One photograph is of the mutilated, burnt body of 38-year-old Karar Oda from Sadr City. He was kidnapped by the Badr Brigade in mid-June. They work with the Ministry of Interior and are the informal armed wing of the Supreme Council of Islamic Revolution in Iraq, who make up the largest Shia bloc in the Iraq parliament. Oda's family were given an arrest warrant signed by the Ministry of Interior which said their son deserved to be arrested and killed for immorality as a homosexual. His body was found ten days later. Read below the fold...
Or is Ho Lieberman the only one?
â€œ[LIEBERMAN] My opponent has done his best to distort my record, spending more than $4 million of his own money to mislead people â€” or try to â€” into thinking that I am someone I am not,â€ Mr. Lieberman said. â€œThis is not unlike what the Republicans did to Max Cleland four years ago.â€Read below the fold...
Having grown up on welfare, Rochelle Riordan had vowed never to ask for a government handout. That was before her hard-drinking husband kicked her and their young daughter out of their house near Lewiston, Maine, leaving her with a $300 bank account, a bad job market and a 15-year-old car held together in spots with duct tape.Read below the fold...
Iconic image of Jesus the Christ in a "Can Do" happy moment just minutes before He was obliterated on the road to Damascus
The World Reacts
Israel feels "Really, really bad" over "accidental deicide" in a "non-binding way," vows "to not kill any other mythological constructs provided said constructs are not shielding Hizbullah"
"Oops, I Did It Again" soars to #1 on Radio Tel Aviv Read below the fold...
Why is this man so amused?
Because this isn't going to stop happening any time soon.
So many guests this morning; Diplomats representing Lebanon, Israel, and us, a Senator, and a former Speaker of the House, and the regulars, of course... Read below the fold...
Good forensic scientists are always willing to look at things from new and different angles.
So, like, besides NSA HQ, where else is the government sucking all the available power out of the grid plus a chunk, when it didn't before? Read below the fold...
Dream of a Summer Day
Dream of a Summer Night
When I was young
the swimming pool
I still love swimming pools
but a cactus flower at night
is like skinny dipping on the moon
I mean, He's Preznit, so why shouldn't he get double the vacation days the rabble get? Of course, the best proof that Bush is resentful and angry is that his staffers say he isn't: Read below the fold...