Tuesday edition - December 26, 2006
Mass Lawmakers: "We Could Be Bush Admin's Worst Nightmare"
deaths in Iraq exceed 9-11 count
Iraqi leader upset by arrest of Iranians by US forces
It's good to be back in the saddle again. Hold on tight, it's going to be one heckuva week!
Bah, HumBush! www.seriouskidding.com
Iraq Interior Minister Says Police Death Toll Tops 12000 Tampa Tribune
Parents of slain soldiers visit Iraq Houston Chronicle, TX
Uncle Sam wants you -- to volunteer DetNews.com
Merry Bushmess www.seriouskidding.com
He May Read But Does He Comprehend?
there hope for newspapers after all? Readers may be abandoning the printed
versions, but over the last couple of years, at least one person seems to have
started reading them, at least sometimes. He lives in the White House.
President Bush declared in 2003 that he did not read newspapers, but at his final news conference of the year last week, he casually mentioned that he had seen something in the paper that very day.
BILL O’REILLY’S TWELVE DAYS OF THE WAR ON XMAS
By Don Davis
Tornadoes sweep through Florida Biloxi Sun Herald
W, I have your exit strategy: apologize, bring the troops home, resign, enter rehab. - www.seriouskidding.com
Yet Another Bush Failure
President Bush's ambitious AIDS-fighting program in poor countries has pushed so hard for fast results that basic record keeping and accountability often went by the wayside, making it hard to judge the true success, according to government audits and officials.
Republican Shenanigans News
With $1 billion wasted, more Katrina abuse yet to emerge Boston Herald
Schwarzenegger prepares for surgery on leg today Sacramento Bee
Even A Political Hack Opportunist Criticizes Bush
growing more disturbed every night by how isolated George W. Bush has become,”
the former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough said on his MSNBC program last
week. “Shouldn’t more Americans be disturbed at this unprecedented example of a
White House that’s in — and you can only call it this — a bunker mentality?” The
screen below him read, “Bush: Determined or Delusional?”
White House officials, who note that Mr. Scarborough has been finding fault with the president for months, say critics are getting ahead of themselves, given that Mr. Bush has not yet said what his next move in Iraq will be.
1st Muslim congressman thrills crowd in Dearborn Detroit Free Press
Obama strong in new poll Concord Monitor
Anti-War Step By Dodd Hartford Courant
"This is a country that is worth the investment because once it emerges as a country that is a stabilizing factor, you'll have a very different kind of Middle East. And I know that from the point of view of not just monetary costs, but the sacrifice of American lives, a lot has been sacrificed for Iraq, a lot has been invested in Iraq."
Condoleezza Rice, Associated Press interview, December 21, 2006
Yep, He's Staying the Course
President Bush has appointed an outspoken conservative television producer to the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Warren Bell, executive producer of ABC's "According to Jim," was first nominated by Bush in June. In September, his nomination was abruptly pulled from the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's agenda because of some senators' concerns.
Halliburton and KBR Call It Quits Motley Fool
Nuclear reactors should be built to withstand terrorist attacks ... Boston Herald, MA
Saudi King cancels planned gasoline price rise San Diego Union Tribune, CA
Toyota's Global Production Rises ABC News
First there was the “mission accomplished” banner. Then, last year, there was a “plan for victory” and, just this past October, the presidential assertion, “Absolutely, we’re winning.” Now that President Bush is seeking “a new way forward” in Iraq, he is embracing a new verbal construction to describe progress there: “We’re not winning. We’re not losing.”
New York Times
A New Phrase Enters Washington’s War of Words Over Iraq
December 21, 2006
Ex-Abu Ghraib detainee recounts atrocities committed by US forces uruknet.info, Italy
General who authored Abu Ghraib report retires Stars and Stripes, DC
CHRISTIAN RIGHT EMBRACES CHENEY’S DAUGHTER AS THE NEW ‘VIRGIN MARY’
By Don Davis
25 Stupidest Quotes of 2006
Thieves Rob Church Safe While the Pastor Says Christmas Mass New York Times
Police use pint glasses to stop DUI's United Press International
Huge plant-eating dinosaur unearthed People's Daily Online
Greg Pike's dog Booger, cat Kitty and white mouse Mousie, rest at the end of a day in Bisbee, Arizona, December 24, 2006. Photo/Jeff Topping