TGIF/Weekend edition - September 28-30, 2007



Iraq still waiting for security meeting after Blackwater deaths
AFP -9-28-07
BAGHDAD (AFP) A US-Iraqi commission to provide oversight of private security contractors in Iraq was still to meet on Friday almost a fortnight after an..


Child health bill faces Bush veto
BBC News, UK - 9-28-07
The US Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to expand a children's health care insurance scheme, setting up a policy showdown with President Bush.

Major powers delay Iran sanctions move till November
Reuters Canada, Canada - 9-28-07
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The world's major powers agreed on Friday to delay a vote on tougher sanctions against Iran until late November and made it conditional


"Here's some good news, ladies and gentlemen: President Bush says he has a new plan to stop Iran's nuclear program. This is what he's going to do, he's going to have O.J. steal their plutonium." --David Letterman



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

Remember All Those "Lost" Weapons in Iraq?


As President Bush and Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry clashed in late 2004 over the direction of the Iraq war, a rising Army star joined the debate. Then-Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, head of a new command overseeing the training and equipping of Iraq's security forces, said headway was being made.
Tens of thousands of rifles, pistols, body armor, vehicles, and radios, along with millions of ammunition rounds, had been delivered to Iraqis over a three-month period, he wrote in a commentary for The Washington Post six weeks before the presidential election.
The weapons and countless pieces of other gear, paid for with tens of millions of U.S. tax dollars, were indeed flowing but as it turns out, not always to the right places or into the right hands.

In the rush to arm Iraqi forces against a violent insurgency, U.S. military officials did not keep good records. About 190,000 weapons weren't fully accounted for...




Disturbing News


Republican quotes from when Clinton committed troops to Bosnia



"This Saturday, in Washington, DC, they will hold the Seventh Annual National Book Festival. First Lady Laura Bush will deliver a speech about the joys of reading. And then, President Bush will give the rebuttal." --Jay Leno


The Return of the Fallout Shelter


In an age of al-Qaida, sleeper cells and the threat of nuclear terrorism, Huntsville, AL is dusting off its Cold War manual to create the nation's most ambitious fallout-shelter plan, featuring an abandoned mine big enough for 20,000 people to take cover underground.


Republican Shenanigans




Jenna Bush skirts talk of Iraq military service


She had to know The Topic was coming up.

And when it did, when Diane Sawyer asked Jenna Bush about her father's unpopular war in Iraq, the delightfully effervescent Bush twin grew suddenly glum.


President Bush lectured the government of Burma at the U.N. on Tuesday and told them to accept democratic reforms. The next day, Burma's government ordered troops to open fire on pro-democracy demonstrators. Three weeks ago President Bush pointed his finger at Barney and ordered him to stay, and the dog left with Alberto Gonzales.- Argus Hamilton


Rock-The-Voter News




As a candidate, George W. Bush once asked, "Is our children learning?"

Now he has an answer.

"Childrens do learn."




Biz-Tech News



Iraqi Comedy Show


A foul-mouthed, overweight, tyrannical playboy who abuses his aides, he is generating laughs in an Iraqi television show offering a critical but humorous look at the country's woes.



Before Bush Gave His Invasion of Iraq Speech, this happens


Bush-Prison-Torture News



Larry Craig's Living Accommodations


Mr. Craig lived aboard the Ida Ho, a houseboat, during his early years in Congress. He sold it and moved to the Virginia suburbs with his wife, Suzanne, to raise their children, but the water eventually drew him back. His current vessel is the Suz II.


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Odd News




Baby girl Nadia, who weighed 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) after birth, lies on a scale in the Siberian city of Barnaul September 26, 2007. One Siberian mother has done more than her fair share to heal Russia's dire population decline. Tatyana Barabanova shocked her husband by giving birth to a 7.75 kg (17.1 lbs) baby girl this month, her 12th child. Photo/Andrey Kasprishin