Wednesday edition - November 28, 2007
Rewarding one's friends
Poll: US Military Doing Better in Iraq
Rice Pledges Urgent Annapolis Agreement Follow-Up
I bet when Cheney has a transfusion -- it's premium grade from Exxon.
The Middle East Peace talks have about as much chance as Terri Schiavo regaining consciousness. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Shootings at US Roadblocks Kill 5 Iraqis The Associated Press
Musharraf Steps Down as Head of Pakistani Army Washington Post
President Bush welcomed delegates from forty nations Tuesday to his Middle East peace conference in Maryland. People just laughed. President Bush hosting a Middle East peace conference is like Malibu advertising itself as a sensible place to build. - Argus Hamilton
China’s Denial of Port Calls by US Ships Worries Navy
"Oprah Winfrey will campaign for Barack Obama, the first time the talk show host has become directly involved in a presidential campaign. Her appearances with Obama are sure to draw huge crowds—especially since everyone who attends will receive a free car." --Bob Hirschfeld, Maryland
Delusional Arrogance: Bush Forgives Gore For Election 2000
Mr. Bush made no comment
when the Nobel was announced, and today, the two stood silently, and a bit
awkwardly, during the photo opportunity.
But the president did personally telephone Mr. Gore to extend the invitation, and the White House changed the date of the event so Mr. Gore could attend. Mr. Bush’s press secretary, Dana Perino, told reporters the president is willing to let bygones be bygones.
“This president does not harbor any resentments,” she said. “He never has.”
Conservatives Want to Know - The Specious Report
New Romney brochure rips rivals' stance on marriage
Rove's party is over Guardian Unlimited, UK
Hold Off That Visit To Baghdad
Nearly 90 percent of U.S. journalists in Iraq say much of Baghdad is still too dangerous to visit, despite a recent drop in violence attributed to the build-up of U.S. forces, a poll released on Wednesday said.
Dick Cheney went to the hospital Monday for a procedure to treat his irregular heartbeat. The medical team fired electricity into his heart. Something Dr. Frankenstein never told us was that the monster will require regular booster shots. - Argus Hamilton
Edwards Supports Striking Writers The Associated Press
Oprah feared Obama support could damage her show Ireland Online, Ireland
4 Dems won't be on Michigan primary ballot after all Detroit Free Press
"Mississippi Republican Sen. Trent Lott, the Senate's minority whip, announced
that he will be retiring from the Senate at the end of January, citing
frustration over 'not being able to whip minorities.' Senator Lott will now
spend time segregating his family." --Michael
Hayne, New York
Oil Prices Steady on Mixed Signals The Associated Press
Google Reportedly Plans To Offer Online Storage Service InformationWeek
Feds lose bid for Amazon.com customer records CNET News.com
"Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf will indeed quit as head of the army and take the oath of office for a third term later this week. This is a bad move; ditching the army is how you become President of the United States not Pakistan!" --Jake Novak, New York
Steven King Interview
filmed a segment for Nightline, about The Mist, and one of the
things I said to them was, you know, "You guys are just covering — what do they
call it — the scream of the peacock, and you're missing the whole fox hunt."
Like waterboarding [or] where all the money went that we poured into Iraq. It
just seems to disappear. And yet you get this coverage of who's gonna get
custody of Britney's kids? Whether or not Lindsay drank at her twenty-first
birthday party, and all this other sh_t.
You know, this morning, the two big stories on CNN are Kanye West's mother, who died, apparently, after having some plastic surgery. The other big thing that's going on is whether or not this cop [Drew Peterson] killed his... wife. And meanwhile, you've got Pakistan in the midst of a real crisis, where these people have nuclear weapons that we helped them develop. - Steven King, author
Ex-Gitmo Inmate Seeks Life in Sweden
Habib breaks down describing torture ABC Online, Australia
"Vice President Cheney was found to have an irregular heartbeat during an examination due to a persistent cough. His doctor believes the cough may be due to waterboarding a turkey in cold weather in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner." --Bob Hirschfeld, Maryland
Cannabis cultivation rose 40 percent in Afghanistan this year, to 173,000 acres from 123,550 in 2006, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimated in its 2007 opium survey. The crop is being grown in at least 18 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, according to the survey released last month.
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Paul McCartney now reportedly dating actress Rosanna Arquette New York Daily News, NY
This photo, supplied by the Aiken County, S.C. County Sheriff's Office, shows a fake $1 million bill, which a man tried to use to open an account in a Aiken, S.C, bank Monday, Nov. 26, 2007. Alexander D. Smith, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of forgery after he walked into the bank and tried to open an account by depositing the fake $1 million bill, said an Aiken County Sheriff's spokesman. Photo /Aiken County, S.C. Sheriff's Office