Tuesday edition - July 10, 2007





Bush won't let staff testify
Baltimore Sun - 7-10-07
By Richard B. Schmitt WASHINGTON // The White House told congressional leaders yesterday that President Bush was asserting executive privilege in response to the request for access to senior officials and documents about the firings of eight US ..


Polls: Cheney Nears Quayle as Least Popular Veep
New York Times - 7-10-07
By Megan Thee Vice President Dick Cheney’s popularity has hit an all-time low, with recent polling by The New York Times and CBS News suggesting that he has replaced Dan Quayle as the most unpopular vice president in recent history.

Senate Democrats to force GOP hand on Iraq war
San Francisco Chronicle - 7-10-07
(07-10) 04:00 PDT Washington -- Senate Democrats, increasingly restive over the war in Iraq, plan to force a series of votes starting today aimed at either changing the course of President Bush's policy or embarrassing Republican members over their ...


The White House says the Will of the People is being heeded. It just depends on what the meaning of "is" is. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com







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

Staying the Course - Stubborness


CLEVELAND - President Bush, facing new pressure to start bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, said Tuesday he won't consider it until hearing a fresh assessment from his top commander there this fall.



Rove is unapologetic about Iraq. You know, just like Hitler was about the Holocaust. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com






Republican Hired Hookers? OMG!


Scandal engulfed U.S. Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana (R) today after his acknowledgment that his telephone number is among those associated with an escort service operated by the so-called "D.C. Madam."


Republican Shenanigans

Meanwhile, Back At The Vatican


Italy - Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.





Rock-The-Voter News


Bush Surgeon General Bashes Bush


The first U.S. surgeon general appointed by President George W. Bush accused the administration on Tuesday of political interference and muzzling him on key issues like embryonic stem cell research.

 "Anything that doesn't fit into the political appointees' ideological, theological or political agenda is ignored, marginalized or simply buried," Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as the nation's top doctor from 2002 until 2006, told a House of Representatives committee.



Biz-Tech News

Gonzales Caught Lying to Congress


Six days after the attorney general was notified that FBI agents had broken the rules while conducting investigations, Alberto Gonzales told lawmakers who were considering renewal of the USA Patriot Act that "There has not been one verified case of civil liberties abuses" under the new regime, according to a report in The Washington Post.



Alberto Gonzales reportedly needs wheelbarrow to carry nose - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com





Bush-Prison-Torture News


George W. Bush shed a tear and had to be hospitalized for severe dehydration. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com


Go-F***-Yourself News




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Paramedics place the driver of a Ford Taurus onto a stretcher after a 1,500-pound wrecking ball slammed into the back of it North Main Street at Randolph Street in Meadville, Pa., Monday, July 9, 2007. The wrecking ball damaged numerous vehicles after it broke loose from a crane on the campus of Allegheny College and rolled down North Main Street before hitting the Taurus. Two other people were also taken to the Meadville Medical Center for treatment of injuries they suffered in the accident, police said. Photo/Tim Hahn