Thursday edition - May 31, 2007






 White House envisions "Korean model" in Iraq
Seattle Times, WA -5-31-07
WASHINGTON - President Bush would like to see the US military provide long-term stability in Iraq as it has in South Korea, where thousands of American troops have been based for more than half a century, the White House said Wednesday.

 Bush to meet with Iraqi president at White House
USA Today - 5-31-07
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush on Thursday will meet at the White House with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who is on a nearly three-week trip to the...

 ACLU lawsuit says Boeing subsidiary enabled torture
Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA - 5-31-07
NEW YORK -- A Boeing Co. subsidiary that may have provided secret CIA flight services was sued Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties


I think the White House has seen the effects of global warming -- it has fried their brains.



Paul Wolfowitz joins "The View" - Grant Gerver,






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



Paul Wolfowitz blamed the news media Monday for his fall at the World Bank. He gave his girlfriend a big promotion and a raise. Republicans don't have the kind of sex where the earth moves, they have the kind where the financial markets are rocked. - Argus Hamilton






Disturbing News


Actor Eyeing Reagan's Role


Fred Thompson, edging toward a presidential run, is giving up his day job as a prosecutor on the TV series "Law & Order."
Thompson asked Wednesday to be released from the show after five seasons, series creator and executive producer Dick Wolf said.


Republican Shenanigans





Randi Rhodes of Air America, No Holds Barred - A Buzzflash Interview

Foot Shooting - A GOP Sport


New Jersey's Republican party has been struggling in recent years, unable to win a statewide race since Christie Todd Whitman a decade ago.

Now, adding insult to injury, just as they bring in the president for a major fundraiser, the television live trucks get kicked off the property where the event is being held just before we're supposed to go on air...I called Todd Riffle, executive director of the state GOP, and he was almost apoplectic with the realization that our live trucks were being forced to leave the biggest event of the year for the party.


Rock-The-Voter News


“Hey, congratulations to Republican presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani. He celebrated a wedding anniversary today. He also has another one tomorrow and two on Monday if I’m not mistaken.” - Jay Leno


Taking Time Off From Their War Time Duties


LAURA Bush and First Twins Jenna and Barbara took in Tony-nominated Christine Ebersole's performance in "Grey Gardens" Tuesday night. One observer noted that while the first lady sat poker-faced, her daughters laughed throughout the show.




Jenna Bush Can Write!


Jenna Bush, author. The first twin completes her transformation from party girl to global activist this weekend when she starts the promotional rounds for her book, "Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope."... The acknowledgments include nods to her "amazing" parents and "my patient Henry" -- longtime beau Henry Hager. 




Biz-Tech News

This photo provided by the CIA shows a the microdot camera to photograph and reduce whole pages of information onto a single tiny piece of film. This piece of film could be embedded into the text of a letter as small as a period at the end of this sentence. Microdots were also hidden in other things such as rings, hollow coins, or other mailed items. The recipient would read the microdot with the aid of a special viewer, often cleverly concealed as well. Photo/CIA


Bush-Prison-Torture News





By Don Davis







“And an 8-year-old girl in Ottawa, Illinois, opened up her McDonald’s Happy Meal, found a bag of marijuana, a lighter and pipe in it. Yeah. Turns out it was just the Keith Richards action figure from the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.’” - Jay Leno



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Odd News




Yang Yang, a 3-year-old Chinese boy swims with a beluga as part of the Polar Region Ocean World's publicity ahead of the June 1 International Children's Day in Qingdao, in China's eastern Shandong Province, Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Photo/EyePress