Wednesday edition - September 6, 2006
Naughty Bush Photos
Bush compares Bin Laden to Hitler
headed WMD search, says new book
Florida Republicans Choose
It is so good to be back online. I felt as though I was missing my right hand. Murphy's law went into effect last Friday and mostly ended late yesterday. Name That Toon! will be delayed because I can't get my files off another laptop. This too shall pass!
I will answer emails later today. Thank you for your patience.
"Karl Rove's new talking point for the Republicans is that the terrorists are like the Nazis, and anyone against the Iraq War is like the appeasers before World War II. If that doesn't work they're going to use Bush's analogy, where bin Laden is a Klingon and he's Captain Kirk." --Bill Maher
19 corpses found in Iraq
Slain Soldier Was Part of Unit Sent Back to War
Iraq roadside bomb kills two British soldiers
Iraq still in state of emergency Detroit Free Press
A Third of Lawmakers in Iraq Skip Session Los Angeles Times
What Valerie Plame Really Did at the CIA The Nation
“The United States and Europe say they’re ready to begin imposing low-level sanctions against Iran, such as travel bans. Travel bans. That’s going to ruin a lot of people’s Labor Day weekend. How many were going to Tehran this weekend? Aw.’” - Jay Leno
McCain Not Shot At?
A thorough investigation by Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has confirmed that, contrary to initial reports, the helicopter transporting a U.S. Senate Delegation led by Senator John McCain was not fired at on August 28, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi said on September 5.
China lead smelter poisons 2,000 Reuters
Health of 9/11 heroes at risk New York Daily News
Florence becomes sixth named storm of Atlantic season
"Here's a good reason to stay in
school. The president was in Salt Lake City yesterday speaking about the War on
Terror, while simultaneously fighting his own personal battle with the English
language [on screen: Bush mispronouncing 'totalitarian']. You think when he sees
Jessica Simpson screw up a word, he laughs or feels sorry for her?." --Jimmy
When all else fails, scare the Bejesus out of them
A government lawyer used a dramatic scenario of a nuclear attack on Washington to illustrate his arguments Tuesday in defense of President Bush's warrantless wiretapping program.
Rove visit to aid Reichert Seattle Post Intelligencer
Pentagon is counting on its improved Web site to help an estimated 6.5 million
Americans U.S. troops at war and others living overseas vote in the November
Officials said Tuesday that the site includes information on how voters can request and get ballots by fax and e-mail rather than rely on slower postal service.
Naughty Bush Photos
"He [Bush] kind of blew it. He described his reading list to Brian Williams during the interview as 'epileptic.' I think he was trying for 'eclectic.' What happened? He was doing so well on the Ritalin." --Bill Maher
Both Dems, Republicans rush to define Iraq war Houston Chronicle
Senate balance of power: New Jersey now a toss-up Rasmussen Reports
Castor Clinches Fla. 11 Seat With Democratic Primary Win CQPolitics.com
Olbermann to Bush, "Have you no sense of decency, sir?"
"President Bush is on television giving a speech and Kyra Phillips, an anchorwoman from CNN, gets up to go to the bathroom. She's wearing a microphone. She leaves the microphone on. Everyone was outraged. What's the big deal? She gets up to go the bathroom in the middle of a George W. Bush speech -- who hasn't done that?" --David Letterman
British premier Blair to step down next year Daily News & Analysis
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is drawing a parallel between the Iraq war and the Civil War. Both had their critics but both were justified, she says.
Kyra Phillips in the washroom UNEDITED AUDIO
Rumsfeld has elective surgery CNN
Intel to cut 10,500 jobs by mid-2007 MarketWatch
The Toronto Film Festival decided to show a mock documentary called Death of a President that shows President Bush getting assassinated by a lone gunman. The whole premise of the movie is ridiculous. Nobody ever said he's another Abe Lincoln. -- Argus Hamilton, comedian
“But some good news. The price of gasoline continues to fall. It has dropped 15 cents over the last two weeks. In fact, listen to this. Gas prices have dropped so much Dick Cheney was put on suicide watch. Can’t take it anymore.”-- Jay Leno
meets Cheney in Washington
Iraq's government announced Sunday the Iraqi Army has captured the country's number-two al-Qaeda leader. They know beyond the shadow of a doubt that he's the number-two leader. He just shot his lawyer on a hunting ranch outside of Baghdad.-- Argus Hamilton, comedian
"According to a national organization that studies obesity, nine of the fattest states in America are in the lower third of the country. In other words, geographically, America has a fat ass." --Conan O'Brien
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This is a photo I took of my front steps in Costa Rica, Tuesday, August 29, 2006. My friend and realtor, Ron, pressure washed a warm Costa Rican greeting for me. It is good to be back in Costa and online. Yes, that's my shadow.