Tuesday edition - August 22, 2006


North Korea threatens attack due to war drills
Reuters - 8-22-06
SEOUL- North Korea said it had the right to launch a pre-emptive ... held without incident since they began in 1975 and the North usually brands ...


Calendars Show Armitage Met Reporter
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 8-22-06
... Official State Department calendars, provided to The Associated ... the Freedom of Information Act, show then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage held a one ...

Romanian Oil Rig Comes Under Iranian Fire
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 8-22-06
BUCHAREST, Romania  - A Romanian oil rig off the coast of Iran came under fire Tuesday from an Iranian military warship and was later occupied by Iranian ...


The world will be a safer place without George Bush.



The only difference between George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden: height. Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press




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



The soldiers killed in Iraq today deserve more press than a cute, blond girl killed 10 years ago. - Zing!



Disturbing News


Pole dancing. Possum holding. Racially insensitive remarks

Welcome to politics, Sarasota style.

While every community in America has its brand of oddball politics, Sarasota is quickly becoming Capital Weird on the national political map.

Last week, it was Republican David Mills apologizing for accusing his state Legislature opponent Laura Benson, a School Board member,
of being a former pole dancer.






"Oh, sure, you can have snakes on a plane, but forget shampoo and toothpaste." --David Letterman



Republican Shenanigans


French Hangover Medicine


A company in Normandy is hoping to sign up British suppliers for a hangover cure after persuading France's highest civil court to overturn a ban on its sale.

Only 30ml of Security Feel Better, produced with "a secret recipe" based on plant extracts, is said to make
alcohol disappear from the bloodstream six times faster than it does naturally.



When did the construction trades migrate from middle-class wages to "work Americans won't do”? -- Zing!





Rock-The-Voter News





"John The Revelator" - You Tube


Biz/Tech News


When President Bush and his entourage fly on Air Force One, I prefer to call them "Snakes on a Plane." --Grant Gerver - Shot Off the Press






Bush-Prison-Torture News


Pope Benedict said too much work can be bad for the soul and instructed Roman Catholics not to work too hard. Bishops in the United States were horrified. There goes their best argument for letting illegal immigrants remain in the country. -- Comedian Argus Hamilton


Go-F***-Yourself News



Irish Blarney?


We have developed a technology that produces free, clean and constant energy.

This means never having to recharge your phone, never having to refuel your car.
A world with an infinite supply of clean energy for all.


Scientific American article here


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Odd News


Extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner lands on Scandinavia's highest residential building the Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweden, Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, after jumping from a helicopter. Equipped with a second parachute Baumgartner then jumped from the 'Turning Torso'. After the illegal jump he escaped to Denmark in a boat. Photo/Bernhard Spoettel