Thursday edition - September 27, 2006

Bush urges senators to send him detainee bill
Reuters - 9-28-06
 President Bush gave Senate Republicans a pre-election pep talk on Thursday as he stressed ...


Poll: Iraqis Back Attacks on US Troops
Washington Post, United States - 9-28-06
 About six in 10 Iraqis say they approve of attacks on US-led forces, and slightly more than that want their government to ask US troops to leave ...

Firm That Paid Iraq Papers Gets New Deal
CBS News, New York - 9-27-06
A public relations company that participated in a controversial US military program ...


When is this "winning the hearts and minds of the Iraqis" Bush talks about so much gonna happen?



"After three long years, our efforts in Iraq have been successful in fostering a new generation of people who hate us." --Jon Stewart





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


Anthrax Investigation: Another Mission Unaccomplished


A New Jersey congressman said Wednesday it should have taken the FBI days, not years, to determine the anthrax used in 2001 that killed five people was much less sophisticated than believed...The FBI has conducted 9,100 interviews and issued 6,000 subpoenas.


Senator George Allen on Monday denied using racist language in college, just a month after he denied calling an Indo-American a monkey. And now he says he recently found out he's half-Jewish. The Jewish Defense League just issued a statement saying don't help us. -- Argus Hamilton, comedian



Disturbing News


Another Mission Rejected


Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft could be called to testify in a lawsuit that claims a student was wrongly imprisoned in a computer terrorism case, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge rejected Ashcroft's argument to toss out the lawsuit because he was entitled to absolute immunity since his position at the Department of Justice was prosecutorial.



Senator George Allen was accused Tuesday of using racist language in college by classmates at Virginia. They said he freely and frequently used the n-word. It was a time when all ambitious young Republicans tried to sound like President Nixon. -- Argus Hamilton, comedian





Republican Shenanigans


By Don Davis




hi, Lisa,

hope you had a safe trip home. :-) this morning i
came up with a new (i hope) expression i thought i'd
share with you and your readers. i'm on it like stink
on skunk, like a duck on a junebug, like white on
rice, and now 'like stupid on Bush!' :-)
take care,

Murfreesboro, TN



And Thanks Kathy! Yes, I made it home safely.






"Nothing will motivate conservative evangelical Christians to vote Republican in the 2008 presidential election more than a Democratic nominee named Hillary Rodham Clinton - not even a run by the devil himself ... I certainly hope that Hillary is the candidate. She has $300 million so far. But I hope she's the candidate. Because nothing will energize my [constituency] like Hillary Clinton. If Lucifer ran, he wouldn't." --Rev. Jerry Falwell, at the Values Voter Summit


Rock-The-Voter News





The good news is that the price of oil has dropped to below $60 a barrel. Economists have now downgraded the oil companies profits from obscene to just merely indecent.-- Jay Leno

Biz/Tech News



"Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints. They beat the Atlanta Falcons. It was the Saints first time to the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina, which is pretty impressive considering FEMA still hasn't made it to the Superdome." --Jay Leno




Bush-Prison-Torture News






“There's a report right now, out of France, that Osama bin Laden is either dead or dying -- of dysentery caused by E. coli. … We tried tanks and bombs and guns, but all it took was spinach.” -- Conan O'Brien




Go-F***-Yourself News


"The Vatican has increased protection around the Pope. How ironic is that -- A Catholic using protection?" --Jay Leno



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Odd News



Victo, a 10-year-old male Proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus), pauses during an afternoon token feeding session at the Singapore Zoo September 4, 2006. Photo/Tim Chong