Wednesday edition - October 17, 2007





Bush Warns Congress Of "Fiscal Showdown"

CBS- 10-16-07

"You're fixin' to see what they call a fiscal showdown in Washington," Bush told a friendly audience in this northwest Arkansas community... "The Congress gets to propose, and if it doesn't meet needs as far as I'm concerned, I get to veto," Bush said. "That's precisely what I intend to do."

Turkish parliament approves Iraq mission
AP via Yahoo! News - 10-17-07

Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, although the government appears willing to give diplomatic pressure on the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration more time to work..

Pelosi: Radio Attacks on Boy Unfair
The Associated Press - 10-17-07
Seeking support for a vetoed children's health insurance bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi charged Tuesday that "hate radio has made a...


It's a sad day for the U.S. when Republicans attack sick children. I wonder how much lower they can go -- stay tuned and find out.



"Last week, Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to fight global warming. Congratulations to Al Gore. ... Not to be outdone, today the oil companies named President Bush 'Man of The Year.'" --Jay Leno




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

New House Resolution


The House passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning the State Department for its refusal to divulge public details on Iraqi corruption in a new showdown with the Bush administration over the war and its classification policies.




Disturbing News


Karl Rove Is Back


Put former U.S. senator Max Cleland and retired Army general Barry McCaffery on one side. Set up ex-White House guru Karl Rove and former Florida governor Jeb Bush opposite them.

Toss in a question: “Should America bring democracy to the world?”

Then let the feathers fly, leaving the preservation of civilization to a single moderator, PBS journalist Charlie Rose.

This will happen on Oct. 26. Witnesses will be charged $40. Splatter sheets will be provided to occupants of the first three rows.



Republican Shenanigans

24% of Americans Are Still Nuts


Deepening unhappiness with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress soured the mood of Americans and sent Bush's approval rating to another record low this month, 24%, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.


"America's favorite professional restroom enthusiast, Idaho Senator Larry Craig, has agreed to be interviewed by 'Today Show''s Matt Lauer... At Senator Craig's request, all questions will be scribbled on a piece of toilet paper and discreetly passed to him." --Jay Leno



Deleted Chapters From Bill O'Reilly's New Book

Rock-The-Voter News


Indecision 2008 - Comedy Central



"Over the weekend, Senator Craig was inducted into the Idaho Stall of Fame. ... Did I say stall? I meant to say Hall of Fame. This guy got into the Idaho Hall of Fame. So who are the people who lost to Craig?" --Jay Leno




Biz-Tech News


Bush: ‘I don’t remember what I was doing in 1981.’ - video from today's news conference




Randi Rhodes Update - Sort Of


Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes is temporarily off the air, but cops and her lawyer say reports she was mugged near her Manhattan apartment were bogus...Rhodes' lawyer Robert Gaulin told the Daily News she was injured in a fall while walking her dog, but she wasn't sure exactly what happened.

Bush Choice Against Birth Control


President Bush's choice for heading family planning programming within the Department of Health and Human Services is a critic of birth control...Susan Orr was quoted in a 2001 article in the Post as supportive of ending a requirement that health insurance plans for federal employees contain coverage for birth control. "We're quite pleased," she said at the time, "because fertility is not a disease."

Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F***-Yourself News




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Odd News




This handout photo made available in Manila by the University of Alaska shows a deep sea jellyfish found by a US-Philippines underwater expedition in the Celebes Sea. Researchers said a swimming sea cucumber, a Nemo-like orange fish and a worm with tentacles sprouting from its head are among dozens of possible new species found during the survey of the Celebes Sea. Photo/Russ Hapcroft