Wednesday edition - October ,21 2009



Why Democrats are Smart to Call Public Option "Medicare"
Atlantic Online - 10-21-09
Are Democrats really about to re-brand the public option? According to The Hill (via Slatest), Democrats think the term "public option" is too confusing


CBO's public option stunner: It reduces deficit
Kansas City Star - 10-21-09
Backers of the public option appear likely to receive stunningly positive news today: It


Palin to appear on Oprah day before tell-all released
Posted: October 20th, 2009 06:44 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) Ė Sarah Palin will sit down with Oprah Winfrey the day before her new memoir hits bookstores, Harpo announced Tuesday.


"This is kind of interesting. Osama bin Laden's first wife -- it's always the first wife -- is coming out with a book that gives a rare glimpse into the personal life of the infamous al Qaeda leader. She says Osama bin Laden was very tough on their children and was a strict disciplinarian. Well there's a shock." --Jay Leno




The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam


To Go Or Not To Go


The White House said Wednesday it's "certainly possible" that President Barack Obama could announce before a scheduled new election in Afghanistan whether to send more troops into the U.S. war there.





Disturbing News


Bystander President? (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Public optionís at stake ó tock, tick, tock.
Please step up to the plate, Dear Barack.
Though the sidelines were cool
For a while, youíre a fool
If you fail to ensure itís a lock.


Republican-Shenanigans News




"I don't know if you saw it Friday. That whole -- people thought the 6-year-old kid was in the balloon. I mean, it was so tense, Maria Shriver put down her cell phone while driving, picked up her Sony TV Watchman to watch." --Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News


"President Obama announced he wants to give every senior citizen $250 next year. This is part of his 'Cash for Geezers' program. Actually, if you're a senior citizen working on Wall Street, then you get $250 million." --Jay Leno



Biz-Tech News

Watching Obama's Back


An internal congressional report questioning the ability of the Secret Service to continue fulfilling its duties was leaked to the Boston Globe. The report says the Secret Service is strained by a drastic increase in threats to President Obama, coupled with deep budget cuts. Some are speculating that the agency may need to relinquish all or part of its roles in protecting the country's financial machinery in order to focus resources on the protection of the president and other high-profile leaders.




Bush-Prison-Torture News


"And the Post Office may cancel Saturday delivery of the mail. Do you know about this? See, for young people before texting and twittering, you used to send pieces of paper to each other." --Jay Leno




Go-F**k-Yourself News



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Odd News

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A participant in the annual Rubik Cube Hungarian Open Championships solves nine 3x3 cubes blindfolded after memorizing all of them in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

Photo/Bela Szandelszky





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