Thursday edition - October 9, 2008



McCain camp disavows use

of Obama's middle name





McCain camp disavows use of Obama's middle name
Newsday - 10-9-08
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign disavowed an introduction here yesterday that included Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's middle name, Hussein...


McCain's 'that one' comment spurs debate
Newsday - 10-9-08
The recent presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain might have produced the only oh-no-he-didn't moment so far

Desperate McCain campaign pushes Obama link to 1970s radical
New York Daily News - 10-9-08
John McCain's campaign careened wildly between the high and low roads Wednesday - a whiplash ride that suggested a growing desperation to start catching up to Barack Obama


"[Sarah Palin] is like Jodie Foster in the movie 'Nell. They just found her, and she was speaking her own special language. Have you noticed how [Palin's] rallies have begun to take on the characteristics of the last days of the Weimar Republic? In Florida, she asked 'Who is Barack Obama?' Hey, lady, we just met YOU five f-ing weeks ago."  - Jon Stewart



The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam

Talking With The Enemy


 General David Petraeus said Wednesday that attempts are being made to open talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan and that the United States should be prepared to engage with its enemies.

His comments came a day after US presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain tangled over the question of directly engaging Iran in their second one-on-one debate.

"I'm trying to go around minefields these days and not blunder into them," Petraeus said.
"But I do think you have to talk to enemies."



What Law Has This Administration Not Broken?


The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it will investigate a Department of Defense propaganda program to determine whether news networks or military analysts violated the Communications Act of 1934 and FCC rules.




Disturbing News




Bada Bing Bada Boom



President Bush on Wednesday signed legislation that reverses three decades of U.S. policy and allows American businesses to enter India's multibillion-dollar nuclear market.



"Even though (Palin) did well in the debate last (week), McCain is still sinking in the polls. He's getting desperate. His new campaign slogan is, 'McCain: The White Obama. - Bill Maher









Republican-Shenanigans News


FOX Freakout Over Unretouched Palin Photo On Newsweek Cover



"Sarah Palin is attacking Barack Obama for palling around with terrorists. Like this William Ayers guy, apparently a '60s radical who allegedly once set off a bomb in a Capitol building men's room. Set off a bomb in the men's room? Well, Senator Larry Craig said, 'The guy's an animal! What a horrible, despicable thing to do!'" --Jay Leno




Tens of thousands of eligible voters have been removed from rolls or blocked from registering in at least six swing states, and the voters' exclusion appears to violate federal law, according to a published report.

Rock-The-Voter News

BO's Plane Has BO!


The McCain campaign plane is better than Obama's, which is cramped, uncomfortable and smells terrible most of the time. Somehow the McCain folks manage to keep their charter clean, even where the press is seated.





David Letterman's Top Ten Signs You're Watching a Bad Presidential Debate

10. It's a town hall debate, but the town is in a mountainous region of Pakistan.
9. Tom Brokaw leaves early to catch 9:15 showing of "Beverly Hills Chihuahua."
8. Topics fall into the categories "Domestic policy," "Foreign policy," and "Burt Reynolds films of the '70s."
7. Keep arguing about who has more friends on Facebook.
6. Candidate says, "Why you hatin'?" Other responds, "Why you buggin'?"
5. It's covered by CBS, NBC, ABC, and the Howard 100 News team.
4. Candidates ignore questions and gossip about which Senate pages are sluts.
3. The yodeling competition.
2. Disproportionate amount of questions about "The Hills."
1. It's 90 minutes of folksy phrases and winking



Lie Detector Debate?

 Two challengers for an Indiana congressional seat have agreed to be hooked up to lie detectors during a debate, but an official with the incumbent's party dismisses the idea as "bizarre."


In a recent speech, Sarah Palin referred to Afghanistan as “our neighboring country.” Yeah, yeah. Then she promised to find Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Toronto. - Conan O'Brien





Biz-Tech News


"Now, interesting, some of the questions for tonight's debate were submitted by people on the internet. Yeah, people on the internet could submit questions. Yeah, and when faced with the internet questions, John McCain said he refuses to engage with wizards or warlocks. None of that crazy internet magic for him." --Conan O'Brien

Bush Banking



The Bush administration is considering taking ownership stakes in certain U.S. banks as an option for dealing with a severe global credit crisis.

An administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no decision has been made, said the $700 billion rescue package passed by Congress last week allows the Treasury Department to inject fresh capital into financial institutions and get ownership shares in return.





McCain's Brain #4: The Second Debate


Bush-Prison-Torture News




"The difference between Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney? She shoots you, you stay down." - Robin Williams


Go-F**k-Yourself News

Aww, I Guess You Can't Have It All


Hugh Hefner is down a girlfriend. Hefner and Holly Madison, one of E!'s "The Girls Next Door," are no longer dating. Hefner said he's been "down in the dumps" about the split.



But here in the depressing economy, the real winner is O.J. Simpson. He’s got 25 to life of free room and board.- David Letterman



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Odd News



Two conjoined Nile Tilapia fish, dubbed "Siamese Twin", swim in a small aquarium in Bangkok October 3, 2008. They are both eight months old and share part of the skin together. The bigger fish tends to protect the smaller one from harm while the smaller one looks for food at the bottom of the aquarium.
Photo/Sukree Sukplang