job and get things done.
Then, today, hile I'm riting an email, I discover something, my dubya key is actually sticking!
I kid you not. I can provide references.
Signed, dubyaless, in Ioa. (Iowa)
NC jury stuck in detainee abuse case Houston Chronicle
Abu Ghraib Whistle-Blower Speaks Out
Being Dick Cheney
accompanying Vice President Dick Cheney's visit to Boise to stump for
congressional candidate Bill Sali included the irreverent: Sportsmen in blaze
orange vests handing out leaflets on hunter safety.
The somber: Peace activists silently lining a major downtown arterial with tombstones to mark the mounting death toll in Iraq.
And the zany: A Dick Cheney look-alike contest sponsored by a third-party candidate. The man with the most Cheney-like visage was promised $22 in free gas and a box of shotgun shells.
Plame lawyer plans to force Cheney testify Gulf Times, Qatar
Tester stops in Great Falls in response to Cheney's Montana visit Great Falls Tribune, MT
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Unruly Passenger Causes Diversion of a Flight From London New York Times
Singer Troy Gentry accused in killing of tame black bear Kentucky.com, KY
Leonard Sonnenschein, president of the World Aquarium in St. Louis, holds We, a two-headed albino rat snake, in this Jan. 2, 2006 file photo. Aquarium officials hope an exhibit that opens next week and runs through Sept. 5 will prompt the creation of a Guinness World Record for the most two-headed animals on display. So far, the aquarium has lined up 10 two-headed snakes and turtles, including We. (Photo/James A. Finley)