Thursday edition - November 8, 2007




Veterans Make Up 1 in 4 Homeless in US
The Associated Press - 11-8-07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population


Declining violence leads 46000 refugees back to Iraq, government says
Dallas Morning News, TX - 11-8-07
Qassim al-Moussawi, the Iraqi spokesman for a US-Iraqi military push to pacify Baghdad, said border authorities recorded 46030 people returning to Iraq in October and attributed the large number to the "improving security situation

Georgia's President declares a state of emergency
Christian Science Monitor - 11-8-07
Mikhail Saakashvili, who came to power after the 2003 Rose Revolution, suspended liberties in the face of street protests.


One out of four homeless people are veterans? I guess we only support our troops in the war zone.



Pat Robertson is endorsing Giuliani. Praise the lard.- Grant Gerver,




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

Rush To Arms


“We have 190,000 lost weapons because they were not distributed properly,” said Maj. Gen. Abdul Karim Khalaf, an Interior Ministry spokesman...Many of those weapons were distributed when Gen. David H. Petraeus, now the American commander in Iraq, was in charge of training and equipping Iraqi security forces in 2004 and 2005. General Petraeus has said that he decided to arm the Iraqi forces as quickly as possible, before tracking systems were fully in place.



French President's Fact Checker As Accurate as Bush's Fact Checker


Nicolas Sarkozy made a minor gaffe on his first U.S. visit as France's president by wrongly suggesting that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has recent immigrant roots.



Subject: Bush comments


Hi Lisa,
I teach middle school social studies and believe myself to be a good teacher, knowledgable about my subject. In New York, the US Constitution is part of the middle school curriculum. I was taken back by several comments our resident in chief made yesterday during a press conference with his new best friend, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, perhaps the only world leader with lower approval ratings than the shrub. I was left in stitches from laughter when King George was asked if he had spoken with Musharraf and if so what he had told him. He said he had spoken with Musharraf and had told him the United States believes in free and open elections (huh??????) and went on to say he told him to take off the uniform. You can not be the President and the head of the military at the same time. Every 12 year old in New York is taught that Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 of the US Constitution (a document I understand Georgie has trouble with) clearly states that the President of the United States is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. This duty has been reaffirmed many times by both Congress and the courts including several times during his own administration!
Comments from the gallery?
Let the countdown continue!


Thank you for your service in educating our children.


Bush never lets facts or his mangling of the Constitution get in his way.


My fav pic of Bush 'in uniform"






Disturbing News


Rudy's Albatross?


Federal prosecutors plan to ask a grand jury Thursday to indict Rudy Giuliani's ex-police commissioner, Bernard Kerik, on a variety of corruption and tax fraud charges.

If the grand jury votes today to indict, the charges would be unsealed tomorrow. Kerik has made arrangements to surrender, rather than be arrested by U.S. marshals, the sources say.



Republican Shenanigans


"Fox News shows more sexualized violence and humiliation than probably any other network -- all in the name of condemning it -- while under-showing violence in Iraq, all in the name of supporting it. After this video, smart viewers and advertisers will boycott Fox." -Gloria Steinem

Click here for video


Tony Snow: Not Back At Fox News


Tony Snow was talking with ABC News execs last week, but he's apparently making the rounds of all the news shows, says a network news source. Snow didn't respond to an e-mail. But interestingly, President Bush's ex-press secretary "doesn't want to go back to Fox News"



Rock-The-Voter News


Fox guest accuses Hillary of revenge cat killings





Giuliani agrees to be re-Baptised by Pat Robertson on The 700 Club - Grant Gerver,





Biz-Tech News

I Never Thought I would hear Date Rape Drug and Toys in the Same Sentence - Thanks Consumer Product Safety Commission!


U.S. safety officials have voluntarily recalled about 4.2 million Chinese-made Aqua Dots toys contaminated with a powerful "date rape" drug that has caused some children to vomit and lose consciousness upon ingesting the contents.



Bush claims he wants to work with the Democrats. Yeah, right. The same way a 5- year- old with a magnifying glass wants to work with ants. - Will Durst



Bush-Prison-Torture News


Internet Spying


It would be difficult to say whose e-mail, text messages or Internet phone calls the government is monitoring at any given time, but according to a former AT&T employee, the government has warrantless access to a great deal of Internet traffic should they care to take a peek.

As information is traded between users it flows also into a locked, secret room on the sixth floor of AT&T's San Francisco offices and other rooms around the country -- where the U.S. government can sift through and find the information it wants, former AT&T employee Mark Klein alleged Wednesday at a press conference on Capitol Hill.


People like the President because he seems like a guy you could have a beer with. But now it's time to take away the car keys.- Will Durst


Go-F***-Yourself News





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Odd News


A polar bear cub kisses his mother in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba, Canada Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007. Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward