"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

July 21, 2007

Bits and Pieces for the Week of July 15 - 21

Oops. Jet Blue just fell off my list of favorite companies. (Mike)

September means November to Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno in Iraq. (7 of 6)

The headlines just write themselves. " (FEMA) since early 2006 has suppressed warnings from its own field workers about health problems experienced by hurricane victims living in government-provided trailers with levels of a toxic chemical 75 times the recommended maximum for U.S. workers..." (7 of 6)

Unless an FBI agent trails you 24/7 holding a recorder next to your mouth, I don't think wiretapping can get any worse than this: Your cell phone can be remotely programmed to act as a bug even when turned off. (Mike)

A very wet solution to the Sudan/Darfur crisis? Let's hope so.... (Mike)

Well, that didn't take long...Hamas rejects bu$h'$ proposal for a Mideast peace conference, denouncing it Monday as nothing but lies, while Syria said it fears the offer is "just words." Ya think? (7 of 6)

So it turns out that many of the people Obama claims as donors to his campaign are actually souvenir buyers! (Mike)

BREAKING NEWS: Veteran's Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson resigns! "Heckuva' job, Jimmy!" (7 of 6)

I guess it's a big "oops", "I didn't mean to say that, 'Americans could leave any time they want'", for Nouri al-Maliki. (7 of 6)

Conservative Christian group calls for Vitter's resignation. I did the same thing. Not because Vitter is like Bill Clinton. Because Vitter ran his campaign on the sanctity of marriage, while attacking Bill Clinton. (7 of 6)

"BILL MOYERS JOURNAL explores the talk of impeachment with Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and THE NATION's John Nichols, author of THE GENIUS OF IMPEACHMENT" - watch the video (Mike)

Mandatory dress code for all State Department employees in Iraq's Green Zone: "Personal protective equipment (PPE) is mandatory until further notice." This includes flak jackets and kevlar helmets. Yeah, serve your country, 130 degree heat and watch your ass because we can't guarantee your safety! (7 of 6)

"According to a senior U.S. military officer and Iraqi lawmakers, about 45% of all foreign militants targeting U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians and security forces are from Saudi Arabia." Well, that percentage is less than the number of 9/11 hijackers. (7 of 6)

Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says, "Troops can leave 'any time they want'." Psst, Nouri buddy, that oil deal is not yet done. Without that oil, bu$h/cheney, ain't going nowhere. (7 of 6)

bu$h does not care about the memory of our Soldiers or the feeling's of their families. Case in point, Pat Tillman. (7 of 6)

"...Tony Snow acknowledged what the administration would prefer not to talk about: Iraqi's lawmakers are scheduled to do what Bush likes to do: take August off." (7 of 6)

1 comment:

Mike said...

Regarding Tony Snow's comment: He said that the Iraqis take the time off because of the 130-degrees heat. I'm sure the misused pawns of the Bush Administration, known as our troops in Iraq, would like to take a month off due to the heat as well.