Wednesday edition - August 6, 2008



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Iraq amasses billions in oil profits while US pays for rebuilding
Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN - 8-6-08
The unspent windfall, which covers surpluses from oil sales from 2005 through 2008, appears likely to put an uncomfortable new focus on the approximately...


Book accuses White House of faking Iraq-9/11 link
Los Angeles Times, CA -8-6-08
The claim was made by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind, whose book "The Way of the World" also contends that the White House obtained compelling

Bush: China must end detentions, ensure freedoms
The Associated Press - 8-6-08
"America stands in firm opposition to China's detention of political dissidents, human rights advocates and religious activists," Bush will declare in the


Sure, the Iraq War was never about the oil.



Congress went on a five-week vacation starting today. And boy, they deserve it, don’t they? They got so much done this year — solved the energy crisis, health care, Social Security, immigration. Whew! Take a break, fellas. - Jay Leno




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

Obama Calls GOP "Ignorant"


Democrat Barack Obama dismissed as “ignorant” attempts by Republicans to make fun of his suggestion that Americans properly inflate their car tires...



President Bush arrived in South Korea today. They had to use water cannons to push back the protesters. That shows you how times have changed, because when President Clinton visited South Korea, they used the same water cannons for the wet T-shirt contest. - Craig Ferguson





Disturbing News


The psychological profile of that government bioterror scientist who just committed suicide — you know, the guy that was going to be charged with the 2001 anthrax mailings, you know this story? Well according to the report, he had a history dating back to his college days of homicidal threats, actions and plans, and that he was a sociopath. Gee, you’d think that kind of background that would have disqualified him from something like, I don’t know, handling anthrax for the government!- Jay Leno





Enough? Already?


Barack Obama may be the fresh face in this year's presidential election, but nearly half say they're already tired of hearing about him, a poll says.





Paris Hilton Responds To John McCain Ad With Her Own Campaign Video









Republican-Shenanigans News


Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned the lights out on Congress while the Republicans were talking. She killed the microphones and turned the lights off. Yeah, yeah. The Republicans called this outrageous, except, of course, for Senator Larry Craig, who called it romantic." --Jay Leno



Rock-The-Voter News


"The Boston Globe reports that political experts are telling Barack Obama that when he's on vacation in Hawaii, he should stay away from loud Hawaiian shirts and Speedos. Well, isn't that pretty much good advice for any middle aged guy? Do you have to tell middle-aged guys that?" --Jay Leno



Biz-Tech News


Now, yesterday, the government of China also guaranteed that the Beijing Olympics will be safe. But the fact is that the Chinese government knows the Olympics will be safe, because they’ve already written the next three weeks of news stories. - Conan O'Brien




Bush-Prison-Torture News


John McCain does not want Dick Cheney to attend the Republican convention, because he says he’s too unpopular. When asked to comment, Cheney said, “I hope the Senator reconsiders.” Then he turned into a bat and flew away.- Conan O'Brien


Go-F**k-Yourself News




Well, the price of oil is coming down. It’s dropped from $147 a barrel all the way down to $118 a barrel today. The oil companies said they will pass those savings on to you as soon as hell freezes over.- Jay Leno




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Odd News



A model displays Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp.'s new motorized ride 'Winglet' during a press conference in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 1, 2008. Toyota will start testing three types of the stand-up-and-ride contraption, that travels at up to 6 kph (3.7 mph), later this year at a Japanese airport and resort complex and next year at a shopping mall to get feedback from people. No plans are set to sell the Winglet as a commercial product. The one at left, that weighs 9.9-kg (22-lb) is folded for carrying purpose. The other two weigh 12.3-kg (27-lb).
Photo/Katsumi Kasahara