Thursday edition - February 8, 2007
Iran tests missile to sink battleships
After many denials, Army confirms private security contract
WASHINGTON – After numerous denials, the Pentagon has confirmed that a North Carolina company provided armed security guards in Iraq ...
Army withholds from Halliburton $19.6 million in payments
It's a toss up, I don't know who is crazier, the president of Iran or the US.
"It's so cold today, Condoleezza Rice climbed under a man." --David Letterman
US military deaths in Iraq at 3110 Akron Farm Report, NE
7 die as 5th US aircraft downed in Iraq Toronto Sun
Families Sue Blackwater for Iraq Deaths Houston Chronicle, TX
Italian court set to try US soldier in absentia Boston Globe
Freed Muslim terror suspect says Britain is "police state" Monsters and Critics.com
Letter bombs hurt 6 in attacks in Britain Seattle Times
If only Bush were an astronaut, that would explain his wildly erratic behavior. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Rice Suffers Memory Loss. She Must Have Caught It From Scooter Libby.
Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice disputed claims Wednesday that the Bush administration bungled
a diplomatic overture from Iran that offered a broad dialogue with the United
States after nearly a quarter-century of enmity...Rice
told Congress she does not remember seeing the 2003 Iranian proposal, which
suggested Iran was ready to discuss its disputed nuclear program, support for
militant groups that the United States labels terrorists and the acceptance of
Do those people who have their fingers on the buttons to launch nuclear missiles get the same kind of psychological evaluation as our astronauts? - Zing!
Travel chaos as snow sweeps Britain
When All Else Fails, Force Em Out
The departure of nearly a dozen U.S. attorneys--including some overseeing high-profile politically charged criminal investigations--has sparked congressional inquiries as to whether the Justice Department is politicizing the hiring and firing of federal prosecutors...One of the U.S. attorney departures that is raising the most eyebrows is that of Carol Lam, who has been overseeing the massive federal corruption probe of former Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham...To some veteran former Justice Department officials, the departure of Lam before the Cunningham probe is completed harks back to a similar case involving a CIA asset more than 25 years ago, in which the U.S. attorney was fired because of pressure from the agency.
GOP admits some sins, now accuses Democrats
"Ted Haggard, the minister who was caught with a gay prostitute, has just finished a three-week sex addiction program. He says he is now 'completely heterosexual.' Haggard says he will prove he is completely heterosexual by having sex only with men who are completely heterosexual" --Conan O'Brien
$12 Billion Bye Bye
This week, we were treated
to the spectacle of the former U.S. civilian overlord of Iraq, Ambassador L.
Paul Bremer, squirming in the hot seat as he attempted with little success to
explain what he did with 363 TONS of newly printed, shrink-wrapped $100 bills he
had flown to Baghdad.
That's $12 billion in cold, hard American cash, and no one, especially Bremer, seems to know where it went.
Catholic Gone Wild
The head of a conservative
Catholic group is demanding that former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina,
fire two of his campaign bloggers, charging that they are "anti-Catholic,
vulgar, trash talking bigots."
In a move that has created a buzz in the blogosphere, Catholic League President William Donohue points to a blog written by Amanda Marcotte on the "Pandagon" blog site regarding the church's opposition to birth control saying it forces women "to bear more tithing Catholics."
"Congratulations to Vice President Al Gore. Been nominated for the Nobel Peace
Prize. Luckily for Gore, Florida does not vote on this one.”
- Jay Leno
Oil prices rise to $58.11 a barrel BusinessWeek
Troubled Tribune Announces 4Q Profits Surge Editor & Publisher
Bloggers Rail Against Proposed NY iPod Fine
NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak drove to Florida wearing a wig and an adult diaper Monday to assault a love rival. It's big news. Iran must be terrified now that they know we don't do any psychological screening of the people on top of our rockets. - Argus Hamilton
Is Lisa Nowak John Stewart's sister?
Cheney Surprised by Libby's Account SierraTimes.com
Libby Trial: Russert Ruins the Cover Story The Nation
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NASA Soap Opera: Do They Need More Space? U.S. News & World Report
Friend: Astronaut "Finally Snapped" CBS News, NY
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