Wednesday edition - October 10, 2007





U.S. Link To Iraq Contractor Shooting

CBS - 10-10-07

Two Women Killed By Australian Firm Working For State Department Development Agency.
U.S. and Iraqi officials Wednesday were investigating yet another shooting of Iraqi civilians by a heavily armed security firm linked to U.S. government-financed work in Iraq.

Iraqi Officials Condemn Deadly Shooting By Foreign Guards
Voice of America - 10-10-07
By VOA News Iraqi officials have condemned the deadly shooting of two women in Baghdad by foreign security guards on Tuesday

Rice to meet Russian rights activists
Reuters - 10-10-07
MOSCOW (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to have a breakfast meeting with Russian human rights activists, highlighting Washington's concerns about Russia's rights record, one of the invitees said on Wednesday


Bush gave a speech on FISA today - not one TV news station carried it live.



"During a recent speech, President Bush said, 'My job is a decision-making job. As a result, I have made a lot of decisions.' Apparently, Bush's decision that day was to write his own speech." --Conan O'Brien


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


"In a recent interview, journalist Robert Novak says that in order to get rid of Senator Larry Craig, the Republican leadership is going to have to 'get him in a room and slap him around.' When he heard this, Craig said, 'Don't say it unless you really mean it'" --Conan O'Brien

Coalition of the Willing Dwindling


Britain's decision to bring half of its 5,000 soldiers home from Iraq by spring is the latest blow to the U.S.-led coalition. The alliance is crumbling, and fast: excluding Americans, the multinational force was once 50,000 strong — by mid-2008, it will be down to 7,000.




Disturbing News




Subject: Who is your presidential choice?




Who is your favorite candidate? I haven't seen you endorse any person , or did I miss it?




I will endorse whomever wins the Democratic primary.


After watching the plethora of Republican and Democratic debates, I've concluded that the shoes the Democrats wear are smarter than any of the Republican candidates, doncha think?





"Today is Columbus Day. Or, as Native Americans call it, 'Illegal Immigration Day.'" --Jay Leno


How's the World's Biggest Embassy In Baghdad Coming Along?


Shoddy construction work, safety lapses, kickbacks, internal disputes and ballooning costs -- the new US embassy complex in Baghdad is mired in a deluge of problems, with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the frontline of fire from lawmakers. ...US embassy staff now operate from a crowded palace used by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Republican Shenanigans

Drip, Drip, Drip


The Bush administration today was accused of compromising surveillance of al-Qaida by leaking a video of Osama bin Laden 20 minutes after it received a copy from a small private intelligence firm..."Techniques that took years to develop are now ineffective and worthless," Rita Katz, the firm's founder, told the Washington Post...






"According to a poll, Bill Clinton has emerged as an asset in his wife's campaign, with 60% of Americans saying they would be comfortable with him as first husband. While 71% of women say they'd be extremely comfortable with him as a second husband." --Amy Poehler



Bush Places Sixth Among All U.S. Presidents





Rock-The-Voter News



By Don Davis





Biz-Tech News


Bartlett Dishes Dirt


Republicans Reject Flag Pins? The Horror!


Only two of the nine presidential candidates at today's Republican presidential debate wore flags on their lapels.

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani both wore flag pins on their lapels while the remaining seven did not.



Bush-Prison-Torture News






Cheney Watchers


Last Friday afternoon, "just like clockwork, Dick Cheney flew over my house" on Kent Island in the Chesapeake, "on his way to his home in St. Michaels," another fan wrote. "I can almost set my watch to his helicopter flights on Friday afternoon and Sunday afternoon."


Go-F***-Yourself News


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Odd News



A Nissan Motor Co. staff drives the Japanese auto maker's electric vehicle Pivo 2 out from a tiny parking space during a demonstration of the 'concept' car in Tokyo Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The ball-shaped car, being shown at the Tokyo auto show later this month, can squeeze into tight spots without backing up or tight steering because its wheels turn 90 degrees and the cabin part of the car turns full circle. Photo/Yuri Kageyama