TGIF/Weekend edition - March 17-19, 2006
Who were those guys?
Mars Hill student cleared of threatening Bush
Congress raises debt limit
Agents posing as journalists? Well, that explains FOXNews!
"But if he invaded the wrong country, what makes us think he's
going to wiretap the right people?"
– Gloria Steinem on George W Bush
The War on Terror is a War on Windmills. -- Grant Gerver
"Swarmer" sweeps through central Iraq Denver Post
Day two of US-led Iraq offensive BBC News, UK
Afghan Bombings Resemble Iraq, Gen. Says AP
House OKs bill to pay for Iraq war San Francisco Chronicle
Ex-Halliburton worker: Troops' water was unsafe Orlando Sentinel, FL
Military to Probe 2005 Iraq Firefight AP
Iraqi Memorial Damaged During Protest AP
All Isn't Fair In Love and War
Reports of sexual assaults in the military increased by nearly 40 percent last year, the Pentagon announced Thursday, saying the increase was at least partly due to a new program that encourages victims to come forward.
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I Hope Review - "Like the best social commentary it slips in under your radar while you're busy appreciating the art." - James McSweeney
Looks like I picked the wrong presidency to quit drinking. -- Grant Gerver
Israel Reports Outbreak of Bird Flu Voice of America
GOP Sex Scare Tactics
A Republican sheriff is
criticizing GOP political tactics for upsetting some Snohomish County
At issue are automated phone calls, placed to about 10,000 homes, that told residents a dangerous unidentified sex offender "has been released into your community."
The calls were generated by the Olympia-based Speaker's Roundtable, a political action group tied to Republicans in the state House.
Australia winces at US talk on China Chicago Tribune
Bush taps Idaho guv to
hot seat at Interior
Let's Go to the Audio Tape: Bradlee Says He Didn't Name Armitrage Editor & Publisher
Use of Force Routine at Fla. Boot Camp Washington Post
Chris Matthew's Reaction to Sen Frist's Insider Trading Scandal
MCAULIFFE: Yes, a year ago
everybody would have had a W on. This is why two-thirds of Americans have
given up on Bush. They‘ve given up on the war in Iraq, and they want to
change. And doing Bill Frist, who is involved in an insider trading
scandal up here in Washington. You‘re talking about change?
MATTHEWS: What‘s that insider trading scandal?
MCAULIFFE: Oh, his stock sales. Saying that he didn‘t know anything was going on with his stock when it was blind to everybody but him. It was blind to the American public.
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Harris pledges to stay in race Miami Herald, FL
Rocker Ted Nugent is angry with the band Green Day because they laughed off his offer to collaborate with them...Green Day's latest album 'American Idiot' is critical of US president George W. Bush and his administrationwhile Nuget is a strong Republican.
WBAL Radio cancels Rush Limbaugh Baltimore Sun
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Bush Legacy List
Afghanistan - Where's Osama?
Al-Qaeda - No credible link between 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks and Iraq
Attitude - Ignorance and Arrogance
Bin Laden, Osama
Brownie - You're doing a heckuvva job.
Bolton, John - Nobel Peace Prize nomination for a world-class thug
Budget - Education cuts; inability to stay within budget (see Deficit)
Cheney -18% approval rating. See Halliburton
Chertoff (see Katrina)
Constitution - a document to be ignored
Death Toll - Iraq, Afghanistan
Deception - WMDs
Deficit - Has sparked bipartisan protest
Education - No child left behind
Energy - Back tracking on alternative forms of energy
Environment - Clear Skies, Kyoto back out
Ethics - Scandals
Faulty Premise - the case for WMDs
Filibuster - Might as well not have the option
Fleischer, Ari - See lies and lying liars
Freedom - See deception
Gajillion - New number used to describe our debt
Gonzales, Alberto - A sad excuse for Attorney General
Genocide in Darfur - We can't spare the troops for a legitimate cause
Halliburton - No bid contracts
Health Care - Don't get sick
Honesty - Yes, can we have some please?
Hussein, Saddam - Friend, then enemy of Rummy
Kickbacks - See Abramoff, Jack
Medicare Part D - AKA The prescription drug plan
No Child Left Behind - AKA dumbing down of the masses
National Security Administration - See behind you
Oil - Apparently we're addicted to it
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Phosphorus, White - See WMD
Quagmire - Iraq
Questions but no answers
The Qur'an - Flushed down the toilet and pissed on by US soldiers
Reserves, AKA IED fodder in Iraq
Reserves, Alaskan Oil
Roe v. Wade - We hardly knew ye
SCOTUS, stacked and going down the tubes
Security of the ports in jeopardy
Saud, House of - AKA Bush Buddies (remember 15 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis)
Stem Cell research stymied
Terror, War on - See Quagmire, political subterfuge
UN Commission on Human Rights - Not supported by the US
Vegetable - See Terri Schiavo
Vietnam, Overcoming the Syndrome - See Iraq
War - Claims we're at war, but there's been no act of congress
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
Whittington, Harry - Shot in face and apologizes to Cheney
Xmas, The "war" on
Yellow-cake Uranium lies - AKA Yellowcake Forgery
Yale - Continues to devalue the currency of other Yale students
Yellow-bellied draft-dodgers - Sending other people's kids to war?
Zig-zag - See rationales for war
"Tough day for the Bush administration. A guy named Claude Allen has been arrested and charged in Maryland with swindling Target and some other department stores out of refunds. He allegedly made off without about $5000 or so which is officially the smallest amount of money ever stolen by a Republican." --Jimmy Kimmel
Oil Prices Slip After OPEC Lowers Demand Bay News 9, FL
Halliburton CEO takes home $17 million pay package Hindustan Times, India
India Seeks Greater Nuclear Energy Cooperation With Russia Voice of America
S.Korea May Limit US Beef Imports Houston Chronicle
Bill Gates Rubbishes $100 Laptop Techtree.com
Bush breaks a law and then he gets his Republican majority in Congress to change the law so he hasn't broken it." – Gloria Steinem
Ex-businessman at Gitmo petitions court
Army Releases Abu Ghraib Documents Los Angeles Times, CA
Abu Ghraib general cleared of some charges Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH
Subject: It's not Bush's fault!
"Snap! Censure! A moral condemnation of the president so severe it's
only happened once before to President Andrew Jackson, who was never heard from
again. Oh, wait [picture of the $20 bill]."
--Jon Stewart, on Sen. Russ Feingold's motion to censure President
Cheney makes rare trip to Columbia Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC
Leno says sorry for Cheney gun joke Globe and Mail, Canada
The only drug sold at Wal-Mart should be pot in the parking lot. Wal-Mart has announced that they will now dispense the "morning-after" contraceptive pill, because nothing says to a young lady, "I really care," like a trip to Wal-Mart. Besides, Wal-Mart shoppers already have access to the most effective form of birth control: watching how children behave at Wal-Mart. -- Bill Maher
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Michael Jackson closes Neverland Ranch house Ireland Online, Ireland
Driver Going 90 MPH Wrong Way Gets License Back Cleveland - NewsNet5
Actress Jodi Foster demonstrates an Irish jig during her appearance on Jay Leno's (R) 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' in Burbank, California March 16, 2006. Photo/Paul Drinkwater
Have a peaceful St. Patrick's Day!