Wednesday edition - February 7, 2007
Dems attack Bremer for doling cash in Iraq
NBC Reporter to Testify at CIA Leak Case
Democrats seek tougher action on Iraq
I wouldn't buy a burger or a used car from Bush.
President Bush proposed a three-trillion-dollar budget Monday that Democrats claim spends fifty billion dollars on the Pentagon but cuts funding for heating oil subsidies. That's just wrong. If the Pentagon budget isn't an oil subsidy then what is? - Argus Hamilton, comedian
US military deaths in Iraq at 3102 San Jose Mercury News, CA
US checking reports helicopter down in Iraq Reuters Canada
Iran alleges US is behind seizure of Baghdad envoy Los Angeles Times
Iraq says officers held over diplomat's kidnapping Reuters.uk, UK
CIA Water Cronyism
CIA officers operating in northern Iraq bought drinking water from a bottling plant there for years prior to the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein...That changed soon afterward. A CIA officer handling logistics for the Middle East and other regions recommended that an American company provide water and other supplies, according to former government officials.
"Who in their right mind would send 360 tons of cash into a war zone? But that is exactly what our government did." -- Henry Waxman, Democratic chairman of the House Oversight Committee
Suspect allegedly hoped to kill 75
At least 7 die as gunmen film their attacks on two state offices
Trial opens of magazine that published Mohammed caricatures
"Arnold Schwarzenegger is in trouble after tapes surfaced of him saying negative things about other Republicans. Actually, the Schwarzenegger tapes surfaced last year, but they weren't deciphered until this week." --Conan O'Brien
Fuzzy Math Epidemic
Veterans groups and Sen. Barack Obama say
government officials are obscuring the actual number of wounded in the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars by leaving out of some public documents troops who suffer
non-combat injuries...the number of wounded in the wars often circulated
publicly is around 23,000...That number only accounts for those wounded in
combat. When troops from those wars who were wounded in other ways are counted,
the number more than doubles, to about 53,000.
A governor caught off-guard San Francisco Chronicle, CA
Giuliani filed his notice-of-candidacy papers with the Federal Election
Commission Monday. He's had three wives, he supports gay marriage and gun
control, and he's running as a Republican. We're about to find out if 9-11
changed everything. - Argus Hamilton, comedian
Fruitcake Polling Higher Than Bush
Florida: Is Your Vote Missing?
Was your vote misplaced? In total, 494,928 voters - or more than 10% of the voters the Secretary of State certified for the 2006 General Election - did not get credit for voting in the official file released to the Florida Legislature. See the official results at the Department of State website here, and check to see if your vote is missing by filling in the form here
Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom admitted to having an affair with his friend's wife
while he was divorcing Fox News anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle. The city may never
forgive him. If there's one thing they can't stand, it's somebody who's in bed
with Fox News. - Argus Hamilton, comedian
Smuggling in the Name of Jesus
The couple were arrested on Jan. 8 after a customs
officer at Miami International Airport found they were carrying more than
$56,000, but had declared only $10,000, according to the arrest affidavit.
Investigators found the extra money spread out through the family's bags,
including $9,000 tucked into Sonia's Bible and
another $19,000 in their young son Gabriel's backpack, investigators allege.
Oil up above $59 Business Day
BHP reports record profits; pledges $10B buyback
Easy Bake Ovens Recalled
Shadow Symbolism Scare Some
In the sensitive post-wardrobe malfunction world, some are questioning whether a guitar was just a guitar during Prince's Super Bowl halftime show.
'Man in the hood' recalls ordeal Daily Express, Malaysia
Astronaut Lisa Nowak blames Bush for woes; many agree. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Subject: Dubai Palm Island Photo
I think you hit the nail on the head more than you know in suggesting
that Bush get those guys to rebuild New Orleans. The things that I've
read say that in Dubai they bring in workers from India and Pakistan to
do their building, and take their passports so they can't leave.
Others are never paid for their work. So, it seems like something Bush would
be interested in.
Gary, don't be giving Bush any ideas!
Dubai has built a palm island and the USA has left New Orleans to rot. Are we still #1?
Cheney’s Son-In-Law Blamed for Delaying Investigations of Homeland ... Think Progress, DC
Cheney's banker attacks his policies Independent, UK
News Organizations Cheer Libby Ruling Houston Chronicle, TX
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Drivers along U.S. 19 near Rivesville, W.Va. get a colorful ice display thanks to Rich DeMary, 43, who mixed food coloring into gallon jugs of water, then poured them over icicles hanging off the rocks, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007. DeMary, who lives in the small Marion County town, says he's been doing this for about eight years, just to brighten the day of passers-by. He created this display last week. (Photo/Dale Sparks)