Tuesday edition - October 20, 2009
Afghan election commission orders runoff
US scientist accused of trying to sell secrets
TMZ founder vows fight against sheriff's office
According to USA Today, car theft is at a 20-year low. Well, that shows you how bad the auto business is. People don’t even want to steal them now.- Jay Leno
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4350 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 799 Washington Post
War On Drugs
A U.S. warship has seized about four tons of hashish being transported aboard a boat off the Horn of Africa.
As you know, the whole balloon boy thing turned out to be a big hoax. Usually when there’s a hoax involving a balloon, it’s some kind of Countrywide Mortgage scam.- Jay Leno
An Army investigation
found that soldiers should not have been sent to man traffic stops in a small
Alabama town after 11 people were killed in March during a shooting spree...The
report from the Department of Army Inspector General found the use of military
personnel in Samson violated the Posse Comitatus Act, which prohibits federal
troops from performing law enforcement actions.
The names of those involved were redacted from the report.
in Louisiana, a judge denied an interracial couple a marriage license because he
felt, I quote, their children would later suffer in life from being interracial.
Like when they become president or win the Masters or get an Oscar." --Jay
Firing the Messengers
York Times said on Monday it would cut 100 newsroom jobs through buyouts or
layoffs as it tries to counter lost advertising revenue....This is the second
time in little more than a year that the Times has sought to reduce its newsroom
staff. In 2008, the newspaper cut 100 newsroom jobs.
Earlier this year, it cut salaries by 5 percent.
Sanford impeachment resolution likely next week CNN Political Ticker
SC gov's wife is done talking about marriage rift The Associated Press
survey found that the average man cries about six times a year. That number
would be a lot lower if it weren’t for Glenn Beck." --Jimmy Fallon
Rick Perry Continues To Mess With Texas
Questions about whether Gov. Rick Perry allowed the execution of a man some arson experts say may have been innocent, and then hindered an investigation into the evidence, continue to reverberate across Texas, where issues surrounding capital punishment have rarely stirred such controversy.
Ads by Google
hit 10,000 this week, everybody! For the first time since the market collapse.
And people were so excited, they took to the streets to celebrate, which is easy
because so many of them live there." --Bill Maher
Is This "Newspeak"?
Even with an
economic revival, many U.S. jobs lost during the recession may be gone forever
and a weak employment market could linger for years.
That could add up to a "new normal" of higher joblessness and lower standards of living for many Americans, some economists are suggesting.
Michael B. Mukasey: Civilian Courts Are No Place to Try Terrorists Wall Street Journal
"The Dow Jones on Thursday rose past the 10,000 mark for first time in over a year. 'Hooray!' shouted 15 million unemployed Americans watching CNN in their pajamas in the middle of the day." --Seth Meyers
Dick Cheney is where?
It was smart for them to try this balloon stunt while President Obama’s in office. That wouldn’t have worked with Bush Administration. Cheney would have shot that balloon down.- Jay Leno
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