Thursday edition - December 11, 2008
Blagojevich's financial pledge may affect Olympics bid
House passes $14 billion auto bailout package
Recession to worsen,
deflation a risk: report
"Well, President-elect Barack Obama and his family are gonna spend the holidays in his home state of Hawaii. And you know who couldn't be more thrilled with this? The press, the reporters who follow the president. Well, think about it. After eight years of spending every holiday cutting brush in Crawford, Texas, they get to go to Hawaii!" --Jay Leno
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US to send more troops to Afghanistan CNN International
Mumbai attacks raise concerns about terror spread The Associated Press
Bodies pile up as Mugabe wages war on diamond miners
The wiretaps portray what prosecutors call blatant corruption: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich scheming to barter Barack Obama's vacant U.S. Senate seat for a Cabinet post, an ambassadorship or high-paying jobs for himself and his wife...."The weakness in the government's case seems to be that Blagojevich schemed to do things but didn't actually do them," Chicago defense attorney John Beal said.
Obama says he is promising not to smoke cigarettes while in the White House. I
don't know. Is that a big issue for the American people? [on screen: a woman in
the audience yells 'Yes!']. Really? You care if he smokes? Let me tell you
something, okay? If he fixes the economy, he can smoke a bong in the White
House." --Jay Leno
Abdul Blames Fox For Letting Stalker Get Close CBS 2 / KCAL 9 Los Angeles
"Shocking news out of Illinois today. Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges, including the allegation that he was selling Barack Obama's vacant senate seat. Now, I personally am surprised Obama even needed a seat. I thought he just levitated." --Stephen Colbert
Texas Messing In Minnesota
The FBI is investigating allegations in two lawsuits accusing a friend and political supporter of Sen. Norm Coleman of attempting to funnel $75,000 to Coleman from the coffers of a Texas company that the friend controls.
Subject: FYI from NJ
I am a person who leaves her radio on 24/7. Over night, I listen to "Coast to Coast" (the old Art Bell Show) and WABC is the only radio station I can seem to get, for that show, on the dial around here. Other than that, I never listen to WABC radio (a huge, 50,000 watt station, covering the vast NYC area) because all of their shows (save CTC) are just vicious hate radio hosts such as Laura Ingram, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, et al.
Okay, I THOUGHT it couldn't get any worse - until this morning, when I awoke to their newest addition to their lineup, Joe Freaking Scarborough! They have teamed him up with some broad who carry's his water while he spews to worst hate imaginable! All anti-Obama sneers, and the smug, know-it-all attitude which was just shocking to me - especially at a crisis time in America, when we SHOULD be pulling together - he was doing his best to drive a huge wedge and turn people against the President elect. Oh, and in between, he was defending the Blackwater men who killed several innocent people in Baghdad - saying "That's their job" and the people should have stayed away from Blackwater vehicles - OR ELSE "that's what they get," yada. yada, yada! I threw my slipper at the radio and ran to change the dial!
Thank God for NPR!I guess my thought is, "Why don't these hate-mongers just go away?" It just kills me that they are afforded airtime to spread their lies, and that apparently people in the area are listening to them!
Knowing that you have had your fun with the Scarborough people, I thought I'd share this latest assault on our senses here on the East coast radioland. I also wanted to vent, you know?
Your friend,Sally P
PS: I don't have cable TV, but I understand Scarborough also has a cable show, but with a smaller audience. God help us all...
Joe Scarborough was our Sarah Palin in 1994 on the Redneck Rivera in NW Florida. Those two are cut out of the same cloth that is thickly woven with opportunism.
Almost fifteen years later Joe has his own show on MSNBC and radio, too.
Methinks Sarah may end up on FoxNews. She'd be more popular than Bill O'Reilly!
Sarah and Joe both appeal to the lowest common denominator, the God and Guns people. Joe is just better at concealing that fact.
Thank you for venting Sally.
Ann Coulter: "Hallelujah" Print is Dead!
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Conservative Republicans Still Widely Support Bush Gallup Poll News, DC
Supreme Court is asked to dismiss top officials from 9/11 lawsuit Los Angeles Times
Scandal gives GOP a shot at Senate seat Chicago Sun-Times
Bush’s Legacy: Waging Preventive War in Iraq
FBI looking into alleged cash gift to Sen. Coleman
Bailout Plan Includes Pay Raises For Judges
If the $14 billion bailout
plan for U.S. automakers passes, it will help more than just Ford, Chrysler and
Federal judges would get a pay raise, as well.
Ah, for the good old days, when inmates in prison wrote letters asking, “Pardon me, Governor?” Now inmates ask, “Pardon me, didn’t you used to be Governor?”- Laugh Lines
Obama transition going well, most in AP poll say The Associated Press
Officials Say Jackson Was ‘Candidate 5’ in Case New York Times
"I did not initiate nor authorize anyone, at any time, to promise anything to Gov. Blagojevich on my behalf"- Jesse Jackson Jr telling reporters he is not a target of the federal investigation of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
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Crude-oil futures soar 4%, extending rally MarketWatch
Russia Volunteers to Join an OPEC Cut in Oil Output
Euro rises on dollar to $1.3140 The Associated Press
Google Adds Print Magazines To Book Search Washington Post
How's this for an economic indicator? I pulled into a parking space at the Dollar store — right between a BMW and a Mercedes.- Zing!
One Hand Washing Another
giants now being bailed out by the government spent millions underwriting the
Democratic and Republican conventions last summer, just weeks before coming to
Washington begging for multibillion-dollar handouts.
The big donors included AIG, Ford Motor Co., Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Freddie Mac.
Portugal offers to take Guantanamo detainees The Associated Press
Council: UC Prof Should Be Charged With War Crimes Berkeley Daily Planet, CA
Every few weeks for nearly
four years, the Secret Service screened the IDs of employees for a Maryland
cleaning company before they entered the house of Homeland Security Secretary
Michael Chertoff, the nation's top immigration official.
The company's owner says the workers sailed through the checks -- although some of them turned out to be illegal immigrants.
Now, owner James D. Reid finds himself in a predicament that he considers especially confounding. In October, he was fined $22,880
Prosecutor removed from Cheney case Dallas Morning News, TX
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Carbon Dioxide (No SUV’s) Detected on Distant Planet New York Times
In the edgy
age of cell phones, video game consoles and hip-hop, Czech teens have clung as
well to the gentler habits of a bygone era, taking traditional ballroom dancing
and etiquette courses. Every year, thousands aged 15-18 attend such courses to
learn rituals established at the time of the Austro-Hungarian empire that
continued throughout the oppressive years of communism.