Monday edition - January 16, 2006
Laura Bush supports domestic spying program
Yahoo! News - 1-16-06
A top US Republican senator for the first time mentioned impeachment in connection with President George W. Bush's authorization of electronic surveillance inside the United States without a court warrant
IRAQ: Shortage of fuel resulting in prohibitive prices
Remember when the first lady, self proclaimed stem cell expert, said stem cell research gave false hope to Alzheimer victims and their families? And now she is an expert on Constitutional law? Impeach the First Lady, too.
"I hope impeachment proceedings begin against Barney."-- Mo Rocca, author of “All the Presidents‘ Pets.”
Zawahiri skipped dinner that was bombed
Science Daily (press release)
US Army adds 2,000 police advisers in Iraq Houston Chronicle
Oil product export to Iraq could be suspended Turkish Daily News (subscription), Turkey
Goodlatte says he sees progress in Iraq Roanoke Times
German ex-minister denies agents in Iraq helped US Reuters AlertNet
US tally of wounded drops 26% USA Today
Iraq reconstruction money running out Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC
Iraqi election report due today; Saddam judge wants out Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
Bomb kills diplomat in Afghanistan Baltimore Sun, United States
Kurds challenge Baghdad over oil-exploration rights Washington Times
Poll: Concerns Shift From Economy to War Washington Post
Reuters' Journalists Released by U.S.
The U.S. military freed two Iraqi journalists who work for Reuters on Sunday after holding them for several months without charge.
Ali al-Mashhadani, a television cameraman who was arrested in August, and Majed Hameed, a correspondent for Reuters and Al Arabiya television who was detained in September, are both based in Ramadi, one of the centers of Sunni Arab insurgency.
"Doctors in Israel are now slowly drawing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon out of his coma to see what his remaining brain function is. Political experts say it is unlikely someone could run a country with a severe loss of brain activity. I beg to differ." --Jay Leno
Easy listening in uneasy times
Uncertain outcome to Iran impasse BBC News
Judith Miller claims `full-scale assault' on journalists Sun-Sentinel.com
IT'S not healthy to blow your favorite evening beverage through your nostrils
But that's how surprised I was to hear National Democratic Chairman Howard Dean deny that any Democrats took money from Jack Abramoff…But, I checked it out and, guess what? Dean was right. Although both Democrats and Republicans did, in fact, receive money from Abramoff's clients, only Republicans received personal donations from Abramoff himself.
Re: "Condoleezza Rice's anti-Russian stance based on sexual problems"
Pravda is right - and wrong - regarding this. It’s not just Kindasleezy who has "sexual problems" that makes her "a very cruel, offended" person who
"[r]eleas[es] such stupid remarks ." Which person - man or woman - in this group of thugs couldn’t have his/her name replaced for Kindasleezy in this article and not have it be just as true? None. Certainly not Bush, Cheney, McClellan, etc. etc. (Aside: if the photo of the guy in the article is the author, he looks like he’s got a few problems himself).
This is a cabal of sexually-repressed individuals whose perversions cause them to turn to war and destruction as their only outlets. This is a sexually-strange country anyway, but this bunch at the top are the most puritanical, and thus most hateful, of all. They all are "especially dangerous ... malicious ... that evoke hatred and irritation with everyone."
Thanks for writing TQ.
Do you mean this kind of Republican that visited the White House over 200 times?
Sex, lies and videotape to come from Bush Inc?
Seriously, can any of the Bush Cabal list "babe magnet" on their resume?
Republican ShenanigansNew York Times
Alito blog pokes fun at court nominee
Democrat joins GOP senator against Alito filibuster
Hastert faces messy House
First Lady Laura Bush and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales ... U.S. Newswire (press release), DC
Gonzales to Testify on Domestic Spying AP
The President makes a connection with Martin Luther King: "I'm a King, too!"—Grant Gerver
Jeb Bush Could Solve This Problem
Iraq's election commission said Monday that ballot boxes at 227 voting centers were being thrown out because of fraud,but the decision was not expected to affect overall results of the Dec. 15 vote
Country Singer Tim McGraw Eyes Politics WRAL.com, NC
Rice Rules Out 2008 Run for President AP
Lawmaker Aims to Lower Urination Penalties AP
From Ventura to Vampires
Minnesota voters, who eight years ago elected a former professional wrestler as their governor, may find a self-proclaimed vampire on the ballot for the office this year.
"Politics is a cut-throat business," said Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey, who said he plans to announce his bid for governor Friday on the ticket of theVampyres, Witches and Pagans Party.
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A vasectomy is simply tying of tubes, as is a tubal ligation in a female. There isn’t really any comparison between a vasectomy and an abortion. The vasectomy is not removing a live child from the man’s body. The better comparison is with the tubal ligation, so your comparison was disingenuous.
Gazillions of lives are lost when a man has a vasectomy! Think of all those sperm and no where to go.
I'm confused. If a man can get a vasectomy without government interference, why can't a woman get an abortion without government interference?
For the same reason there are far more ads for Viagra than there are for birth control pills.
Are there any government regulations concerning the male reproductive system?
Not really. Ours is a society that is still too puritanical, chauvanistic and misogynistic. The real progress in women's rights that has been made on the surface in our country has always been compromised by an undercurrent of sexual discrimination. It's just more subtle here than in some societies. And even that progress is now being threatened as never before.
Why wasn't Alito asked these questions?
Because too many Democrats feel very comfortable in their role as Republican Lites. And the Republicans? Well, enough said.
NASA's Comet Tale Draws To A Successful Close In Utah Desert Science Daily (press release)
Court Rejects Police Immunity From Lawsuit AP
Pat Robertson should read Proverbs 12:7: "Reckless words pierce like a sword."—Zing!
Iran issues stark warning on oil price Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa
Surge in China's foreign reserves BBC News
Report: DaimlerChrysler Suspends Manager Schaeffers Research
Former 'Nightline' Reporter Joins English-Language Al Jazeera Chicago Tribune
Koppel Says No to Joining Al Jazeera Indiantelevision.com
Mon Dieu! Microsoft snubbed in France Seattle Times
Online chatting leads to virtual wedding Boston Herald
"The most -- the most egregious act of judicial activism was the election of President Bush by the Supreme Court. That was the most egregious act of judicial activism in modern times."—Former Senate Majority Leader, George Mitchell
US asked Finland to accept 15 Uighurs from Guantanamo Bay -Paper Newsroom Finland
US frees 500 held in Iraq prison Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
He gave peace a chance.
Martin Luther King 1929-1968
"How long will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?"-- Bob Marley
"Tom DeLay is who all of us want to be when we grow up." --Indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, on indicted Congressman Tom DeLay,at the 2002 College Republicans Conference
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Cheeky fencer foiled in bid for team
Condom key chains in U.S. spark religious furor
Thief on horseback steals cell phone
Fla. University Finds $275,000 in Office
Raccoon Dinner Brings Out Ark. Politicians
Ohio High School Porn Homework Canceled
Suzanne Campbell and her son, Kieran, inspect 'Pulling III' a metal sculpture created by Jack Howard-Potter, at the opening of the Sculpture Key West exhibition in Key West, Florida January 15, 2006. About 100 large-scale works in steel, stone, wood, marble and other mediums are on display outside at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park through March 17. (Photo by Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau)