Wednesday edition - January 15, 2008



Bush wraps up Middle East visit on peace, Iran, oil
Guardian Unlimited - 1-16-08
 SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt- US President George W. Bush, wrapping up a Middle East trip on Wednesday, hopes his talks in Saudi Arabia will help encourage OPEC to raise production and dampen oil..


Gates faults NATO force in southern Afghanistan
Los Angeles Times - 1-16-08
The US Defense secretary says he thinks the soldiers from Canada, Britain and the Netherlands do not know how to fight a guerrilla insurgency

Saudis balk at Bush's oil advice
Los Angeles Times - 1-16-08
They won't commit to increasing output, though the US says such a move would be good for everybody. RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA -- President Bush and Saudi leaders tangled Tuesday over the price of oil


"President Bush is currently visiting our good friends in Saudi Arabia. Today, President Bush said the Saudis are fully enlisted in the war on terrorism. Oh, yeah. So fully, they're on both sides." --Jay Leno





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

Bush Bling



RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Bush received renewed promises of bargaining for Mideast peace and a polite hearing for his warnings about Iran, and he collected major bling from his Arab hosts.



Mitt Romney won the Michigan primary. To celebrate, he handed out air fresheners to laid off auto workers living in their cars. - Tony Peyser




Disturbing News

Exit Polling


Despite urging from some activists like Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas that Michigan Democrats vote for Mitt Romney over John McCain, CNN exit polling indicates the Arizona Republican won the liberal vote.

McCain captured 41 percent of Democrats who voted in the Republican primary, 10 points more than Romney. Mike Huckabee meanwhile, only captured 14 percent of Democrats.





"According to Google trends, this tracks what people look up on the Internet, people in the world most likely to look up homosexual activity are in Saudi Arabia. Boy, that's the ultimate dilemma for Republicans. Gays with oil. Uh-oh!" --Jay Leno



Republican Shenanigans

Strange Bedfellows


 In an effort to help Sen. Larry Craig, the American Civil Liberties Union is arguing that people who have sex in public bathrooms have an expectation of privacy.


Chris Matthews Doesn't Rewrite History About the Clintons, He Just Makes It Up


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Twins in England who were separated at birth got married without knowing they were brother and sister. In America, there's a name for people like this: Huckabee supporters. - Tony Peyser



How bashing Hillary backfired

By Joe Conason
The overwhelmingly negative press corps may have rallied voters to Clinton's side and turned her narrow victory into a resurrection.



Rock-The-Voter News

In Iraq Till 2018?


Iraq's defense minister said on Monday his country would need foreign military help to defend its borders for another 10 years and would not be able to maintain internal security until 2012.




Biz-Tech News

Katie Couric Says John McCain's Wife Looks Like A Husky


"She looks like a husky, those weird blue eyes," she said. "Cindy McCain has the most intense blue eyes . . . They were so intense, I couldn't stop staring at her. She must have thought I was weird."





Bush-Prison-Torture News


The Good Life


[T]he president and his advisers Elliott Abrams and Josh Bolten went native, lounging in floor-length, fur-lined robes, as if they were Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif.

Go-F***-Yourself News




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Odd News



A humanoid robot moves its legs at a laboratory in Seika town in Kyoto prefecture, western Japan, January 15. Japanese and US researchers have said they have created a humanoid robot that acts according to the brain activity of a monkey all the way across the Pacific.
Photo/Jiji Press