TGIF/Weekend edition - December 29-31, 2006



President wants more time to craft Iraq plan
Gainesville Sun, FL -12-29-06
CRAWFORD, Texas — President Bush worked nearly three hours at his Texas ranch on Thursday to design a new US policy in Iraq, then emerged to say that he ...

Crisis in Housing Adds to Miseries of Iraq Mayhem
The Ledger, FL - 12-29-06
At least two dozen Shiite families are living in an abandoned army hospital in southern Baghdad, having fled Sunni Arab insurgents in the Abu Ghraib area to the west. Hundreds of other Shiite families are camped in other buildings on the sprawling ...

Saddam Says Farewell; 23 Die In Baghdad
Guardian Unlimited, UK - Dec 28, 2006
 BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - In a farewell letter to the Iraqi people, Saddam Hussein urged his ...


Three whole hours Bush worked on Iraq? Only he would release that to the press.



The President says he's "making good progress" on the new war plan. He's already got a title page and the first paragraph. - Grant Gerver,



"Well, it sounds to me like when a drunken surgeon, who is losing a patient, is asking for more scalpels. It doesn't make any sense. I mean, that guy has been clueless from day one with regard to this whole war. And, you know, the one voice that is not heard at all in the situation in Iraq, is the voice of the Iraqi people..." – Tom Morello


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


"The Bush Administration is always saying, 'We don't hear the good news.' Yeah, because the journalists are saying, 'Cover me, I'm going to the ice machine.'" — Bill Maher



By Don Davis



Disturbing News



A giant Canadian ice island has broken off from the Arctic shelf. Claiming that's still no proof of Global Warming, the President vows to reattach it.- Grant Gerver,





2006 Tin Foil Hat Quote Runner-Up



 "It's a success that hasn't occurred yet." - Homeland Security Advisor Frances Fragos Townsend,

on why Osama bin Laden hasn't been captured


Republican Shenanigans



Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger had surgery Tuesday on the leg he broke at Sun Valley. He was standing still when his pole got twisted in his ski, causing him to trip and fall. Of all the tributes to Jerry Ford, this was the most heartfelt. - Argus Hamilton, comedian


Rock-The-Voter News


While soldiers die needlessly in Iraq, the President risks his very own life mountain biking in Crawford. - Grant Gerver,




Biz-Tech News


I could name a dozen things that could use a rewrite in the Constitution, like getting rid of the Electoral College. And getting rid of "corporate personhood." But, for today, let's just start with that vague part about what you can get impeached for. How about, starting unnecessary wars, yes; getting blown, no. - Bill Maher



Bush-Prison-Torture News



Let's get rid of the 22nd Amendment that says you can't run for president more than twice? Because that's just hatin'. If a guy can win the popular vote, he should be able to run, or that's not a democracy. Bill Clinton should be able to run for president in 2008, period. It would be worth it just to see him debate Hillary. - Bill Maher

Go-F***-Yourself News


"According to a new report -- I can't believe this -- according to a new report, marijuana has now surpassed corn as America's biggest cash crop. Corn. Yeah. Yeah, the report comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever tried smoking corn." - Conan O'Brien



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Odd News


The Stellar Axis land art project is spread out in McMurdo Station, Antarctica, December 20, 2006. (Photo/Jean de Pomereu/Lita Albuquerque Studio)

Happy New Year Everyone!

Peace in 2007