Monday edition - October 6, 2008
Palin defends 'terrorists' claim
British commander says war in Afghanistan cannot be won
Panic engulfs global stock markets
"Before the debate, Biden's team said his strategy would be to avoid attacking Palin directly and instead, focus on linking John McCain to George Bush and the economy. Palin's people said her strategy would be to stay upwind of Biden, flush him out into an open area, and then go for a clean shot through the lungs. You don't want to mess up the head -- that's the trophy." --Jimmy Kimmel
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4177 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 539 The Associated Press
Iraqi family of 11 killed in US raid in Mosul; US military says ... Kansas City Star, MO
Sources: Taliban split with al Qaeda, seek peace CNN International
US forces kill Al Qaeda leader in Iraq
This Is Interesting
President Hamid Karzai's
brother denied Monday that he has ever been involved in Afghanistan's heroin
and accused U.S. officials of fabricating allegations to harm the president.
Ahmed Wali Karzai said no one has ever been able to prove that he is involved in drugs.
The big question — and I don’t know if anyone has asked it — while Sarah Palin is yammering it up with Joe Biden, who is keeping an eye on the Russians? I feel very unprotected right now. - Jimmy Kimmel
The Last Of Our Civil Rights Went Bye Bye
Department officials released new guidelines yesterday that empower FBI agents
to use intrusive techniques to gather intelligence within the United States,
alarming civil liberties groups and Democratic lawmakers who worry that they
invite privacy violations and other abuses.
The new road map allows investigators to recruit informants, employ physical surveillance and conduct interviews in which agents disguise their identities in an effort to assess national security threats. FBI agents could pursue each of those steps without any single fact indicating a person has ties to a terrorist organization.
Strong Earthquake jolts Tibet, killing 30 The Associated Press
Seven aides to Alaska Gov.
have reversed course and agreed to testify in an investigation into whether
the Republican vice presidential nominee abused her powers by firing a
commissioner who refused to dismiss her former brother-in-law.
Finally, A McCain Statement I Can Agree With
By Madeleine Begun Kane
McCain’s very wrong about war
And on health care and taxes and more.
But he’s right (though it’s rare)
With his “life isn’t fair,”
Cuz what else could explain Bush v. Gore?
Republicans Assail Obama's Ties to Former Domestic 'Terrorist'
McCain to skip real red Texas Dallas Morning News, TX
Bush Visits Boyhood Texas Home Washington Post
Friend says Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' request for billing was a ruse
Palin Annoyed By Couric
Palin told Fox News that she
would spend more time speaking to reporters, a switch from the tightly managed
media relations during the past month.
"I look forward to speaking to the media more and more every day and providing whatever access the media would want," Palin said.
Palin said she had been "annoyed" in her interviews with CBS News anchor Katie Couric and had been caught off guard when asked what newspapers and magazines she read and to name Supreme Court decisions she disagreed with
Bush said today, if our nation continues on this course, the economic damage
will be painful and lasting. But the good news? After eight years of Bush, we
can handle painful and lasting." --Jay Leno
Costa Rica inflation surge worst in 10 years Tico Times, Costa Rica
Air Comet Suspends Flights To Costa Rica Inside Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Connecticut towns grapple with new Web law The Associated Press
at the urging of my financial adviser, I'm diversifying where I put my money.
Yeah, that's what I'm doing. The key is diversification. Well, I got some in the
backyard, some in the crawl space, some in the mattress." --Jay Leno
"And do you know this bailout -- I'm sorry, the rescue -- the rescue bill has grown up to 450 pages. And President Bush's copy is even thicker, because they had to add pictures." --Jay Leno
I hate to bring up a sad, sore topic but how about the economy? I mean, does it stink? The economy is so bad that today, Dick Cheney was waterboarding his stockbroker.- David Letterman
Dick Cheney says Bush has been great for wildlife Los Angeles Times, CA
"Well, in international news, the man considered to be the leader of the Taliban ... inside of Pakistan, has died of kidney failure. See, that's when you know the war on terrorism has gone on for too long. When our enemies are dying of natural causes." --Jay Leno
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Even on ice, OJ Simpson senses a conspiracy New York Daily News
Saintly surfers praise divine waves in California
This Oct. 5,
2008 photograph provided by Canadian skydiver Neil Jones shows a parachute jump
near Mount Everest in Nepal. According to the Everest Skydive 2008 official blog,
Neil Jones of Canada along with Holly Budge of Britain and Wendy Smith of New
Zealand all jumped solo out of a plane at an altitude of almost 9,000 meters
(29,500 feet) over the world's tallest peak Sunday.
Photo/Courtesy of Neil Jones