TGIF/Weekend  edition - November 2-4, 2007




President Bush slams Democrats over Michael Mukasey
New York Daily News, NY -11-2-07
WASHINGTON - President Bush slammed Democrats Thursday for posing "unfair" questions about torture to his attorney general nominee


Clinton, Dodd sign letter warning Bush on Iran
Boston Globe, United States - 11-2-07
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton and 29 other senators wrote to President Bush yesterday to tell him he has no congressional authority for war with Iran,

US Sen. Kerry seeks info on Blackwater affiliate
Reuters - 11-2-07
WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - US Sen. John Kerry on Thursday asked the Bush administration for more information on how an affiliate of


I miss the good old days when we followed the Geneva Conventions.


I wish torture was as rare as Bush forming a complete sentence,



"It looks like oil may soon hit a $100 a barrel. And today, President Bush said, 'Well how much without the barrel?'" --Jay Leno





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

More Bad Intel on Iraq Invasion


An Iraqi defector made up his claim that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons, a threat cited by the Bush administration as a key reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. news program "60 Minutes" said on Thursday.



By Don Davis



Ode To Our Petulant Prez
By Madeleine Begun Kane

“Dems are mean to Mukasey, who’s great,”
Bitches Dub, sounding rather irate.
“Don’t they know we’re at war?
Dems are making me sore!
They must do what I want. No debate!”



Disturbing News



More Lack of Oversight


An independent panel on Thursday called for an overhaul of the U.S. Army's military contracting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying systemic problems such as a lack of oversight had contributed to fraud.


Joe Biden slams Rudy Giuliani, saying "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence -- a noun, a verb, and 9/11." - Video from



By Don Davis



Republican Shenanigans

More Lack of Oversight, Part II


First, Americans endured exasperating delays and ruined vacations from passport processing backlogs. Now, a congressional investigation indicates they may have been overcharged, too — perhaps by more than $100 million a year.

Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said the State Department and Postal Service quietly gouged U.S. citizens over the government's $97 passport fees, even as new anti-terrorism laws require more travelers to carry passports. They are asking the Bush administration for an accounting of where the passport profits go.


“And our new Democratic Congress. Remember they promised longer workweeks? … Well, now they announce they're going to a four-day workweek. I guess they realize they don’t need a full five days to do nothing.” - Jay Leno





Rock-The-Voter News

More Injustice Department Investigations


The investigator asked Wang if she was coerced into giving money to the [Clinton] campaign and whether she knew of anybody else who may have been forced to contribute.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Wang said she and her husband had given willingly and that she knew of no coercion. A Justice Department spokeswoman would not comment on the inquiries.

Top Ten Things Overheard During Dick Cheney’s Hunting Trip: David Letterman


10. ‘Has everyone updated their will?’

9. ‘The crisp air is giving me goose bumps -- no, wait, it’s another heart attack.’

8. ‘My pacemaker also makes bird calls.’

7. ‘This can’t end well.’

6. ‘I want that quail taken alive – let’s find out what the son of a bitch knows.’

5. ‘Bush was supposed to come, but his father got him out of it.’

4. ‘Condi, grab a shotgun and go get yourself a man.’

3. No number 3 -- writers making picket signs for upcoming strike.

2. ‘You shoot one old guy in the face, avoid talking to authorities, delay taking a blood-alcohol test and you’re labeled a bad guy.’

1. ‘Duck!’”





Biz-Tech News



Bush-Prison-Torture News


"Dick Cheney had an awkward moment tonight at the White House Halloween party. He went dressed as Darth Vader and at the party, he ran into the real Darth Vader who was dressed as Dick Cheney." --Jay Leno


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Odd News



An image released by the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, on Thursday. Researchers have developed a magnetic sensor smaller than a grain of rice and sensitive enough to detect a fetal heart beat, offering the potential for a host of new medical and security uses. Photo/Loel Barr/NIST