Thursday edition - January 17, 2008





Jenna Bush sets date for non-White House wedding
Houston Chronicle, United States -1-17-08
First daughter Jenna Bush and her fiancé, Henry Hager, have decided to deny us a White House wedding in favor of a more private affair in Crawford..


Report Says Iraq Contractors Operate With Impunity
Voice of America - 1-17-08
A report issued by a US-based human rights group is criticizing the Justice Department for failing to hold private security contractors operating in Iraq and Afghanistan responsible for acts of violence

Israel test-fires ballistic missile after Iran warning
AFP - 1-17-08
JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel successfully test-fired a ballistic missile on Thursday, army radio said, two days after warning that all options were on the table


Bush wants to name new Palestinian state "Palegeorgestine." - Grant Gerver,


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




President Bush did the sword dance when he marched in a Saudi Arabian military parade Tuesday. He swayed left and right in perfect choreography with a Saudi honor guard as they marched down the street together arm-in-arm with swords held high. If it looked any gayer he would be impeached by the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. - Argus Hamilton




Disturbing News

Reagan Appointee Tied To al-Qaida


A lobbyist and former Republican congressman from Michigan was paid $50,000 to lobby for a charity that funneled money to al-Qaida, Osama bin Laden and an Afghan warlord, according to an indictment made public Wednesday.

Mark Deli Siljander, 56, who served in Congress from 1981 to 1987 and was later appointed by President Reagan to the United Nations, was charged in an indictment filed in Missouri with money laundering, conspiracy and lying to the FBI.



The Bush administration wants to sell the Saudis 900 "smart bomb" kits. I hope that means the bombs are smart enough not to attack us here at home.

- Grant Gerver,


Republican Shenanigans




A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets.

Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office.


"The price of milk has gone up 36%. Here's what happened. The cows have joined OPEC. ... But don't worry, President Bush is already on the problem. He is going to fight the high cost of milk. He is planning to invade Wisconsin." --David Letterman

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Rock-The-Voter News


"The Democrats debated tonight in Las Vegas. Barack Obama picked up a very important endorsement there from the Hookers Union. If you can get the hookers, all you need is about half the magicians and you have the state of Nevada locked up." --Jimmy Kimmel





Biz-Tech News

UN Declares New Orleans Disaster


A United Nations official who has toured parts of Louisiana and Mississippi devastated by Hurricane Katrina says the thousands of victims of the storm resemble poor people displaced by natural disasters in other parts of the world.



Good News! Big Oil assures investors it will be able to "barrel" right on through any recession.

 - Grant Gerver,




Bush-Prison-Torture News

Texas Messes With Itself


Everything's big in Texas — big pickup trucks, big SUVs and the state's big carbon footprint, too. Texans' fondness for large, manly vehicles has helped make the Lone Star State the biggest carbon polluter in the nation.


Go-F***-Yourself News





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Odd News




This Spitzer Space Telescope image released in 2006 shows the galactic center of The Milky Way galaxy. Hundreds of rogue black holes may be roaming around the Milky Way waiting to engulf stars and planets that cross their path, US astronomers said Wednesday.