Wednesday edition - August 6, 2008
sent in by Roger in Everett, WA - Thanks Roger!
Iraq amasses billions in oil profits while US pays for rebuilding
Book accuses White House of faking Iraq-9/11 link
Bush: China must end detentions, ensure freedoms
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
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4132 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 496 The Associated Press
Bush Sees Common Ground With Maliki on Troop Reductions Washington Post
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
One-Third of Uninsured Are Chronically Ill U.S. News & World Report
E. coli tainted beef at Boy Scout camp Richmond Times Dispatch
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
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
House Republicans Continue Vacation Protest New York Times
Six Republican senators to skip GOP convention The Associated Press
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
Obama: I'd guarantee $4 billion to retool auto industry Detroit Free Press
"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
Healthy supplies cause further erosion of crude prices Houston Chronicle
11 charged in theft of 41 million card numbers International Herald Tribune
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
Bin Laden ex-driver found guilty BBC News, UK
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
Cheney not expected to attend GOP convention
Dems launch 'The Next Cheney' website USA Today
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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Lisa Marie Presley expecting twins New York Daily 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).