TGIF/Weekend edition - January 19-21, 2007
Chinese missile strikes satellite
Rice downplays tension between US and Iraqi governments
Rice gets the road map out again
Does this mean China wins the Ronald Reagan Star Wars Video game?
Comment on the AHNC Blog
"President Bush watched the hanging of Saddam Hussein. He said he was not pleased with how the Iraqis executed Saddam Hussein. ... The Iraqis fired back, 'Yeah? We're not pleased with the way you executed the war.'" --David Letterman
Us Military Deaths In Iraq Hit 3029 Guardian Unlimited, UK
Ex-Bay State gov’s aide killed in Qaeda attack Boston Herald
US Defense Secretary Visits Iraq Unannounced CBS 13, CA
Rebuke in Iran to Its President on Nuclear Role New York Times
Reversing itself, the Defense Department says an espionage report it produced that warned about Canadian coins with tiny radio frequency transmitters was not true.
Comment on the AHNC Blog
Subject: Spy Coins? Well, No . . .
We are not only paranoid, but gullible and stupid.
I'm more interested in WHY that false report fingered Canadian coins? Was it to make Americans afraid of Canadian money? Or was it a joke gone awry?
Europe mops up after storm kills 41
Staph bug causes new pneumonia Reuters
Satirist Art Buchwald dies at 81 Boston Globe
McCain said Tuesday he hopes to patch things up with conservative Christian
leader James Dobson, who recently said
wouldn't support the Republican's presidential bid under any circumstances.
In a radio interview with KCBI, a Dallas Christian station, Dobson argued that McCain didn't support traditional marriage values and complained that the campaign finance legislation he co-authored hurt Christian broadcasters.
Comment on the AHNC Blog
"Democrats have announced that their 2008 presidential convention will be held in Denver. You know, it's interesting that the Republicans haven't made a big deal about where their 2008 convention will be. They are keeping it very low key because they are afraid President Bush will know where it is and will show up." --Jay Leno
GOP senator drafting alternative war resolution CNN International
Rudy presidential bid getting 'very serious' New York Daily News, NY
President Bush on Thursday said a pardon was possible for two Border Patrol agents serving prison sentences for shooting a Mexican drug dealer as he fled and then covering up the crime.
"President Bush has the answer to global warming. He's going to send 20,000 troops to the sun." - David Letterman
Senate Passes Vast Overhaul in Ethics Rules
New York Times, NY
Maybe Scrambled Eggs?
MR. LEHRER: Is there a
little bit of a broken egg problem here, Mr. President, that there is
instability and there is violence in Iraq - sectarian violence, Iraqis killing
other Iraqis, and now the United States helped create the broken egg and now
says, okay, Iraqis, it's your problem. You put the egg back together, and if you
don't do it quickly and you don't do it well, then we'll get the hell out.
PRESIDENT BUSH: Yeah, you know, that's an interesting question. I don't quite view it as the broken egg; I view it as the cracked egg --
MR. LEHRER: Cracked egg?
From the AHNC Blog
with a capital C
The guy that was second-in-command to FEMA’s Brownie during the Katrina debacle is being promoted to NASA as senior advisor to the head of NASA?
What’s he going to advise? To not launch during a hurricane?
janefromhell Says: …so the
astronauts find out they have no water and no rescue plan…
Oil dips below $50, but only briefly Pioneer Press, MN
Time cuts jobs amid Web shift New York Daily News
Bernanke warns US about burden of ageing population Guardian Unlimited
Google Checkout rated low in customer satisfaction Computerworld
President Bush backed down on his claim to have the power to wiretap without a warrant Wednesday and he agreed to court supervision. People were shocked that he retreated. Al-Qaeda sent him some flowers with a note asking him if he's alright. - Argus Hamilton
President Bush said Tuesday he thought Saddam Hussein's hanging looked like a revenge killing and said he wished the Iraqis had handled the execution better. The Iraqis are just inexperienced. None of them has ever been the Governor of Texas.- Argus Hamilton
Report: Cheney Rejected Iran Concessions Washington Post, DC
AP Offers Scorecard on Reporters Who Will Testify at CIA Leak Trial Editor & Publisher
"Newly released documents show that in the 1950s Britain and France talked about uniting and becoming one country. That didn't work out because France wanted to be in charge of the Army and England wanted to be in charge of the food." --Conan O'Brien
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Forbidden City's Starbucks in hot water International Herald Tribune, France
A local walker is hit by a wave on the sea front at Dover in Kent, January 18, 2007. The port of Dover was closed as gale force winds and storms covered much of Britain. Photo/Toby Melville (BRITAIN)
Have a peaceful weekend.