Thursday edition - January 24, 2007





Bush Pushes Controversial Memo Author
The Associated Press - 1-24-08
President Bush renominated Steven G. Bradbury as assistant attorney general Wednesday, refusing to yield to Democrats who oppose a permanent job for the official who signed legal memos authorizing harsh interrogations for suspected terrorists.

935 Iraq Falsehoods
Washington Post, United States - 1-24-08
By Dan Froomkin A nonprofit group pursuing old-fashioned accountability journalism is out with a new report and database documenting 935 false statements by...

General Dynamics Net Jumps 42% on Sales for Iraq War
Bloomberg - 1-24-08
The Iraq war has boosted demand for the company's Abrams tank and Stryker troop transport, as well as repairs and upgrades for vehicles used in combat...

Impeach, indict, incinerate.


"Are you folks worried about the economy? Stock market crumbling. Everybody's crazy about this. Don't worry. George W. Bush says he's got something in mind to give it a shot in the arm. And if that doesn't work, Cheney is going to give it a shot in the face." --David Letterman




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

More Friendly Fire


US-led troops today killed nine Afghan policemen after mistaking them for Taliban insurgents in Ghazni province, central Afghanistan.
A district police chief was among those who died during an operation that included US ground forces and air strikes, said a provincial official, Habeb-ul Rahman. Two civilians also died.



On This Day In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an attempt by Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to prevent the husband of Terri Schiavo from removing her life support system.





Disturbing News


"Super Tuesday is coming up -- 23 states, 70 million votes. That is almost as much as 'American Idol,' do you realize that?" --Jay Leno


Fox Mocks Heath Ledger's Death


Fox News Talk Network host John Gibson announced the sad and tragic death of actor Heath Ledger on Tuesday by mocking him and making light of his untimely passing.


Republican Shenanigans News


"What about that Mitt Romney? Mitt Romney. He looks like a guy who would run a seminar on condo flipping. He looks like a weekend weather man, doesn't he? He looks like the neighbor who spends way too much time on his lawn" --David Letterman



 "Anybody see the presidential debate last night on CNN? Whoa! It was great. It was exciting. Sparks were flying. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama kept arguing, going at one another like this. Honest to God, John Edwards looked like the moderator on 'Family Feud.'" --David Letterman

Rock-The-Voter News


"During the argument between Obama and Clinton, security guards had to be brought in. You could hear Hillary screaming, 'Don't tase me, bro!.'"
--David Letterman




Biz/Tech News


"Have you heard this report that Iran and Syria have been printing counterfeit $100 bills in order to ruin the U.S. economy? Hey, you're about four years too late, okay? You know, if the Iranians really want to ruin our economy, make TVs and cars. That's what the Japanese did" --Jay Leno



Bush-Prison-Torture News


"Another big Oscar nod for 'There Will Be Blood,' the story of a ruthless oil tycoon. Or, as Dick Cheney calls it, 'the greatest movie of all time.'" --Jay Leno


Please Don't Clap If You Are Around Cheney. Please.


Vice President Dick Cheney received a sustained standing ovation from fellow conservatives on Wednesday, prompting the often-criticized vice president to joke about himself.

“A welcome like that, it’s almost enough to make me want to run for office again,” Cheney said, drawing laughter. “Almost, almost.”


Go-F**k-Yourself News


President Bush's proposed presidential library location at SMU remained on hold Monday as a campus debate raged over whether to house the Bush Institute. It's a chance to be part of history. Among presidents George W. Bush has no equals, only superiors. - Argus Hamilton




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Odd News



Virgin Galactic owner Richard Branson unveils the design of the Spaceship Two and White Knight Two mothership at the America Museum of Natural History in New York. Branson unveiled his newest spaceship and said that test flights for the vessel would begin this year.
Photo/Stan Honda