Monday edition - October 20, 2008

 

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Obama gets boost from huge funding, Powell backing
Washington Post - 10-20-08
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama won the support of former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday and announced he raised a record $150 million last month, dealing a double blow to rival John

Real Sarah Palin drives up 'Saturday Night Live' ratings? You betcha!
New York Daily News - 10-20-08
The real Sarah Palin, with "Saturday Night Live" top honcho Lorne Michaels, watches her fictional counterpart, Tina Fey, on Saturday's show

Bush Adviser Says Parts Of US Are in Recession
Washington Post - 10-20-08
LAS VEGAS -- One of President Bush's top economic advisers said yesterday that parts of the country are experiencing a recession and that it could be "a few months" before the $700 billion financial rescue plan really takes hold


 

"I don't know much about running for office, but seems to me John McCain isn't spending nearly enough time working the 'My wife can get us all free beer' angle."- Jimmy Kimmel

 



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Pirate Update

 

 

It's been a busy, profitable week for Somali pirates: They hijacked one South Korean bulk carrier Wednesday, released another South Korean cargo ship Thursday and let a hijacked Thai ship go Saturday after getting a ransom.

Somali minister Ali Abdi Aware reported the release of the Thai ship after the ransom, but said Sunday it was not clear exactly how much money was paid.
 


 



 

Disturbing News


 

Connect The Dots

 

 Freddie Mac secretly paid a Republican consulting firm $2 million to kill legislation that would have regulated and trimmed the mortgage finance giant and its sister company, Fannie Mae, three years before the government took control to prevent their collapse.
 


 

"O beautiful for spacious lies, For amber waves of greed..." - Grant Gerver

 


 

 

 


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Republican-Shenanigans News


F.B.I. Investigates S.E.X.

 

A senior federal law enforcement official says the FBI is investigating whether federal money was misused when Democratic Congressman Tim Mahoney hired a mistress to work in his office.

 


 


 


 

"Barack Obama has begun running ads within video games. Obama ads can be seen in video games such as 'Madden NFL '09' and 'Burnout.' Not to be outdone, John McCain has begun putting ads inside many MRI machines." --Seth Meyers
 


 


Rock-The-Voter News


 

 


 

"A married congressman from Florida, Tim Mahoney, is under investigation for paying $125,000 to his mistress to keep her quiet. Well, that worked out well. Well, listen, yesterday it was reported he was having a second affair at the same time. What kind of sleazeball cheats on his mistress?" --Jay Leno
 


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I asked a friend what he wanted to be for Halloween. He said, “Solvent.” - LaughLines

 


 

 

 


It's OK When Republicans Pal Around With CONVICTED Terrorists

 

 

When David Letterman linked the Arizona senator to his friend and fundraiser - and convicted Watergate burglar and domestic terrorist G. Gordon Liddy - McCain recoiled. After the break, he admitted: "I know Gordon Liddy. He paid his debt, he went to prison. ... I'm not in any way embarrassed to know Gordon Liddy." Liddy, who plotted to kill newspaper columnist Jack Anderson and firebomb the Brookings Institution, hosted a 1998 fundraiser for McCain's re-election. On Liddy's radio show in 2007, the senator spoke proudly of the ex-con's "adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great."

 


 

 


Bush-Prison-Torture News


 

"Joe the Plumber is such a celebrity now that after the debate, he was rushed to Washington to unclog a valve on Dick Cheney." --David Letterman
 


Go-F**k-Yourself News


 

 


Blue Angels Solo: 3 Days - 3 Sneak Passes
 

 

 


 

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Quite a dunk : A member of the Milwaukee Bucks "Rim Rockers" goes airborne for an acrobatic slam dunk to entertain fans during a break in the action against the Golden State Warriors at an NBA pre-season exhibition game in Beijing at the Beijing Basketball Arena.
Photo/Frederic J. Brown

 

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