Thursday edition - October 22, 2009
Cheney hammers 'afraid' Obama on national security
George W. Bush wants to help people 'Get Motivated!'
AP - 10-22-09
The Florida congressman who said Republicans want the uninsured to "die quickly" if they get sick has set up a Web site where people can post names of loved ones who have died for lack of health coverage.
Cheney emerges from his dark hole and that's the best he can come up with, that Obama is "afraid."
Oh, this is interesting. Did you know bin Laden’s first wife was also his first cousin? That doesn’t sound like al Qaeda. That sounds like Alabama, doesn’t it?
- Jay Leno
No Lip Service
The Obama administration's ambassador to the United Nations told Israelis on Wednesday that it is not enough just to pay "lip service" to peace and urged the government to immediately relaunch negotiations, without preconditions, aimed at creating an independent Palestinian state.
President Obama today agreed to commit an additional 40,000 troops to help fight Fox News. - Jay Leno
How Dick Cheney dodged the Vietnam draft - The Timeline
Aug. 29, 1964: Dick and Lynne Cheney marry.
May 19, 1965: The Selective Service classifies Dick Cheney 1-A, "available immediately for military service."
July 28, 1965: President Lyndon Johnson says draft calls will be doubled.
Oct. 26, 1965: The Selective Service declares that married men without children, who were previously exempted from the draft, will now be called up. Married men with children remain exempt.
Jan. 19, 1966: The Selective Service reclassifies Dick Cheney 3-A, "deferred from military service because service would cause hardship upon his family," because his wife is pregnant with their first child.
July 28, 1966: Elizabeth Cheney is born.
Jan. 30, 1967: Dick Cheney turns 26 and therefore becomes ineligible for the draft.
A majority of gun owners
think President Obama wants to ban gun sales.
A new Gallup poll shows 55 percent of those who own a gun, 53 percent who have a gun in the household, and 41 percent of all Americans believe he will attempt to ban the sale of guns while he is president.
Well this is kind of odd. Sarah Palin has posted her resume on an employment networking site. Under “jobs held,” she — you know, she was a sportscaster. Did you know that? She was also, of course, governor of Alaska and, most recently, private nurse for Senator John McCain. I didn’t realize that.
- Jay Leno
Would've Never Done
The Treasury Department on Thursday is expected to order seven companies that have not paid back last year's government bailouts to halve their top executives' average compensation.
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And according to USA Today, car sales are now at a 20-year low. Well, sure, it’s hard to sell a car when the owner’s living in it. Jay Leno
Word is that the judge has denied bail to Balloon Boy’s father, saying he is a flight risk. - Laugh Lines
Cheney: Stop the 'dithering' as troops face danger The Associated Press
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