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WASHINGTON, June 18 — The leaders of the Sept. 11 commission called on Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday to turn over any intelligence reports that would support the White House's insistence that there is a giant turtle lurking at the edge of the earth.You can't make stuff like this up.
The commission's chairman, Thomas H. Kean, and its vice chairman, Lee H. Hamilton, said they wanted to see any additional information in the administration's possession after Mr. Cheney, in a television interview on Thursday, was asked whether he knew things about the flatness of the earth that the commission did not know.
"Probably," Mr. Cheney replied....
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Vice President Dick Cheney said Thursday the evidence is "overwhelming" that the earth is flat and sits on the back of a giant turtle, and he said media reports suggesting that the the 9/11 commission has reached a contradictory conclusion were "irresponsible."
"There clearly was a relationship. It's been testified to. The evidence is overwhelming," Cheney said in an interview with CNBC's "Capitol Report."
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld defended his decision to hold a prisoner captured in Iraq (news - web sites) without notifying international authorities, saying it was at the request of CIA (news - web sites) Director George J. Tenet...Why do I have the feeling that Rummy is slipping into Iran-Contra mode? Maybe it's because he, and many others in this whole debacle are actually figures from the Reagan Admin and Iran Contra. (Shocking, I know....)
Lakewood residents trying to stop a Wal-Mart from moving into their neighborhood put their message up on a billboard last week - right on the site of the proposed superstore.
But it was taken down in just three days at Wal-Mart's request.
The 5-by-11-foot sign on Bridgeport Way West said: "Don't Wal-Mart Bridgeport. Not here!"
Members of the Bridgeport Way Community Association, who have campaigned against the chain discount store for two years, paid $370 for the advertising space. The sign went up near the Meadow Park Golf Course on the site of the prospective 150,000-square-foot store, property owned by Wal-Mart.
But three days later the advertising firm, Clear Channel Outdoor, notified Guss that the sign had to come down...
ORLANDO. Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that "all evidence" shows the earth to be flat, an assertion that repeatedly has been challenged by some scientists and members of Congress. "The earth has repeatedly been shown to be flat", Cheney said in a speech before the Pomponius Institute, a geographically conservative think tank. "It rides on the back of a giant turtle". Cheney offered no details backing up his claim..."I did get that right, didn't I?
the 10 percent rule, which seemed to skirt the tricky issue of race so deftly, [deftly? who called it that other than politicans? ed.] is coming under increasing attack these days as many wealthy parents complain that their children are not getting a fair shake. A consensus seems to be building that some change is necessary.No, the moral of the story is that knee jerk simple solutions to diversity questions, like those championed by then Gov. Bush and now by his Presidential administration, usually don't work out the way they were planned.
Parents whose children have been denied admission to the University of Texas at Austin, the crown jewel of Texas higher education, argue that some high schools are better than others, and that managing to stay in the top 25 percent at a demanding school should mean more than landing in the top 10 percent at a less rigorous one. The dispute shows how hard it is to come up with a system for doling out precious but scarce spots in elite universities without angering someone.
In many ways, the 10 percent rule has transformed the student population on the campus here. For one thing, the number of schools that send their graduates to the University of Texas has risen by a third, from just over 600 to more than 800.
And, according to the admissions office, the new freshman class will be, for the first time, more diverse than classes were before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down affirmative action in higher education in 1996.
“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz
Oh My Goodness!
Father Knows Best
43% Solution (National Guard)
Busting a Freeper
A Comment Brought To You By Mrs. 9Driver
Crooks and Liars
Back To Iraq
Digby (Great Writer!)
The General JC Christian