Monday edition - February 18, 2007



McCain drops the torture ball
Boston Globe, United States - Feb 15, 2008
JOHN MCCAIN this week had a choice between his principles and propping up a failed president. He chose the latter. The Senate joined the House in passing an...

Iraq oil law stalled, no end to impasse in sight
Guardian Unlimited - 2-18-08
By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A law that could shape Iraq's future by clearing the way for investment in its oil fields is deadlocked by a battle for control of the reserves and no end to the impasse is in sight, lawmakers and officials

For McCain, a Choice on a Role for Bush
New York Times, United States - 2-18-08
Senator John McCain’s campaign advisers will ask the White House to deploy President Bush for major Republican fund-raising, but they do not want the president to appear too often at his side, top aides to Mr. McCain said Sunday...


President Bush ordered new sanctions on Syria by executive order Wednesday and he accused Damascus of meddling with Iraq and Lebanon. What business do they have meddling with their neighbors? They should go across the oceans and do it like we do. - Argus Hamilton





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

Up Armored Vehicles Delay


Two senators Sunday urged the Pentagon to investigate a Marine Corps report that says procurement officers spurned requests from commanders in Iraq for blast-resistant vehicles because they didn't want to derail other projects.



Oilly: slang for a potential U.S. ally based solely upon how much oil they have. - Grant Gerver,


Nicole Kidman to Portray Valerie Plame Wilson


Who should play the role of

  • Joe Wilson

  • Scooter Libby

  • Robert Novak

  • Dick Cheney

  • George Bush


Sampling of Responses:


Joe Wilson: George Clooney

Scooter Libby: Joe Lieberman

Novak: Pat Buchanan

Cheney: Any large, poisonous snake will do

Bush: Ann Coulter



dick cheney will have to play 'himself' because no self-respecting actor would want to -- unless, unless… nope nobody out there.
Barb G


Bush and Cheney should be played by Pinky and The Brain. No input on the other criminals.


The biggest freshest pile of horse **** you can find.


Here's my list:
Joe Wilson - Robert Redford
Scooter Libby - Peter Sellers (we're dreaming here, right?)
Robert Novak - Pee Wee Herman
Dick Cheney - Peter Lorre' (Dick has been close to dead a few times, right?)
G.B.- Rick Moranis


Thanks, everyone for participating.


My choices:


Joe Wilson: Russell Crowe

Scooter Libby: Danny DeVito

Robert Novak: Danny DeVito

Dick Cheney: Danny DeVito

Bush: Will Farrell







Disturbing News



"Have you been watching the Roger Clemens congressional hearings? He denies being injected by his trainer. But what I thought was interesting was every time they mentioned 'buttocks,' Sen. Larry Craig swooned." --David Letterman


Costa Rica Recognizes Palestine


Costa Rica took a bold step into the tumultuous Mideast politics, announcing it recognizes Palestinian statehood and announces a bilateral accord with the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to “strengthen” the governments' diplomatic relationship.


Republican Shenanigans News






Glenn Beck: if you’re an ugly woman, you’re probably a progressive as well



The Democrats aren't brutes, which is too bad, because the Republicans are brutes. Brutes win. - Philip Roth, author


Read His Lips - No New Taxes


Republican John McCain says there will be no new taxes during his administration if he is elected president.

"No new taxes," the likely GOP presidential nominee said during a taped interview broadcast Sunday.






Yahoo announced Wednesday it's exploring a partnership with News Corp. to fend off a hostile takeover attempt. The two companies have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship. Ten years ago News Corp. hired every Yahoo it could find to form Fox News. - Argus Hamilton


Rock-The-Voter News







Biz/Tech News

Medicaid Better Than Health Insurance


Uninsured Americans and those in a government health program for the poor are far more likely to have advanced diseases when diagnosed with cancer than those with private coverage, researchers said on Sunday.


Bush-Prison-Torture News

NEW JFK Documents Discovered


A batch of old documents linked to the slaying of President John F. Kennedy has reportedly been unearthed, including a highly suspect transcript of a conversation between assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and Oswald's killer Jack Ruby, the Dallas Morning News said on Sunday.

The newspaper said the Dallas County district attorney's office, which uncovered the documents, would display its discovery at a news conference on Monday morning.


Go-F**k-Yourself News




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Odd News



This photo distributed by NASA on February 12, 2008 shows newborn stars as they peek out from the Rho Ophiuchi star-forming region. Planets resembling Earth can be found orbiting many sun-like stars in our galaxy, increasing the prospects of finding extraterrestrial life on some of them, according to a study released Sunday.
Photo/NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope