Tuesday edition - February 19, 2007




In Africa, Bush touts aid efforts, basks in popularity
Christian Science Monitor, MA - 2-18-08
By choosing programs that have had positive results, Bush's Africa trip has the feel of a victory lap. In Rwanda, many people appreciate Bush's fight


Supreme court won't review Bush domestic spying case
Reuters - 2-19-08
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down a legal challenge to the warrantless domestic spying program President George W. Bush created after the September 11 attacks...

Espionage Seen in Brazil Oil Info Theft
Houston Chronicle - 2-19-08
A laptop computer and the "two or three" stolen hard drives had been in the possession of Houston-based oil services company Halliburton Co. when they were shipped from an offshore rig to Petrobras offices last month. Caetano said there had been a


“And I guess this is good news. Musicians in Afghanistan are now being allowed to play western music again. In fact, you know what the most popular music is in Afghanistan right now? I’m not making this up -- disco. See, I guess we were able to work out some kind of compromise. We brought them out of the 13th century, but only brought them up to 1978.” - Jay Leno





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







Disturbing News


The Democrats are now in a dead heat. It is mano-a-woman-o. It is African American against Vagino American. - Bill Maher




Republican Shenanigans News

Michelle Obama


Speaking in Wisconsin, would-be First Lady Michelle Obama said, "For the first time in my adult lifetime I am really proud of my country"....



When you're supposed to be "taking off the gloves and really letting your opponent have it," don't get caught checking out her ass. [a series of photos of Obama checking out Hillary Clinton at the debate are shown] - Bill Maher




Rock-The-Voter News





Biz/Tech News


It's amazing how quickly things change in politics. Just this morning I was talking to my driver, Mitt Romney... - Jay Leno


Oil, Oil Everywhere


Imagine a place awash with more hydrocarbons than a Texan oilman can dream of and where no one has staked a single claim -- all that energy is just going begging.
The problem: this massive reserve is at least 1.2 billion kilometers (750 million miles) away from Earth, on a tiny inhospitable world where on a warm day it's minus 179 degrees Celsius (minus 290 degrees Fahrenheit).


Bush-Prison-Torture News




Fidel Resigns


 For the first time in nearly half a century, Fidel Castro has stepped down as president of Cuba.

The announcement caps a year and a half of limbo and speculation since Mr. Castro fell ill and temporarily ceded power to his younger brother, Raúl Castro.


Bush in secret negotiations to install Alberto Gonzales as President of Cuba - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com



Go-F**k-Yourself News





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Darth in the sky : An hot air balloon in the shape of Darth Vader rises at the Tours and Taxis site as part of the Star Wars exhibition in Brussels.
Photo/Dominique Faget