TGIF/Weekend  edition - September 29 - October 1, 2006


Radical Fringe Cartoons


Book says Bush ignored urgent warning on Iraq
International Herald Tribune, France - 9-29-06
The White House ignored an urgent warning in September 2003 from a top Iraq adviser ...


Bush acknowledges problems in Afghanistan
ABC Action News - Tampa - 9-29-06
WASHINGTON - President Bush, delivering the latest in a series of speeches on the war on terrorism, admitted to setbacks in Afghanistan on Friday, particularly in the training of police.

Al-Qaida seeks to recruit nuclear scientists
Irish Examiner, Ireland - 9-29-06
By Patrick Quinn. THE new leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, in an audio message posted on a website yesterday, called for explosives experts ...


Isn't a little bit of torture similar to being a little bit pregnant?



"The Senate has voted to approve the building of a 700-mile fence along the 2,000-mile border of Mexico. This is what happens when you let President Bush do the math." --Jay Leno




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


"I will not withdraw, even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me." --President Bush, explaining to key Republicans that he will not withdraw from Iraq under any circumstances



Torture Bill Haiku


The Constitution
Was cast aside by Congress.
Hideous corpus!




By Robert B

Disturbing News



"Did you see this Clinton thing on Fox? [on screen: Bill Clinton's interview with Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday']. Wow, talk about an overreaction. Chris Wallace just asked him a perfectly legitimate question [on screen: Depends On What Definition of 'Legitimate' Is]. He just basically asked, why did you let those 3,000 people in the World Trade Center die? And Clinton freaks out [on screen: Burst His Bubba]. Clinton even had the nerve to question why Wallace never asked the Bush administration the same thing. Well, there's an excellent reason [on screen: You Don't Criticize Your Boss]." --Stephen Colbert



General Revolt


A revolt is brewing among our retired Army and Marine generals. This rebellion--quiet and nonconfrontational, but remarkable nonetheless--comes not because their beloved forces are bearing the brunt of ground combat in Iraq but because the retirees see the US adventure in Mesopotamia as another Vietnam-like, strategically failed war, and they blame the errant, arrogant civilian leadership at the Pentagon



Republican Shenanigans


Bob Woodward placed on "No-Fly List" --






Why They Hate Us


It may take decades to change anti-American feelings around the world that have been aggravated by war in Iraq, U.S. policy toward Israel and America's "sex and violence" culture, the State Department official [Karen Hughes] in charge of dealing with the U.S. image abroad said Thursday.


Rock-The-Voter News


" Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."-- Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS)




Biz/Tech News




 “Earlier this week, Pope Benedict met with Islamic leaders, and he said -- this is a quote – ‘Christians and Muslims must learn to work together.’ Yeah, yeah. And that was the end of that 2,000-year-old problem.” - Conan O’Brien




Song Parodies






Wanted: a home for Botero’s paintings of Abu Ghraib


Colombian artist Fernando Botero is offering some 80 paintings and drawings portraying the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison to any suitable museum willing to display them.



Bush-Prison-Torture News


And We Thought the Lincoln Bedroom Sleepovers Were Excessive!


Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his colleagues billed their clients for more than 400 contacts with White House officials between 2001 and 2004, according to a report released yesterday by the House Government Reform Committee.



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Go-F***-Yourself News




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