Monday edition - January 12, 2009





Bush defends presidency in final news conference - 1-12-09
WASHINGTON - In a nostalgic final news conference, President George W. Bush defended his record vigorously and at times sentimentally Monday...


Obama Signals His Reluctance to Look Into Bush Policies
New York Times, United States - 1-12-09
Lawyers who represented Bush administration officials over the years expressed little surprise that Mr. Obama’s legal and national security team had lost...

Bush takes last Air Force One flight to honor dad
Washington Post, United States - Jan 10, 2009
Bush, who leaves office on January 20 when President-elect Barack Obama enters the White House, attended the commissioning of the nuclear-powered aircraft...


At Bush's last press conference today, it was bad enough the press didn't press Bush about his obvious delusional claims, but what was worse is they didn't hurl one shoe!



"I tell ya, the economy is bad. The economy is so bad, Iraqis can only afford to throw one shoe." --Jay Leno


The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush


"And how about this for nerve? This is unbelievable. The porn industry is now asking for a $5 billion federal bailout. The porn industry. Talk about a stimulus package." --Jay Leno


How Do Our Troops Like Being Under Iraqi Rule?


"We've got to walk on eggshells," said Spec. Cory Armer, 23, of Lake Charles, La. "I understand you can't go out and shoot everyone and play Rambo. But war is war. We shouldn't be falling under the jurisdiction of a country we're at war with."



Disturbing News



Joe the Plumber's First War Report


The people of Sderot "can't do normal things day to day" like get soap in their eyes in the shower, for fear of rockets, said America's most famous plumber, whose real name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher.

"I'm sure they're taking quick showers," he said. "I know I would."

Wurzelbacher's status as a rookie was evident when he stood in front of a pile of spent rockets and said: "I have thousands of questions but I can't think of the right one."


"It was an exciting day for our first lady, who got a new set of plates. First Lady Laura Bush showed off the new, gold-rimmed official state china that cost $493,000. But don't worry, it was paid for by a private trust, funded by lunatics who would donate half a million dollars to buy the White House plates. Mrs. Bush said she'd been hoping to use the china herself, but she ordered it two years ago and it just came, which is what happens when you order your table service from FEMA. But it's probably for the best. You can't trust President Bush with a $3,000 plate." --Jimmy Kimmel



Republican-Shenanigans News




Remember Joe the plumber? A conservative website is sending Joe the plumber to Gaza as their war correspondent. Because who better to explain the complex issues surrounding a war that’s been going on for forty years than an unlicensed plumber?--Jimmy Kimmel

Rock-The-Voter News

Notice To Animal Shelters: Obama's Girls Want A Labradoodle or a Portuguese Water Hound


President-elect Barack Obama says he and his family have narrowed their choice of pet hound to one of two breeds, and are ready to start combing animal shelters to find the lucky dog.

"They seem to have narrowed it down to a labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound," Obama told ABC's This Week in an interview broadcast Sunday.


Couple of days ago in New Jersey, there were UFO sightings. Believe me, it’s not an invasion. The aliens are actually here because they want some of that Federal bailout money. - Jay Leno

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Subject: Happy Almost January 20


Hi Lisa:
I am counting the days. The first inauguration I saw on TV was
Eisenhower. Talk about being old,
my senior high school class (13 of us with our nun teacher) had to go to a TV
store to sit in the show room and watch their big sets. What a thrill.

Hearing about the big earthquake in Costa Rica, I was thinking about you. I
hope everything was o.k. In our local paper today there was an item about a
local Boy Scout troop in Costa Rica for a trip. Seems they just left all the affected places the day
before the quake. Of course kids from this area know about quakes, we have them all the time but not so

Looking ahead with hope ---



Thanks for writing! My first inaugural was watching JFK on a black and white TV in my school kitchen, with nuns too! lol


Poor Costa Rica. I'm still in Alabama. I called down there to check with my neighbor. She said they never felt anything. My place on the Pacific coast is far away from the epicenter of the earthquake which was inland. Although two years ago I was sitting in my living room with 2 friends when it sounded and felt like a semi ran into my house. We all shot out of the house in time to watch and hear the windows rattle. No damage other than a near heart attack.


I'm watching Bush in his last press conference as I write this. Thank God its his last. The man is truly the perfect picture of a man who has delusions of grandeur. Bush especially needs to be convicted of his crimes. I remember the GOP justifying the impeachment of Clinton by saying," Clinton isn't above the law." Well, neither is Bush. Unless we convict him, another president will feel free to do the same. Excuse me, watching Bush has caused me to explode into this diatribe. Mea culpa

Biz-Tech News

 What the H?


President-elect Barack Obama's middle name - Hussein - was shortened to the initial "H" for inauguration rehearsals on Sunday, but officials said his full name will be used during the real thing Jan. 20.



"On Inauguration Day, Barack Obama will be riding in a brand new presidential limousine made by General Motors. Yeah, the parade route is five miles long, so GM says Obama should only have to stop for gas twice." --Conan O'Brien

Bush-Prison-Torture News



They Need All The Prayers They Can Get


Voodoo priests in Benin offered sacrifices and prayers to gods and ancestors on Saturday to seek an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to other wars in Africa and elsewhere in the world.

The small West African state sandwiched between Togo and Nigeria is the home of the ancient Voodoo religion, which was later carried by slaves to the Americas where it survives in different forms in countries like Brazil, Haiti and Cuba.


Go-F**k-Yourself News

Born With A Silver Foot In His Mouth


Prince Harry was born with a silver foot in his mouth


Britain's Price Harry is in the stew over derogatory comments he made in a home video recorded during a 2006 visit to Cyprus with fellow military cadets.

In the video, the prince -- an army lieutenant who is third in line to the British throne -- refers to a fellow cadet as "our little Paki friend" -- an offensive term in England for someone of Pakistani descent.

He tells another soldier wearing a camouflage veil, "[Bleep] me, you look like a raghead."



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Odd News




A surfboard which a bite taken out of it by a shark in Binalong Bay, near St Helens, Tasmania is seen in this handout obtained January 12, 2009. An Australian surfer punched a five-meter (16-ft) shark in the head as he rescued his 13-year-old cousin who had been bitten on the leg and dragged beneath the water, local media reported on Monday. Photo/Tasmania Police