TGIF/Weekend edition - November 14-16, 2008
Freddie seeks gov't aid after $25.3B loss
Costa Rica passes final bill needed for CAFTA
Sarah Palin Gets Cold Reception in Sunshine State GOP
Bernanke, Paulson and Bush sure aren't suffering from this economy, you betcha!
"During the meeting with President Bush at the White House, President Bush told Barack Obama, even though they make you swear to protect the Constitution, you don't really have to do it. They can't do anything to you." --Jay Leno
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
'US drone' kills nine in Pakistan BBC News, UK
Cargo Plane Crashes, Killing 7 New York Times
Afghanistan war: '2000 more British troops next year' Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
I Can Hear The Shredders All the Way Down Here In Alabama
Senate Democrats on the Intelligence and Judiciary Committees last week told the White House to preserve all records produced by the Bush administration and expressed "particular concerns" whether Vice President Dick Cheney's office will comply with the law.
President Bush said today he regrets the infamous “mission accomplished” banner. He said if he was going to do it again, the banner would have said “git ‘er done.” - Craig Ferguson
Fire destroys 100+ homes, injures 4 in SoCal town The Associated Press
"And in his first public comment since he got caught with an underage male intern, former Congressman Mark Foley said today there's a huge difference between hitting on pre-pubescent boys and sending dirty text messages to 17-year-old young men. And as soon as he can figure out what the difference is, he'll let us know." --Jay Leno
One of two
charged with plotting to kill President-elect Barack Obama and dozens of other
black people argued Thursday that a federal grand jury was racially stacked
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For Palin, a Surprise News Conference New York Times
Facing Palin factor, Romney mulls political future The Associated Press
GOP must change if it is to thrive, Pawlenty says Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN
Stevens may face ouster from GOP Senate caucus Journal and Courier
"Sarah Palin is all over the news lately. She told Matt Lauer on the 'Today' show that, yes, the rumors were true, on election night she did want to deliver her own concession speech and she was disappointed that she couldn't. Well, she shouldn't feel bad. Wait till 2012. Deliver it then." --Jay Leno
Catholics Can't Be Democrats
A South Carolina Roman Catholic priest has told his parishioners that they should refrain from receiving Holy Communion if they voted for Barack Obama because the Democratic president-elect supports abortion, and supporting him "constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil."
Will Barack Obama make Hillary Clinton secretary of state? guardian.co.uk, UK
Ayers calls Obama 'a family friend' Chicago Tribune
Obama to be featured on baseball trading cards Chicago Sun-Times
President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration is expected to draw 1 million-plus to the capital, and already some lawmakers have stopped taking ticket requests and hotels have booked up.
"Hey, you been following this election in Minnesota? This is crazy. Only a few hundred votes separate the two candidates, and ballots are showing up in the trunks of people's cars. Yeah, all kinds of odd places. Everybody is yelling fraud. Turns out, Minnesota is an old Indian word that means 'Florida.'" --Jay Leno
Doctors in Berlin are reporting that they cured a man of AIDS by giving him transplanted blood stem cells from a person naturally resistant to the virus.
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Fund managers hedge on possible regulation Chicago Tribune
Doubts about auto industry rescue intensify Detroit Free Press
Spam traffic plunges after report blames server hosting company Los Angeles Times
EBay Sites Will Ban Sales of Tickets to Obama's Swearing-In
Gee Mr. Wizard, I wonder what today's bailout rules will be? - Grant Gerver
"I'm just going to go out on a limb here and say things are not going well for the Republicans. Two years ago they controlled both the White House and the Congress. Soon, they'll be controlling both the Coke machine and the fry station" --Stephen Colbert
Retail sales plunged by the largest amount on record in October as the financial crisis and the slumping economy caused consumers to sharply cut back on their spending.
Obama's biggest Guantanamo dilemma may lie in Yemen
Bern rejects asylum for Guantanamo inmates Swissinfo, Switzerland
Why doesn't the government just buy a trillion lottery tickets? It'll probably have just as good a return on investment. - Grant Gerver
political analysts are saying the 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show helped Obama get
elected because it portrayed a black family in a positive light. They also say
Obama would have been elected 10 years ago if it weren't for Flavor Flav." --Conan
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"Pregnant man" pregnant again
Melanie Nunes Fronckowiak (R) and France's Saiba Bombote (L) pose after they won
the female and male final of the "most beautiful bottom in the world"
competition in Paris November 12, 2008. Some 45 finalists from 26 different
countries took part in the competition to win a modeling contract and 15,000
euros prize money.