TGIF/Weekend edition - January 9-11, 2009



Questions loom over use of Treasury bailout money
The Associated Press - 1-9-09
Referring to a question of why Treasury has required Citigroup, but not other firms that got money, to modify mortgages, the report says: "Treasury's...


UN calls for immediate Gaza truce, attacks go on
Reuters - - 1-9-09
GAZA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Israel pushed ahead with its two-week-old offensive in the Gaza Strip, ignoring a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire...

Palin: Couric 'not the center of everyone's universe'
Newsday - - 1-9-09
 Now we know how Sarah Palin really feels about the media - and Katie Couric too. In a wide-ranging interview posted on the Internet yesterday, John McCain's running mate was sharply critical...


Now, here’s something good President Bush has done. This is actually quite good. He has declared three Pacific Ocean regions as national monuments, making it the largest marine reserve on the planet. And they are now totally protected. Unless, of course, somebody finds oil. Then all bets are off.- Jay Leno




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Don't Tell The Enemy Our Troops Will Be Drunk Super Bowl Sunday



 American troops in Iraq will be allowed to drink beer without fear of court-martial for this year's Super Bowl — an exception to a strict military ban on drinking alcohol in combat zones.



Disturbing News


Remember Joe the plumber? He’s back. He’s now going to the Mideast as a war correspondent for a conservative website. See, now, like you people, I’m going, “Why, why?” I mean, on one hand, he’s not really a war correspondent. On the other hand, he wasn’t really a plumber either. -Jay Leno


FDA Drama


In an unusually blunt letter, a group of federal scientists is complaining to the Obama transition team of widespread managerial misconduct in a division of the Food and Drug Administration.


Republican-Shenanigans News

The Wide Stance



Former Sen. Larry Craig has ended his effort to void the guilty plea he made following his 2007 arrest in a men's toilet sex-sting operation, his lawyer said on Thursday



"You know, President Bush keeps giving interviews about his eight years as president. Earlier this week, he said his greatest accomplishment ... was his effort to privatize Social Security, even though he never actually did it. That's President Bush. Isn't it? Your greatest accomplishment? Well, there aren't any. But if there were, by golly, here's what it would be." --Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News



Mother's Little Helper


Speaking for the first time since her Dec. 18 arrest on charges of selling OxyContin, Sherry Johnston – whose son, Levi fathered a son with Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, last month – tells PEOPLE she got hooked on the prescription opiate after a hysterectomy eight years ago, which led to seven additional surgeries.

"I was in pain, and I'm still in pain," she says.



The Secret Service will unveil a new presidential limo this week. And no, it’s not purple with spinners. – Will Durst


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Biz-Tech News


Bush-Prison-Torture News


And the F.D.A. has approved a new drug that will give people longer eyelashes. Well, thank God we are not wasting time and money on cancer research.- Jay Leno


Go-F**k-Yourself News

UFO Destroys Wind Turbine?


 Debate erupted on Thursday over who or what caused the mysterious destruction of a giant wind turbine in northern England - with everything from UFOs to the freezing winter weather taking the blame.

Residents of Conisholme in Lincolnshire discovered that a 72-foot (21.9-metre) long metal blade has been torn off a turbine at their local wind farm while another has been badly damaged.

Some residents reported seeing strange lights streaking towards the wind farm


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Odd News



Paraplegic Japanese fisherman Toshiyuki Nashiro is rescued by Coast Guard personnel near Miyako Island. The paraplegic fisherman survived for 15 hours after falling into the sea by keeping himself afloat without a life jacket