Thursday edition - January 17, 2008
Jenna Bush sets date for non-White House wedding
Report Says Iraq Contractors Operate With Impunity
Israel test-fires ballistic missile after Iran warning
Bush wants to name new Palestinian state "Palegeorgestine." - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3926 The Associated Press
9 killed by female suicide bomber Seattle Times
Army Chief May Shorten Tours In Iraq, Afghanistan by Summer Washington Post
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
Man begged for help before tiger mauling
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, www.seriouskidding.com
Bush sonar exemption for Navy riles activists
House Panel Criticizes CIA Tape Destruction Washington Post
White House admits taping over backup e-mails Rutland Herald, VT
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.
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
NH gets check for Republican primary recount Vermont Public Radio, VT
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
Builders' confidence edges up from record low
Gartner Says Worldwide PC Market Grew 13 Percent in 2007 Centre Daily Times
'Scrabulous' debate may rewrite the rules of the game
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, www.seriouskidding.com
Canada puts Guantanamo on torture watch list Globe and Mail, Canada
Journalist at Gitmo protests confinement MLive.com, MI
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.
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Britney Spears and new beau photographed with a pregnancy test
Judge calls Simpson 'arrogant or ignorant or both,' doubles bail
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