Thursday edition - September 7, 2006


Bush defends `tough' interrogation tactics for terror suspects
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - 9-7-06
President Bush defended the secret prisons and "tough" interrogation tactics Wednesday that he said ...

Senators use Rumsfeld to debate Iraq policy
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - 9-7-06
(09-07) 04:00 PDT Washington -- Democratic and Republican senators engaged Wednesday in a made-for-the-campaign debate over President Bush's Iraq policy during ...

Bush says catching bin Laden still matters: CBS
Reuters - 9-7-06
President George W. Bush on Wednesday said capturing al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who has eluded a US manhunt since the September 11 attacks five years ago, still mattered.


Maybe we can put Bush in one of those secret CIA prisons.



When two Fox News journalists were released by their Hamas kidnappers, I was shocked: Fox News has journalists?!-- Bill Maher



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

Degrees of Torture


The GOP is once again divided over how the nation should treat its most dangerous terror suspects, setting up a showdown in Congress just weeks away from elections when all members will try to sell themselves as tough on terror.



"Some good news today on the war on terror. We have captured al Qaeda's No. 2 man--for the 47th time. See, our systems are so different. Over there, al Qaeda's No. 2 man is always getting captured and shot. Here, our No. 2 guy is the guy doing the shooting." --Jay Leno


Disturbing News



A week after asserting that "[i]t would be a shame" if incoming CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric were "hit by one of these buses" in New York City bearing advertisements for Couric's CBS debut, Rush Limbaugh stated, on the September 5 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, that he had taped a "Free Speech" segment for Couric's show scheduled to air on September 7



Republican Shenanigans

Rush Limbaugh Must Be Ecstatic


People taking Oxycontin, codeine and other powerful painkillers for chronic pain could get a 90-day supply, under a proposal Wednesday that would let patients avoid repeated doctor visits to get more than 30-day prescriptions.



"Al Qaeda has released another video. This is rather strange. It features a 28-year-old American named Adam Pearlman from Orange County, California. Who is in al Qaeda? How crazy is that? Finally, an American takes a job away from somebody overseas, and it's in al Qaeda." --Jay Leno





Subject: Argus Hamilton


Hi Lisa,

I hope you enjoyed your vacation!

I'm writing just to say that I don't find Argus Hamilton, "comedian",
to be funny at all... I have a great sense of humor, trust me ;-)
I love the Leno/Letterman/Conan quotes, because they're usually funny.
Maybe Argus is funny outside the US, but I just don't get it. I wonder
if others feel the same way.



I did enjoy my vacation -- thanks for asking! I will be In Costa Rica till the end of the month taking care of medical, dental and rentals.


I started running Argus Hamilton because of a lack of one liners from the above mentioned during their recent vacations.  It's hard, hard work finding current political humor on the net!


Does anyone else feel the same as Ken?


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Googling News Articles


Google expanded its controversial Google News service yesterday, adding an archive of articles spanning more than 200 years, including stories from the Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times.
Google News Archive Search allows users to look up articles from publications dating as far back as the 18th century.

Bush Does New Orleans





Washington DC Water Quality


Scientists suspect that the development of hermaphrodite fish is linked to estrogen-like chemicals in the Washington D.C. water that are wreaking havoc on fish hormones.

"These are estrogenic compounds, compounds that act like estrogen," said US Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Vicki Blazer.



Biz/Tech News


Conrad Burns -- Taxi Terrorists? - Senator Burns latest comments comparing taxi drivers to terrorists

Iraq Bans News

The Iraqi government on Thursday ordered Arabic satellite network Al-Arabiya to shut down its Baghdad operations for one month, state television reported. Al-Arabiya said Iraqi police later arrived at its offices to enforce the order. ..A statement by al-Maliki's office cited news reports that "capitalize on the footage of victims of terrorist attacks." He called on media outlets to "respect the dignity of human beings and not to fall in the trap set up by terrorist groups who want to petrify the Iraqi people."


Bush-Prison-Torture News


Because, no matter what happens, we'll always be Americans. Nothing can ever change that. Because even if women here had to start wearing burkhas, believe me, they would find a way to write the word "Juicy" on their ass. -  Bill Maher



Go-F***-Yourself News




Here's some good news for workers, the unemployment rate dropped to just 4.7% -- one of the lowest rates in the world. In fact, the only one who lost their job last month was Pluto -- Jay Leno



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Odd News


Two ending pictures for your pleasure today.

I took this picture around 7am this morning after taking a walk along the coastline here in Playa Junquillal, Costa Rica. This cliff view is about 80 feet high.  Photo by AHNC

Surf's up! This is looking directly west at the Pacific Ocean.Photo AHNC