TGIF/Weekend edition - August 24-26, 2007

 

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Good, Bad News in Iraq Intelligence Estimate
NPR - 8-24-07
US agencies have produced a National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq. The good news is that it sees...

 

Republican senator: Bush should begin Iraq withdrawal
Reuters - 8-24-07
 President George W. Bush should announce on September 15 a small initial pullout of US troops from Iraq to spur the Iraqi government..

White House Vet Ari Fleischer, Back to Fight for The Surge in Iraq
Washington Post, United States - 8-24-07
The television ads launched this week by a new advocacy group called Freedom's Watch all have different storytellers tapping into the same


 

Oh yes, Ari Fleischer will save the day!

 


 

"If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can’t it get us out?" - Will Rogers

 


 

 


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


Bush Is Afraid of T-Shirts

 

President Bush's speech at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va., on Independence Day in 2004, invoked the nation's highest ideals: "On this Fourth of July, we confirm our love of freedom, the freedom for people to speak their minds. ... Free thought, free expression, that's what we believe," Bush told the crowd.

 

Ringing words. Unfortunately, the White House advance team didn't get the memo. Or the message.


More than an hour earlier, the advance officials, working with local police, had confronted and ejected a young couple who had come to the speech wearing T-shirts that fit any reasonable definition of free expression.
 


BUSH EXPLAINS HIS ‘DOMINO THEORY’ OF VIETNAM

By Don Davis

 


 

 


 


 

Disturbing News


 

"Chris Wallace got Karl Rove's Sunday morning talk show tour going [on screen: FNC's Wallace saying, 'Let's take a look at some of Karl Rove's greatest hits']. Ohh, I just bought that on K-Tel! 'Karl Rove's Greatest Hits,' including 'John McCain's Black Baby,' 'Max Cleland: The One-Limbed Pussy,' 'The Queers Are Coming,' and, of course, 'Schiavo-A-Go-Go.' No need to call now, your phones have already been tapped." --Jon Stewart

 

 


Bush Addresses Coal Mines

 

The Bush administration wants to quit requiring coal operators to prove that their surface mining will not damage streams, fish and wildlife.

 


Republican Shenanigans


 

 


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Subject: A problem

 

Lisa:

I examine All Hat No Cattle every day and I fully agree that George Bush is insane.

However when people like you make statements such as:
"I know how you feel about your children and the draft. I have a 21 year old who will graduate next June with a double major, Chinese and Criminology. I sure don't want him to be drafted either. I believe Americans would reject any draft talk, heck, most Americans are against the war."

I can only wonder how you don't understand that you have the right the freedom to publish your views ONLY because some people have been drafted (others joined) to fight, suffer and die for you.

While this current operation is unjustified and stupid (and,, by the way, it's NOT a war dear, it's an operation, just check the military dispatches, they call it "Operation Enduring Freedom") and is tearing this country apart, there is still a necessity for us to have an army to combat enemies.

If your son won't serve, then he's a coward pure and simple. Anyone who is able bodied and does not serve a minimum time in the defense of his country is a coward. No matter how much his "mommy" cries.

Sincerely
John
Vietnam '68 US Army
 

Hello John,

Thank you for your service to our country, especially in Vietnam.

Yes, I did say.
"I know how you feel about your children and the draft. I have a 21 year old who will graduate next June with a double major, Chinese and Criminology. I sure don't want him to be drafted either. I believe Americans would reject any draft talk, heck, most Americans are against the war."

I don't want any one to be drafted into the military. I want people to make their own choices. I do like the idea about serving your country though. And we should create many ways to do that. Example: Costa Rica will pay for educating a teacher for free, except they must teach for a minimal amount of time in return. Costa Rica has a 98% literate population. 2ND in the world when I last looked.

I am curious as why you would take a cheap shot at my son.

My son has 3 years of ROTC under his belt. Won their highest award for bravery -- he saved a person from drowning. He is on a 75% scholarship at college and has already been contacted by a variety of govt' agencies. He's leaning towards military Intel. "Mommy" as you call me, has never "cried" that my son would want to serve his country. I am proud that he would want to serve his country and hopefully he will fill the place of one of those right wing nut cases that think Jesus looks great with a gun. And he's not a Democrat, he's a conservative Independent.

You may not think it's a war, but point your complaint to George, who called himself, the War President. It's just semantics anyway. People are dying in Iraq because of George.

Remember, John, this is a comedy site and my opinions are sometimes funny and sometimes serious, but all are meant to make us laugh and think.

Take care.
 

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Why I No Longer Get Excited When Bush Cronies Quit
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Bush spinmeisters keep coming back:
First Karen returned. What a hack!
Now Ari is here,
Spreading war lies and fear.
Guess they don’t really leave; they just pack.
 


 

 


Rock-The-Voter News


 

"I guess it's no wonder that a poll out this summer put 'None of the Above' over all of the other Republican candidates. And if 'None of the Above' does get the Republican nomination, you know two things will happen: a) the Democrats will find a way to lose to him, and b) Bush will try to call and congratulate him." --Bill Maher

 


 

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Biz-Tech News

 


 

George Bush Meets Graham Greene


In his speech linking Vietnam and Iraq, the president cited Greene's 1955 classic "The Quiet American." But who is the "naive" one? And who has "noble motives"?

 


 

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Subject: Bush family legacy

 

Lisa -

Stealing is a Bush family value, eh? Whether it be elections or oil or our civil rights.

Let's not forget brother Neil and the Silverado Savings and Loan scandal. What he's done since doesn't seem all that upstanding.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Bush

I continue to mention your site to everyone I talk to and have a link to it in my otherwise non-political blog. Keep up the great work.

Dave

 

Thanks Dave! I was wondering what Neil had been up to so I Googled him and found this:

 

Prominent Bush fundraisers who had not contributed to any presidential candidate through the first half of 2007 included professional golfer Ben Crenshaw of Austin; Pittsburg chicken magnate Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim; Dallas philanthropist Nancy G. Brinker, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and former ambassador to Hungary; and first brother Neil Bush, a Houston education software entrepreneur. His ex-wife, Sharon, donated $250 to Romney.

 

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 "Listen to this, according to U.S. intelligence, they say Iraq Prime Minister Maliki is an ineffective leader" that "is...unable to work with his cabinet, lacks authority with the population, has poor communication skills -- no, wait a minute. That's Bush. I'm sorry, I completely -- forgive me." - David Letterman
 


 

 


Bush-Prison-Torture News



If Dick Cheney ever sells his collection of draft deferments, it will net more money on eBay than Barry Bonds' home-run ball. -
Argus Hamilton, comedian

 


 

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In this photo provided by Rochelle Steffen, a 6-year-old Weimaraner, named Monte, poses for a photo with a football card of Michael Vick in its mouth in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The remains are being auctioned on eBay. Steffen, gave every Vick card she owned to her dogs and let them go to town on the images of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback who is scheduled to plead guilty to a federal dog fighting charge Monday. Photo/Rochelle Steffen

 

 

 

 

 

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