Wednesday edition - December 23, 2009
no change to Iraq pregnancy policy
Iraq inks preliminary deal to develop southern oil field
Veterans oppose troop increase in Afghanistan
"Meteorologists are calling this a record blizzard, which makes sense if you think about it. Republicans have always said that the Senate would pass health care when hell freezes over, and apparently, it has!" –Jay Leno
2 killed in Iraq church bombing CNN International
Watching History Repeat Itself
Thirty years ago this week,
the Red Army began its invasion of Afghanistan , a move that sank the Soviet
Union in a decade of guerrilla war and hastened the collapse of the Cold War
Today, as former Soviet soldiers watch American troops trying to pacify the same stretches of Afghan land they once fought for, aging Soviet generals and grunts alike are reminded of a war they'd rather forget.
health care overhaul will extend coverage to 30 million people who are
uninsured, or, as Walmart calls them, employees." –Jimmy Fallon
Palin Reacts To "Lie of the Year"
rejected the notion that her claim that health care legislation contains "death
panels in which bureaucrats can reject patients' life-saving treatments is the
"lie of the year," as the site PolitiFact named it, or a lie at all.
She was talking about, she now says, the Medicare Advisory Board, in combination with forecasted declines in Medicare spending
Sarah Palin Vs. Newt Gingrich in 2012? U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Rep. Griffith of Alabama leaves Democrats for Republicans Washington Post
GOH - Grand Old Homophobes
Is Lou Engle on the road to
being the Republican Party's semi-official prayer leader ? That would be notable
for many reasons - not the least of which is that Engle appears to condone, if
not encourage, religious terrorism and has stated that homosexuals
are gay because they are possessed by demon spirits.
A Congressional Research
Service report commissioned by the House Judiciary Committee says
violated any federal regulations the last five years.
The report, released by Judiciary Chairman John Conyers’ (D-Mich.) staff Tuesday evening, also reports that the undercover filmmakers that allegedly caught employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now breaking the law may have violated state law in their filming operation.
Washington this week, of course, President Obama is expecting a visit from Santa
Claus. Finally, an invited guest at the White House for a change." –Jay Leno
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"Over the weekend, the U.S. transferred 12 Guantanamo detainees to their homelands of Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Wait, we're sending potential terrorists back to Afghanistan? That's like dropping Roman Polanski off at a Jonas Brothers concert." –Jimmy Fallon
Plan to Move Guantánamo Detainees Faces New Delay New York Times
The George W. Bush Institute
For The Criminally Insane Will Produce Public TV Show
The George W. Bush Institute -- the "action- oriented think tank" that is part of Bush's Presidential Center -- will co-produce a public television show hosted by its executive director, Ambassador James Glassman, in a rare convergence of public broadcasting and a partisan research organization.
this today. President Obama said, 'The federal government can no longer spend
taxpayers' money like it's Monopoly money.' Especially since now, Monopoly money
is actually more valuable than the dollar." –Jimmy Fallon
Cheney is still in that undisclosed location. I can barely wait for his next round of attacks.
A Real War on Xmas, as Outrage Grows Over Excessive Bonuses to Santa’s Elves
By Don Davis
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