Wednesday edition - August 2, 2006
9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by
Merchants in Iraq shut down stores
Most of the Army National Guard not ready for combat
My, my, my, the 9-11 investigation rears it's ugly head with new fangs.
The Democrats unite to urge Bush to begin withdrawing troops this year. Testosterone injections have obviously done the trick.-- Grant Gerver
New Iraq bombing after day 70 die CNN International
45 reportedly kidnapped in western Iraq
Marine killed in Iraq was US senator's nephew Reuters
Iranian TV reporter killed in Baghdad AP
Afghan forces say kill 18 Taliban guerrillas Washington Post
Israeli air raids kill 15 civilians AP
Russian diplomats' killers in Iraq will be found - security chief RIA Novosti, Russia
Media restrictions imposed in Iraq case Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC
Marine in Haditha case accuses congressman AP
Study Links Military Duty in Iraq to Lapse in Some Mental Ability New York Times
Israel sends up to 10,000 troops into southern Lebanon Canada.com, Canada
Israel Says It Has Captured Guerrillas ABC News
France Bows Out of UN Meeting Washington Post
Iran vows to
produce nuclear fuel despite UN vote
Senate votes $13 billion for Army, Marines Reuters
Iraq Wants USA to Hop, Skip and Jump Before 2007
President Jalal Talabani said Wednesday that Iraqi forces will take over security in all provinces in the country by the end of the year. U.S. forces currently are responsible for security in 17 of Iraq's 18 provinces.
Condoleezza unveils the new White House Middle East Peace Plan: "CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?" -- Grant Gerver
Grounds for Impeachment?
``The president wanted a war, the administration wanted a war,'' said retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, who served in the Pentagon's Near East and South Asia office in 2002 and 2003. ``Lies were told.''
Western Canada anthrax outbreak worst in decades Reuters.uk, UK
Feds buy anti-anthrax Rx from Canadian firm United Press International
I'm Not My Daddy!
When they first met as United States president and Israeli prime minister, George W. Bush made clear to Ariel Sharon he would not follow in the footsteps of his father...“He told Sharon in that first meeting that I’ll use force to protect Israel, which was kind of a shock to everybody,” said one person present, given anonymity to speak about a private conversation.“It was like, ‘Whoa, where did that come from?’ “
The L.A. sheriff said in his report that Mel made anti-semitic remarks. To give you an idea of how much trouble he's in, today he hired the law firm of 'Goldfarb, Weinstein and Coen.'-- Jay Leno
Republicans load estate tax bill with popular breaks Washington Times, DC
Abramoff probe looks to Nashville-based PAC The Tennessean, TN
Evolution opponents lose control of Kansas Board of Education
Senate OK's drilling in Gulf of Mexico Boston Globe
Bush in Good Health, but Gained Weight
Bush stops in Miami as part of US tour to meet average Americans Contra Costa Times, CA
Cameraman jailed for not yielding tape Journalists' rights: Courts ...San Francisco Chronicle
Report targets offshore tax havens
Another George Bush Supporter Indicted
Former Texas Southern University President Priscilla Slade was indicted Tuesday along with three others in an alleged spending scandal involving hundreds of thousands of dollars of state money
Her last donation to Bush
Second Republican calls for Harris to debate Palm Beach Post
Santorum links Casey to wrong al-Jazeerah
Picture the TV commercial, a deep voice
delivering this ominous message, in a slow, deliberate cadence: "Even al-Jazeera
endorsed Democrat Bobby Casey Jr. Whose side is he on, anyway?"
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa) referenced it himself Thursday on Fox's O'Reilly Factor.
But there was one little wrinkle.
The Web site was not related to the Arabic TV network based in the Middle East - spelled al-Jazeera, no h.
It's based in Dalton, Ga., not Qatar
The Ballad Of Joementum Joe Lieberman(To be sung to the tune of Danny Boy)
Joementum Joe, you've long outstayed your welcome.
You've let us down, it's time to pay the price.
You've been disloyal to voters and your party.
You're way too close to Rummy, Bush, and Rice.
Don't want you back, your war support is damning.
You've dealt democracy so many blows...
Continued here: http://www.madkane.com/notable01_06b.html#08_02_06
"On Friday, President Bush held a press conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and then he met with the 'American Idol,' Taylor Hicks. Those are our two last remaining allies apparently." --Jay Leno
Jewish Penance for Catholic Mel Gibson
"He should take that $350 million he made for 'Passion of the Christ' and donate it to Israel." -- Broadway performer Jackie Hoffman.
Vail Resorts to Switch to Wind Power
Oil Prices Rise As Traders Watch Storm Houston Chronicle
Japanese Auto Makers See July Sales Up Houston Chronicle
McAfee security programs may expose data
The House of Representatives has voted to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour -- or as Wal-Mart calls it, the 'end of the world as we know it.' -- Jay Leno
Subject: Jehovah Witness
Since you're talking about Jehovah's Witnesses
on your site the last couple of days, I'll share a joke with you.
Two Jehovah's Witnesses die and go to heaven.
As they are standing patiently outside the Pearly Gates, they hear a voice inside whisper "Turn out the lights and everybody be quiet. Maybe they'll think we aren't home."
Due process end-run Boston Globe
Geez Louise, We Can't Even Trust the Chamber of Commerce!
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce slightly altered
ads praising lawmakers for backing the Medicare prescription drug program
as Democrats complained that two Republicans weren't in office when
Congress approved the plan.
The Chamber also pulled a spot focused on an incumbent who voted against the program.
"Lebanon. Our president, President Bush, has rejected calls for an immediate cease-fire on the grounds that he'd prefer a 'sustainable cease-fire.' It makes sense. He doesn't want the killing to stop until he's sure it will stop. So, there will be more killing until the president's convinced that there will be no more killing. Or everyone else runs out of people." --Jon Stewart
Subject: Priorities & Checklists
The following checklist occurred to me as I was getting ready for work
& using various typical personal hygiene products this morning:
1. Have I made sure that my armpits do not smell bad? Check.
2. Are my teeth clean & white? Check.
3. Is my hair sufficiently smooth & presentable? Check.
4. Have I ensured that my government is not killing, torturing, or
enabling another government to kill & torture innocent civilians & (especially!)
We are so easily led to obsess on the superficial, & so easily taught
to ignore the important. Thanks to All Hat for helping me to remember
what is important.
Best regards & peace,
Wow. Thank you.
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