Thursday edition - January 10, 2008





Bush sees Mideast peace treaty signed by Jan 2009
Reuters - 1-10-08
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 10 (Reuters) - US President George W. Bush said on Thurday he believes a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians will be signed before he leaves office in January 2009.

Iraq: WHO Says Violence Has Claimed 151,000 Civilians Since 2003
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Czech Republic - 1-10-08
The WHO estimate is based on interviews in more than 9000 households across Iraq and is among the most comprehensive of such surveys to date.

US slaps sanctions on Iranian general
Reuters - 1-10-08
By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on an Iranian general from the elite Qods force as well as three


Forget impeachment, get the straightjacket.



"Kind of a scary incident in the Straits of Hormuz this week. Do you know about this, where those Iranian boats threatened our navy? ... President Bush said today he has no plans to attack Iran. Oh, he's still going to attack, he just has no plans." --Jay Leno


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

CIA Official Wants Immunity


Attorneys for Jose Rodriguez told Congress that the former CIA official won't testify about the destruction of CIA videotapes without a promise of immunity, a person close to the tapes inquiry said Wednesday.

Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, ordered the tapes destroyed in 2005. Rodriguez was scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee at a Jan. 16 hearing.



Disturbing News

Dan Rather Update


A judge said Wednesday that he was leaning toward allowing Dan Rather's $70 million lawsuit over his being fired by CBS to proceed.

"I concluded there was enough in the complaint (by Rather) to continue with discovery (pretrial research)," state Judicial Hearing Officer Ira Gammerman said at a hearing on CBS' motion to dismiss the case.

The judge did not issue a final ruling on CBS' motion, but he suggested the parties try to agree on the scope of pretrial discovery just in case and told them to return to court Jan. 23 for a conference.


Republican Shenanigans


Hi, I'm Fred Thompson. I'm not really a presidential candidate but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. - Zing!






Subject: New Hampshire Vote Fixed?



Diebold gave the NH vote to Hillary. Not all polls are that far off! I don't trust Hillary even tho I thought Bill was a great prez. She should have left him. And now Bill attacks Obama and twists his words. Arrgh.I support Obama and will continue to fight against the Hillary machine. She voted for the war and I distrusted her very very  much ever since then.

What do you think of her win and Diebold? Who do you support?? All other bloggers picked their candidates months ago, why not you??



I spend my time fighting the right so this is a disturbing switch.


I'm glad Hillary didn't spend her time making cookies and holding teas, or as my Godmother would say, "to waste your talents is a sin."


As far as Hillary's war vote, which sickened me because I knew Bush was lying and she should have. The bottom line is Hillary voted the will of the people of New York who supported the war.


I don't understand this Hillary hatred. If I was Hillary, and my husband was impeached for cheating on me, I would have made use of my cast iron frying pan, had a good cry and then would want to eventually repair the damage for the good of my family and my country. Would you want to divorce Bill Clinton? Not me.


Diebold? A Republican owned company helping Hillary? Now that would make a great cartoon!


New Hampshire has always surprised us with their primary. They picked Pat Buchanan in 1992 and 1996 for crying out loud. Women put Hillary over the top.


I think any of the top Democratic candidates could beat any of the Republicans.


I've narrowed my choice down to Hillary, Obama and John Edwards and will vote for the last one standing.





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Rock-The-Voter News




This week's cover of the right wing mag, Weekly Standard. Ha ha. And to think the New York Times just hired their editor, Bill Kristol, to be a columnist.

Is there no shame?





"They held the New Hampshire caucuses today. Is it caucuses? It's cauci, right? ... The results are in. As expected, a big comeback for John McCain who won on the Republican side. When I last checked, Hillary Clinton had a slight lead over Barack Obama. That one was very close. It was so close, they almost had to call Oprah in to make a final decision" --Jimmy Kimmel




Biz-Tech News



Subject: The Bush legacy



Failed to win the 2000 election
Failed to "unite"
Failed to capitalise on the strong economy left by the previous administration
Failed to build on the ground breaking work in improving relations with N. Korea
Failed to listen to pre 9/11 terror warnings
Failed to find OBL, the person behind the outrage that was 9/11
Failed to listen to all those who told him that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11
Failed to listen to all those who told him that Saddam didn't have WMD
Failed to understand the use and power of diplomacy to achieve anything!
Failed the US army by lack of planning for "what happens later ...."
Failed the people of New Orleans
Failed to protect the constitution (his sworn duty!)
Failed to recognise climate change and the need to address it
Failed the Office of the President
Failed the American people

The list goes on ..... and on .....

John A.


I wish the Democrats had the votes to impeach Bush or at the very least, "to put impeachment back on the table."


The next US president is going to have a mess left on their desk in the Oval Office.


Bush will leave a mess, just as his father did.


Until we hold our presidents accountable for crimes and lack of duty, the US will have more presidents such as Bush. It's too tempting to his ilk.


Thank you for writing, John.



Bush-Prison-Torture News




Hillary Clinton regained her momentum Tuesday by winning in New Hampshire. Not everybody was happy. Bill O'Reilly leaped over the twenty-foot fence around his desk and mauled three teenagers who were walking through the studio on the Fox News tour. - Argus Hamilton


Go-F***-Yourself News




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Odd News




Two piglets, which were given birth by a transgenic pig, are irradiated under ultraviolet radiation showing their green fluorescence protein (GFP) feature at a hogpen in Harbin, Heilongjiang province January 7, 2008. A fluorescent green Chinese pig has given birth to two piglets which share their mother's transgenic characteristic after she mated with an ordinary pig, state media said. Picture taken January 7, 2008.
Photo/China Daily