TGIF/Weekend edition - January 2-4, 2009
Iraq gov't gets control of Green Zone, US troops
Sarah Palin's daughter warns against teenage pregnancy
Hamas calls for 'day of wrath' after senior official killed by Israel
Fumigators are scheduled to treat the White House the week of January 12th. Vermin eradication experts are already pouring into Washington. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US toll in Afghanistan at record high in 2008
US strike kills 4 in Pakistan CNN International
As bombing continues, Israel allows some foreigners to leave Gaza International Herald Tribune
Trial Date Postponed For Shoe Thrower Washington Post
What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You
Israel is continuing to bar
foreign journalists from entering the Gaza Strip,
despite a Supreme Court decision to allow a limited number of reporters to enter
Poor George’s Almanac
The 25 Funniest Political Quotes of 2008
This past year the naughtier you were, the bigger your federal bailout. - Argus Hamilton
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Moderate Republicans may be in big demand in Senate Los Angeles Times
Chip Saltsman's 'Magic Negro' mistake
Republicans to flee DC for inauguration MLive.com
“Fox News allows ‘magic negro’ New Year’s message to be broadcast.”
Sarah Sets Press Straight
Governor Sarah Palin has always had a love/hate relationship with the media, but what has her fired up now are reports that she calls inaccurate, and she has actually personally contacted People Magazine, the Associated Press, and the Anchorage Daily News to let them know they are wrong.
Senate Dems To Block Burris' Path To Senate -- Perhaps Even Literally TPM Election Central
Bill Clinton For NY Senate? CBS News
Bush mulls giving Palestinians Iraq for their homeland - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
Manufacturing data from major economies prove grim International Herald Tribune
Microsoft Says Zune Glitch Caused by Leap Year Clock Bug
Eight years of unadulterated catastrophes have given us a sense of what an asteroid hitting the Earth might be like. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com
America Greets 2009 By Going Insane - Wonkette
"One percent of Americans participating in this poll believe – believe -- Dick Cheney is the best Vice President ever. Everybody else in the poll believes that that one percent should be wearing funny hats."- David Letterman
Cheney's Legacy of Deception
On this date in:
1492 The leader of the last Arab stronghold in Spain surrendered to Spanish forces loyal to King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I.
1788 Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1900 Secretary of State John Hay announced the Open Door Policy to prompt trade with China.
1935 Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, N.J., on charges of kidnapping and murdering the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (He was found guilty and executed.)
1960 Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1965 The New York Jets signed University of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath for a reported $400,000.
1974 President Richard Nixon signed legislation requiring states to limit highway speeds to 55 mph.
1983 The musical play "Annie," based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip, closed on Broadway after 2,377 performances.
1991 Sharon Pratt Dixon was sworn in as mayor of Washington, D.C., becoming the first African-American woman to head a city of Washington's size and prominence.
2006 A methane gas explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia trapped 13 miners underground for more than 40 hours; Randal McCloy Jr. was the only survivor.
2008 Oil prices soared to $100 a barrel for the first time.
I hope you all had a wonderful New Year.
Even though AHNC didn't make it's fundraising goal for 2008 AHNC came darn close. I thank each and every one of you for your loyal support.
Kathy Griffin drops 'D-bomb' on CNN New York Daily News
Man wearing a Bill Clinton mask robs bank
In this image released by Bonhams, an extremely rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante, is seen in a garage in Gosforth, England, where it was found by relatives after the death of the owner, an elderly doctor who last used it around 1960. The Bugatti, one of only 17 ever made, is expected to draw a record price when it is auctioned in Paris next month.