TGIF/Weekend edition - February 29 - March 2, 2008
Texas Republicans cross over to vote for Obama
US Senate Leader Withdraws Bill To Cut Funds For Iraq War
New Abu Ghraib Pictures Leaked To Media
Not only does the right wing control the media but they also may control who gets to be the Democratic choice in Texas! Now that's fair and balanced.
"Another big Democratic debate in Ohio. And the format for
this one was a little different. Both candidates were sitting on dunk tanks."
Suicide Bomber Hits Bus in Iraq's North, Killing at Least Eight Washington Post
Execution of 'Chemical Ali' approved Los Angeles Times
US Sanctions Four Syrians for Helping Iraq Terrorists Voice of America
Prince's cover in Afghanistan blown by Drudge Report Independent, UK
Jolie Sees Benefit in US Surge in Iraq The Associated Press
Top US officer worries about quick Iraq pullout International Herald Tribune
Israel warns of Gaza 'holocaust' BBC News
Trillions and Trillions And Trillions
The Iraq war will cost Americans between $3 trillion and $5 trillion, including military spending, broader economic costs and decades of benefits and medical care for combat veterans, a Nobel prize-winning economist told the Joint Economic Committee on Thursday.
Ex-Chief Prosecutor At Guantanamo
months ago, Col. Morris D. Davis was the chief prosecutor at Guantánamo Bay and
the most colorful champion of the Bush administration’s military commission
system. He once said sympathy for detainees was nauseating and compared putting
them on trial to dragging “Dracula out into the sunlight.”
Then in October he had a dispute with his boss, a general. Ever since, he has been one of those critics who will not go away: a former top insider, with broad shoulders and a well-pressed uniform, willing to turn on the system he helped run.
Still in the military, he has irritated the administration, saying in articles and interviews that Pentagon officials interfered with prosecutors, exerted political pressure and approved the use of evidence obtained by torture.
"This is a big scandal. Yesterday, someone released a photo of Barack Obama wearing a traditional African dress. Yeah, as a result, Barack has been offered a starring role in 'Big Momma's House 3.'" --Conan O'Brien
Republican Shenanigans News
McCain Says 100-Year Remark Distorted
and gentlemen, here is great news. Senator Larry Craig from Idaho ... is looking
for interns. What parent doesn't want to hear, 'Well guess what, Dad, I got
accepted into Larry Craig's intern program'? But if you're interested, Larry
Craig is now accepting applications from interns. Just slide your resume under
the stall." --David Letterman
McCain Flip Flop On Immigration?
John McCain faces a dilemma on immigration as he works to persuade conservatives he's tough enough on the issue without erasing his historic appeal to Hispanic voters. Once a crusader for offering the nation's roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants a way to get legal status, McCain now says his first priority is fortifying U.S. borders.
"And God bless him, Ralph Nader running for president again. Yeah, yeah! Nader says he's running for president again because the Democrats did not stop President Bush on the war in Iraq and on the tax cuts. Stop him? If Nader hadn't run, there wouldn't have been a President Bush." --Jay Leno
Nader announces his running mate San Jose Mercury News
Oil Surpasses $103 for First Time The Associated Press
It's Windows Vista! Only Cheaper! PC World
Google Hands Out Voicemail To SF Homeless
"It got a little bit contentious tonight, a lot of controversy still about the photo somebody released of Obama wearing a turban. You know, they originally said Clinton's camp did it, and they said we didn't do it. If I was Barack Obama, I would have worn the turban to the debate tonight. That's why I'm not running for president." --Jimmy Kimmel
A congressional panel will investigate why a federal agency is withholding a report describing potential health threats near 26 heavily polluted areas in the Great Lakes region, lawmakers said.
Cheney cancels his visit to Turkey Hürriyet, Turkey
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policewoman watches over Lana Wendt (C) and Kristi-Anna Brydon (R) after police
stopped a topless demonstration by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
at Circular Quay in Sydney February 27, 2008. The animal liberation group was
drawing attention to the Running of the Bulls event in Pamplona, Spain, which
PETA says is cruel to the animals.
Best wishes for a peaceful weekend.