Thursday edition - August 7, 2008




McCain Irks Republicans With Confusion Over Social Security Tax
Bloomberg - 8-7-08
 On June 10, John McCain lambasted Barack Obama for advocating a new Social Security payroll tax on the wealthy. ``In a time of real crisis,


China rejects Bush criticism
The Associated Press - 8-7-08
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - China rejected President Bush's criticism Thursday of its human rights record and restrictions on religion, diplomatically telling him to stay out of its affairs even as he flew to Beijing to attend the Olympics

Rice threatens sanctions on Iran over nuclear program
AFP - 8-7-08
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice threatened Iran with more sanctions Thursday after it failed to give an adequate response to the latest bid by Western powers to induce it to freeze uranium enrichment


George Bush plans to give a speech critical of China. In Thailand. Before he goes to China. That is so George. – Will Durst



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


President Bush will be spending the entire week in the Orient, as opposed to his usual location, the Disorient - David Letterman




Disturbing News







Republican-Shenanigans News


"Of course, Obama's supporters got him his usual birthday gift of gold, frankincense and myrrh." --Jay Leno




Rock-The-Voter News

The Results of the 2008 Election Are In!




"According to the Huffington Post, it's being reported that Barack Obama may name Indiana Senator Evan Bayh as his vice-presidential running mate tomorrow. Tomorrow, that's what. Here's what we know about Evan Bayh. He was going to run for president, then he dropped out after getting less than 2% of the vote. Less that 2%! He was actually losing to low-fat milk." --Jay Leno



Biz-Tech News



"As the bomb fell over Hiroshima and exploded, we saw an entire city disappear. I wrote in my log the words: "My God, what have we done?""-- Capt Robert Lewis, co-pilot of the U.S. Air Force bomber Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug 6, 1945. At least 117,000 people were killed.


E-Mail SPY



A newly discovered flaw in the Internet's core infrastructure not only permits hackers to force people to visit Web sites they didn't want to, it also allows them to intercept e-mail messages, the researcher who discovered the bug said Wednesday.


Bush-Prison-Torture News


John McCain has responded to the new Paris Hilton video. McCain says if he wanted to be called a “wrinkled old man” by a ditzy blonde whose only accomplishment in life was inheriting millions of dollars, he’d go talk to his wife. - Laugh Lines





Bush tells China they must heed lessons of 1989's "Titanium Square" - Grant Gerver


Go-F**k-Yourself News


"With a little more luck, I might have been able to ask you to be my
— John McCain
to Dick Cheney, 10/23/01





"Life is a moderately good play
with a badly written third act."
Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)



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Odd News



Vicar George Brigham, right, conducts the marriage ceremony of Darren McWalters, left, and Katie Hodgson, as they fly over the  English countryside near Rendcomb airfield, England, Tuesday Aug. 5, 2008. The wedding service for McWalters, 24, and Hodgson, 23, was conducted over an airborne communications system, with the ceremony played through loud speakers to the congregation waiting on the ground below.
Photo/ Barry Batchelor