NOTICE: I will be on vacation next week. I will return a week from today on Friday, September 1 -- unless Osama is captured or the Rapture begins. Hell, Bush has taken about 47 vacations since my last week off a year ago!
I am running a Name That Toon! contest while I'm gone so you won't be completely bored!. The winners get free bumper stickers. Enter as often as you like. I'm still answering thank you letters. I'll miss you all!
TGIF/Next Week edition - August 25-31, 2006
Bush Joins Family on Maine Coast
Army Reviewing Casualty Reports
Iraqis loot base
after British leave
I wonder if George Washington took a Florida vacation after the Battle of Trenton?
The Middle East: a rose-petal-cakewalk-last-throes extravaganza! - Grant Gerver, Shot Off The Press
US Military Deaths in Iraq Washington Post
Turkey bombed Kurdish rebels at Iraqi border Scotsman, United Kingdom
Aer Lingus Flight Evacuated in Ireland Guardian Unlimited, UK
Russia rejects UN sanctions against Iran Reuters Canada
It has been two years since President Bush has been in Kennebunkport.
Bush plays speed-golf, fishes and enjoys plenty of verbal jousting with his family and friends.
The former president, George H W Bush also notably retired to Walker's Point in Kennebunkport three days after ordering American forces deployed to reverse Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
The area also was the
place where, in 1976, after a Labor Day weekend visit to a bar, George W. Bush
was arrested, later pleading guilty to driving while under the influence of
alcohol. That incident remained under wraps throughout his early political
career, only surfacing late in his first campaign for president in 2000.
Bill Maher Returns Tonight
Why Not Impeachment?
President Bush signed an executive order Tuesday requiring federal agencies to compile health care information. This can only mean one thing. He's bored with eavesdropping on phone sex and now he wants to see medical records. -- Argus Hamilton, comedian
No-Bid Contracts: GOP Perk
The government awarded 70 percent of its contracts for Hurricane Katrina work without full competition, wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in the process, says a House study released Thursday by Democrats.
Booby-trapped: Politicians get caught on candid cameras San Francisco Chronicle
DeLay says courts made mistake in ballot ruling abc13.com, TX
Jeb Bush says Democrats negative, lacking vision Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL
Rove slams Democrats at Toledo fund-raiser Toledo Blade, OH
TV ads raise ire of GOP Albany Times Union, NY
Mystery Solved: Horse at SF Zoo Not Named After Ann Coulter Editor & Publisher
Air Marshals Get Makeover
Air marshals were told Thursday they will be allowed to dress the way they want and choose their own hotels in order to protect their anonymity while on missions...Air marshals had complained that Brown's predecessor, Thomas Quinn, insisted on a too-formal dress code that allowed people to pick them out. The marshals said, for example, that being forced to wear a jacket and collared shirt made them stand out on flights to Hawaii.
Ann Coulter gets her freak on- Walks Off Fox Set
New Orleans began the observances of the one-year anniversary this week of the arrival of Hurricane Katrina. There was no celebration. Federal officials say the trucks carrying the cake and punch were last seen in Little Rock heading north. -- Argus Hamilton, comedian
New Orleans vs NYC
During the "60 minutes"
interview, a correspondent pointed out flood-damaged cars still on the streets
of New Orleans' devastated Ninth Ward. Nagin replied, "You guys in New York
can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later. So let's be
fair," according to CBS...Nagin, known for his blunt style, is not the first to
compare the two cities. New Orleans residents frequently complain that the
response after Katrina has been far more sluggish than it was after the Sept. 11
HAVE TO SUPPORT THE MORON.
I'M AN AMERICAN, NOT A JOCKSTRAP!
Click here for At Wits End by Bob Witkowski
Do You Think Sen Allen Is A Racist?
had built an impressive record of achievements for such a young man: straight-A
student at one of Fairfax County's finest high schools, a tournament chess
player, a quiz team captain, a sportswriter at his college newspaper, a Capitol
Hill intern and an active member of the Hindu temple his parents helped
establish in Maryland.
But for all his achievements, the moment that thrust him into the national spotlight this month came when Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) called him "macaca."
The remark stung the young man of Indian descent. What hurt more, Sidarth said, was when Allen gave him a sarcastic welcome to his own country, his birthplace even. It was too ironic, he thought. "I was born and raised in Fairfax County, and he's from California,"
Oil prices rise on Iran, storm threats BusinessWeek
Halliburton snags multimillion-dollar contracts Bizjournals.com, NC
Canadian Drugstore Company Retreats From US New York Times
Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Battery Packs The Ledger, FL
Tech pros to get look at Microsoft's Explorer 7 Sun-Sentinel.com, FL
Last Turk Held at Guantanamo Released Zaman Online, Turkey
Shoe bomber Reid: no regrets over mid-air death plot Daily Mail - UK, UK
President Bush met Hurricane Katrina survivor Rocky Vaccarella Wednesday. He thanked the president for saving New Orleans. During the hurricane he was hit in the skull by a flying two-by-four but you would never know it from listening to him. -- Argus Hamilton, comedian
Dick Cheney, however, is not invited Arkansas Times, AR
Compassionate, As Not In Compassionate Conservative
Oprah Winfrey used
her talk show tactic of springing surprises on her audiences at the weekend,
when she told 73 girls who had turned up for an interview that they had been
selected for a new school she is building in South Africa.
Winfrey has been working for six years on creating the school for disadvantaged girls. "I grew up with my grandmother. We had almost nothing, but my grandmother believed I had to give back what I received," she said...."It's like I am daydreaming," the Soweto primary school pupil told the Pretoria News. "They wanted someone like me who is not shy - and I talk too much!" Winfrey hugged Buhle and told the assembled audience: "When I asked her why she wanted to come to the academy, she said: 'It's my tomorrow.'"
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