Monday edition - November 5, 2007


Lady Liberty Gets A Makeover





Mukasey all but a shoo-in for approval
Los Angeles Times, CA - Nov 3, 2007
Michael B. Mukasey appeared on Friday to be all but assured of becoming the nation's 81st attorney general when two Senate Democrats broke ranks and said they would support the retired federal judge to head the Justice Department.


Impeachment of Dick Cheney to go to Vote on House Floor 11/06/2007
PR Web (press release), WA - 11-5-07
House Resolution 333, the impeachment of Dick Cheney for High Crimes and Misdemeanors will be brought to the House floor by Congressman Dennis Kucinich as a..

Gates to press China on Iran nukes - 111-5-07
BEIJING, China (AP) -- Robert Gates, making his first visit to China as US defense secretary, is expected to press the Chinese to do more to prevent Iran...



Bush begs senators for Mukasey approval as Attorney General: "he'll be way honester than 'Fredo'!"  - Grant Gerver,


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


"Like any civilized country and organization, from time to time, we in America have to have a national conversation with ourselves. Ask tough questions about who we are; what we believe in; is our children learning; would we, in fact, would like fries with that; do we torture, which like any weighty question of ethics, is actually a question of semantics ...
[on screen: Rudy Giuliani saying the way torture has been defined in the liberal media shouldn't be done]. What is the liberal definition? I have the Liberal Dictionary right here. Let's see how they define waterboarding: 'something done by the evil troops, who we don't support, to innocent terrorists violating their rights to bomb our cities and make us get gay married.' I can see why he'd have a problem with that"
--Jon Stewart








Disturbing News



First Pakistan And Then…
While Bush and Cheney are busily threatening World War 3 over of Iran’s potential future nuclear threat, their great nuke-possessing Pakistan pal President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has declared “emergency rule.” Are you feeling safer yet?

A pair of haiku to commemorate the occasion.

Musharraf declares
Martial law in Pakistan.
Bush lets freedom ring.

Emergency rule.
Constitution suspension.
Dick Cheney’s wet dream.

Click here for the second haiku

There is yet another closeted gay Republican in the news. A state
representative from the state of Washington got caught paying for sex at an
adult bookstore while he was on a legislative retreat. Is that what they are

calling it now? He was dressed as a woman in red stockings and black
sequined lingerie top. Or as Rudy Giuliani calls it, “Casual Fridays.”
- Bill Maher



Republican Shenanigans


"All these Republicans having gay sex. See, that's why so many women are Democrats, 'cause Democrats will at least have sex with them." --Jay Leno




Cheney Gaffe


"The people of Peru, I think, deserve better in their leadership. But that's obviously a matter they've got to resolve for themselves."

Dick Cheney made the faux pas on Friday while addressing a lunch meeting of the Dallas-based World Affairs Council, which describes itself as an organization set up to educate citizens on international affairs.




Rock-The-Voter News



1872 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in a presidential election.

1968  Republican Richard M. Nixon 'won' the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey
and wheelchair-bound third-party candidate George C. Wallace, who had been shot during the same campaign year that saw
the assassination of the probable Democratic candidate, Vietnam war critic N.Y. Senator Robert F. Kennedy.


1994 Former President Ronald Reagan disclosed he had Alzheimer's disease.


2006 Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced by the Iraqi High Tribunal to hang for crimes against humanity. (He was hanged the following month.)





"The Atlanta International Airport is considering shorter flushes in its bathrooms. To help cope with the huge drought in Georgia, they want shorter flushes on the toilets. Or, as Senator Larry Craig calls that, speed dating" --Jay Leno




Biz-Tech News


Don Imus announced Thursday he will return to the air on ABC Radio beginning in early December. Even civil rights leaders are glad his show is back. The moment Don Imus was taken off the air, nooses started turning up everywhere to fill the void. - Argus Hamilton




General Teaches Kids About Waterboarding


Army General Russel Honore said the general public shouldn't be so quick to condemn the use of waterboarding as an interrogation technique.

"I don't know much about it, but I know we're dealing with terrorists who do some very awful things to people," he said after Friday morning's speech to about 900 students at Flat Rock Middle School in Tyrone. "I know enough about [waterboarding] that the intent is not to kill anybody. We know that terrorists that we deal with, they have no law that they abide by. They have no code, they kill indiscriminately, like they did on 9/11."

Bush-Prison-Torture News




China's new PR slogan: "We Get the Lead Out" - Grant Gerver,


Go-F***-Yourself News


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Odd News




A photo released by the Supreme Council of Antiquities and the National Geographic Society on May 10, 2005 shows a model of King Tutankhamun made by a French team based on facial reconstructions from CT scans of King Tutankhamun's mummy. Teams of forensic artists and scientists built models of the boy pharaoh's face based on some 1,700 high-resolution photos from CT scans of his mummy to reveal what he looked like the day he died nearly 3,300 years ago. The linen wrapped mummy of King Tut was put on public display for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's famed Valley of the Kings. Photo/Supreme Council of Antiquities and the National Geographic Society