Tuesday edition - October 12, 2010





Columbus' Forgotten Patron
In honor of Columbus Day, author Mitchell James Kaplan tells the little known story of Luis de Santangel who helped Columbus launch his voyage—and his Jewish heritage.

Gunman says he watched Beck and read right-wing sites

Before Byron Williams engaged in a shoot-out with California Highway Patrolmen in July, he watched Fox News' Glenn Beck, listened to conservative radio host Michael Savage, and got news and information from Alex Jones' InfoWars.com and several fringe, right-wing websites.

Democrat fights back against Fox News lawsuit

Last month, Fox News filed an unprecedented lawsuit against Democratic senatorial candidate Robin Carnahan, claiming she violated its copyright by using a Fox News clip in a campaign commercial against her challenger.


Christine O’Donnell’s new ad says she didn’t go to Yale, like her opponent. I don’t think she really needs to tell us that. - Jay Leno





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Hollywood Liberal to Inform the Kenyan on Sudan


Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney will give US President Barack Obama a briefing later Tuesday on his recent trip to Sudan, which gave voice to his fears of renewed war as a referendum vote looms.





No Need To Ask Anymore


A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, ending the military's 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops.


Disturbing News

Helen Thomas On Being Anti-Semitic: Baloney


In a radio interview, former White House correspondent Helen Thomas acknowledges she touched a nerve with remarks about Israel that led to her retirement. But she says the comments were "exactly what I thought," even though she realized soon afterward that it was the end of her job.

"I hit the third rail. You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive,"




Carl Paladino criticized his opponent for marching in a gay pride parade. I guess he’s planning on decorating the governor’s mansion himself. - Jimmy Kimmel



Republican-Shenanigans News

GOP Strategy: Don't Ask Because They Won't Tell


MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell's ability to finesse a headline from a combative or indifferent guest has won attention (not all good) for his new show, The Last Word. But when O'Donnell hosted Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian icon wasn't about to walk into a line of questioning that he wasn't prepared for. When the host cued up a clip of Paul's candidate son Rand's commenting "we have too many people that go and stay for a career" in Congress, the elder Paul testily responded that the question broke a pre-show agreement that "other candidates" were not to be discussed.


The Nobel Prize in the fiction category went to Christine O’Donnell’s resume.
- David Letterman





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Continuing GOP Strategy: Don't Ask Because They Won't Tell


Joe Miller, Alaska's Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, informed the media Monday that he will not answer a single personal question until the election is over.



Rock-The-Voter News

US Chamber of Commerce Versus Obama 

The White House intensified its attacks Sunday on the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its alleged ties to foreign donors, part of an escalating Democratic effort to link Republicans with corporate and overseas





The CEO of Google says that cars should be able to drive themselves, which may lead to a new level of drunkenness in America.- Jimmy Kimmel


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Biz-Tech News


Corporations are using money saved by firing employees for exec bonuses. Next they'll buy the children of the unemployed and use them for servant feed. - Will Durst





Good Enough For The Nobel Prize But Not For Republicans


Peter Diamond's research on unemployment is good enough to earn him the Nobel Prize in economics — but not to get him on the Federal Reserve....President Barack Obama nominated Diamond to the Fed in late April. But Senate Republicans have blocked his nomination, questioning his practical experience, as well as the conclusions of his research.


Bush-Prison-Torture News





"Christine O'Donnell is blaming the liberal media, but you know what, Christine, I just showed clips of you opening your mouth and crazy s**t coming out. If you want to blame someone, honey, look at your reflection in your cauldron." –Bill Maher

Go-F**k-Yourself News

Reviving Pedophilia Christianity


Pope Benedict XVI formally created a new Vatican office Tuesday to revive Christianity in Europe, his latest attempt to counter secular trends in traditionally Christian countries.







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The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip2 (VSS Enterprise) glides toward Earth on its first test flight after being released from its WhiteKnight2 mothership (VMSEve) over the Mojave, California area October 10, 2010. The craft was piloted by engineer and test pilot Pete Siebold from Scaled Composites. Photo/Mark Greenberg-Virgin Galactic




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