Tuesday edition - December 16, 2008
Shoe-thrower's brother: He wanted to humiliate 'tyrant' Bush
Caroline Kennedy launches Senate campaign
Obama Cabinet Is Shy on Southerners, Republicans
"Five years ago...they captured Saddam Hussein. Captured Saddam Hussein. Yeah. You know who gets a really big kick out of that? ... Bin Laden. He just thinks that's the funniest thing" --David Letterman
Graphic by Mel
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
British troop casualties rise in Afghanistan Reuters AlertNet, UK
US: Detainee dies in US custody in Iraq The Associated Press
3 contractors indicted on kidnapping charges The Associated Press
Official History Spotlights Iraq Rebuilding Blunders New York Times
How Bush Spent $904 Billion
U.S. military operations, including the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, have cost $904 billion since 2001 and could top $1.7 trillion by 2018, even with big cuts in overseas troop deployments, a report said on Monday.
"Prosecutors said Tuesday there is no evidence that Barack Obama was involved in
the Blagojevich scandal. Or, as Fox News reported it, 'Is Barack Obama involved
in the Blagojevich scandal?'" --Amy Poehler
Colin Powell vs Rush Limbaugh
Colin Powell, in a lengthy interview with Fareed Zakaria on CNN, questioned whether the Republican Party had a future if it continued listening to and taking its cues from right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh. Powell said that figures such as Limbaugh appeal to Republicans' lesser instincts, suggesting that's not the kind of party that the GOP wants to be.
Subject: the Bush/Iraq legacy - "Waved off With Wingtips"
Greeted with "flowers and
cheers", invited to leave with "Florsheims and jeers".
Best wishes, Lisa, for great Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year - Pudge
I love another description of that event -- shoe-i-cide.
"This is what politicians do whenever they get in trouble. Early this morning, embattled Illinois Governor Rod Bla-son-of-a-bitch -- is that his name? -- I keep saying it wrong. ... Well, they always do this. He invited several ministers into his home this morning. Well, first, he prayed with them. And then, you know, out of force of habit, he tried to take up a collection." --Jay Leno
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Bush shoe incident catches Secret Service flatfooted McClatchy Newspapers
McCain Campaign BlackBerry Yields Sensitive Data Washington Post
Republicans' Guilt-by-Association Gamble Washington Post
Wis. legislator arrested on alcohol, pot charges The Associated Press
Bush's term is winding down, and all these articles are coming out, very strange
articles about him. According to an article that just came out in a fitness
magazine ... the president often rides a stationary bike on-board Air Force One.
That's true. Advisors say he pedals really hard because he thinks he's powering
the plane." --Conan O'Brien
More U.S. Missile Strikes In Pakistan
U.S. missile strike killed two people in Pakistan near the Afghan border,
officials and a witness said Tuesday, as two prominent U.S. senators visited
Islamabad amid flaring tensions over the Mumbai attacks in India.
The Monday night strike in Tabi Tolkhel village, in the North Waziristan tribal region, appeared to be the latest in a surge of alleged U.S. missile attacks on militant targets in Pakistan's northwest border region, long bedeviled by al-Qaida and Taliban extremists. More than 30 have been reported since August.
Obama Says Inquiry Shows Nothing Wrong New York Times
Ken Salazar—Barack Obama's interior secretary nominee Chicago Tribune
Obama names Shaun Donovan to head HUD
Obama Moves to Revolutionize White House Communications Washington Post
Election Drew Highest Turnout in 40 Years New York Times
"Illinois, where our governors make our license plates"
After weeks trying to find a
suitable replacement for the departing Alan Colmes, Sean Hannity will go it
Hannity on January 12 will debut "Hannity," a retooled version of the second highest-rated program in cable news (after Fox News Channel's own "The O'Reilly Factor"). It will be the first time since signing on in 1996 that Fox News Channel has changed its 9 p.m. program in any way, the network said.
New Rule: All reporters must attend press conferences shoeless.- Zing!
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Big Oil Projects Put in Jeopardy by Fall in Prices New York Times
Fund manager in scandal once boasted about profits
Toyota puts off opening of Prius plant in South
Yahoo morphing into social networking site San Francisco Chronicle
A car czar. What democracy has a czar?- Jay Leno
rises painfully higher and nest eggs are shattered, the Federal Reserve is
prepared to slash a key interest rate — perhaps to an all-time low — in a
desperate bid to stem the country's economic slide.
With the Fed's key rate dropping ever closer to zero, the central bank is moving into uncharted territory.
Supreme Court revives lawsuit by former detainees Los Angeles Times
Chertoff: Obama shouldn't rush on Guantanamo Bay The Associated Press
Russian Warships Heading to Cuba
Russian warships will visit
U.S. foe Cuba
for the first time since the Soviet era, the navy said Monday.
Oh the audacity of it all: some ungrateful Iraqi journalist throwing a shoe at Bush. God, what a waste of a perfectly good shoe. - Grant Gerver
Cheney Compliments Obama
Vice President Dick Cheney is calling President-elect Barack Obama's national security lineup "a pretty good team."
'Very valuable' Guantanamo BAy should stay open, says Dick Cheney New York Daily News, NY
Cheney was key in clearing CIA interrogation tactics
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Madonna to Pay Guy Ritchie $76 Million New York Times
photograph provided by the Belgrade Zoo shows two rare white lion cubs born this
week. Staff at Belgrade Zoo showed off two white lion cubs to the public on
Sunday, the first of their rare species to be born here.
Photo/Belgrade Zoo/Andrej Isakovic