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TGIF/Weekend edition - October 31 - November 2, 2008
US Embassy Protected As Crowds Protest Raid
Fact Check: Palin's Alaska spreads its wealth
Barack Obama gives Daily Show biggest ever audience
Sarah Palin is a female version of Rush Limbaugh -- great voice, vacant mind.
"Look, I know Halloween is tomorrow night, but John McCain dressed as an agent of change, that's just one costume that does not fit." - Sen. Joe Biden
US troop deaths at record low in Iraq USA Today
Death Toll in India Bombings Reaches 71 Voice of America
Iraq plans to cut 2009 budget by $13 billion The Associated Press
Masked settlers assault Palestinian photographers
Protecting Our Missile Silos
A fire caused $1 million worth of damage at an unmanned underground nuclear launch site last spring, but the Air Force didn't find out about it until five days later, an Air Force official said Thursday.
An Ecuadorean presidential
commission has concluded that
U.S. intelligence services infiltrated the Andean nation's military and police
and supported a cross-border incursion by Colombian troops that killed a top
IF THE WORLD COULD VOTE FOR THE U.S. PRESIDENT
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Palin not qualified for vice president post: US poll Times of India, India
Sarah Palin: Talk Show Host?
Republicans fade among Silicon Valley's GOP supporters CNET News, CA
Sen. Dole Makes Issue Of 'Godless' Group Washington Post
"Alaska's Senator Ted Stevens has been found guilty on all seven felony counts of accepting over $250,000 worth of gifts and services from a contractor. But he says he will not step down and he will win re-election. Donít you love how these guys have no shame? In fact, have you heard his new slogan, 'Vote for Stevens, a man of convictions.'" --Jay Leno
Straight Talk Express Has A Communications Breakdown
Joe the plumber was Joe the no-show for most of yesterday...when John McCain called out to Joe at a rally yesterday morning in Ohio, he was nowhere to be found, producing a rather awkward moment....Contacted later by CNN, Wurzelbacher said it was news to him that he was supposed to be at the McCain rally.
"And while CBS, NBC and Fox were showing the Barack Obama ad, ABC was showing 'Pushing Daisies,' which I believe is the name of the McCain ad, if I'm not mistaken." --Jay Leno
Hanging Chad Guy leads army of lawyers in Florida guardian.co.uk, UK
Obama campaign confirms his aunt lives in Boston Boston Globe
Obamarama A Big Hit
Barack Obama's half-hour pitch to voters Wednesday night drew about 33.5 million viewers - fewer than the number who watched him accept the Democratic nomination and not nearly as many as tuned in to the presidential debates.
these past few days I've heard about folks that represent True America, compared
to those elitist Americans. Most people I know listen religiously to Rush and
FOX. I happen to listen to CNN, PBS, and look in on FOX. Anyhoo, this is my ode
to being an Elite Person:
I was born in Sacramento, so I must be Elite.
Baptized a Lutheran, Missouri Synod, but now a Methodist. Therefore, Elite I am.
Raised from the age of 13 by my mother, after my father died. I am an Elitist, raised by a single parent.
My mother took care of children to make ends meet. Yet today, I am considered Elitist.
There were well off relatives on my father's side who remained on the sidelines while my mother struggled. Yet, it is I who am called an Elitist.
I worked as a janitor. I must be Elite.
My major in community college was Art. Also did very well in English and History. Elite I am.
Worked for the State of California, fixing payroll problems at the Controllers Office. As I fed at the public trough, by golly, I must be Elite.
Today, I live in Manilla, Iowa. I quit my steady job for the un-certainty of doing signs in the Midwest. I am just making ends meet, living day to day. I have a rich cousin who, God Bless, says good luck, find a job, and don't come to me if you lose your house. Am I Elite or what?
I left the warmth and nice house in Sacramento, losing $50,000 in the process due to housing slump, no new furniture since 1982, and yet I am considered a member of the Elite..
I read newspapers. The Dallas Morning News and The Des Moines Register. GASP!. I must be Elite.
I watch CNN, PBS, and sometimes FOX. But, tainted by CNN and PBS, I must be Elitist.
Back when, I signed up for the draft. I wasn't drafted, nor did I enlist. I'm Elite.
I was against going into Iraq. Saw it as a tar baby. Iraq also had no rocket delivery system. I analyzed. I was deemed Un-American.
I don't have a yellow ribbon on my Jeep Grand Cherokee. Not a True American.
I have a website on my Jeep one can go to to support our soldiers and their families. I must be an Elitist.
A woman gets indignant that a senator votes against funding for the Iraq War (occupation) soldiers/her son and says "How dare he!" I say where was your voice when our soldiers were being blown apart by roadside bombs due to inferior armor plated vehicles. Placing garbage cans as extra armor and so forth. I must be an Elitist.
I donated to Operation Helmets. May have saved the life of a soldier. I wish I had the money to do more good. I am Un-American.
After Katrina, myself and two other church members went to Biloxi and helped for a week. I am not an example of Real America.
I use my brain. I do not follow the cattle call of Rush nor Laura. I think. I care. I pray. I do my best. And yet, to hear politicians today, who wish to represent all of America, to receive the slings and arrows of e-mails about these politicians, I and people like me are not considered True Americans. We are not Real America. We are demonized in one form or another by the Far Right. I am considered Elite by my cousin and many other Republicans. So be it. I think, question, even, therefore I am Elite. I am American. I am proud to be so. And my mother, God rest her soul, would be prouder still.
Ed of Iowa
Ms. Lisa, I don't earn a lot...earlier this year for the 1st time since 1976 or so, I had under $100 in my checking. But I will cut a check and mail to help support your site.
Thanks for your ode, Ed. I hear
what you are saying. There is a war going on against being smart or a Democrat
in our great land -- Republicans call it "elitism". I call it jealousy because
it is too difficult for the average Republican to learn about stem cells,
evolution or that trickle down economics is a failure.
Yeah, I think your Mom would be proud of you too.
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of television tonight for Barack Obama. Earlier tonight, Barack Obama aired a
half-hour infomercial to attract more voters. Yeah. Yeah, and apparently, if you
watched the entire infomercial, Barack threw in a free set of Ginsu knives for
you." --Conan O'Brien
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Oil falls below $64 on US contraction The Associated Press
Christian Science Monitor Goes Online-Only
"Barack Obama gets a half-hour on TV. Big deal. I've done 470 of these things. Where's my presidency?" ó Stephen Colbert
Guantanamo judge rejects request to redo sentence The Associated Press
Guantanamo man's video moved al Qaeda to tears Washington Post
"Yesterday, in Washington, I don't know if you heard about this, the Secret
Service arrested a man who climbed over the White House fence. True story, yeah.
Yeah, the Secret Service told the man, 'Get back here, Mr. President. You have
two more months.'" --Conan O'Brien
Mile High Clubbing
A spokesman for the U.S.
Navy Blue Angels says the stunt-flying team will be down one jet the rest of its
season after removing two members from duty for having an inappropriate
Capt. Tyson Dunkelberger, a spokesman for the team based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, said Thursday the squadron will finish its last three air shows next month with five jets.
Dunkelberger would not identify the two members but said the relationship was between a man and a woman. All six of the F-18 stunt pilots are men, and 23 of the 133-member squadron are women.
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Vatican: Screen for possible gay priests
Hubble Space Telescope is alive and clicking Los Angeles Times
Mars Lander, Still for a Day, Stirs Again New York Times
Die-off of bats is linked to new fungus Los Angeles Times
'War of the Worlds' terrified the nation 70 years ago
This photo provided by NASA, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows a pair of gravitationally interacting galaxies called Arp 147. The Hubble Space Telescope is working again, taking stunning cosmic photos after a one-month breakdown.