Monday edition - November 26, 2007




Bush administration loses another war ally: Howard
Baltimore Sun, United States - 11-26-07
While Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney alike had forged a close relationship with Howard, they also had prepared for this widely predicted upset.


Lott To Resign By End Of The Year
Washington Post, United States - 11-26-07
Trent Lott (R-Miss.) will announce this afternoon that he's retiring from the Senate late next month, stunning Republicans who had only last year reinstated

20000 vets' brain injuries not listed in Pentagon tally
USA Today - Nov 22, 2007
VA hospitals, where Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have been screened for combat brain injuries since April. The VA found about 20% of 61285 surveyed — or


Sen. Trent Lott resigning? Wow, he must have been caught having an affair. And since he's a Republican, it's a toss up whether the affair is with a man or a woman. Or both. Or a Congressional page. Or in a public restroom. Or...



Barry Bonds is indicted while the President, "Gunner" and "Turd Blossom" roam free.- Grant Gerver,



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


The White House Holiday Greeting: "Happy Thankstaking"

- Grant Gerver,








Disturbing News


President Bush denied Tuesday that he knew anything about a cover-up of the leak of Valerie Plame's CIA identity. He's in a fix. For years people said President Bush didn't know anything, and now when he says he didn't know anything, nobody believes him.  - Argus Hamilton, comedian


Republican Shenanigans

We Must Invade Brazil


In a recent radio broadcast, Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said he's convinced a "higher power" has taken a shining to Brazil. That, he said, might explain the providence of state-run oil company Petrobras (PBR), whose colossal new oil discovery could transform Brazil from a barely self-sufficient producer into a major crude exporter...Initially, Tupi will produce about 100,000 barrels a day but may ramp up to as much as 1 million before 2020—more than the biggest U.S. field in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, says Hugo Repsold, Petrobras' exploration and production strategy manager. "It's monstrous," says Matthew Shaw, a Latin America energy analyst at consultant Wood Mackenzie in London.

Rock-The-Voter News

PR Genius, He's Not


Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) suggested on Sunday that Fox News is biased against his campaign, charging that the network highlights commentators who have been critical of his run for the presidency.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," host Chris Wallace pressed Thompson on how some conservatives have lambasted Thompson's campaign and showed clips of Fox conservative commentators Charles Krauthammer and Fred Barnes criticizing the former senator.

Thompson said, "This has been a constant mantra of Fox, to tell you the truth."




Dick Cheney hosted Thanksgiving dinner in Maryland Thursday for his family and a few key staffers. They followed a time-honored ritual. Before they begin to eat, they join hands, close their eyes, bow their heads and get their stories straight.  - Argus Hamilton, comedian




Biz-Tech News


Alberto Gonzales lands plush job as chief Musharraf counsel. - Grant Gerver,


The Secret Keepers


In federal courts and on Capitol Hill, challenges are brewing to a key legal strategy President Bush is using to protect a secret surveillance program that monitors phone calls and e-mails inside the United States.


Bush-Prison-Torture News




Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday if his party wins big in the next election, it will give him the moral right to stay in power. He's muzzled the media and taken over the oil industry and runs a security state. Vladimir Putin is a lot like Dick Cheney, except he was taught to shoot by the KGB, so if he hits a lawyer it wasn't by accident. - Argus Hamilton


Go-F***-Yourself News




Alabama coach Nick Saban compared his team's loss to Louisiana Monroe Saturday to Pearl Harbor and the Twin Towers attack. Crimson Tide fans are mortified. They don't feel that anyone should minimize a catastrophe like the loss of a football game. - Argus Hamilton, comedian



Thank you for all your wonderful emails while I was away. I hope your holiday was as pleasant as mine.

And, best of all, my dog is recovering quite well.


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