TGIF/Weekend edition - January 11-13, 2008
"Blessed are the peacemakers", but can Bush deliver?
US Troop ‘Surge’ in Iraq One Year Old
Many Palestinians Offer a Bleak Opinion of Bush
I wonder how much that handshake is going to cost us?
"President George Bush is in Israel right now. But he doesn't really fit there. He showed up today wearing a 10-gallon yarmulke." --David Letterman
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3921 The Associated Press
Commanders Tout Success of Iraq Strikes The Associated Press
Japan resumes Afghan war role Guardian Unlimited
Afghanistan Welcomes Possible US Troop 'Surge' Voice of America
On the one-year anniversary of President Bush's announcement of a troop surge in Iraq, it's worth looking back to see what he promised the American people would happen...
It Worked for Hillary So Bush Cries
President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial's chairman said.
Concept by AHNC viewer Rick
"'Sometimes it's not easy, but when I look at you, and I know what you have to take upon your shoulders and how you do it, the manner in which you do it, the courage that you have, the determination that you have, and your loyalty to the principles that you believe in -- it makes all of us feel that we can also . . . move forward." - Bush's new poodle, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
Closing Line from Ann Coulter's Column On Her Father's Death
Now Daddy is with Joe McCarthy and Ronald Reagan. I hope they stop laughing about the Reds long enough to talk to God about smiting some liberals for me.
Anti-Clinton Film Panned As Advertising
Calif. congressman won't seek reelection Los Angeles Times
Texas AG Investigating DA's E-Mails The Associated Press
Republican candidates turn to high risk tactics Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
"California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gave his 'State of the State' address. He talked about his solution to health care. He said, 'Walk it off. Do a few laps. There's nothing wrong with you. Exercise the tumor away.'" --Jay Leno
Wow! Probation for Blackwater Gunrunning. That'll Teach Them!
Two former employees of Blackwater Worldwide, the beleaguered contractor whose practices in Iraq are under federal scrutiny, were sentenced to probation Thursday on gunrunning charges.
"And on the Republican side, congratulations to John McCain. He was a big winner up in New Hampshire, too. ... Fascinating comeback story, this John McCain, quite a guy. Highly decorated veteran. Spent 5 1/2 years in prison then went into politics. Usually it's the other way around." --Jay Leno
Kucinich Seeks NH Dem Vote Recount The Associated Press
Kerry Endorses Obama as Campaign Goes Nationwide New York Times
Space Invaders: Five Million Aliens for Hillary
Will José Crow Voter ID Laws Pick Our President?
by Greg Palast
State Representative Russell Pearce of Mesa Arizona has warned us:
“There is a massive effort under way to register illegal aliens in this country.”
How many? According to the Congressman’s office, there are five million: Democrats, he says, who are not good Americans - they’re Mexicans!
Really?! Holy Cow! The Senator has uncovered a conspiracy to flood the voter rolls with Brown Hordes who’ve swum the Rio Grande just for a chance to vote for Hillary Clinton?!
about this? Hillary Clinton won the New Hampshire primary last night, huh? ...
It was a surprising victory and today she is denying that she used human growth
hormone." --David Letterman
What Apple's Got On Tap At Macworld Expo InformationWeek
Open Source Security Bugs Uncovered PC World
"White House press secretary Dana Perino's posts on a new White House "trip notes" blog are arriving late, and boring. Perino seems to have taken her writing cue from pool reports, which are largely unrevealing chronological accounts, long on useless detail and short on analysis." - Dan Froomkin, Washington Post
FBI Wiretaps Cut Off
A telephone company cut off an FBI international wiretap after the agency failed to pay its bill on time, according to a U.S. government audit released on Thursday.
Abu Ghraib Officer: Probe Was Incomplete
A Welcome Change for Iraqis
After weathering nearly five years of war, Baghdad
residents thought they'd pretty much seen it all. But Friday morning, as
muezzins were calling the faithful to prayer, the people here awoke to something
For the first time in memory, snow fell across Baghdad.
Cheney touches down in Good Life City WALB-TV, GA
Need A Job?
A NASCAR race car, sponsored by the U.S. Border Patrol. Billboards hundreds of miles from the Rio Grande, promoting a career as a border agent. TV commercials for the federal agency, aired during Dallas Cowboys games.
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Of Ants, Elephants and Acacias: A Tale of Ironic Interdependence Scientific American
Boss fires staff for not smoking Reuters
Cooler, a motorized scooter with a cooler and a cup holder, is displayed at the
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008.
Photo/Jae C. Hong