Monday edition - April 24, 2006
Ex-CIA official: WMD evidence ignored
Resolution urges Bush's ouster
US staff told to leave Nepal
The Bush Administration is turning into an interesting rendition of "Mutiny on the Bounty".
"President Bush met with the president of China at the White House. The arrival ceremony was interrupted by a protester who started yelling, 'Stop the persecution, stop the torture!' President Bush had to ask, 'Which one of us are you talking to?'" --Jay Leno
5 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq Los Angeles Times
Six Car Bombs Explode in Baghdad, Killing 6 Guardian Unlimited, UK
Prisoners in Iraq show signs of abuse San Jose Mercury News, USA
Iraq war contractors ordered to end abuses Chicago Tribune
US-Leased Plane Crashes, Killing Afghan WJLA, DC
'Forgotten' Bin Laden has new tape Chicago Sun-Times
Prophet cartoon offenders must be killed -bin Laden Reuters
"It is kind of ironic, Iraq is having trouble forming a government, and President Bush is having problems keeping the government he formed."--Jay Leno
Disturbing Thoughts From Dubya's Bike Ride or "Follow the Leader or Else"
"I still ride the mountain bike primarily to help settle the soul and to burn off the excess energy one gets when you're living life to its fullest," Bush told an Associated Press reporter who accompanied him on the ride.
A long convoy of SUVs and off-road
vehicles rumbled behind the group, carrying medics and security agents with
One of the bicycle-borne agents had mapped out the route, and he was the only person who knew where to turn when the road forked. Bush, however, made plain he was in charge. "Drop back," the commander in chief ordered the agent, with a thumb over his shoulder.
The president explained later that he cherishes both the solitude and the social aspect of mountain biking.
"Generally when I ride it is the one time when I feel alone, even though I know people are behind me," he said. "I ask people a lot of times not to be in my line of vision because all I can see straight ahead is, you know, space."
Sounds like fun biking with the thug-in-chief as long as you are out of his peripheral vision.
Terry Davis, a retired U.S. Marine whose son was killed while on duty in Iraq, acknowledges a supportive motorist down the road from the entrance of the Marine Corp Air Ground Combat Center Sunday, April 23, 2006, in Twentynine Palms, Calif. President Bush visited the base Sunday as part of his four day trip to California. (Photo/Ric Francis)
Radical Fringe Cartoons
Mumps Outbreak Tests Pandemic Plans Kansas City infoZine
FDA's Report Illuminates Wide Divide on Marijuana New York Times
Andy H. Card's Been Replaced
Record temperatures in Texas! It was over 100 degrees today! In fact,
it was so hot, three thousand people are without power today -- three thousand
and one if you count Tom DeLay.
-- Jay Leno
CIA fires analyst for alleged press leak Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN
$2,800 dinner with contractor dogs Harris Gainesville Sun, FL
Columnist Robert Novak establishes $1.25 million chair at UI Belleville News-Democrat, IL
Double Standard on Leaks Washington Post
A Religious Push Against Gay Unions New York Times
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Burn Your Fern News
Former Rep. Randy "Duke"
Cunningham, R-San Diego, who was sentenced to eight years and four months
in jail after pleading guilty to bribery charges this year, is still
entitled to an annual pension of about $36,000 for his 15 years in the
House. That doesn't include his military pension or 401(k) benefits.
Former House Majority Leader
Bush's Blog About His California Trip
Senate races to watch Chicago Tribune
Democrats Hope to Divide GOP Over Stem Cells New York Times
A New Music Video by
PINK: Dear Mr. President
"America is great because she is good. If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."-- Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
"Al Gore is coming out with a movie about global warming called 'An Inconvenient Truth.' It's described as a detailed scientific view of global warming. President Bush said he just saw a film about global warming, 'Ice Age 2; The Meltdown.' He said, 'It's so much better than that boring Al Gore movie.'" --Jay Leno
Bush Gets Cold Shoulder
The president's schedule called
for him to pitch his immigration reform plan to the Orange County Business
Council in Irvine, Calif. The Los Angeles Times reported one of the GOP's
best-known local figures, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, planned to skip the
"I don't want to be behind him looking glum and not applauding," Rohrabacher said.
If you could just get a car to run on right-wing arrogance... - Grant Gerver
Gas Prices Keep Climbing Boston Channel.com, USA
Investors betting on higher oil prices London Free Press, Canada
Halliburton to increase prices Houston Chronicle
Enron Founder to Say He's Optimistic, Not Dishonest
HP Recalls Flaming Batteries
Bush Gets More Cold Shoulders
"I, first, wish Laura were
here. She’s not, of course. About four people (going) through the photo-op
line indicated that they kind of
would rather have Laura here than me."
GasCo Mortgage: "Need a loan to buy gas? We're on it like Jumpin' Jack Flash!" - Grant Gerver
Habib sues Fed Govt for damages Australian, Australia
30% cleared but still kept in Guantanamo jail
500,000 Cash Found In a Nuclear Plant?
For now, there are still few
answers as to what two Texas men were doing with more than $500,000 in
cash at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station on Tuesday, but
investigators insist there was no terrorist activity involved.
A group of state troopers and investigators from the FBI are continuing to investigate the bizarre incident, in which two men from Houston, Donald R. Kingsby, 29, and William Lewis Jr., 28, went to the plant to pick up tools for Bechtel Corp., a contracting company doing work for the plant's $300 million upgrade.
Paper calls for Dick Cheney's early retirement Washington Post
Big Dog - Politics of Hope Purveyor
"I think the elections are a gift," Clinton told the Daily News. "The Democrats have great ideas ... I think we're going to have a great year. I'd be very surprised if we don't." At that, Arthur Schlesinger handed his "Bush Countdown Clock" to Clinton."Only 1,005 days, four hours, and 36 minutes to go," Clinton said.
Best Places To Go To Prison - Forbes.com
If we were all smart, we would hire whoever builds Waffle Houses to build everything. They seem to be the only buildings left standing after hurricanes. - Zing!
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Penguins get Norway's first bird flu shots Seattle Post Intelligencer
Beginners luck: A 235 carat diamond, the size of a hen's egg, was uncovered by a small South African mining company only a few weeks after launching operations. Nare Diamonds Ltd said it uncovered the gem on April 19, 2006 after resuming mining in March at the Schmitsdrift mine 80 km (50 miles) northwest of the country's historic diamond centre of Kimberley. Photo by Nare Diamonds Ltd