Monday edition - January 15, 2007





Saddam aides hanged, anger at beheading "mishap"
Reuters - 1-15-07
By Mariam Karouny and Alastair Macdonald. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two of Saddam Hussein's aides were hanged before dawn on Monday, the Iraqi government said, ...


New York Post, NY - 1-15-07
By GEOFF EARLE. January 15, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney said yesterday that critics who want to pull back from Iraq don't have the ...

White House: Can't rule out attack on Iran
CNN - 1-15-07
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The White House said Sunday it is not planning military action against Iran, but refused to rule out the possibility, bucking pressure from several senators who said the administration is not authorized to do so.


I have often wondered which Bush's choice of weapon would be if he was on the battlefield - a golf club or a mountain bike?



"The good news is last night President Bush finally admitted he's made mistakes in Iraq. The bad news is he's planning to make the same mistakes again." --Jay Leno




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


The Danger of Using the Words "Bush" and "Library" in the Same Sentence


HOUSTON, Jan. 13 — With growing faculty unease over plans to enshrine President Bush’s official papers and a policy institute at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the process of creating the nation’s 13th presidential library is off to a familiar start: discord.

On Thursday, 68 theologians, professors and other faculty members present and past, citing complaints about President Bush’s “poor marks” on civil liberties, the environment, gay rights and the war in Iraq, sent the university president a letter questioning whether visions of the library were consistent with the school’s religious and academic values.

“According to George Bush’s closest associates, the half-billion-dollar endowment will be used by the institute to hire conservative scholars to agree to ‘write papers and books favorable to the president’s policies,’ ” said the letter calling for a campuswide dialogue on the affiliation.



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"Bush is going to send more troops to Iraq. That's the solution. And I was thinking, do you think he'd being doing this if he were still in the National Guard.?" --David Letterman



"People who watched the speech said President Bush looked uncomfortable. And I was thinking, of course -- he was in a library surrounded by books." --David Letterman



Strange Bedfellows


THE European head of a mysterious enterprise that has become one of Australia's largest sporting sponsors has previous links to the multinational company Halliburton, to a businessman convicted of possessing heroin, and to a company whose shares collapsed spectacularly on the London stockmarket.




By Don Davis


Republican Shenanigans


"President Bush also said that all the military commanders who have looked at his plan say it will work. That's because all the ones who said it wouldn't work aren't military commanders anymore." --Jay Leno






“And according to ‘The Wall Street Journal,’ there’s been more than a 50% increase in orders for giant yachts 90 feet or longer. President Bush said, ‘This is proof the tax cuts are working. They’re providing job for literally dozens of yacht builders.’” - Jay Leno


Own Any Exxon or Chevron Stock?


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Jan. 14 ( Reuters) — Honduras will take temporary control of foreign-owned oil storage terminals as part of a government import program meant to drive down fuel prices, President Manuel Zelaya said late on Saturday.

Mr. Zelaya ordered the move after failing to reach a deal with the big oil companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron, as well as local company, Dippsa, to rent the terminals.

It is not a nationalization, it’s a temporary use of the storage tanks through a lease and payment of a reasonable price,” he said.


Biz-Tech News


“President Bush will address the nation tomorrow night, and his speech is going to preempt the television show ‘Deal or no Deal.’ Yeah. To appease fans of the show, the President will hide his Iraq strategy in one of 26 suitcases.”  - Conan O'Brien




Bush-Prison-Torture News

David Letterman: Top Ten Features Of George Bush’s New Iraq Plan

10. Make the war best two-out-of-three.

9. Blame it on that crazy New York gas leak.

8. Convene blue-ribbon study group; ignore recommendations.

7. Consult with Rumsfeld, who's now working as a casino greeter.

6. Sit on ass until January 2009; let Hillary figure it out.

5. Send Cheney to Baghdad with a shotgun.

4. Tax cuts for the rich.

3. Put Giants coach Tom Coughlin in charge of enemy, watch them collapse.

2. Raise money for escalation by robbing Mick Jagger’s apartment.

1. Dig up Saddam and execute him again.”



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The McNaught Comet streaks across the evening sky over Devil's Head mountain, left, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, west of Cremona, Alberta, Canada, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. (PHOTO/CP,Jeff McIntosh)