Monday edition - July 16, 2007





Bush rejects plan to curb Iraq mission
Boston Globe, United States - 7-16-07
 WASHINGTON -- The White House is holding firm on its Iraq strategy in the face of yet another effort to curb the ...

Iraq: US troops can leave 'any time,' just not now
Chicago Sun-Times, United States - 7-16-07
BAGHDAD -- Iraq's prime minister was misunderstood when he said the Americans could leave ''any time they want'' an aide said Sunday.

Pace: Another Troop Build Up Possible
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 7-16-07
... Chiefs of Staff is weighing a range of possible new directions in Iraq, including, if President Bush deems it necessary, an even bigger troop build up. ...


Even more progress to report in Iraq: burka sales are up. - Grant Gerver,





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


By Don Davis




Almost half of the US's 277 warships are stationed close to Iran, including two aircraft carrier groups. The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise left Virginia last week for the Gulf.




Disturbing News


Embarrassing Christ


A group of Christian protesters tried to shout down a Hindu clergyman who was invited to give the opening prayer during yesterday's session of the Senate. Capitol Police say they arrested three people after they stood up and started yelling "this is an abomination" when guest chaplain Rajan Zed invited the Senate to join him in prayer.

Watch a video of the incident at YouTube.





1952 comic predicts Bush/Cheney Iran policy



Republican Shenanigans




"Some sad news I should mention, Lady Bird Johnson passed away at the age of 94. Laura Bush praised her as a pioneer and an icon, while President Bush praised her as a lady and a bird." --Conan O'Brien


Saudi Arabia Is #1




Most foreign fighters and suicide bombers in Iraq come from Saudi Arabia, despite attempts by US officials to portray Syria and Iran as the main culprits of violence...





Osama bin Laden


A new al-Qaida videotape posted Sunday on a militant Web site featured a short, undated clip of a weary-looking Osama bin Laden praising martyrdom.



Biz-Tech News


How many Iraqis does it take to screw in a light bulb? Doesn't matter: there's so little electricity, bulbs never burn out.

- Grant Gerver,







Bush-Prison-Torture News


President "Executive Privilege" makes OJ look innocent.

- Grant Gerver,




Go-F***-Yourself News


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Odd News





U.S. brothers Michael, right, and Laurence Lenahan are gored at the same time by a fighting bull during a traditional bull run in Pamplona, Spain, Thursday July 12, 2007. The two brothers were gored Thursday during the longest and bloodiest morning bull run at the San Fermin festival in the northeastern city of Pamplona. Lawrence Lenahan, 26, of Hermosa Beach, Calif. and Michael Lenahan, 23, of Philadelphia, Pa. were gored by a bull who strayed from the pack, turned around and ran the wrong way. Photo/ Larrion Pimoulier