Thursday edition - January 8, 2009





111th Congress Begins in Very Disapproving Environment, DC - Jan 6, 2009
The congressional job approval average for 2008 included the all-time Gallup low point of 14% in July. The general pattern for last year included slightly...


Iraqi cleric urges attacks on US troops over Gaza
The Associated Press - 1-8-09
BAGHDAD (AP) ó Anti-US cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday urged reprisals against American forces in Iraq to protest Israel's Gaza offensive, as Arab anger

Presidents Lunch Together At White House
U.S. News & World Report, DC - 1-8-09
President Bush, President-elect Obama and the three living former presidents met for lunch at the White House yesterday. Media coverage of the gathering


"Earlier today, Barack Obama's daughters started at their new school in Washington, DC. Yeah, their teachers are really impressed and said that both girls are already reading well above President Bush level." --Conan O'Brien

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


"And a special holiday message was delivered by the Iranian president. It aired on British TV Christmas Day, and in this message, the Iranian president said that if Jesus were alive today, he would be standing next to him. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I'm sure Jesus would be wearing an 'I'm With Stupid' t-shirt, too." --Jay Leno



Fabulous Bush Graphic from Vanity Fair





Six veterans who say they were exposed to dangerous chemicals, germs and mind-altering drugs during Cold War-era experiments filed a federal lawsuit against the CIA, Department of Defense and other agencies Wednesday.



Disturbing News


"And Congress says this week they are looking into this Bernard Madoff scandal. So The guy that made $50 billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $750 billion disappear." --Jay Leno

US Mercenary Update


Five former Blackwater Worldwide security guards pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal manslaughter and gun charges resulting from a 2007 shooting in a crowded Baghdad square that killed 17 Iraqi civilians and injured dozens of others.

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Republican-Shenanigans News

General Sanjay Gupta?


 President-elect Barack Obama's reported choice for surgeon general, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, could bring a dose of star power to a job that hasn't had that much clout in decades.





President-elect Barack Obama has now named former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta to be his director of the C.I.A. But a lot of senators are criticizing this because they say Panetta is not an intelligence professional. You know, like President Bush. - Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News

Wow, Plumber Hired As War Correspondent


Joe the Plumber is taking on a new job.
The Ohio man made famous during the presidential campaign is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative Web site,


On this date in 2001, George W. Bush was certified as the winner of the 2000 presidential election. How about that? That turned out pretty well, didnít it?
- David Letterman



Biz-Tech News


And we have been off since Christmas. You know, I was out of the country. Not the best vacation, because I have a timeshare in Gaza.- Jay Leno


Bush-Prison-Torture News




In an interview with the Washington Times, Vice President Dick Cheney said he is not a big fan of rap music. You could have knocked me over with a feather. I was stunned by that. Actually, Iím surprised. I mean, look at the guy. Cheney gets driven around in a limo, heís surrounded by body guards, shot a guy in the face ó he is a rap star.- Jay Leno

Go-F**k-Yourself News


Nominate your favorite Website The 2009 Bloggies


Stands By Her Man


Osbourne went ballistic when Megan dissed Ozzy, but what they didn't show was Sharon ripping at Hauserman's hair extensions or the bikini-clad girl's trip to the hospital the next day, where she filed a police report with the LAPD.

One thing is clear -- trash Sharon all you want, just leave Ozzy out of it



" Drag God into politics, and you'll ruin His reputation in no time."- Molly Ivins



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Odd News



Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp CEO speaks in front of a mock instant message from Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as delivers the pre-show keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 7, 2009.
Photo/Rick Wilking