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Tuesday edition - December 11, 2007





Dana Perino Dumber Than Everyone Else in History
Wonkette, DC - 12-10-07

“I was panicked a bit because I really don’t know about … the Cuban Missile Crisis,” said White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, who at 35 was born about a decade after the 1962 U.S.-Soviet nuclear showdown. “It had to do with Cuba and missiles, I’m pretty sure.” So she consulted her best source. “I came home and I asked my husband,” she recalled. “I said, ‘Wasn’t that like the Bay of Pigs thing?’ And he said, ‘Oh, Dana.’...


Lawyers Cleared Destroying Tapes
New York Times - 12-11-07
 Lawyers within the clandestine branch of the Central Intelligence Agency gave written approval in advance to the destruction in 2005 of hundreds of hours of videotapes documenting interrogations of...

Agent: Waterboarding OK‘ed at the top
Pioneer Times-Journal, NM - 12-11-07
The CIA‘s waterboarding of a top al-Qaida figure was approved at the top levels of the US government...


Bush has his finger on a nuclear button he can't pronounce and his spokesmodel, Dana Perino, didn't know about nuclear missiles pointed at the US in 1962. Yeah, I'll sleep much gooder tonight.




"Russia has agreed to help Iran build a nuclear reactor. Yeah, because when you think well-built nuclear reactor you think Russia" --David Letterman


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

Torturing for Our Freedoms


New details emerged Tuesday about the CIA's waterboarding of a top al-Qaida figure as the agency's director, Gen. Michael Hayden, prepared for questioning by congressional panels about the destruction of CIA videotapes of terror suspect interrogations.
According to a former CIA agent, waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah, a major al-Qaida figure, got him to talk in less than 35 seconds, a technique he asserted had the approval of high-ranking U.S. officials.



“Happy Christmas – war is over.” - Prime Minister Gordon Brown telling British troops that they will leave Iraq within 2 weeks


Disturbing News

Nurses Hate Cheney, Too!


Some might view it as distasteful - Vice President Dick Cheney's office calls it "outrageous" - but a nurses union is sticking by its eye-popping ad running in 10 different Iowa newspapers today. The ad features a cut-out newspaper article about Cheney's latest hospitalization for heart treatment with the boldface words: If he were anyone else, he'd probably be dead by now.



Republican Shenanigans

Yet Another Political Hack Appointment


President Bush intends to name a well-known conservative commentator and journalist to lead the State Department's struggling efforts to improve the U.S.'s image abroad, replacing long-time confidante Karen Hughes, who is leaving government by the end of the year...





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Rock-The-Voter News


President Bush went bicycle riding in a snowstorm in Virginia Sunday. He hates to miss a day of exercise, no matter how busy he is or how cold it is. If there's one thing worse than an absolute monarch it's one that's going to live to be a hundred. - Argus Hamilton





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Biz-Tech News



Manipulating Science


 With U.S. policy at the center of debate at a Bali climate change meeting, Democrats in Congress said on Monday that the White House manipulated science for years to cast doubt on reality of global warming.


Bush-Prison-Torture News


So How's That Diplomacy With North Korea Going?


Days after the U.S. president sent his first letter to North Korea's leader in a bid to further diplomacy, the communist state accused the American government on Tuesday of being reckless criminals trying to stir up war.

North Korea's official media slammed the United States for a recent deployment of fighter jets and other armaments in and around South Korea.





Go-F***-Yourself News


Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management.  - Sen. Edward Kennedy


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Odd News



An image released by the Voyager Project on December 10, 2007. NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft has found that our solar system is not round but is "dented" by the local interstellar magnetic field of deep space, space experts said on Monday.
Image/Voyager Project/NASA