Tuesday edition - December 29, 2009




Sarah Palin's daughter seeks full custody of baby
USA Today - Charles Rex Arbogast -12-28-09
ANCHORAGE (AP) - A judge's ruling has revealed a heated legal custody battle between Sarah Palin's daughter and the father of her grandson.
Bristol Palin's request to keep the proceedings closed was denied last week by a Superior Court judge.

“Al-Qaeda practices beating body scanners”
Radio Netherlands - ‎12-29-09
A body scanner at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport would not necessarily have detected the explosives which the would-be syringe bomber

The New GOP Talking Point: Bush 'Inherited' 9/11
Air America - Dorsey Shaw - ‎12-29-09
Former Dick Cheney adviser Mary Matalin told CNN's John King the Bush administration "inherited a recession from President Clinton and we


I wonder if Sarah Palin will blame the media for her bad relationship with the father of her grandson. You betcha!




The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam

Tick Tock


As the U.S. and its allies try to overcome logistical hurdles and rush some 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan in 2010, intelligence officials are warning that the Taliban -led insurgency is expanding and that "time is running out" for the U.S.-led coalition to prove that its strategy can succeed.


"The wife of Al Qaeda’s second in command is now calling on women to become suicide bombers. To qualify, they must be able to push a car loaded with explosives, because, as you know, women aren't allowed to drive over there." –Jay Leno





Disturbing News

How Low Can The GOP GO?



U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, the front-runner in the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, finds himself the object of an unusual attack ad from one of his lesser-known opponents.

Andy Martin, once known as Anthony Martin-Trigona, who has run for numerous elective offices over the last three decades in Illinois, Florida and Connecticut, taped a commercial questioning whether Kirk is gay.


"Traffic is bad, the holiday with the gridlock. It's like Dick Cheney, all major arteries are clogged." –David Letterman




Republican-Shenanigans News

GOP Values



An attempt to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day would be all-consuming for the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration — if there was one.

The post remains vacant because Sen. Jim DeMint , R- S.C. , has held up President Barack Obama's nominee in opposition to the prospect of TSA workers joining a labor union.




Rock-The-Voter News

Joe Lieberman is such a GOP lap dog, if you can listen to C- SPAN real close you can actually hear his toenails echo off the Capitol Rotunda marble.


GOP Indigestion?



Republicans Test New Delay Tactic On Al Franken: Farting


Republicans will do anything and everything to keep the Senate from voting on health care reform, no matter how foul.

And, boy, are they willing to get foul. Air America has unearthed the full audio of their test run in the Senate, which they snuck in on Al Franken as he talked



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Biz-Tech News

No More Free TV?


 For more than 60 years, TV stations have broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free and made their money by showing commercials. That might not work much longer.




Bush-Prison-Torture News



Subject: Stop the world I want to get off


Lisa, WTF is our country doing to itself? I saw a cartoon that said, "Which is worse, 2009 or the eight years proceeding it?"

We are doomed to repeat ourselves, we're not learning from our own history that corporations screw Americans by either moving their jobs overseas, taking big bonuses while their company is sinking and worst of all, health insurance companies profit by denying healthcare. Those teabaggers should be protesting those people.


Good thing you're living in Costa Rica, the US had gone nuts. I may join you.


Edith Bunker NYC


Hi Edith, how's Archie?


I bought property in Costa back in 2002 (when it was affordable) thinking it would be a bolt hole, if needed, after realizing how dangerous Bush and Company were. One of the few good decisions I made in the past decade.


Most expats I meet down here think that things are going to get worse in the US. I hope they're wrong.





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Odd News

To Help You Deflate Photo



A see-through goldfish whose beating hearts can be seen through translucent scales and skin at Japan's Mie University in Tsu city, central Japan. Yutaka Tamaru, an associate biology professor at Mie University and his team have succeeded in producing the transparent goldfish, which is part of efforts to reduce the need for dissections in laboratory.



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