Thursday edition Y February 14, 2008
House readies for key contempt vote
Al-Qaeda in Iraq threatens Israel in new tape
Justice Says Waterboarding Not Legal Now
Don't you think Harriet Miers would look lovely in an orange jumpsuit?
"Boy, talk about a black eye for baseball. You
know what's happening today? Congressional investigations into Roger Clemens and
the steroid use begin tomorrow. And it's interesting, you know? We didn't get
bin Laden but by God, we're nailing this guy." --David Letterman
US extends sanctions against Syria, says it subverts Iraq efforts CNN International
"The government is going to be handing out rebate checks. We're like a bad car dealership now in this country, handing out the rebate checks. They're trying to restore confidence in the U.S. economy. The bad news - half the people want the money in euros, the other half want it in pesos." --Jay Leno
Meanwhile, Back In Cuba...
CUBA has demanded the US return Guantanamo Bay to the island nation and denounced the "war on terror" prison, where six detainees could face the death penalty. The United States, which has occupied Guantanamo for more than 100 years, signed in 1934 a lease agreement with the Cuban government that could not be altered without agreement by both countries.
"Scientists for the United States Army have developed a sandwich that can remain edible for three years. Well, if that doesn't get guys to re-up, nothing will. Let me tell you, that shows you how dedicated our armed forces are. I mean, the other side offers their guys, what, 72 virgins? We get a 3-year-old sandwich." --Jay Leno
W Kisses AND Holds Hands With Their King
A leading human rights group appealed to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Thursday to stop the execution of a woman accused of witchcraft and performing supernatural acts.
Republican Shenanigans News
House GOP leadership backs McCain
What the Huck?
Archbishop of San Antonio not happy about Hillary’s Catholic ...
Condi Defends 56 False Statements! 56!
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice vehemently defended her integrity on Wednesday when asked about an independent report that found she made 56 false statements on the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
U.S. Navy jets intercepted Russian bombers that buzzed the carrier USS Nimitz Sunday. They're tired of hearing U.S. officials say al-Qaeda is the number-one threat to America. The Russians might have lost the Cold War but they still have their pride. - Argus Hamilton
The Masochistic Senator
The Senate Ethics Committee has sent Sen. Larry
Craig a letter scolding him for last summer's Minneapolis airport sexcapade.
The three-page Public Letter of Admonition closes the committee's inquiry of the three-term Idaho Republican, who has sought to withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct after being snared in a police sex sting.
"Very awkward moment in the Hillary Clinton campaign today. I guess Hillary told her staff to call Democrats with money, and they called Barack Obama." --Jay Leno
Obama criticizes Clinton, sets sights on McCain
Rupert Murdoch to Rescue Yahoo!?
hopes media conglomerate News Corp. can rescue it from a Microsoft Corp.
or at least prove the slumping Internet pioneer is worth more money than its
unsolicited suitor wants to pay.
Here's how you give George W. Bush a third term: vote McCain. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
US Compares 9/11 Trials to Nuremberg
Here's the Dream Lineup: Obama: President, Hillary: Vice President, Biden: Secretary of State, Edwards: Attorney General, Bill: Press Secretary - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
DeFazio adds his clout to Cheney impeachment push The Oregonian
Scalia Weighs in Again on Controversy The Associated Press
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life : A Shih Tzu waits backstage during the final day of the 132nd Westminster
Kennel Club Annual Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. My Shih Tzu,
Pierce, would not allow me to put rubber bands on his face, no way, no how.
Pierce is about 95% recovered from his surgery!
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