Wednesday edition - August 22, 2007
Bush to cite Vietnam in defense of Iraq
Leahy threatens Bush aides with
"In just three weeks, General David Petraeus is scheduled to deliver his long awaited report on the Iraq surge. Will he say it's a success, thus vindicating the White House? Or will he say it's a failure, which somehow also will vindicate the White House? --Jon Stewart
Helicopter crash in Iraq kills 14 US troops Washington Post
US envoy says Iraq making poor political progress Washington Post
France Seeks to Rebuild Ties With Iraq
Iranian Official Warns UN About Adopting New Sanctions Resolution Voice of America
"Karl Rove stepped down this week. He said he wants to spend more time with his loved ones. I think I speak for us all when I say, 'Karl Rove has loved ones?'” - Craig Ferguson“
Bush Pre-emptively Sends Gov't Aid for Dean
President Bush, who was
criticized for a slow federal response to Hurricane Katrina, took a pre-emptive
strike Saturday against Hurricane Dean blowing through the Caribbean and
threatening the Texas coast.
Bush, who received two hurricane briefings at his ranch, signed a pre-landfall disaster declaration, allowing the federal government to move in people, equipment and supplies immediately in case Hurricane Dean hits the state.
At Least 13 Deaths Blamed On Hurricane Dean KXAN-TV, TX
Anger mounts as hopes dim for trapped China miners Business Day
Inspector killed in rescue OK'd Utah mine in May Salt Lake Tribune
Hopes fade for Peru quake victims
Leaving The Uninsured Kids Behind
The Bush administration, continuing its fight to stop states from expanding the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, has adopted new standards that would make it much more difficult for New York, California and others to extend coverage to children in middle-income families.
President Bush ordered all government agencies Friday to enhance opportunities for hunting. He said the goal is to restore the balance between wildlife and hunter and habitat. Only a Republican can make a man with a gun sound like part of the ecosystem. - Argus Hamilton
MSNBC's Newest Talk Show Host Defended A Terrorist
"There have been what, three, four, five bombings of abortion clinics?" - Joe Scarborough. 8-2-07 downplaying Christian extremist abortion clinic bombings all the while dissing CNN's series by Christiane Amanpour called "God's Warriors"
Over two hundred abortion clinic bombings have occurred. Here's a list of violence of against abortion clinics.
I guess Joe forgot that in 1993, right before he was first elected to Congress, the FIRST murder of an abortion provider, Dr. David Gunn occurred in Pensacola, Florida, Joe's own hometown. Joe was asked by the murderer's family in Pensacola to defend, Michael Griffin, a self admitted Christian terrorist. Joe was eventually relieved of the case when the judge expressed Scarborough's lack of experience in criminal cases.
Joe missed a golden opportunity today to tell us how it felt to defend a real Christian terrorist!
But no, he skews the figures of all those deadly bombings against women's clinics. MSNBC hired this guy?
“I think Karl Rove is leaving now so he has plenty of time to steal Christmas.” - Craig Ferguson
Obama, Clinton Both Cite Iraq Progress, Say It's Not Enough
Iraq Vet/Congressman Endorses Obama New York Times
"You folks see the Democratic presidential debates over the weekend? Oh man, this debate, woah, it was very intense. The loser, the loser of the debate was taken out back and drown by Michael Vick." --David Letterman
Oil stocks head south as Dean weakens MarketWatch
Capital One to shutter mortgage banking unit, cut 1900 jobs
I really respect a President who rises above political partisanship. Think we'll ever have one? - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Liberals Read More - Who Knew?
Liberals read more books than conservatives. The head of the book publishing industry's trade group says she knows why — and there's little flattering about conservative readers in her explanation.
NZ resisted US requests to take Guantanamo refugees New Zealand Herald
Cheney's Office Says It Has Wiretap Documents Washington Post
Arkansas lawmakers said Friday they made a mistake when they passed a marriage law that lets children get married with parental consent. It's a huge mess. The previous law banned marriage between gay people unless they can prove they're related. - Argus Hamlton
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New York found villain with billions hard to love New York Daily News
Gorilla Kijivu looks at her nine-week-old baby gorilla Tatu at a zoo in Prague August 7, 2007. Kijivu, who stopped taking care of her baby for two days due to stomach problems, was treated with antibiotics and her health is coming back to normal, zoo officials said. Photo/Petr Josek /CZECH REPUBLIC