Thursday edition - April 13, 2006
White House admits Iraq WMDs error
Another retired general amplifies calls for Rumsfeld's
Poll: Bush Not Trusted to Make the 'Right Decision' in
Dubya, Dick and Don never fought in a war. Anyone surprised?
Well, I guess there's something big going down in Washington today -- but enough about the President's poll numbers! - Jay Leno
Who was the last president whose sanity was questioned? Click here and here
Iraq's Parliament Leader Tries to End Political Deadlock Washington Post
Shi'ites in Iraq may drive wedge between Kurds, Sunnis
IRAQ: Women were more respected under Saddam, say women's groups Reuters AlertNet, UK
Iraq protest officer says US behaved 'like Nazis' Scotsman
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A computer drive sold
openly Wednesday at a bazaar outside the U.S. air base here holds what appears
to be a trove of potentially sensitive American intelligence data, including the
photographs and telephone numbers of Afghan spies informing on the Taliban and
"President Bush is denying that he's planning an air strike on Iran. So, you know what that means? He's planning an air strike on Iran." --David Letterman
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Weapons destruction won't meet deadline Courier-Journal
Quarter of Species Gone by 2050 SPACE.com
Bush Brings His Freedoms to Iraqi Misogynists
According to the survey, women's basic rights under the [Saddam] Hussein regime were guaranteed in the constitution and – more importantly – respected, with women often occupying important government positions. Now, although their rights are still enshrined in the national constitution, activists complain that, in practice, they have lost almost all of their rights.
"Our cowardly, idiot Congress left on a two-week spring break. They're the biggest bunch of do-nothings. They didn't do anything. They didn't come to terms with the [immigration] bill. They just left and went on vacation. So apparently, Congress is also on a temporary worker program." --Jay Leno
FEMA pledges help to prevent disasters of last storm season Palm Beach Post
Levees to cost less, but Washington commits to only half Shreveport Times
Convicted lobbyist gave to 4 state PACs Birmingham News, AL
FBI investigates Missouri lobbying Kansas City Star, MO
Governor Jeb Bush abandons feeding-tube efforts Orlando Sentinel, FL
Florida will lead in helping vets find jobs, governor vows Orlando Sentinel, FL
Jeb Bush's Big Biotech Push BusinessWeek
In another drastic White House shakeup, Karl Rove is replaced by Tom DeLay. - Grant Gerver
"It is hard to conceive of what evidence there could be that would disprove the existence of White House efforts to 'punish' Wilson." --Patrick Fitzgerald, prosecutor of Scooter Libby
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The Power of One Library
The government has backed down in at least
one battle over the Patriot Act by dropping a gag order imposed on a
library that refuses to reveal a reader's borrowing habits.
The library, thought to be Connecticut, is resisting an FBI request to produce the records of one of its patrons because the agency refuses to identify the threat posed by the person.
Tom DeLay's defense strategy: innocent by reason of religion.- Grant Gerver
Will Laura Bush Pose In A Photo-op?
Hundreds of gay and lesbian parents hoping to take their families to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll plan to start lining up Friday evening to make sure they get tickets for the Monday event.
Oil Prices Hover Above $68 a Barrel Houston Chronicle
Skilling denies perpetuating Enron ruse
"We have found the weapons of mass destruction."--George W. Bush, May 29, 2003-- I'm tingling! Make sure to check out the picture of one of the two trailers found. I'm howling!!! LOL! Pretty gol-darned ominous! Mobile weapons lab? LOL. Weapons of mass destruction???!!! How about "useless trailer with some crap on it?!" Yeah, that's why we went to war. -- Grant Gerver
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I just found your site yesterday. Catching up on the past 6 years I have sorely missed. Thank you for your clarity and insight. How do you survive financially? Well, barely? How can I help so you don't go away? I'm so afraid of all of the Bushes. Do you sell autographed copies of your work? If so I'm willing to pay $50.
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Don't be afraid Jenni. If you are, Bush wins.
I've been online (99% of the time, anyway) since November 2000. I'm in for the long haul.
Well, I barely survive. I have now resorted to cheaper housing -- sleeping in my car next to free wireless access at DJ's Truck stop.
Just kidding, things aren't that bad. But I do exist because of donations and advertisers. Google pays me per click, too.
But my donations and advertisers have slipped as of late. Any donation is greatly appreciated for my meager lifestyle. Here's a picture of my new digs.
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The Last President Who Actually Worked Hard
Finally, Bill Clinton can joke about his past. The
former president cracked up a meeting Wednesday, spicing up an otherwise dry,
on the need for better coordination of global relief work.
Tucker Carlson Stops Wearing
Guantanamo Inmate's Bid for British Citizenship
'Guardians' Evokes Abuses of Abu Ghraib and of Fleet Street New York Times
NASA hacker fears Guantanamo imprisonment Silicon.com, UK
Birds Quail of a Feather Flock
Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin
Scalia on Wednesday called his 2004 decision not to recuse himself from a
case involving Vice President Dick Cheney the
"proudest thing" he's done on the court.
US Vice President Dick Cheney to visit Kazakhstan in May Gazeta.KZ, Kazakhstan -
Blitzer, Wash. Post downplayed, mischaracterized Bronx cheer for Cheney Media Matters for America, DC
Just Keep Em Stupid
The number of documents that have been removed from public view has soared since President Bush took office in 2001 and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred. The reclassified documents, which include 55,000 pages within 10,000 documents, deal with subjects ranging from information about 1948 anti-American riots in Colombia to a 1962 telegram containing atranslation of a Belgrade news article about China's nuclear capabilities.
Police Question Couple Again In Sextuplet Hoax Kansas City Channel.com
Origami dove by Seth Friedman.