TGIF/Weekend edition - February 22-24, 2007




GOP Operative: Rove Sought To Smear Dem
CBS News, NY - 2-22-08
(CBS) A Republican operative in Alabama says Karl Rove asked her to try to prove the state’s Democratic governor was unfaithful to his wife in an effort to thwart the highly successful politician’s re-election.

FEC Warns McCain on Campaign Spending
Washington Post, United States - 2-22-08
By Matthew Mosk and Glenn Kessler The nation's top federal election official told Sen. John McCain yesterday that he cannot immediately withdraw from the

 A Glimpse of Secret Rove
Washington Post, United States - 2-22-08
Don Siegelman, makes the claim against Rove in a broadcast scheduled to be aired Sunday, according to a statement from CBS


I wonder what Karl Rove will say on FoxNews about this?



"Over in Africa, President Bush is being welcomed as a hero in Tanzania. See, that's because President Bush always said one day third world countries would have the same economy as the United States and thanks to his economic plan, now they do." --Jay Leno


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

Turkey Invades Iraq


Turkish troops launched a ground incursion across the border into Iraq in pursuit of separatist Kurdish rebels, the military said Friday — a move that dramatically escalates Turkey's conflict with the militants.



Subject: McCain and NYT



About [yesterday's email]. I think it was Limpbaugh and the like. They needed a face-saving way to get back in line.
The NYT is their common enemy and it gives them a way to unite again without looking like flip-flopping, goose-stepping idiot sheep. The old adage goes, "Republicans fall in line, Democrats fall in love."



I love the adage!







Disturbing News

Security Stopped For Obama Event


Security details at Barack Obama's rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena.

The order to put down the metal detectors and stop checking purses and laptop bags came as a surprise to several Dallas police officers who said they believed it was a lapse in security.





"The band Abba wants John McCain to stop using their songs at his campaign rallies. Yeah. When asked about it, McCain said, 'Who cares about Abba? Kids today are into the Bee Gees.'" --Conan O'Brien



Republican Shenanigans News


Republican Solution: Boycott


As congressional aides worked furiously on Thursday to broker a deal on controversial electronic surveillance legislation, there was only one thing missing from the talks: Republicans.

Democratic staffers from both chambers have been meeting throughout the week, trying to reach a compromise on an update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and invited their Republican counterparts to participate.

However, Republican lawmakers have instructed their staffers to boycott the talks, saying they are unnecessary.


"Mike Huckabee's campaign is starting to taper off a little bit. Like for the big rallies, Chuck Norris just sends his stunt double." --Jay Leno




Rock-The-Voter News







Biz/Tech News

Oh, Joy - Bush Has His Liberry


Southern Methodist University will be home to George W. Bush's presidential library, officials announced today after more than a year of exclusive negotiations.

The only surprise was when — not if — the deal would be announced.



“Well, congratulations to the new nation of Kosovo. They gained their independence this week,” and, “of course, President Bush was shocked when he heard this. He said, ‘Independence? We haven’t even invaded them yet!’” - Jay Leno


Bush-Prison-Torture News




“‘The Wall Street Journal’ reports this week that the candy industry is so worried about falling candy sales, they’re now adding caffeine to the candy. Well, that’s every parent’s worst nightmare, huh? A fat kid that’s up all night.” - Jay Leno




Go-F**k-Yourself News


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Odd News



A sequence of images taken approximately every twenty minutes show the moon passing through the shadow of the earth as photographed in Toronto Wednesday Feb. 20, 2008. A total lunar eclipse, can only occur on a full moon, when the moon passes through the shadow of the earth. The next total lunar eclipse will not be visible from North America until Dec. 21, 2010.
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Best wishes to all for a peaceful weekend.