Thursday edition - January 15, 2009




Senior Bush official says Gitmo detainee was tortured
CNN International - 1-15-09
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- For the first time, a senior Bush administration official has publicly described a detainee's treatment at the US Navy Base at..


White House answers judge's finding of US torture
The Associated Press - 1-15-09

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration maintained Wednesday that the US does not torture prisoners despite a claim to the contrary from the military...

Cheney: 'Can't Claim Perfection' on No-Torture Policy
ABC News -1-15-09
Responding to accusations from a top Pentagon official that at least one Guantanamo detainee was tortured during interrogation, Vice President Dick Cheney...


"President Bush has asked all the major networks for 15 minutes of air time on Thursday to give his farewell speech to the nation. Well, the White House says he's going to use part of the time to list his accomplishments. No word yet what he's going to do with the other 14 minutes." --Jay Leno

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

Not Bush's Poodle


Britain's foreign secretary strongly criticized the U.S.-led war on terror Thursday as he called for the international community to respond to future attacks by "championing the rule of law, not subordinating it."

David Miliband also called for the shuttering of the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the launch of new era of "democratic opportunity rather than fear and oppression."




Disturbing News

Segregation Is Back Thanks To The Supremes


Black and Latino students are educated in U.S. schools that are increasingly segregated, said a report Wednesday that undercuts optimism about race in America surrounding the presidency of Barack Obama....A 2007 Supreme Court decision on voluntary desegregation is likely to intensify the trend because it reduces pressure on local authorities to promote school desegregation, said the report, which called on Obama to address the issue.


Republican-Shenanigans News




"And during Hillary's confirmation hearing today, Louisiana Senator David Vitter — remember the guy that got caught with the hookers? Well, he's Mr. Ethics now. He was very concerned about who's contributing to Bill Clinton's campaign, you know the library deal. But he had to leave when an aide told him it was time for his '3 o'clock with Bambi and Thumper.'" --Jay Leno


Subject: Joe The Plumber


Hi Lisa,

Here's an opinion: I think Joe the Plumber belongs behind a zipper.

Love your site. Keep up the good work.

Best Regards, The Lone Haranguer


LOL.To me, Joe the Plumber, is just like Sarah Palin and George Bush, where a "little knowledge can be dangerous".





Have you been to Mike Palecek's new website?


Rock-The-Voter News


Sarah Palin Hates Beluga Whales



Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is going to court to block protections for the diminishing population of Cook Inlet beluga whales off of her state. In an announcement from her office, Palin has again taken the lead in attacks on environmental protection policies.

There are fewer than 400 of the whales left in the inlet but Palin wants to delay any additional efforts to save them.




"People, I think, are excited because Barack Obama's inauguration is one week away. Some people are worried, though, because 3 million people are expected for the inauguration, but there will only be 5,000 port-a-potties. That's true. Officials say they would have paid a lot more attention to bladder issues if John McCain had been elected." --Conan O'Brien

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Biz-Tech News

No Bailouts Here


Foreclosure filings surpassed 3 million in 2008, setting a record that has Washington, D.C., policymakers calling for more aggressive efforts this year to aid troubled homeowners.
Foreclosures last year were up 81% from 2007 and 225% from 2006,


Bush-Prison-Torture News



"President Bush did take credit for a couple of things. He said, you know, Dick Cheney hasn't shot anybody in a couple of years. So that's always good, right?" --David Letterman


Go-F**k-Yourself News

Virgin For Sale



Natalie Dylan, a 22-year old woman from San Diego, has brazenly offered her virginity for auction and is currently courting offers as high as $3.7 million...



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Odd News




In this image provided by Tourism Queensland, a man stands on rocks on Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia's Queensland state, holding a sign that states, 'Best Job in the World.' Thousands of people from across the globe have submitted video applications to the tourism department of Australia's Queensland state for its latest advertised vacancy, a 150,000 Australian dollar ($100,000) contract to relax on Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef for six months while writing a blog to promote the island.
Photo/Tourism Queensland, Darren Jew