TGIF/Weekend edition - February 29 - March 2, 2008




Texas Republicans cross over to vote for Obama
MSNBC - 2-29-08
They say, ‘Barack, I'm a Republican, but I support you.’ And I say, ‘Thank you. Why are we whispering?’” If the latest polling data are to be believed, those Republicans aren’t whispering in Texas, where 195 of the 228 delegates the state will send to..


US Senate Leader Withdraws Bill To Cut Funds For Iraq War
Voice of America - 2-29-08
By Deborah Tate US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has withdrawn from Senate consideration a bill that calls for a troop pullout from Iraq and a cut-off of funds for the war because it lacked support. Congressional Democrats hope to revisit the issue

New Abu Ghraib Pictures Leaked To Media - 2-28-08
Website has obtained a cache of previously unreleased pictures from Abu Ghraib. The pictures were given to the magazine by psychologist Philip Zimbardo, the man behind the Stanford Prison Experiment and an expert defense witness for


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." --David Letterman


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







Disturbing News

Ex-Chief Prosecutor At Guantanamo


Until four 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


"Ladies 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


Rock-The-Voter News







Biz/Tech News



"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



Secret Pollution


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.


Bush-Prison-Torture News




Go-F**k-Yourself News


A Thinktest - Fun and interesting



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A 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.
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