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Rally Round tha Family Pocket Full of Shells

January 30, 2006

1. US Constitution, Article II, Section 3: “[The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient…” — “…this is more of a visionary and directional speech than it is a laundry list of proposals[.]” [Scott McClellan] — Bush State of Union part of election-year strategy …aimed at giving Republicans a potential road map to victory in November and boosting his own weakened standing.
2. Documents show US military in Iraq detain wives — Depends on what your definition of “legal” is, I suppose.
3. Pentagon Can Now Fund Foreign Militaries — Finally, a means to fund foreign militaries free of the constraints . . . meant to ensure that aid recipients meet certain standards, including respect for human rights and protection of legitimate civilian authorities.
4. Budget to Hurt Poor People on Medicaid, Report Says — Apparently, our leaders’ Grandmas don’t have to rely on Medicaid.
5. Japanese Lab Develops Robot for Errands“We are now studying how robots can join the human society.” — Wait a minute, slow down. Are we sure that robots won’t one day become self-aware and rise up against the humans? —

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One Comment
  1. January 31, 2006 1:35 AM

    I think I’ve seen ads for some of those “detained wives” in the back of my “men’s magazine.”

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