Tuesday edition - December 29, 2009
Sarah Palin's daughter seeks full custody of baby
“Al-Qaeda practices beating body scanners”
The New GOP Talking Point: Bush 'Inherited' 9/11
I wonder if Sarah Palin will blame the media for her bad relationship with the father of her grandson. You betcha!
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.
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
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.
is bad, the holiday with the gridlock. It's like Dick Cheney, all major arteries
are clogged." –David Letterman
Sessions is silent on e-mail sent to accused banker Dallas Morning News
Rell vetoes Democratic budget bills; calls them 'feeble' Waterbury Republican American
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.
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.
Republicans Test New Delay Tactic On Al Franken: Farting
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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Report: Alleged Detroit plotters were ex-Guantanamo inmates Monsters and Critics.com
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.
Dick Cheney is still holed up.
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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.