TGIF/Weekend edition - August 17-19 , 2007
Pentagon Paid $999,798 to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers to Texas
Russia-China war games send message to US
Russia and China today carried out joint war games after both had warned the US not to interfere in central Asia.
Putin could be nominated for president in 2012: speaker
Poor George, he was born with a Karl Rove in his brain.
Karl Rove, though has been called Bush’s brain, I don’t really know if that’s a
compliment, really, is it? It’s like being called Paris Hilton’s talent or
something. It’s like being called Trump’s hair.” - Craig Ferguson
In Iraq, Shattering Villages and Illusions Washington Post
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The US Federal Reserve on Friday injected six billion dollars into the distressed financial system, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said...The central bank earlier Friday cut its discount rate to commercial banks to 5.75 percent from 6.25 percent.
Relatives Search Bodybags in Peru Quake Guardian Unlimited
Vick executed dogs, say co-defendants
Can't Take The Heat
hopeful Rudy Giuliani, whose strained relations with his children have drawn
unwelcome attention in the race for U.S. president, asked on Thursday that
"leave my family alone."
The former mayor of New York conceded there were "complexities" among his relatives but said any troubled relationships were irrelevant to his performance in public life.
“The President’s advisor, Karl Rove, announced he’s resigning. … I didn’t think anyone at the White House had an exit strategy. - Craig Ferguson
Jenna gonna wed ex-Rove intern New York Daily News
"Let's begin tonight with news from the Bush family retreat in Kennebunkport,
Maine. Or, as the president calls it, Pillow Fort One. ... Where, over the
weekend, newly-minted French President Nicolas Sarkozy was invited to join the
president and first lady. ... Fortunately, the two leaders seemed to hit it off
quite well. All the president had to do was try not to live down to the worst
stereotypes of Americans [on screen: Bush saying, 'We're going to give him a
hamburger and hot dog, his choice']. Actually, it could have been worse. The
president actually wanted lunchables" --Jon Stewart
Hypocrites of the Week
Clinton leaving Obama in the dust in latest state poll San Francisco Chronicle
Obama Pledges To Clean Up Washington Guardian Unlimited
Iowa straw poll, a quadrennial ritual for Republican candidates, was held
Saturday in Ames, Iowa. And the big winner of this unofficial, preseason survey
of the Iowa electorate? Former Massachusetts Governor/part-time J.C. Penny
catalogue underwear model Mitt Romney with over 30% of the vote." --Jon
Oil prices higher after sliding in previous session International Herald Tribune
Fire extinguished at giant Chevron refinery in Mississippi Houston Chronicle
Fed cuts discount rate CNNMoney.com
Whole Foods' Acquisition Clears Antitrust Hurdle
US citizen convicted for aiding extremists
Dane released from Guantanamo arrested for fraud International Herald Tribune,
Cheney cuts ribbon on Discovery Center InterGame, UK
Russia declared Wednesday a National Day of Conception to stimulate the birth rate. Any couple who gives birth nine months from now will win money and prizes. This is what countries without a Mexican border have to do to increase their population. - Argus Hamilton
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Risky shuttle fix unneeded, NASA finally decides Orlando Sentinel
An artist's rendering of the white dwarf GD 362, surrounded by a dust disk, located 150 light-years from Earth, is seen in this undated handout. A light year is about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion km), the distance light travels in a year. Chemical elements observed around a burned-out star known as a white dwarf offer evidence Earth-like planets once orbited it, suggesting that worlds like our own may not be rare in the cosmos, scientists said on August 16, 2007. Illustration/Jon Lomberg/Gemini Observatory