Weekend edition - January 23-24, 2010





Landmark Supreme Court ruling allows corporate political cash
Reuters – Thu Jan 21, 2:42 pm ET
Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Corporations can spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, a landmark decision denounced by President Barack Obama for giving special interests more power.

Obama Seen as Anti-Business by 77% of U.S. Investors
Bloomberg – Thu Jan 21, 6:25 pm ET
Reuters Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. investors overwhelmingly see President Barack Obama as anti-business and question his ability to manage a financial crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey

Obama hits Wall Street, pushes for bank limits
AP – Fri Jan 22, 5:50 am ET .
Embracing Depression-era policy and populist politics, a combative President Barack Obama chastised big Wall Street banks Thursday and urgently called for limits on their size and investments to stave off a new economic meltdown


"Today, by the way, is our president, President Obama's, one-year anniversary in office. I looked it up. Traditionally on the first anniversary, you give paper, so, I got him his birth certificate." –Jimmy Kimmel




"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson


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Good For Petraeus


 U.S. General David Petraeus said on Thursday it was "disturbing" that a manufacturer had embossed biblical citations on rifle scopes sent to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the firm announced it would voluntarily halt the practice.



A manufacturer of combat rifle sights inscribes various Bible passages on them. Wonder if they also inscribe, “And don’t forget to obey the Nine Commandments!”- Laugh Lines





"This isn't good. Erroll Southers, Obama's pick to head the TSA, withdrew his name because he performed an illegal background check on his ex-wife's boyfriend. Yeah. Still, that's an improvement from the TSA's normal procedure: not performing background checks." –Jimmy Fallon



Disturbing News

People Who Don't Want To Pay For Someone Else's Health Care Already Are


One of the criticisms of the health care bills passed by the House and Senate is that people who already have health insurance may have to pay for coverage provided to the uninsured. "I don't want to pay for somebody else's health care" is a common complaint...The "I don't want to pay for somebody else's health care" mantra tells me these people do not understand much about the bills approved in Congress.


They also do not understand much about insurance.



“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” - John Kenneth Galbraith









Subject: Bush and 911


Hi Lisa,

I have thought for years why no one has made a cartoon of, or
even publicly commented on this analogy when referring to Bush and 9/11.

The analogy being that if an army sentry was on duty and fell asleep,
and the enemy raided the army post causing many casualties and much damage, would the army
ever put that same soldier on guard duty again. Obviously the answer would be "no".
They would most likely put him in the brig and dishonorably discharge him.
If it happened in time of war he might even be executed. So why would the U.S. public reelect that same sentry,
Bush and the GOP, to safeguard us from any possible future 9/11's? The first one already happened on their watch.

Do you know of any cartoonists or political writers who might be interested in pointing out this
observation? I'd love to see someone do a cartoon or make this point in commentary. Thanks,


Email your comment




Biden and Blackwater


The U.S. government will appeal the dismissal of Blackwater case as demanded by the Iraqi government, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said in Baghdad on Saturday.

Biden expressed his personal regret for what Blackwater guards committed in 2007, saying the United States insists to put anyone who committed crimes against Iraqi people under questioning,



Republican-Shenanigans News


"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance."
- James Madison


Rock-The-Voter News



"Oh, and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed legislation making marijuana legal, huh? Well, finally a reason to live in New Jersey." –Jay Leno


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Biz-Tech News


"A criminal is a person with predatory instincts without sufficient capital to form a corporation."
Howard Scott


The Final Corporate Takeover



We cannot sustain the present form of huge international corporate mega-capitalism. It is an out of control monster: a willful environmental vampire and oppressor of human rights. Its rulers and masters make sociopathic decisions on a daily basis.



Pope to priests: Go forth and blog


The pope, whose own presence on the Web has heavily grown in recent years, urged priests on Saturday to use all multimedia tools at their disposal to preach the Gospel and engage in dialogue with people of other religions and cultures.

And just using e-mail or surfing the Web is often not enough: Priests should use cutting-edge technologies to express themselves and lead their communities, Benedict said in a message released by the Vatican.




Bush-Prison-Torture News


"You know, it's hard to believe President Obama has now been in office for a year. Isn't that amazing? It's a year. And you know, it's incredible. He took something that was in terrible, terrible shape, and he brought it back from the brink of disaster: The Republican party." –Jay Leno




Go-F**k-Yourself News


We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.-Ben Franklin





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Odd News

To Help You Deflate Photo



A baby Kirk's Dik Dik antelope stands on a desk in the office of Chester Zoo's curator of mammals, Tim Rowlands, in northern England, on January 22, 2010. The antelope is being hand reared at the zoo after being rejected by its mother during the recent cold weather.
Photo/Phil Noble





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