Tuesday edition - October 7, 2008
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US Presidential Debate: Part 2
McCain, Obama introduce newly sharp tone amid major news
McCain still haunted by role in banking scandal
"Sarah Palin kept saying that she represents Joe Sixpack. You know what, sweetheart? If you get elected, Joe is going to need a lot more than a six pack. He's going to be Joe Prescription Drug Pack." --Bill Maher
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4178 The Associated Press
US soldier killed in Iraq The Associated Press
Blasts near Iraq ministry as US official visits
Pakistan to deport all Afghans from tribal region
Suicide bomber kills at least 20 in Pakistan Los Angeles Times
Somali pirate says ransom reduced The Associated Press
McCain and the Contras
GOP presidential nominee John McCain has past connections to a private group that supplied aid to guerrillas seeking to overthrow the leftist government of Nicaragua in the Iran-Contra affair....Covert arms shipments to the rebels called Contras, financed in part by secret arms sales to Iran, became known as the Iran-Contra affair.
The Polish Are Leaving, The Polish Are Leaving
Poland turned over control
of an area south of Baghdad to American troops on Saturday,
making it the latest in a string of countries to leave the dwindling U.S.-led
North Korea Update
The United States and North Korea are being flexible in their effort to reach a compromise to resolve the dispute in the North's nuclear disarmament process, South Korea's foreign minister said Tuesday.
During the vice presidential debate, Sarah Palin would wink a couple of times when she delivered a line. Did you see that? She’d kind of wink and try to use a little sex appeal. See, the other candidates could never get away with that. Like if Barack Obama winked, that would be seen as too condescending. If Joe Biden winked, it’d be too creepy. If McCain started winking, everybody would think he was having a stroke. - Jay Leno
Republicans aim to undermine Obama by making it personal guardian.co.uk, UK
Poll: McCain gives back gains in NJ Newsday, NY
Federal judge: California must pay for prison health care
Subject: The last Republican "pit bull"
With Sarah Palin's assessment of herself as a "pit bull in lipstick" I thought this was an interesting relation to that assessment:
"In 2004, Bush appointed Harriet Miers White House counsel, calling her "a talented lawyer whose great integrity, legal scholarship and grace have long marked her as one of America's finest lawyers." He articulated his high regard for her more memorably during a 1996 awards ceremony when he called her "a pit bull in size-6 shoes."
Thought you'd enjoy this.
Those pit bulls bark is bigger than their bite, as far as Harriet Miers goes fersure and hopefully St Sarah of the Snowjobs will soon follow. You betcha!
course, what she's really not having an effect on is the presidential race. Even
though she did well in the debate last night, McCain is still sinking in the
polls. He's getting desperate. His new campaign slogan is 'McCain: The White
Obama.'" --Bill Maher
No Sunshine In Alaska
presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she's an open book regarding an
abuse-of-power investigation. Apparently her staff doesn't feel the same way.
While the Alaska governor has waived her privacy rights so details about her firing of a state commissioner can be made public, she has not called on others in her administration to do the same. Unless they do, the results of a state personnel board investigation may never be revealed.
During the debate the other night, the moderator asked Sarah Palin to describe her Achilles heel, but instead of talking about her biggest weakness, she talked about her greatest strength, which apparently is not answering questions. - Jay Leno
"The good news is, Sarah Palin can complete a sentence. The bad news is, the rest of us have to listen to it." --Bill Maher
EBay Trims Its Work Force And Makes Acquisitions New York Times
Russia's stock markets reopen, makes gains
Need New Rules? Just Make Them Up!
The U.S. Federal Reserve is reportedly looking at getting into unsecured lending, an extreme step that could allow it to directly purchase commercial paper, according to a report in the Financial Times. The report said the Fed had never done so in its history, but doing so could allow it to participate in the frozen inter-bank money market and the contracting commercial paper market.
ought more properly be called corporatism because
it is the perfect merger of power between the corporation
and the state." --Benito Mussolini
Richard Fuld, the former CEO of Lehman Brothers, grilled by Congress today. And they made him explain why he took $480 million in compensation when he knew some shareholders would lose their life savings. Yeah. Turns out, he had a good reason. Apparently, he is a greedy bastard.- Jay Leno
Beijing demands return of Chinese from Guantanamo International Herald Tribune
course, the most controversial thing Sarah Palin said last night was she felt
the vice president should have more power. More power? Dick Cheney is shooting
people in the face and doesn't even get arrested. You cannot get any more
powerful than that." --Jay Leno
A woman, married three times, walked into a bridal shop one day and told the sales clerk that she was looking for a wedding gown for her fourth wedding.
"Of course, madam," replied the sales clerk, "exactly what type and color are you looking for?"
The bride to be said: "A long frilly white dress with a veil."
The sales clerk hesitated a bit, then said, "Please don't take this the wrong way, but gowns of that nature are considered more appropriate for brides who are being married the first ! time - for those who are a bit more
innocent, if you know what I mean? Perhaps ivory or sky blue would be nice?"
"Well," replied the customer, a little peeved at the clerk's directness, "I can assure you that a white gown would be quite appropriate.
Believe it or not, despite all my marriages, I remain as innocent as a first time bride.
You see, my first husband was so excited about our wedding, he died as we were checking into our hotel. My second husband and I got into such a terrible fight in the limo on our way to our honeymoon that we had that wedding annulled immediately and
never spoke to each other again."
"What about your third husband?" asked the sales clerk.
"That one was a Republican," said the woman, "and every night for four years, he just sat on the edge of the bed and told me how good it was going to be , but nothing ever happened.."
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3, newly appointed 'kumari,' or living goddess in Nepal, looks on as farewell
rituals are performed before taking her to kumari house in Katmandu, Nepal,
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. Selected between the ages of 2 and 4, living goddesses
are worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. Devotees touch the girls' feet with
their foreheads, the highest sign of respect among Hindus in Nepal. During
religious festivals the girls are wheeled around on a chariot pulled by