Thursday edition - October 16, 2008




Obama seen as winner in tense US presidential debate
Irish Times, Ireland - 10-16-08
Barack Obama and John McCain had tough exchanges over taxation, abortion and the conduct of their campaigns in the liveliest and most substantive...


Republicans pull ads in key Senate and House races
The Associated Press - 10-16-08
WASHINGTON (AP) - Retreating as they brace for congressional losses, Republicans have canceled television advertising in a key Senate race in Louisiana and

Stock market strengthens ... in Iraq
MSNBC - 10-16-08
Despite economic turmoil around the globe, the Iraq Stock Exchange is defying many odds and surprisingly growing. NBC News' Carla Marcus reports on Baghdad


McCain was sticking his tongue out a lot in last night's debate. Wonder why?





"More charges of voter registration fraud with this group ACORN. Have you heard about this? This is turning into a huge scandal. Apparently, this group has charged with on putting phony names on voter registration cards, including Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse was registered to vote in Florida. Is that so bad? I mean, Goofy has been president for the last eight years." --Jay Leno




The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam


"Russia apparently has test-fired long-range ballistic missiles. At least that's what Sarah Palin says she saw from her house." --David Letterman



Joe the Plumber doesn't have a plumbing license in Ohio - Oh My!

(type in his last name, Wurzelbacher)



 Robin Hood stole from greedy rich people and redistributed it to the peasants, so to speak, so if he's calling us peasants, I kind of resent that. - Joe the Plumber Wurzelbacher






Disturbing News


More Broken Bush Promises


Despite pressure from elected officials and the military, the Bush administration has yet to equip some California National Guard planes for firefighting — a delay that could have grave implications during the worst of the wildfire season.












Republican-Shenanigans News

It's OK When Republicans Do It


Violent anti-Barack Obama rhetoric - such as "Waterboard Barack Obama" - and images linking the Democratic presidential candidate to terrorist leader Osama bin Laden appeared this week on the official Web site of the Sacramento County Republican Party, the latest in a series of increasingly graphic attacks nationwide on the Illinois senator that seek to cast him as a terrorist sympathizer.





"Did you hear what happened at a rally yesterday? Sarah Palin mistook some of her supporters for hecklers. You know, confusion happens in all walks of life. For example, a few weeks ago, John McCain mistook her for a legitimate candidate. It happens." --David Letterman


Rock-The-Voter News


Last night was the very last presidential debate. So you know what that means? Prayer does work.- Jay Leno





"The biggest newspaper in Alaska, the Anchorage Daily News, says that Sarah Palin's reaction to this Troopergate report, you know where she was found guilty, was either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian. To which Sarah Palin said, 'Do I have to pick one now, or can I get back to ya?'" --Jay Leno


Biz-Tech News


Well, the market went down over 700 points today. Oh, that reminds me. You know, we turn our clocks back soon. We’re turning it back to 1929, I believe. - Jay Leno





Got your costume picked out for Halloween? Because I got mine. I’m going to wear my pants with the pockets out and just go as the bank. - Jay Leno


Investment tips for 2008 for all of you with any money left, be aware of the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some BIG bucks.

Watch for these consolidations in 2008:

1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. Will merge and become:
Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2.) PolyGram Records, Warner Bros., and Zest Crackers join forces and become:
Poly, Warner Cracker.

3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become:
MMM Good.

4. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become:

5. FedEx is expected to join its competitor, UPS, and become:

6. Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become:
Fairwell Honeychild.

7. Grey Poupon and < SPAN class=EC_ececyshortcuts>Docker Pants are expected to become:

8. Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will become:
Knott NOW!

And finally ....

9. Victoria 's Secret and Smith &Wesson will merge under the new name:
TittyTitty Bang Bang


Bush-Prison-Torture News


Well, doctors now say drinking alcohol shrinks your brain. Their proof — the last eight years of the White House. - Jay Leno


Go-F**k-Yourself News


Vice President Dick Cheney was treated, today, for an irregular heartbeat. His doctors aren’t sure what caused it. They figured it was either stress or the sudden drop in oil prices.- Jay Leno






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Odd News





Artist Nathan Sawaya, left, and his girlfriend Courtney Simmons poses with LEGO brick sculptures of themselves during the unveiling of the 82nd edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in Irving, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Featured as the His and Hers gift, life-size sculptures made of LEGO bricks can be purchased for $60,000., for each.
Photo/Donna McWilliam