Ironic Times

 NO. 309 “Expect the Ironic” AUGUST 14 - 20, 2006 

Aug 7
Aug 21
SECURITY TIGHTENED AT ALL AIRPORTS
Long delays, intrusive searches now the norm.
 
WORLD NEWS
Israel, Lebanon Agree to Cease-Fire
In signing statements, each says they'll ignore it.
Prince Charles's Tip-Off Leads to Arrests in Royal Wiretapping Probe
Complains, “It would seem one can no longer have phone sex in the privacy of Buckingham Palace.”
 
POLLS
Survey: 50% in U.S. Continue to
Believe Saddam Had WMD

One-third thinks he still has them.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
World's Largest Luxury Development Under Construction in Dubai
Eventually it will house all the world's richest people in one, secure community.
U. S. NEWS
Bush Administration Wants Changes
In War Crimes Act to Exempt
Officials, CIA, Ex-Military Officers

Won't say why.
Latest CNN Poll: 60% Oppose
Iraq War

Latest Fox poll: 60% want to cut and run.
If Prices Rise, Officials Pledge to Tap Into Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Before the election.
 
REMINDER
  We are the only species that can be fooled repeatedly.
 
GAO: 30% of State Dept. Employees Overseas Can't Speak Local Language
Unable to ask for directions to American embassy.
Congress Ready to Slash Funding for Brain Injuries Caused by Bombs
Money saved would go to building more bombs.
 
ENVIRONMENT
Greenland's Icecap Melting
Three Times Faster Than It
Was Five Years Ago

Twice as fast as when you began reading this sentence.
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