Wednesday edition - November 14, 2007
Bush vetoes health, education measure
US Democrats forecast $3.5 trillion in war costs
Report: Blackwater Killings Unjustified
Bush smiles and waves as much as Condoleezza Rice does. It's the Republican way!
Dear Iraq: just give us the oil and we'll leave. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3861 The Associated Press
Turkish Helicopters Strike Inside Iraq The Associated Press
178 soldiers become US citizens in Iraq
Bhutto grounded for another day CNN International
US Congress, Bush in New Iraq Spending Fight Voice of America
US softens stance on Iran strikes Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
The families of two 1st
Armored Division soldiers killed in 2004 in Iraq are awaiting their day in court
more than two years after filing a lawsuit against Halliburton and its
subsidiaries for their alleged role in the soldiers’ deaths.
The suit, seeking undisclosed damages, was filed in 2005 by the families of Sgt. James G. West and Spc. Dana N. Wilson. It is now making its way through U.S. District Court against the military’s chief contractor, KBR Inc., its former parent company, and a host of foreign-owned logistics companies. A court date has not been set.
President Bush declared Saturday he fully supports General Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan. He called the dictator's brutal crackdown on political opponents last week a detour off the path to democracy. We're dealing with a president who still says that trading Sammy Sosa was the biggest mistake he ever made.- Argus Hamilton
Oil cleanup on Russian coast Los Angeles Times
Suspected Hezbollah mole pleads guilty to FBI file snooping
It's OK, But Foolish, To Out A CIA Agent - Ain't America Grand!
Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Sunday he was foolish to have revealed Valerie Plame's CIA identity.
Dear Pakistanis: Give Musharraf the Bhut! - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
In First Ads for Giuliani, a Wild City Is Made Over New York Times
Former Republican to run as Democrat in Minn.'s 3rd District West Central Tribune, MN
Sweeney passenger a shock Albany Times Union
When All Else Fails, Use the B Word
At a campaign event in
South Carolina Monday, a female supporter asked John McCain: "How do we beat the
If the Arizona senator objected to that particular characterization of Sen. Hillary Clinton, he didn't exactly say so.
Instead, as the room erupted in laughter, McCain said he'd try to offer a "translation."
Pat Robertson stunned evangelicals by backing Rudy Giuliani last Tuesday. They make a nice couple. While they remain unalterably opposed to each other on religious and moral and political beliefs, they do agree on the need to bomb Iran and torture people. - Argus Hamilton
Republican Threats Don't Always Work
State Sen. Louis C.
DeLuca, R-Woodbury, announced his resignation Tuesday hours before a scheduled
Senate vote that could have broadened an investigation into his conduct.
The surprise decision ends five months of personal and political turmoil for DeLuca, the former Republican leader of the Senate, following his arrest and misdemeanor conviction on a threatening charge in June.
While you have been on hiatus I reread many of your recent issues and wondered if you believe in UFOs (the kind from another planet)?
I believe it would be arrogant to think that we're the only intelligent life in the Universe. And I can understand why they wouldn't land here and make themselves known -- if they have watched any of our SciFi movies, they know we'd try and blow them up!
Subject: here's something else to talk about with Mr. Giuliani
I've been a huge fan of all hat no cattle for almost a year now since finding your website. It's fucking awesome that there is one really well constructed constantly updated news site on the internet concerning the crimes committed in our country on a daily basis. Being originally from upstate new york I remember giuliani's crack down on organized crime very well because all he did was chase it out of new york city to the small cities of upstate new york where our law officials basically said hell no we ain't fighting this shit. So now as a result many of upstate new york cities boast some of the highest gang and organized crime rates in the country. However your gonna be hard pressed to find it cause the solution is not to count anything that can be attributed to gang activity as part of the official tally. Makes us look better in the papers. For three years I lived by fayette street in Syracuse and sometimes the gunshots would sing me to sleep at night. That was rudy's legacy. All glory for doing nothing but sending the shit elsewhere.
Thank you so much for writing and thank you for your kind words...I really needed to hear that today.
Rudy just gives me the creeps, for a variety of reasons, but mainly because he constantly wraps himself in 911 and unseemly affairs, not extra-marital, but the affair he's having with Pat Robertson.
Subject: Your dog
You take all the time you need to tend to your dog. Your fans will be there when you return. Please let us know what happened when you are ready.
Thank you so much Samantha. I received dozens of supportive emails and one nasty one - see below
Sounds like you have to many issues to run a full time web site. What if Drudge shut down to feed his dog? Sorry, your absence is not excused. <---ASS
Three days ago, as I was getting up from a decent night's sleep, my dog, Pierce, jumped off the bed as he does every morning, but this time he didn't run to my side to coax me for his morning walk. I became concerned and found him dragging himself in a circle at the foot of my bed. His back legs were paralyzed. I immediately brought him to our vet. The doctor said he had spinal damage from jumping off my bed and may not regain control of his back legs. Through my vet's wonderful doctoring, he has regained partial use of one of his back legs. The doctor may want me to take him to Auburn University Veterinary School for further treatment. I will beg, borrow or steal to make sure my dog gets the best treatment -- well, I won't steal because I'm not a Republican.
Everything is sort of one day at a time right now.
I took this picture of sweet Pierce this morning.
Oil detours from road up to $100 Chicago Tribune
Foreclosure Filings Up in Metro Areas
The EU Delays Google's Ad Buy BusinessWeek
Murdoch expects to make WSJ.com into free site MarketWatch
Yahoo settles dissidents suit
One Billion In Back Taxes Uncollected
A Senate panel is asking why more than 30,000 Medicaid providers — doctors and others in the health care field — owe at least $1 billion in back taxes and still receive federal payments for their services.
Pentagon will charge 80 men at Guantanamo with war crimes Contra Costa Times, CA
God Ignores Georgia Governor's Prayer Vigil
Gov. Sonny Perdue
wasn't the least bit discouraged Tuesday after his hourlong state Capitol prayer
vigil for rain ended with the sun shining through what had been a somewhat
"God can make it rain tomorrow, he can make it rain next week or next month," Perdue told reporters who asked him if a miracle was on the way.
Too Stupid To Be Border Officials
A Canadian firetruck responding with lights and sirens to a weekend fire in Rouses Point, New York, was stopped at the U.S. border for about eight minutes, U.S. border officials said Tuesday.
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Death of Kanye West's mom is latest fiasco for Dr. Drunk New York Daily News
OJ Simpson told me to pack heat, golf pal testifies New York Daily News
Nun pleads no contest to molesting two boys
Smoking Backpack Found in Ariz. Airport The Associated Press
St. Lucie woman said she saw Jesus Christ in her breakfast.
Marilyn Smith told WPBF News 25 that she was making breakfast on Sunday morning when she got a spiritual surprise: a faint image resembling Jesus and Mary on her pancake.
"I saw what looked like, possibly, what people may imagine Jesus would look like, or Moses," Smith said.
Sure, Jesus OR Moses is going to appear on a pancake.
Aren't people put on medication and/or institutionalized for making claims like this? If not, they should be. Photo/eBay