Tuesday edition - February 6, 2007





GOP filibuster frustrates Senate debate on Iraq war
San Francisco Chronicle, CA -2-6-07
Washington -- Senate Republicans on Monday blocked debate on the Iraq war, stymieing efforts by Democrats to send even a weak bipartisan message opposing President Bush's order of 21500 more troops into an intensifying civil war in ...

Iraqi Gunmen seize Iranian diplomat
Houston Chronicle, TX - 2-6-07
 BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms seized an Iranian diplomat as he drove through central ...

Waxman to Probe Iraq Contracting, Unaccounted-For $12 Billion
Bloomberg - 2-6-07
Representatives of eight companies -- among them Halliburton Co.'s KBR Inc. subsidiary, Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.


Twelve billion unaccounted for? Has any one looked at Bush or Cheney's checking account?



“Earlier today, President Bush spoke at the 55th annual National Prayer Breakfast. President Bush said that he has prayed every single day since he took office. Hey, you’re not the only one. Join the club!” - Jay Leno




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



By Don Davis



Happy Trails for Katherine Harris


On Tuesday, February 6, 2007, the Longboat Key Kiwanis Club will honor former U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris as its Citizen of the Year at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. The dinner is $50 per person. The event begins at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 383-5509.


 "I just worry that we have lost our balls for reporting. We constantly underestimate the intelligence and interest in the audience." - George Clooney, Newsweek interview

Disturbing News


“President Bush also went to the New York Stock Exchange this week, and Bush said the salaries of top executives should be based on their success. They should only get paid if they’re successful. Hey, if that were true, Congress would have lost money, wouldn’t they?” - Jay Leno




Mile High Clubber



Disguised in a dark wig, glasses and a trench coat, U.S. space shuttle astronaut Lisa Nowak waited in hiding for a woman she considered a rival for another astronaut's affections and tried to kidnap her, police in Orlando said on Monday...Nowak also carried black gloves, a folding knife with a 4-inch blade, rubber tubing and trash bags, police said.


Republican Shenanigans


Meanwhile, Back In New Orleans...


 In the neighborhood President Bush visited right after Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. government gave $84.5 million to more than 10,000 households. But Census figures show fewer than 8,000 homes existed there at the time.


Rock-The-Voter News

It's A Miracle!




One of four ministers who oversaw three weeks of intensive counseling for the Rev. Ted Haggard said the disgraced minister emerged convinced that he is "completely heterosexual."



Tony Blair asked John McCain Sunday to help negotiate a power-sharing plan in Northern Ireland. He thinks the one U.S. senator calling for more troops in Iraq can bring peace to Ireland. It sounds like that poisoned Russian tea is having side effects all over London. - Argus Hamilton, comedian



Subject Yesterday's Pig Photo


Dear Lisa,

I think the pig picture on your Monday edition is mislabeled. It is obviously a bunch of Republicans jumping ship! ;O)




I wish I would have thought of that!





Biz-Tech News

Clinton-Clark or Clark-Clinton?


On the same day that he was the only Democrat allowed to speak to members of the Democratic National Committee without making his 2008 intentions known, Gen. Wesley Clark raised speculation as to whether he is angling to be Sen. Hillary Clinton's, D-N.Y., running mate.


"I'm a great admirer of Senator Clinton. I think she's terrific," Clark told ABC News with a sly smile when asked if he shared a former aide's assessment that "a Clinton-Clark ticket has a nice ring to it."

Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F***-Yourself News

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Odd News



This island resort in the United Arab Emirates is the largest man made island in the world. The Palm Jumeirah consists of a trunk, a crown with 17 fronts, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometer-long breakwater. The island itself is 5 kilometers by 5 kilometers. Maybe Bush should hire these guys to help rebuild New Orleans?