TGIF/Weekend edition - November 9-11, 2007





Senate overrides Bush's water bill veto
CNN - 11-9-07
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Senate on Thursday handed President Bush his first veto override -- authorizing $23 billion in new water projects..


Mukasey confirmed with least support in 55 years
Seattle Times, United States - 11-9-07
Michael Mukasey received the fewest "yes" votes among confirmed attorneys general since James McGranery, who was approved by a

Bernard Kerik indicted on corruption, tax evasion charges
New York Daily News, NY - 11-9-07
Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani's former police commissioner Bernie Kerik was indicted on multiple federal charges


"General. I can't name the general." --George W. Bush, after being asked to name the President of Pakistan, Boston, Mass., Nov. 3, 1999





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

Democrats Say They Won't Back Down This Time. Yawn.


House Democrats are planning another veto showdown with President Bush on the Iraq war. And this time, they say they won't back down.

The House planned to vote as early as next week on a $50 billion war spending bill that would require Bush to begin withdrawing troops. The measure identifies a goal of ending combat by December 2008, leaving only enough soldiers and Marines behind to fight terrorists, train Iraqi security forces and protect U.S. assets.


Pakistan's General Pervez Musharraf jailed opposition judges, suspended the constitution and canceled elections Monday. World pressure mounted on him to step down. President Bush called and asked if he ever thought about being Attorney General.

- Argus Hamilton






Disturbing News


Papa Bush: He's Complaining That Everyone's Complaining About His Son


Critics of U.S. President George W. Bush's handling of the Iraq war are "grossly unfair" and have forgotten the brutality of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, Bush's father said in an interview published on Friday.

"Do they want to bring back Saddam Hussein," former President George H. W. Bush said in an interview with USAToday at his presidential library in College Station, Texas.

"I don't know what they are talking about here. Do they think life would be better in the Middle East if Saddam were still there," the elder Bush,




The Senate opened a formal probe into televangelists Tuesday. The senators say televangelists are living in opulent luxury by preying on the poor and the sick. If they want to do that they're going to have to run for office just like everybody else. - Argus Hamilton





Republican Shenanigans

This Is Why Our Forefathers Wanted Separation of Church and State


America's ''shrine of democracy'' is the setting for another fight over religion and public land.
A Christian law group is accusing Mount Rushmore officials of trampling the free speech and religious rights of a Minnesota man
who alleges he cannot get a permit to distribute religious materials at the national monument.



HBO's making a movie on the 2000 election, "Recount."  Who's playing Jeb? Jim Nabors would be perfect. - Zing!


Rock-The-Voter News

Clinton Bashing Continues


Bill Clinton has spent the last two weeks as an unlikely victim of a manic media environment that his wife has largely mastered.

He was pilloried by personalities from Matt Drudge to Tim Russert for remarks — often taken strikingly out of context about the charged topic of "Swiftboating" and his presidential papers.




Subject: Toys from China




I just heard some morning show guy on MSNBC say that the communist Chinese are deliberately poisoning our children by putting lead/date rape drugs in their toys. Does that qualify as a conspiracy theory?


What the hell am I supposed to buy my kids for Christmas???? It's been heartbreaking enough having to take away several recalled toys from my boys. All made by Mattel in China.





OMG. That morning show guy must be Joe Scarborough -- Mr Talk Off The Top of His Head Extraordinaire. Republicans are still playing the communism card, they can't help it, it's programmed in them. And yeah, I think that qualifies as a conspiracy theory, a really stupid one.


The Chinese think in the long term, not in instant gratification terms as we Americans do. Why would the Chinese ruin their growing economic power with their largest importer? I mostly blame the importers of these defective toys, mostly American companies who obviously never tested the product they imported from "semi-dark age China, using cheap labor" -- even more reason to keep a close eye on the products sold to our children.  Shame on Mattel.


Target has a huge list of toys that are American made click here . I wonder if those American toys have been tested? Especially if they're Republican owned! ;)


Be careful when shopping though, al Qaeda may be coming to a mall near you.


IPods and IPhones may be toxic too, according to a report I heard on CNN. OMG, my son has owned an IPod for years and he's now speaking Chinese! There is a Chinese conspiracy!



Aqua Dots were recalled from toy stores across America Wednesday. If swallowed, a chemical in the dots turns into a date-rape drug. Hopefully it will get parents to tell their children to stop playing and get back onto the Internet where it's safe.- Argus Hamilton








Biz-Tech News

Another Democrat Gets An Envelope Containing Powder


Workers were evacuated from a Fort Lauderdale office building Thursday afternoon after an envelope containing powder and a letter that was ''geared toward not being appreciative of the representative's politics'' arrived at U.S. Rep. Ron Klein's office, FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said.

Testing revealed the contents weren't dangerous, said Division Chief Richard Brown with Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue.
Further testing will be done to determine what the substance was.



Ronny Raygun Made Catsup a Vegetable; W  Made Park Benches and Interstate Underpasses Homes


The number of chronically homeless people across the United States has dropped by 11.5 percent thanks to an increased focus on providing counseling and housing rather than police crackdowns or emergency shelter beds, federal officials said Wednesday.

The drop was reflected in a report released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development showing that between 2005 and 2006, the number of chronically homeless people in America's streets declined from 175,900 to 155,600....Jennifer Friedenbach, executive director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, said she doubted the federal figures were as sunny as presented.

"HUD putting out a report like that is a cruel hoax when all they've done for years is do massive cuts in affordable housing," she said. There are 54,000 families or individuals in San Francisco waiting for Section 8 federal rent-subsidy vouchers or spots in public housing, she said.






Bush-Prison-Torture News

Are you planning to apply the Iraq lessons learned to Iran?


Condoleezza Rice is, by her own admission, not "that self-reflective." But in an interview in her office on Thursday the secretary of state took a moment to contemplate the improved security situation in Iraq. Asked whether she and the Bush administration had made any mistakes early on "that you're perhaps trying to redeem yourself for," she responded with her trademark steely smile. "I'm sure there are lots of things we might have done better," she said. "I'll give you one with Iraq. If I had to do it all over again, we would have had the balance between center, local and provincial better. But that's the kind of thing you learn over time."



Thomas Jefferson actually went out to the Constitutional writers strike - Robin Williams





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Odd News



The 15th century church steeple in Suurhusen, Germany, seen here in 2002, has snatched the accolade of the most tilted tower in the world from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

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