TGIF/Weekend edition - June 29 - July 1, 2007





Bush: 'Good results' follow Iraq buildup
Chicago Tribune, United States - 6-29-07
NEWPORT, RI -- Faced with eroding support even among longtime Republican allies in Congress, President Bush argued Thursday that the US troop buildup in Iraq is working and urged Americans and lawmakers to give the military operation more time to


House rejects proposal to defund Cheney
San Jose Mercury News,  USA - 6-29-07
WASHINGTON—Vice President Dick Cheney won't lose his home, his office and his entertainment expense account after all.

White House rejects Congress' demands
Detroit Free Press, United States - 6-29-07
WASHINGTON -- The White House refused Thursday to comply with House and Senate subpoenas for documents, setting the stage for what could be


“Hot in New York City today. … It’s so hot Al Gore titled his next book, ‘I Told You So.’” - David Letterman





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


By Don Davis




Disturbing News


Alabama Justice


Former Gov. Don Siegelman, once a rising political star, and Richard Scrushy, once the head of a Fortune 500 company, were taken from a Montgomery courtroom late Thursday and put in shackles to begin lengthy prison terms for their convictions on bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud.







"If I'm gonna say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot." - Ann Coulter


Republican Shenanigans

The Man Who Partied With Bush the Day Katrina Hit



Senator John McCain dismissed the notion yesterday that he would drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination because he's lagging in fund-raising and trailing in most polls.
..."That's ridiculous," McCain told reporters in the Capitol. "Why in the world would I want to do that? It would be nuts."


Rock-The-Voter News




"Elizabeth Edwards called Ann Coulter on Chris Matthews' 'Hardball' yesterday to complain about the attacks on her husband. See, it's a good thing Coulter hadn't attacked Rudy Giuliani, or she would have had three angry wives calling" --Jay Leno


When All Else Fails, Just Make Stuff Up


When Senator James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, told a radio host last week that he had overheard Senators Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer discussing a "legislative fix" for the dominance of conservatives in talk radio...While Clinton and Boxer denied they had ever said such a thing — and, in fact, Inhofe later admitted that the conversation in question occurred three years ago






Biz-Tech News


Mixing Business & Pleasure


The century-old mansion where U.S. President George W. Bush will host Russian President Vladimir Putin this weekend boasts breathtaking views of Maine's rocky coast, soothing summer breezes and an aura of old wealth.

Bush hopes the relaxed atmosphere at his father's summer home and opportunities for leisure activities like boating will ease strains in his relationship with the increasingly outspoken Putin.



Bush-Prison-Torture News



"Tonight we reveal another Dick-nugget with Part II of our classified number of parts series, 'You Don't Know Dick.' ... What did the vice president of the United States recently have removed? Is it A) blood clots in his legs -- by the way, the vice president's blood type: B-extremely negative. Did he have his tramp stamp removed? ... Or, C) himself from the visible world. Believe it or not, the answer is C. While the White House and the Capitol appear crystal clear on Google Earth, the Naval Observatory, the vice president's official residence, appears only as an obscured mass of pixels. That's a shrewd move on Cheney's part, aimed to protect him from evil-doers savvy enough to know how to use Google Earth but too dumb to realize they can still find him on MapQuest." --Jon Stewart


Go-F***-Yourself News



Odd News



A false color image captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows 'Cape St. Vincent,' one of the many promontories that jut out from the walls of the Victoria Crater on Mars. NASA will send its Mars rover Opportunity into the gaping Martian crater in July to seek clues about the planet's bygone environment despite risks to the plucky little vehicle, officials said on Thursday. Photo/NASA