Monday edition - March 17, 2008





Baghdad Rocked As McCain, Cheney Visit
The Associated Press - 3-17-08
BAGHDAD (AP) - Sen. John McCain stressed the importance of a US commitment to Iraq during talks with Iraq's prime minister Monday, and explosions struck Baghdad during twin visits by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and Vice President..


US Nears 4000 Dead in Iraq
The Associated Press - 3-17-08
BAGHDAD (AP) — Sometime soon, the US military will suffer the 4000th death of the war in Iraq. When the 1000th American died in September 2004

Cheney says Iraq changes "phenomenal, dramatic"
Reuters - 3-17-08
US Vice President Dick Cheney, an architect of the US-led invasion of Iraq, on Monday hailed "phenomenal

Well, they said Eliot Spitzer may have spent as much as $80,000 on prostitutes. $80,000, wait a minute, think about it, with the stock market going down, real estate markets crashing, he got a better return than most guys on his money, didn't he? Who's getting that kind of bang for their buck?" --Jay Leno



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

Delusional or Dumb? Or Both?


Everyone here is flummoxed about why the president is in such a fine mood... “I’m coming to you as an optimistic fellow,” he told the Economic Club of New York on Friday. His manner — chortling and joshing — was in odd juxtaposition to the Fed’s bailing out the imploding Bear Stearns and his own acknowledgment that “our economy obviously is going through a tough time,” that gas prices are spiking, and that folks “are concerned about making their bills.”



Condoleezza Rice Continues To Waste Jet Fuel


SALVADOR, Brazil - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stopped her typically fast-moving motorcade on Friday to stroll the streets of Salvador, a Brazilian town known historically for its slave trade.





Disturbing News



What Ever Happened To Winning Their Hearts And Minds?


Iraqis are finding their lives more hopeful but give the United States little credit for the improvement, an international media poll finds.



"Lieutenant Governor David Paterson will be sworn in as Spitzer's replacement. .Paterson says his top priority is fiscal responsibility. He wants to cut back on government spending. Especially on whores." --Jimmy Kimmel






Republican Shenanigans News

Fox Launches Obama Watch


Hoping to prod Barack Obama into appearing on its show, "Fox News Sunday" launched the "Obama Watch," a weekly update on the number of days the Democratic presidential candidate has failed to appear on the program.




"TodaySpitzer held another press conference. He said he needed to leave to begin the difficult process of healing. Not emotionally -- his wife hit him in the face with a George Foreman Grill." - Jimmy Kimmel

Rock-The-Voter News




"Please can we stop making this campaign about race and patriotism and different candidate supporters and get back to focusing on what it's about -- the black guy and the lady" --Jon Stewart






Biz/Tech News



U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said on Friday he hoped Guantanamo prisoners charged in the September 11 attacks would not receive the death penalty, even though capital punishment would be fitting.



Bush-Prison-Torture News

Shooting the Messengers


As federal judges order more reporters to disclose their confidential sources, news organizations are pinning their hopes on congressional passage of a media shield bill the Bush administration opposes as a threat to national security.




Go-F**k-Yourself News


"Dawn Wells, the actress who played Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island, was arrested near her home in Idaho after a sheriff's deputy saw her swerving, pulled her over and found some half smoked joints in her car and a bong made out of a coconut." - Jimmy Kimmel





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Odd News


A man attends St Patrick's day celebrations in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Hundreds of thousands of revelers throughout Ireland were gathering Monday for celebrations to mark the annual Saint Patrick's Day national holiday.
Photo/Peter Muhly


Best wishes for a peaceful St. Patrick's Day.