Monday edition - September 18, 2006
Is war in Iraq a shield against attacks at home?
Negroponte: CIA tactics were `aggressive'
Associated Press Calls On US to Release, or Charge
If Bush was a bird he sure would make a fine quail.
Church Bells To Ring Across The State In Honor Of Ann Richards
"A new season of 'Survivor' debuted tonight featuring the controversial idea of separating the tribes by race. The Asian tribe is called Puka Puka, the African-American tribe is called Manihiki, and the Caucasian tribe is called the Republicans." --Conan O'Brien
Blasts in Kirkuk Kill 23; 36 Die Elsewhere in Iraq Los Angeles Times
American sailor killed in Iraq Seattle Post Intelligencer
Angry demonstrators burn effigy of pope in Iraq Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates
An Iraqi militant group
led by al-Qaeda has threatened to massacre Christians in response to remarks
about Islam by Pope Benedict XVI that have caused offence across the Muslim
The Pope quoted a 14th Century Byzantine emperor who criticized the teachings of Mohammad for endorsing the use of violence, in a speech to an academic audience at a German university last Tuesday.
"The good news is gasoline analysts say gas prices should drop to $2 a gallon by Thanksgiving. The bad news? Turkey will be $80 a pound." --Jay Leno
Evacuations called as wildfires scorch Southern California San Jose Mercury News
Talk-show host Grace suggests guilt led mom to kill self
Popeye said to be resting comfortably while recovering from E. coli infection. -- Grant Gerver
Bush Diplomacy: Cut n' Hide
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims he'll dog President Bush this week at the United Nations to force the U.S. leader into a face to face debate over Iran's nuclear program, but the White House is taking extreme measures to keep that from happening...
Iraq's prime minister was in Teheran Monday where he hugged Iran's president and declared their solidarity. The Iraqis and Iranians are forming an alliance. President Bush has finally fulfilled his promise of being a uniter and not a divider. - Argus Hamilton, comedian
3 Republicans seek ways to end Bush rift International Herald Tribune
The Republicans have found a new way to win: bashing Bush
Lieberman criticizes Republicans who assail war critics
Republican to Return $11,000 in Donations Los Angeles Times, CA
Willis no die-hard New York Daily News, NY
GOP leaves Katherine Harris to fend for herself Sun-Sentinel.com, FL
The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 260
Colin Powell wrote a letter to John McCain Thursday saying it's wrong for the White House to try to change the interpretation of the Geneva Convention. He said it would undercut the moral basis of the War on Terror. Both men are torture victims themselves, John McCain by the North Vietnamese and Colin Powell by his conscience. - Argus Hamilton, comedian
Impeachment Referendum on Wisconsin Rapids Ballots WEAU-TV 13, WI
President Bush held a news conference in the Rose Garden Friday. He insisted Congress pass his bill allowing secret interrogation of terror suspects. This White House thinks the Geneva Convention is when you open the bidding at four clubs.- Argus Hamilton, comedian
Oil Prices Rise WTOV9.com, OH
Shell faces Russia legal pressure BBC News
Trade Deficit Is 2nd Highest Ever CBS 11, TX
Virgin bans 'fire hazard' laptops
State bans handheld cell phones for drivers
YouTube signs partnership with Warner Music
An apologetic and remorseful Pope confesses drawing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. -- Grant Gerver
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONERS OF CUBA Mirror.co.uk, UK
Jihad Jesus Camp
documentary out this weekend is raising eyebrows, raising hackles and raising
questions about evangelizing to young people.
Speaking in tongues, weeping for salvation, praying for an end to abortion and worshipping a picture of President Bush ..."A lot of people die for God," one camper said, "and they're not afraid."
"We're kinda being trained to be warriors," said another, "only in a funner way."
"Rumsfeld" doesn't rhyme with "prick," but it should. -- Grant Gerver
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film. - Steven Wright, comedian
Russian Govt. Denied Madonna a Space Trip Sofia News Agency, Bulgaria
Hawaiian Pete Cabrinha rides a 70-foot wave to win the title for the biggest wave ever ridden at Jaws in Hawaii in this undated handout photograph. The waves have been nicknamed Cyclops, Jaws and Dungeons and are the new life-and-death playground for a unique breed of surfers who ride gargantuan ocean waves as big as a seven story building. Photo/Billabong/Erik Aeder