Wednesday edition - August 15, 2007
Hastert hanging it up
US set to declare Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group
Death toll in Iraq bombings rises to 250
Bush still has Barney, Uncle Dick and Condi, too!
Iraqi Army, the not ready for primetime fighters, they're never going to stand
up because they don't care about Iraq. They care about Sunnis and Shiites. Iraq
has only been a country since 1932. Paul Newman is seven years older than Iraq.
- Bill Maher
Frantic hunt in Iraq bomb rubble BBC News
General says 15-month Army rotations to continue into next summer
US designates Fatah al-Islam "terrorist" group Washington Post
Donald Rumsfeld, architect of the unpopular Iraq war, resigned as defense secretary before last year's November election but his decision was not announced until after the voting, according to his resignation letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.
US tumbles down the world ratings list for life expectancy Guardian Unlimited
The 12 million people here illegally, they are going to have to go back home to their home countries, touch base, pay a $5,000 fine and then reapply. Also, you have to prove you've never broken the law here or you can't get back in. So Alberto Gonzales is really screwed. - Bill Maher
Karl who? White House downplays Rove's role
GOP rivals spar on immigration Boston Globe
War Czar Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute suggested Friday that the military draft be reinstated to solve U.S. troop shortages. Network news executives are all in favor of this idea. They know what makes the young male demographic tune in to watch the news.- Argus Hamilton
Oil prices rise to mid-US$72 a barrel on storm worries International Herald Tribune
Venezuela setting up 'our own Halliburton' Bizjournals.com, NC
Storm fears force Shell to evacuate Gulf of Mexico
Wal*Mart tries to ease consumer fears about tainted Chinese products: "Do you want safe products or always low prices?" - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Bell ready for Guantanamo cases Florida Times-Union, FL
Karl "Turd Blossom" Rove gives turds a bad name. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
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'The Colbert Report' to air Branson water fight
Michael Jackson sued by former lawyers
Biker fails to notice missing leg
Mississippi monkey escapes again
Blind driver caught again
I couldn't find a decent closing photo today, so I thought I'd post my preliminary sketch of a 12 foot by 24 foot mural I will be painting. Illustration/Lisa Casey