TGIF/Weekend edition - March 28-30, 2008




Bush to attend Olympics despite Tibet crackdown
Hindustan Times, India - Mar 27, 2008
President George W Bush will be attending the Olympic Games in Beijing this August despite the Chinese crackdown on Tibet, US officials said.


Afghanistan: Army Reaches 70000 Mark, As Taliban Vows New Offensive
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Czech Republic - Mar 26, 2008
 Officials in Kabul say the Afghan National Army soon will number 70000 combat-ready soldiers -- the strongest the force has been since the

US, Japan should press for China reforms-Treasury
Reuters - 3-28-08
The United States and Japan should both encourage China to open its economy to foreign goods and move towards a market-based yuan...


Let the games begin!



McCain's not worried about the Surge progress being nullified. He knows there's 100 years to get it right. - Grant Gerver,




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

Would The N.R.A. Approve?


Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's office says the Iraqi government has given residents of Basra until April 8 to turn over "heavy and medium-size weapons" in return for a reward.







Disturbing News

Karl Rove Update


A federal appeals court Thursday ordered former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman released from prison on bond pending his appeal, saying he is not a flight risk and has shown his appeal will raise "substantial questions of law or fact."...Critics of the prosecution say Siegelman was the target of a smear campaign by President Bush's long-time strategist, Karl Rove.

Rove, who left the White House last year, has denied the charge through his lawyer, who called it "false and foolish."

The House Judiciary Committee has been investigating claims Rove was involved in the dismissal of several U.S. attorneys, and is interested in Siegelman's case as part of the inquiry.

Republican Shenanigans



McCain Flip Flop


Despite his criticism this week of government intervention in the mortgage and foreclosure crisis, Republican presidential candidate John McCain sounded friendlier toward struggling homeowners last month when he campaigned in Ohio. ...That's a different tone from the rhetoric he used Tuesday during a speech in which he suggested homeowners facing foreclosure have only themselves to blame.


"It's getting nasty. Hillary and Barack really going at it. They're insulting each other, trading barbs, attacking each other's credibility. In fact, the only break they take from attacking each other is when they promise the American people, if elected, they can unite the country." --Jay Leno


Bosnian Leader Recalls Having to Duck and Run On His Visit to The Clinton White House

By Don Davis




Rock-The-Voter News

Hillary Hater


McCain adviser who stepped aside rather than tear down Obama, asked if he'd be comfortable creating ads tearing down Hillary, says without pausing, "Absolutely. I'd do it in a minute. I'd burn my house down to do it"



"As you know, Hillary Clinton coming under fire for claiming she was under fire while in Bosnia. Luckily, she was wearing her Kevlar pantsuit at the time." --Jay Leno





Gore: Cheney and global warming doubters are almost like those who thought earth was flat





Biz-Tech News

Who Would Buy This?


The Quantum Sleeper Unit is a high-level security system designed for maximum protection in various hostile environments





"And at a speech earlier today in Sterling, Virginia, President Bush said the economy is going through a rough patch, but he's confident things will work out. Unless you own a home, own a car, have stock, or you're over 65." --Jay Leno


Bush-Prison-Torture News

Counting The Nukes

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered a full inventory of all nuclear weapons and related materials after the mistaken delivery of ballistic missile fuses to Taiwan, the Pentagon said Thursday.






Ode To John “Maverick” McCain
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A law breaker — that’s John McCain,
Treating FEC regs with disdain.
Having championed those rules,
He plays us for fools.
Yet we still hear the mav’rick refrain.



Go-F***-Yourself News


"Hey, Fred Thompson announced he's getting back into acting. Fred Thompson. Yeah, how about that? ... That's a pretty gutsy decision, considering his less than convincing portrayal of a presidential candidate." --Jay Leno



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Odd News




This image provided by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram shows a bottle of vodka with a juvenile rattlesnake inside. Agents said they confiscated 429 bottles of the snake vodka and one bottle of snake tequila from Bayou Bob's Brazos River Rattlesnake Ranch near Santo in Palo Pinto County, Texas. Bob Popplewell marketed the concoction as an 'ancient Asian elixir.' He was charged with selling alcohol without a license and possessing alcohol with intent to sell.
Photo/Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission