Monday edition - August 6 , 2007




Bush and Karzai hold talks as violence worsens
Scotsman - 8-6-07
AFGHAN President Hamid Karzai has begun talks with US President George W Bush at Camp David near Washington following worsening violence in his country...


190000 weapons 'missing in Iraq'
BBC News, UK - 8-6-07
The US military cannot account for 190000 AK-47 assault rifles and pistols given to the Iraqi security forces, an official US report says. ...

Bush signs expanded wiretap bill
Baltimore Sun - 8-6-07
By Siobhan Gorman | Sun reporter August 6, 2007 President Bush signed a bill yesterday expanding the powers of spy agencies to carry out wiretap activities in the United States without a court warrant.


Has  Bush ever NOT been on vacation?



“And Iraq’s new congress has adjourned for the summer, and they say they’ll be back in September. See, that’s how you know the war is going badly, when the Iraqis pull out.” - Jay Leno



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


Meanwhile, Back In GOP World


The leading Republican candidates for the U.S. presidency said the military escalation in Iraq appeared to be restoring stability, and they berated their Democratic counterparts for advocating an end to U.S. involvement there.



Top Ten Top Ten Signs President Bush Needs A Vacation: David Letterman

10. Ordered a full-scale invasion of Turks and Caicos.

9. Staffers found him having a conversation with a coat rack.

8. Asked CIA director to have Jason Bourne join hunt for Osama.

7. Hasn’t stopped sobbing since he was passed over for ‘The Price is Right’.

6. Has only seen the new Harry Potter movie four times.

5. Only seems half as Bushy as usual.

4. Instead of signing bills, now licks ‘em.

3. So overworked he’s pronouncing words correctly. Boo-ya!

2. He’s been drinking like an astronaut.

1. Hasn’t given Laura the ol’ ‘veto’ in months.




Disturbing News

Another Fence Climber


The Secret Service apprehended a Florida man Sunday after he climbed over the White House fence, officials said.



"According to a new AP poll, the most popular presidential candidate among registered Republicans is 'none of the above.' At the moment, Rudy Giuliani is running third, just behind 'Good Lord, not him.'" --Conan O'Brien



Republican Shenanigans

Segregated Military


Here at this searing, dusty U.S. military base about four miles west of Baqouba, Iraqis — including interpreters who walk the same foot patrols and sleep in the same tents as U.S. troops — must use segregated bathrooms.


By Don Davis


Rock-the-Voter News

"The White House is now demanding Congress move quickly on a new treaty to allow more Arctic oil drilling, 'cause they say the melting polar ice caps means more oil is easily available. See, this combines the two things the administration loves -- global warming and drilling for oil." –Jay Leno







Biz-Tech News



By Don Davis


Even An Amphibian Says The War Is Phony


Newt Gingrich, former Republican House Speaker, called the war on terror "phony" in a speech to a group of young conservatives in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The potential GOP presidential candidate told attendees of the National Conservative Student Conference that "We’re about to enter the seventh year of this phony war…and we’re losing."






Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F***-Yourself News


"It would be oddly appropriate for Barry Bonds to tie the homerun record in L.A. -- almost everyone here is artificially enhanced too." - Jimmy Kimmel



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Odd News



This computer-generated image released by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of XXIX Olympiad shows the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The Chinese capital is gearing up to celebrate the one-year countdown to the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games on August 8. Photo/BOCOG/CHINA