Thursday edition - March 23, 2006
Crist asked to investigate voting-machine companies
The Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition is asking
Attorney General Charlie Crist to investigate the three
voting-equipment companies certified to do business in Florida.
General seeks review of
Guantanamo Bay Briton was MI5 spy, court is told
There they go again, returning to the scene of the crime and fooling with Florida's voting machines.
"President Bush's approval ratings have taken somewhat of a dive. A senior slump, if you will. Leading President Bush to one conclusion: He is the only one who realizes what a great job he's being doing." --Jon Stewart
Naughty Bush Photos
Attacks in Iraqi Capital Kill Nearly 20 ABC News
Canadian hostages in Iraq freed
Iraqi Insurgents' Raid on Jail Thwarted AP
Iraqi Cameraman for CBS Faces Trial AP
China repeats it in accord with Russia on Iran Reuters
Afghanistan lacks religious liberty
Bush, Rice Express Concern for Afghan AP
"[Bush] is committed to one thing, he's going to disarm Iran, he's going to disarm Korea, and he's going to disarm Cheney." --David Letterman
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9-11 Trial Update
Of all the
through-the-looking-glass moments in the last few days, the strangest is
this: The F.B.I officer who arrested and questioned Zacarias Moussaoui
told a jury that he had alerted his superiors about 70 times that Mr.
Moussaoui was a radical Islamic fundamentalist who hated America and might
be plotting to hijack an airplane.
Seventy? That makes one time for every virgin waiting for Mr. Moussaoui in heaven. Judging by how disastrously the prosecution is doing, the virgins will have to wait.
Florida teacher who admitted sex with pupil freed after plea deal rejected Guardian Unlimited
Gov. Bush Says Florida's Suicide Rate is 15th Nationally First Coast News, FL
Public intoxication stings catch 2,200 in Texas bars Houston Chronicle
Two Killed Demolishing Miss. Casino Barge Guardian Unlimited, UK
Looking at the World Through Rove Colored Glasses
Rich Bond, a former chairman of the Republican
National Committee, said that without the focus of a campaign, the White
House had lost its edge.
"I can't imagine the Dubai ports deal occurring in the mindset of the re-election," Mr. Bond said. "I can't imagine the Cheney hunting incident being handled in the same way in the mindset of the re-election."
By most accounts inside and outside the administration, Mr. Rove is relentlessly cheerful, presenting himself as an optimistic face in a gloomy White House. One person who met Mr. Rove said he attributed Mr. Bush's problems more to external events, in particular Hurricane Katrina and Iraq, than to anything the White House did wrong.
1,889 days and no vetoes: Bush gaining on Jefferson
Hope officials approve new agreement with FEMA on trailers Picayune Item, MS
Governor opposes Mississippi-to-Tampa oil pipeline Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL
Jensen trial could hurt GOP Pioneer Press, MN
"I was taught that it was the Congress that makes the laws, and the president's supposed to sign them, and he's supposed to enforce them. He's not just supposed to make them up." --Sen. Russ Feingold on the Daily Show
What people don't realize is that as gas prices go up the taxes raised by them is also going up. The more money a gallon of gas cost, the more revenue brought in. Also, the FPL tax has gone up and the Telephone tax, the Cable tax, The Cellular tax have all gone up. We are being taxed to death.
Bush is cutting the wrong taxes.
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Iraq war veteran fights for Democrats
Soros, Big Democratic Donors Targeted by Republican Measure Bloomberg
GOP Trails Democrats in Senate Fundraising AP
George Bush's Year in Review by JibJab
Some great music
Eight Year Old Lampoons Bush
Eight-year-old author Adora Svitak tackles hot button issues in her upcoming novel, "Yang in Disguise". Although the novel is set in a fantasy world, the young author says that her antagonist, a greedy and amoral king, is ‘a more toned down version of George W. Bush’. When his son leaves his father’s kingdom to see if he can find a more peaceful solution to his country’s problems, the eight-year-old author uses each land he visits as an opportunity to comment on a number of political and cultural issues, including gay rights, immigration policies, Middle Eastern women’s rights, the environment, vengeance, and nationalism.
Baghdead + Baghdebt = Baghdamned -- Grant Gerver
Update on Valerie Plame's Husband
Nearing the end of his hour-and-a-half
discussion, Wilson said that if there's one lesson he and his wife have
learned during the last three years it's that "you can stand up to your
Borrowing a quote from George Orwell, Wilson seemed to sum up his experience: "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
Jury Told Lay Lied on Enron New York Times, United States
Dell Beams Up Alienware Forbes
"It is certainly not in keeping with my understanding of the Scriptures because this bill would literally criminalize the Good Samaritan and probably even Jesus himself." --Sen. Hillary Clinton, vowing to block legislation seeking to criminalize undocumented immigrants
You know, if the press were banned from Iraq, we'd be winning the War.-- Grant Gerver
Watchdog demands Guantanamo probe Calgary Sun
Sgt. Michael J. Smith sentenced to six months
Guantanamo Bay detainees' challenges hang in balance Houston Chronicle
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Republican E-mail Blames Democrats for Debt
“The Democrat alternative to Republican efforts to restrain spending is clear: Continue to spend beyond our means, mortgaging our children’s future by saddling them with a debt of $8 trillion … and continue to ratchet up taxes to pay for their fiscal irresponsibility, stifling the American economy,” [Sen. Bill] Frist wrote.
Dick Cheney's Suite Demands
Cheney rallies troops during appearance at Scott air base St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO
13 suggested audience questions for Bush's next public appearance
DJ Fired for Using the C Word
Lenihan had been heaping praise on
[Condoleezza] Rice, who has frequently said she aspires to run the NFL one day
but has more recently ruled out seeking to replace retiring Commissioner Paul
"She's been chancellor of Stanford," Lenihan said on the air. "She's got the patent resume of somebody that has serious skill. She loves football. She's African-American, which would kind of be a big coon. A big coon. Oh my God. I am totally, totally, totally, totally, totally sorry for that."
He said he had meant to say "coup" instead of the racial slur.
'South Park' kills off 'Chef' -- maybe CNN International
Prince 'sued over purple makeover' Daily Mail - UK
Vanished girl returns as woman Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A stone chapel is seen on Bastoy island in winter in this photo released by Bastoy Prison. The 2.6 square km (1.0 sq mile) Bastoy island offers its 115 'residents' cross-country skiing, tennis and horse-riding. "A lot of people in Norway say that we treat them (the prisoners) too well because they should be punished. But this is the biggest mistake we have been making since the 1600s. Taking this line makes people bad," said Oyvind Alnaes, governor of the minimum security prison. Photo by Bastoy Prison