Monday edition - August 18, 2008





Russia promises to "crush" future aggressors
Reuters - 8-18-08
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev promised on Monday a "crushing response" to any attack on its...


Polish support for US missile shield seen rising
Reuters UK - 8-18-08
WARSAW (Reuters) - Support among Poles for hosting elements of a US missile shield on their territory has increased despite strong opposition from Russia, a survey showed on Monday

Bush tells Russia to get out of Georgia
The Associated Press - Aug 16, 2008
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) — President Bush warned Russia on Saturday against trying to pry loose two separatist regions in Georgia and said Moscow must end


Weird: China went from bikes to cars while we go from cars to bikes.  - Grant Gerver




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

Back In The USSR Russia

Russia says it will begin pulling back its troops from Georgia on Monday, but a Russian lawmaker has compared the situation to the U.S. presence in Iraq.



Sources say that Colin Powell is planning to endorse Barack Obama, which is bad news for
John McCain. But at his age, he should expect some colon problems. -
Craig Ferguson





Disturbing News



The Democratic Party assigned next week's convention speaking slots Friday. It works out for everyone. Hillary Clinton will address the Democratic Convention in Denver Tuesday and John Edwards will address a Swinger's Convention in Reno on Friday. - Argus Hamilton









Republican-Shenanigans News




Dennis Miller on John Edwards: “He’s a poorly drawn John Grisham character who got caught with his Pelican Briefs down” (”The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox, Wednesday).


Rock-The-Voter News


Cindy McCain went to the hospital
because she sprained her wrist. And her doctors are saying it's nothing
serious, the sprain is probably just from cutting John's meat into little
tiny pieces
- Craig Ferguson



Biz-Tech News

Lack Of Media Coverage


Media coverage of the economic downturn in the U.S. has lagged behind both economic activity and public interest, according to a study being released Monday by a Washington, D.C.-based research group.





Operation Scheduled Departure began on Monday, giving illegal aliens a bus ride home. You can't make it up. With its usual flawless timing the Bush administration is offering to bus illegal aliens home to Mexico one month before the produce harvest. - Argus Hamilton


Bush-Prison-Torture News


“Actually, analysts say a weak economy is causing less energy use, resulting in falling oil prices. Yeah. Basically, the worse the economy, the lower the oil prices, which means if Bush could serve one more term, oil would be free.”- Jay Leno




Go-F**k-Yourself News


Phelps will swim home; should arrive in Baltimore by mid-September  - Grant Gerver



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Odd News


Dara Torres, the oldest female swimmer in Olympic history, settled for a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle — missing gold by 1/100th of a second — and added her third silver medal of the Games by anchoring the 4x100 medley relay to a second-place finish to Australia.

It gave the 41-year-old mom her 12th career swimming medal, tying her with Jenny Thompson for the record for U.S. women. She became the oldest swimming medalist in history when she won silver in the 4x100 free relay earlier in the meet.