Thursday edition - December 28, 2006
US hails Saddam Hussein death penalty ruling
Saddam's Death To Be Videotaped
Iraqis brace for Hussein execution
I wonder if Bush will be holding Saddam's pistol during Saddam's execution?
Bush agrees to work in a bipartisan way, so long as "bipartisan" still means "my." - www.seriouskidding.com
Military and civilian deaths in Iraq Reuters AlertNet, UK
Roadside bombs kill 3 US soldiers in Iraq Reuters.uk, UK
Iraq troops need support, says British general Guardian Unlimited, UK
"According to a recent survey, New Yorkers are living longer. Hard to believe, isn't it? Living to be 78 years old. That's pretty good, don't you think? ... They say a kid born today in New York City, born in 2006, could actually live long enough to see us get out of Iraq." - David Letterman
Gerald Ford Speaks After He Dies
The Washington Post runs a front-page story by Bob Woodward titled "Ford Disagreed With Bush About Invading Iraq." The Post reports that Ford "said in an embargoed interview in July 2004 that the Iraq war was not justified. 'I don't think I would have gone to war,' he said a little more than a year after President Bush launched the invasion advocated and carried out by prominent veterans of Ford's own administration." Ford was "critical not only of Bush but also of Vice President Cheney -- Ford's White House chief of staff -- and then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who served as Ford's chief of staff and then his Pentagon chief."
Partridge Family Republican?
Danny Bonaduce got on the phone yesterday to
discuss the latest round of his bizarre feud with 9/11 conspiracy theorists.
It started Dec. 7, when he granted a street interview to a video crew that happened on him by chance. The interviewer claimed Washington knew about 9/11 in advance, prompting Bonaduce to defend President Bush and the Iraq war.
Ohio Supreme Court reprimands outgoing Republican Gov. Bob Taft ...
GOP Senator in Spotlight After a Critical Iraq Speech New York Times, NY
While waiting for the presidential press conference to begin, the reporter approached a man standing alone in a corner.
"So," said the journalist, "have you heard the latest joke about dumbo President Bush?"
The man pinned him with a steely gaze, "Before you tell it, I should inform you that I am proud to work for the White House."
"Thanks for the warning," rejoined the reporter. "I'll tell it slowly and explain it for you then."
John Edwards Kicks Off 2008 Bid
Pelosi says no to C-SPAN's request on floor proceedings Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT
The long goodbye to 'nice guy' prez
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I've just gotta say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!" Now, dead presidents are attacking Bush. Can Terri Schiavo be far behind? - www.seriouskidding.com
Oil prices at monthlong low point Boston Globe
Home Sales Rose 3.4% Last Month New York Times
Dow tops 12500 - a record CNNMoney.com
Final Holiday Retail Sales Unimpressive MSN Money
Spam Slams Internet at Record Levels NewsFactor
President Bush was invited to address a major gathering of the American Indian Nation last weekend in Arizona. He spoke for almost an hour on his future plans for increasing every Native American's standard of living. He referred to his career as Governor of Texas, how he had signed "YES" 1,237 times - for every Indian issue that came to his desk for approval.
Although the President was vague on the details of his plan, he seemed most enthusiastic about his future ideas for helping his "red brothers". At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented the President with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name - Walking Eagle. The proud President then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds.
A news reporter later inquired of the group of chiefs about how they came to select the new name given to the President. They explained that Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of crap it can no longer fly.
"CNN said today that President Bush is seriously considering sending more troops to Iraq, so apparently his goal is to achieve a negative popularity rating." --Jay Leno
Writer Back In Jail After Guantanamo Account
Throw the Bums Out and Change Direction AlterNet, CA
US admits that polar bears are at risk Globe and Mail
A baseball star's death is shrouded in mystery
Miami airport, British Airways at odds over landing snafu Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Planet-hunting space telescope launched Spaceflight Now
Supermaxi 'Wild Oats XI' is seen off the east coast of Tasmania. Wild Oats has won the Sydney to Hobart race for the second straight year, becoming the first boat to win back-to-back honors in 42 years.(PhotoROLEX/Daniel Forster)