Friday, November 02, 2007


Some of the News
That may be True

November 5, 2007 - No blog today. Writer's strike.

November 4, 2007 -

Police Battle Lawyers in Pakistan

"The first thing we do," said the character in Shakespeare's Henry VI, is "kill all the lawyers."

General Musharraf certainly knows his Shakespeare.

President Bush came to the defense of his embattled nominee for the post of Director of Military Detainees. The nominee, General Hucksby, has come under fire from Democrats for ambiguous answers regarding a form of interrogation known as fingernail-pulling.

General Hucksby refused to say whether this practice constituted torture, as he had not been briefed on the subject. Several Democratic Senators said that they would have difficulty confirming a nominee who did not recognize torture when he sees it.

In his news conference today, President Bush excoriated the Democrats for ignoring national security in the midst of a war on terror and instead focusing on extending the federal government into health care for poor children. He pointed out the gross unfairness in asking General Hucksby to decide whether fingernail-pulling is torture, saying, "because, you see, the use of this technique is classified".

Rice urges Turkey to Hold Off on Invasion

Secretary Rice spoke to Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan warning him about the possible consequences of attack on the PKK across the border of northern Iraq. She pointed out that it was unthinkable that a democratic nation would unilaterally invade a sovereign country based on a supposed threat.

Kucinich sights UFO

In Shirley MacLaine's new book, the actress and longtime friend of Dennis Kucinich makes an interesting claim: During a visit to her home in Washington state, Kucinich said he saw a UFO and heard messages from it.

At the Democratic Debate earlier this week, Kucinich confirmed the sighting.

However, UFO Central denied today that it had initiated an encounter with Dennis Kucinich. Its mission was to re-establish contact with expatriot Mike Gravel. Those responsible for the mistake would be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.