TGIF/Weekend edition - July 13-15, 2007
White House Plays Down Iraq Report
Rice defends Bush Iraq strategy after House vote
US House calls for Iraq pullout by spring
Stupid is as stupid does - Forrest Gump
3610 Killed in Iraq Baltimore Sun
2 Journalists Among 16 Killed in Clash in Iraq
Shiites ask US to stop imposing deadlines
Iraq: Kurdish Region Feels Threat Of Turkish Invasion RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Czech Republic
Brown restates commitment to US alliance Guardian Unlimited
British and US support over Iraq wanes Guardian Unlimited, UK
"And Colin Powell said this week he once spent two and a half hours trying to talk President Bush out of going to war in Iraq. Well actually, the first hour and a half were spent trying to get Bush to put down the Gameboy." --Jay Leno
Same Old Shiftless No Account
President Bush always said he would wait to talk about the CIA leak case until after the investigation into his administration's role. On Thursday, he skipped over that step and pronounced the matter old news hardly worth discussing.
Subject: Baby Mammoth Ending Picture
Scientists examine the
withered carcass of the once vibrant GOP which succumbed due to an unhealthy
diet of hubris, cronyism, corruption and prevarication. The remains, severely
decomposed, emit an unbelievable stench.
Jon aka Turk Meiter www.nobodycouldhavepredicted.blogspot.com
Thank you so much for writing!
"Al Qaeda, both in Iraq and globally, thrives on the American occupation." - Bruce Riedel, Middle East expert and former CIA official
Honk to Impeach
Bush: 'There's War Fatigue in America' The Ledger, FL
"Well now more problems with this Vitter guy. You gotta go on his website, he's like Mr. Religious, Mr. Family Values. Well now a second madam has come forward and told the Associated Press that he was also a customer at her brothel. This guy was cheating on his hooker with another hooker." --Jay Leno
Subject: Doug Marlette
I had the
great fortune to work on the Florida Flambeau with Doug Marlette. He had star
power even then and drew some of the most powerful anti-war cartoons I have ever
seen before or since. His death leaves a gap in the ranks of those (including
you, Lisa) who have defended our hard-won freedom from those who would sell it
cheaply for the illusion of safety and financial gain. He will be missed.
Big hug fellow Seminole.
I agree, Doug Marlette's anti-war cartoons back then touched my heart. And your kind words touched me too.
Thank you so much for writing.
Junquillal, Costa Rica
Presidential Candidates Appear at NAACP Forum
New York Times
this madam says that Vitter was not only having sex with the prostitutes -- this
is unbelievable -- he would also pay them to dress him up in a diaper. See,
that's what you call a pampered politician. And she also said today in an
interview that he sometimes paid $300 an hour just to have the hookers talk to
him because his wife didn't listen to him. Well, I bet she's all ears now."
Thanks to Dick S!
"Here in Los Angeles, it turns out our Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was having a long time affair with a Telemundo reporter -- the reporter who covered him for the news. And typical of a politician he didn't actually admit it, he said he was illegally south of her border." --Jay Leno
Oil prices edge up after slight drop overnight International Herald Tribune
US trade deficit up Ocala Star-Banner, FL
Stocks Extend Gains; Dow Passes 13900 Forbes, NY
FBI: Expect more spam prosecutions InfoWorld
"Officials in Iran have announced that a man convicted of adultery there has been stoned to death. ... Imagine if they did that in Washington, they'd be out of stones like the first week." --Jay Leno
Lawyer: Tunisian man mistreated on returning home from Guantanamo International Herald Tribune
Harriet Miers Update
A House Judiciary
subcommittee on Thursday
the first step to begin contempt proceedings against Harriet E. Miers, the
former White House counsel, who defied a subpoena to appear at a hearing on the
firing of eight federal prosecutors.
"The pope announced that the Catholic Church provides the only true path to salvation and that other Christian groups are either defective or not true churches. Yeah, the pope finished by saying that 'God loves everyone, but he loves me more.'" --Conan O'Brien
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A"Wing-In-Ground" (WIG) aircraft, designed by the scientific research crew of Tongji University in Shanghai, is seen in this undated handout. The plane can fly as low as half a metre (1 ft 7 ins) off the surface, hitting speeds of up to 300 km (180 miles) per hour and can carry up to 4 tonnes on takeoff, state media reported. Photo/China Daily