Monday edition - December 17, 2007
Australian defense chief warns allies over Afghanistan war
Russia delivers first nuclear fuel to Iran
British hand over Basra in disarray
Pliers...more satisfying than impeachment.
For Bush, if it looks like torture, feels like torture, and smells like torture, it isn't. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Turkey Reports Bombing Kurdish Rebel Targets in Iraq New York Times
Muslim pilgrims leave Mecca city at start of haj Reuters South Africa
As Pakistan lifts emergency rule, Musharraf eyes next step Christian Science Monitor
Putin Agrees to Be Protégé’s Prime Minister New York Times
600 percent: The cost of government paper-shredding has increased since President Bush took office. USASpending tracked how the government spent $452,807 on contracts for paper-shredding services in 2000, only to see that number rise astronomically to over $2.9 million in 2006.
Reservoirs Closed After Carcinogen Is Found New York Times
Huckabee Dog Abuse and Cover Up?
As Mike Huckabee gains in the polls, the former Arkansas governor is finding that his record in office is getting more scrutiny. One issue likely to get attention is his handling of a sensitive family matter: allegations that one of his sons was involved in the hanging of a stray dog at a Boy Scout camp in 1998. The incident led to the dismissal of David Huckabee, then 17, from his job as a counselor at Camp Pioneer in Hatfield, Ark. It also prompted the local prosecuting attorney— bombarded with complaints generated by a national animal-rights group—to write a letter to the Arkansas state police seeking help investigating whether David and another teenager had violated state animal-cruelty laws. The state police never granted the request, and no charges were ever filed. But John Bailey, then the director of Arkansas's state police, tells NEWSWEEK that Governor Huckabee's chief of staff and personal lawyer both leaned on him to write a letter officially denying the local prosecutor's request.
GOP Candidates Scrambling to Cope With Rise of Huckabee
Additions to the Republican Dictionary
Asshole.- See W
Conscience - Curiously absent in the evangelical republican version of Christianity.
Ethics - A code of conduct which, for Republicans, includes lying about weapons of mass disctruction after condemning a Democratic president for lying about his sex life, stealing elections, and keeping mistresses on the side while condemning a Democratic president for getting a little on the side.
Fiscal Responsibility - Making sure we have enough money for our
little pet war by not squandering it on unnecessary stuff like combating
global warming and insuring poor kids.
Hypocrisy - Something liberals keep accusing us of totally embodying.
We have no idea what it means.
"D" is for the grades
George got in school.
"U" is for uniter, not divider (yeah, right).
"B" is for the bombs he rains down on civilians.
"Y" is the question we ask ourselves everyday.
"A" is for the agony of torture.
(Put them all together, they spell DUBYA--the worst president this country has ever known....)
Calling him a 'winner,' Iowa's first lady backs Edwards
Obama Describes Faith Amid False Rumors
The War Prayer by Mark Twain - a Film
Subject: Pelosi taking impeachment off the table
So, we only
stand up for a sure thing? Nuts. What ever happened to doing the right thing
regardless of the consequences? Get some backbone and stand up for something.
I say: Impeach, Indict, Impale
Impeach, Indict and Waterboard
Impeachment Is On Their Table
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) doesn't get confused with Dennis Kucinich very often. But now the veteran Chicago congressman and the quixotic Ohio presidential wannabe have something in common: a desire to boot the vice president from office.
Oil Prices Fall on Economic Worries The Associated Press
Greenspan Urges US to Help Those Facing Foreclosure New York Times
Google's Knol experiment to rival Wikipedia? CNET News.com
Gaming Investors Say "W00t" Motley Fool
CIA to Cooperate With Congress On Those Destroyed Tapes?
CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield said Saturday, "the CIA will cooperate fully with both the preliminary inquiry by the Department of Justice and the CIA Inspector General as well as with the Congress. That has been, and certainly continues to be the case."
What really goes on in Guantánamo Bay Monsters and Critics.com, UK
Baseball takes swift action in wake of steroid storm: raises ticket prices - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Steroid Age Mutant
By: Hubert Wilson
A message for our conservative friends
For those of you planning on voting republican to defeat the threat posed by illegal immigration, please realize: The republicans are going to handle it the same way they handled abortion. After 12 years of controlling Congress and 8 years of controlling the Presidency; they've done nothing about abortion. They aren't going to do anything about illegal immigration either. Without things like immigration and abortion, they'd be forced to address the real issues like the economy, healthcare, education, and the blowback from our occupation of Iraq. So if you want to see nothing done about illegal immigration... go ahead... vote Republican. - www.oldamericancentury.org
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Depp's big discovery: He really can sing Chicago Sun-Times
The 433 ft long MV "Beluga SkySails" in an undated image. Turning ocean winds into gold while cutting greenhouse emissions in the process might sound like some sort of alchemy for the 21st century. The ship will make its maiden voyage in January across the Atlantic to Venezuela, up to Boston and back to Europe. It will be pulled by a giant computer-guided $725,000 kite tethered to the mast. Photo/Beluga SkySails