Tuesday edition - December 2, 2008




Debris pile becomes symbol of US agency delays
International Herald Tribune, France - 12-2-08
 A 30-mile (48-kilometer) scar of debris along the Texas coast stands as a festering testament to what state and local officials say is a federal agency's sluggish response to the 2008 hurricane season....FEMA, whose very name became a bitter joke after the agency's botched response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said it is working as fast as it can considering the complex regulations and the need to guard against fraud and waste in the use of taxpayer dollars.

Moreover, "you can't work too many people because it's just too dangerous," said Clay Kennelly, hired by FEMA to oversee the cleanup of a section of the debris pile. "And you can't just put Bubba or Skeeter out here on a dozer."


Obama: I'll help cash-strapped states
CNNMoney.com - 12-2-08
The nation's governors on Tuesday make their case to the president-elect for federal money to stem the economic downturn. Experts say the sooner aid is

FCC to mull free Internet plan at meeting
Reuters - 12-2-08
By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The US Federal Communications Commission is likely to consider a plan this month to auction public airwaves with a mandate that the winning bidder set aside some for free Internet nationwide, a proposal staunchly


The picture above is one of the stupidest looks I have ever seen on Bush.



And this week, they will flip the switch on the White House Christmas tree, which has over 25,000 lights on it, one light for every CEO thatís looking for a bailout. - Jay Leno




The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush

U.S. Cruise Liner Attacked By Pirates


NAIROBI, Kenya Ė Pirates chased and shot at a U.S. cruise liner with more than 1,000 people on board but failed to hijack the vessel as it sailed along a corridor patrolled by international warships, a maritime official said Tuesday.

The liner, carrying 656 international passengers and 399 crew members, was sailing through the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden on Sunday when it encountered six bandits in two speedboats



And right wing pundit Ann Coulter has broken her jaw, and the doctor has wired it shut. He didnít wire it shut for medical reasons. He said it was the holidays, he wanted to do something nice for people.- Jay Leno





CHARLES GIBSON: Do you feel in any way responsible for what's happening?

GEORGE W. BUSH: You know, I'm the President during this period of time, but I think when the history of this period is written, people will realize a lot of the decisions that were made on Wall Street took place over a decade or so, before I arrived in President, during I arrived in President.




Disturbing News


Subject: A cause for worry?


Rush Limbaugh has praised Obama's pick of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. What do you make of this?

Limbaugh calls Obama's selection of Clinton 'a brilliant stroke' CNN




I think Rush is trying to find relevance in this new Obama world and will say anything to make the news. And also to undermine the confidence that Democrat's have in Obama's choice of Hillary.


Or maybe Rush switched from OxyContin to Sodium Pentathol?




I spent Thanksgiving with a flock of right-wing turkeys - Lisa Casey, AllHatNoCattle.com

Well, hereís something kind of embarrassing for President Bush. This is true. This year, the White House Hanukkah cards they sent out had a Christmas tree on the front. And President Bush, very embarrassed by this. He said all the cards will be pulled and all of his Jewish friends will get a new card with a picture of the Hanukkah Bunny. - Jay Leno

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Republican-Shenanigans News

Bill Clinton's Last Hurrah


Former President Bill Clinton kicked off his first charitable conference abroad in Hong Kong on Tuesday after he agreed to greater oversight of his foundation to pave the way for his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton's appointment by President-elect Barack Obama as secretary of state.

The two-day Clinton Global Initiative in Hong Kong marks the first time the former U.S. leader has held his annual charitable conference overseas ó but it also will be the last while his wife holds her new





Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is in Georgia stumping for Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss. She must be doing a good job because everyone who hears her speak looks stumped. - Laugh Lines



Rock-The-Voter News

Meet The Press Replacement?



NBC News denied Monday night that it was close to naming chief White House correspondent David Gregory as "Meet the Press" moderator.

The Huffington Post reported that Gregory would get the job.





ďThis week, a New York elementary school became the first school in the country to be named after Barack Obama. Ö Yeah, unfortunately, yeah, no one likes their teamís new nickname, the Fighting Husseins.Ē- Conan O'Brien


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Biz-Tech News


"General Motors is ending their endorsement deal with Tiger Woods. When asked why, a GM spokesperson said, 'Tiger Woods is successful, competitive, and popular. And that's just not us.'"
-- Conan O'Brien



Bush-Prison-Torture News


"Do you know who doesn't do well the day after Thanksgiving? Restaurants, because everyone's got food at home, everyone's got leftovers. ... The word leftovers comes from the Russian word leftov, which means warmed-over food. It doesn't really. I made that up. But I do that all the time. I'm like Wikipedia" or "Fox News."- Craig Ferguson

Go-F**k-Yourself News

Graphic by SpunDoubt in Alaska



Subject:$100 donation


Dear Lisa, For many months I have been donating money and time to Hillary, Obama, and MoveOn. I finally tried to send you $100 but was only allowed to donate $50. If you could send email notices to those who have donated in the past and give an option of donating $15 to $500 (make it very simple so we do not have to input any information other than the amount) I am sure that your financial worries will be over. We all appreciate your hard work. You made a difference in this past election and should be very proud of the work you are doing!


Sincerely, Chase


Thank you for writing, Chase.


I'm troubled that you weren't allowed to donate more than $50. That is the first time I have heard that from a supporter.  Anyone else have this problem?


I am reluctant to email my supporters asking for donations. It's the anti-spam in me.


Deep curtsy for your kind words and thoughts, sir.





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Odd News




A rare positioning of planets Venus (top left) and Jupiter (top right) and the crescent moon of the Earth provides a 'smiley' effect that captivated Asia Monday night Dec. 2, 2008.
Photo/Bullit Marquez