Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Some of the News
That may be True

October 11, 2006

Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said Tuesday that members of his staff should be fired “if there was a cover-up” in the way they had handled complaints about Mark Foley’s conduct toward teenagers in the Congressional page program. In response to a reporter's queation, he said that of course the same rule would apply to House leaders.

To Mr. Hastert's chagrin, several of his aides testified under oath that they had long ago informed Hastert about Representative Foley's e-mails and conduct. As demanded by Representative John Boehner, next in line to become Speaker, Mr. Hastert immediately resigned.

Never one not to have a Plan B, Mr Hastert moved immediately to pursue a new career. He was named CEO of the corporation, Trans Fat International. Mr. Hastert is expected to lead an extensive campaign against scurrilous criticism of trans fats and attempts to prohibit or limit the use of this healthful food substance.

Monday, October 09, 2006


France To Ban Smoking In Public...


Mon Dieu! What's next? No wine before age 21? No butter? No mistresses?


NEWS ITEM - HP's investigation broke state laws, attorney general says
David Lazarus Friday, September 8, 2006

Crimes were committed after Hewlett-Packard hired private investigators to obtain the phone records of its own board members as part of a probe into press leaks.... So declares California Attorney General Bill Lockyer ...... in an interview Thursday ...


It's comforting to know that government will act to protect its citizens from disclosure of phone records and actions such as illegal wiretapping.