Tuesday edition - October 21, 2008

 

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Recession, profit angst sink Wall Street
guardian.co.uk, UK - 10-21-08
U.S. stocks tumbled on Tuesday, hurt by a pullback in commodity shares due to concerns that the global economy might be spiraling into recession, dimming the profit outlook..

 

Sydney Weapons Summit Warns of Growing Nuclear Threat
Voice of America - 10-21-08
By Phil Mercer A new non-proliferation group warns the world is on the brink of a massive increase in nuclear weapons. The global organization has spent the past two days in Sydney looking at ways to strengthen international agreements to halt the

Boris for Barack! London mayor backs Democratic hopeful
AFP - 10-21-08
LONDON (AFP) - He may not carry the stature of Colin Powell or even be able to vote in the US, but London's Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson has nevertheless backed Democratic candidate Barack Obama for president


 

"You want a transformational figure, Powell? Endorse John McCain. This campaign has transformed him into everything he hated." — Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."

 


 


 


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


 

"You know why I think Republicans are so obsessed with this Joe the plumber? I think they're relieved to be able to talk about a guy who gets down on his knees in front of a toilet and it's not Senator Larry Craig." -Jay Leno

 


Good News From Iraq

 

Ratchet the Iraqi puppy has been saved!

An animal rescue group flew into Baghdad on Sunday and picked up the dog.

Army Spec. Gwen Beberg of Minneapolis had rescued the playful black mutt from a burning pile of trash in May...

 


 

Disturbing News


 

 


 

 President Bush announced a $250 billion -- everything's billions now, millions don't even count, have you noticed that? Millions is like chump change -- plan for the government, to directly buy shares of the nation's leading banks, to make sure they're run properly. They're going to make sure they're run properly, yeah. Because one thing we know is the people who gave us a a $9 trillion debt, they know how to handle money" --Jay Leno
 


It's OK When Republicans Do It

 

An ugly line has been crossed in this presidential campaign, one in which some people don't mind calling Barack Obama a dangerous Muslim, a terrorist and worse.

"To me, this all feels much worse than we've seen in some time," said Kathryn Kolbert, the president of People for the American Way, which monitors political speech.
 


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Republican-Shenanigans News


 

"And then today we found out, because McCain is so good at vetting, as we found out with Sarah Palin, that Joe the plumber, turns out, really isn't a licensed plumber, he's in trouble for not paying the taxes that he does owe, he isn't really close to buying any sort of plumbing company, and his name isn't Joe. Or, as the McCain campaign explained it, 'Who is Barack Obama?'" --Bill Maher

 


Brit Hume Tires Of Bashing Democrats

 

 

 Fox News Channel anchor Brit Hume, who has announced his retirement from television news after three decades, concedes that not even he can always get it right.
 



 


 

Ode To Sarah “Geography-Challenged” Palin
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Gov. Palin’s geography gap
Is appalling. Please give her a map.
This isn’t a test,
But New Hampshire? Northwest?
On our “neighbor” Afghanistan’s lap?

 


 


 


Rock-The-Voter News



 

"Rush (Limbaugh, who suggested Powell's endorsement was all about race) knows how African-Americans think. How else would he convince 100 percent of them not to listen to his radio show?" — Stephen Colbert

 


 

 

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We've tried it George Bush's way. We've tried it John McCain's way. It's been an eight year failure. It's time to try something new. - Barack Obama

 


 


 

 Colin Powell is in the news because he endorsed Barack Obama. I wonder how John McCain feels about Colin Powell endorsing Obama. He’s probably all right with it. Men his age are used to having colon problems. - Craig Ferguson

 


Bush-Prison-Torture News


 


 

"Boy, here's something. How about the new Oliver Stone motion picture, opened today, 'W?' Yes, and I want to tell you something. If there is one thing I can't get enough of, it's the Bush family. I'm proud to say that I'm actually in 'W.' I have a small part in 'W.' I play the guy who gets peppered with shotgun by Dick Cheney." --David Letterman

 


Go-F**k-Yourself News


 

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Odd News


 

 

This photo made available Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, by the Mexico's Public Safety Department shows an albino tiger at the house where suspects of working for a drug trafficking gang were arrested by Federal Police, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. The Public Safety Department said the suspects, including four women, were caught during a raid at a sprawling Mexico City mansion where police found weapons and a private zoo containing two tigers, two lions and other animals.
Photo/Mexico's Public Safety Department

 

Peace.