Monday edition - September 11, 2006



Canadian general who led NORAD on 9-11 praises its performance ...
Calgary Sun, Canada - 21 hours ago
...Findley believes NORAD's sprawling operations responded well when the threat became evident.

"Can you call it a success? No. Was it a failure? No, because it wasn't something that we were tasked to do. We were trying to adapt to it very quickly."

Bomb hits Afghan governor funeral
CNN International - 55 minutes ago
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A bombing Monday targeted the funeral of an Afghan provincial governor who was assassinated a day earlier by a suicide bomber, the ...

'Pessimistic' report on Iraq leaves little hope in Anbar
Houston Chronicle, United States - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON - The chief of intelligence for the Marine Corps in Iraq recently filed an unusual secret report concluding that the prospects for securing that country's western Anbar province are dim and that there is almost nothing the US military can do to ...


Yep, the world is an "unsafer" place since Bush took office.



The White House announced that Donald Rumsfeld's shoulder surgery was a success -- and he should be back patting himself on the back again by tomorrow. -- Jay Leno






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



CYA CIA Insurance


CIA counterterrorism officers have signed up in growing numbers for a

government-reimbursed, private insurance plan that would pay their civil judgments and legal expenses if they are sued or charged with criminal wrongdoing, according to current and former intelligence officials and others with knowledge of the program.



Iran's minister of health has announced that researchers in Iran have come up with a cure for AIDS. Let me guess, the main ingredient is enriched uranium. -- Jay Leno




Disturbing News


"During a speech earlier today, President Bush said that he will continue to fight terror by 'using all the tools available.' Then the president introduced Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as the biggest tool of all." --Conan O'Brien


Republican Shenanigans





These pictures say it all





Katherine Harris, GOP senatorial candidate from Florida, produced this united front by doing an interview with the weekly newspaper of the Florida Baptist State Convention. In it, she pronounced the separation of church and state a "lie," and warned that if Christians don't stand for election, we will end up "a nation of secular laws." The coup de grace was this bon mot: "... If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin."






Rock-The-Voter News



Today is Monday, Sept. 11, the 254th day of 2006. There are 111 days left in the year. This is Patriot Day.





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Biz/Tech News



"The president of Iran is coming to the United States. How would you like to be behind him in airport security?" --Jay Leno



Bush-Prison-Torture News


"At a press conference yesterday, for the first time, President Bush acknowledged the existence of secret CIA prisons. Then the president added, 'but don't tell anybody.'" --Conan O'Brien





Cheney Throes It Away


Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday backed away from his insistence last year that the insurgency in Iraq was in its “last throes,’’ but in a contentious television interview he said that even if he had known in 2003 that his claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction were mistaken, “we’d do exactly the same thing.’’

Go-F***-Yourself News




Online search engine Google has announced plans to unveil a news archive that dates back over 300 years. For the first time, people will be able to actually view the very first broadcast of Larry King Live. -- Jay Leno



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Odd News


 In Indonesia, Mount Bromo (L) and Mount Semeru (R) volcanos emit smoke, as seen from Penanjakan in Probolinggo. (Photo/Tarko Sudiarno)