Thursday edition - July 12, 2007
Republican Unity Fraying On Iraq War
GOP blocks Senate move
to lengthen troops’ time at home
Giuliani, Call Him 'Urban Legend'
White lies by a white liar.
Did you hear that $282,000,000 in US currency was stolen from Dar al-Salam Bank in Central Baghdad? "Osama Bin Laughin'" all the way to the bank. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
US military deaths in Iraq at 3610 San Jose Mercury News
'Spectacular attacks' in Iraq expected Los Angeles Times, CA
Iraq 'surge' gets mixed report card Guardian Unlimited, UK
US faced with Iraqi Army turncoats The Christian Science Monitor
Britain's Brown Says Iraq Mistakes Made
Giant Badgers Invade Iraq
THE Iraqi port city of Basra, already prey to a nasty turf war between rival militia factions, has now been gripped by a scary rumour – giant badgers are stalking the streets by night, eating humans.
"Analogies were my favorite part of the SATs. I feel like we should do some tonight. ... President George W. Bush last week shocked many Americans by commuting a sentence: President George W. Bush this week shocked many Americans by completing a sentence." --Conan O'Brien
Undercover Investigators Obtain Nuclear License Washington Post
Republican 'Surge' Strategy Was No More Suck-cessful Than Bush's.
Titusville police say they have arrested Florida
State Rep. Robert "Bob" Allen, (R) of Merrit Island, on second degree
misdemeanor charges for solicitation for prostitution...Officers say they
noticed Allen acting suspicious as he went in and out of the men's restroom 3
Minutes later, he solicited an undercover male officer inside the restroom,
offering to perform oral sex for $20.
impukement: unrelenting nausea caused by the failure of a governing body to impeach its traitorous leaders: the lack of impeachment proceedings against the president and vice president caused a strong feeling of impukement among the electorate. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Justice Dept. to White House officials: Ignore Congress
Former Bush aide mum on AG firings BurlingtonFreePress.com
State Officials Frustrated By Terror Talk Boston Channel.com
Ex-Officials Tell of Conflict Over Science and Politics New York Times
Clinton Pardoned Marc Rich - Guess Who Was His
(CNN-March 2, 2001) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's
chief of staff testified Thursday he believes prosecutors of billionaire
financier Marc Rich "misconstrued the facts and the law" when they went after
Rich on tax evasion charges.
The testimony from Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who represented Rich dating back to 1985 but stopped working for him in the spring of 2000...
"John Edwards is on the campaign trail. He's now doing something called his 'Poverty Tour', where he's visiting people who have no money and no hope. In fact, his first stop today: John McCain's headquarters." --Jay Leno
A former first lady leaves us her legacy
"Boy, you folks here in the audience, you're here on a great night. Everybody in the theater tonight will have their sentence commuted by President Bush, congratulations." --David Letterman
Oil prices above $73 a barrel Monsters and Critics.com, UK
IPod listeners report lightning-strike injuries
[On the new Seven Wonders of the World]: "After seeing the list, President Bush asked, 'Hey, what about Space Mountain?'" --Conan O'Brien
Envoy slammed by Bay lawyers Gulf Daily News, Bahrain
Khadr sought $1500 bounty, US says Globe and Mail, Canada
Camps comfort kids with parents in Iraq
"Cartoons are windows into the human condition." - Editorial Cartoonist Doug Marlette, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, died Tuesday in an auto accident in Mississippi.
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The carcass of a baby mammoth is examined in the Arctic city of Salekhard in this July 2, 2007 photo. Scientists said the frozen carcass of a 10,000-year-old baby mammoth has been unearthed in a remote northern Siberian region, a discovery they said could help studies of climate change. The 4-foot (1.2-meter) gray-and-brown carcass, discovered in May by a reindeer herder in the Yamal-Nenets region, has its trunk and eyes virtually intact and even some fur remaining, said Alexei Tikhonov, deputy director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Zoological Institute. Photo/Sergei Cherkashin