Wednesday edition - January 23, 2008





Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statements in run-up to war
CNN - 1-23-08
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush and his top aides publicly made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001, according to a study released Tuesday by two nonprofit journalism groups..


Bush, Lawmakers Are Close to Deal on Stimulus Package
Washington Post - 1-23-08
President Bush said Tuesday he is confident that Congress and his administration will be able to approve a stimulus package to jump-start the economy and calm fears of recession rattling financial markets worldwide

Cheney Wants Surveillance Law Expanded
The Associated Press - 1-23-08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying "fighting the war on


How many lies are allowed before impeachment proceedings can begin?



Rudy Giuliani vowed Sunday in Florida to defend America from those who hate us, but he's fallen in the polls. His old message is no longer working. Now that we're paying a hundred dollars a barrel they still hate us, but they're in no rush to kill us. - Argus Hamilton

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

"In Saudi Arabia last week, President Bush was criticized for doing a little ceremonial dance with a sword given to him by the Saudi prince. A lot of people thought the president was pandering to the Saudis. To be fair, I don't think the president was pandering. See, I think President Bush is truly fascinated by bright, shiny objects." -
-Jay Leno


Heath Ledger Death Prompts Bush Cancellation


The death of actor Heath Ledger prompted the White House to postpone President Bush's event on Wednesday promoting an ad campaign aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse.







Disturbing News


Osama bin Forgotten


Pervez Musharraf says he still gets the question a lot: When will Osama bin Laden and his top deputy be caught? The Pakistani president insists it's more important for his 100,000 troops on the Afghan border to root out the Taliban than search for al-Qaida leaders.


Republican Shenanigans


"Here's one of those philosophical questions. If Fred Thompson stopped campaigning, how could you tell?" --Jay Leno




California and Cuba


California Food and Agriculture Secretary A.G. Kawamura follows agricultural secretaries from 18 other states who have visited Cuba in recent years, and acknowledged that California is behind many states in establishing major trade relationships here. Despite being America's largest generator of agricultural trade, his state shipped only $735,000 worth of farm products to Cuba in 2006, largely powdered milk, rice and wine.

Washington's embargo prevents U.S. tourists from visiting Cuba and prohibits nearly all trade. But a 2000 law allows the Cuban government to buy U.S. food and agricultural products in cash, and America has been the island's leading source of food and farm items since 2003.


“The Reagan-Bush years, have exalted private gain over public obligation, special interests over the common good, wealth and fame over work and family. The 1980s ushered in a Gilded Age of greed and selfishness, of irresponsibility and excess, and of neglect.” Bill Clinton, 1991 while campaigning for president


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"One year from today, we will swear in a new president of the United States. How about that? And, as Hillary Clinton likes to say, 'Whoever she may be.'" --Jay Leno



Rock-The-Voter News




President Bush needs an engineer's cap to wear for the upcoming economic train wreck. -Zing!




Biz-Tech News

Congressional Budget Office Predicts No Recession!


The slowing U.S. economy will not sink into an election-year recession and an economic rebound is likely beginning next year as housing and financial market turmoil fades, the Congressional Budget Office forecast on Wednesday.






Bush-Prison-Torture News


Cheney Sighting


Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday swore in Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., to replace retiring Sen. Trent Lott.

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Wicker to succeed Lott on Dec. 31.

Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., escorted Wicker to the well of the Senate as Cheney opened session with a two-minute swearing-in ceremony.


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Odd News



A handout picture shows polar bear cub Flocke (Snowflake) born by polar bear Vera at the zoo in Nuremberg January 21, 2008. Flocke was separated from her mother Vera after officials at the Nuremberg zoo became concerned she might harm the cub. Now four keepers at the zoo are taking care of the cub, who needs milk every three hours. Photo/Tiergarten Nuernberg