M EL GIBSON is doing more to clean up his act. After lame apologies for his drunken, anti-Semitic tirade didn't impress anyone, he's trying new ways to improve his character. If I Were A Real Mensch - [ If I Were A Rich Man ]
S HEIK HASSAN NASRALLAH , head of Hezbollah, belongs to that rare breed of leader who can convince his followers that it was a great idea to provoke massive military attacks and destruction in his country. Now that there's a cease-fire in southern Lebanon and the U.N. troops are coming, he's ready to give peace a chance. Embraceable Jew - [ Embraceable You ]
F OURTEEN "high-value" terrorists, including the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, have been brought to Guantanamo from secret CIA detention. Now safely in DoD custody, they'll get the justice they deserve...as long as they don't expect to be present throughout their trials or see all the evidence against them. The Supreme Court and the President have been at odds over the details, so it's now up to Congress to spell out the law. – Guantanamo - [ Kokomo ]
A STRONOMERS never yield to politics or sentiment when it comes to making difficult cuts. They have finally put Pluto in its place. The "ninth planet" isn't leaving the solar system, but it's not getting the love and respect it used to. - Venus -- and Pluto - [ Venus ]
P ERHAPS BENEDICT XVI just needs a new speechwriter. When the pope spoke in Germany recently, his "critique of modern reason" and call for a "genuine dialogue of cultures and religions" drew less attention than his historical quotations about Islam ( "you will find things only evil and inhuman"). Several firebombings, shootings, and church burnings later, the pope ended the controversy with an apology. - It's Not Easy Being Pope - [ It's Not Easy Being Green ]
W HO you gonna call...when a hurricane comes your way? Until about this time last year, FEMA was doing a heckuva job protecting and helping Americans hit by disaster. This year, you're on your own! FEMA - [ Fever
P RESIDENT BUSH has finally taken a stand and just said "no" to signing statements. He exercises his first veto ever in order to block research with embryonic stem cells. - V-E-T-O- [ Day-O ]
S TUDENTS across the country return to school, rested and ready to learn. - School Life Rhapsody - [ Bohemian Rhapsody ]
T HE MID-TERM Congressional election season is in full swing. Republicans are running scared, despite the fact Dems don't have much chance to retake the House or Senate. Who is really listening to the voters in 2006? - Super Zealous Radicals - [ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ]
L IBERAL conspiracy theorists are convinced that Republicans are manipulating oil prices at will to influence the election. In the last six weeks, retail gasoline prices have conveniently fallen over 20% -- to the bargain price of around $2.30/gallon. Cheaper gas equals grateful voters, right? But prices went up, not down, before the 2002 and 2004 elections, and OPEC is determined to stop the current decline. President Bush gave Americans the hard truth during his last State of the Union speech. - Addicted To Oil - [ Addicted To Love ]
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They began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. They have recorded 26 albums.. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials. They have been voted Best Comedy Club by WUSA, Washington , DC 's Channel 9.