Wednesday edition - February 11, 2009





World stocks fall on skepticism over US bank plan
The Associated Press - 2-11-09
LONDON (AP) — World stock markets were lower Wednesday following a steep sell-off on Wall Street, as investors reacted with skepticism to the US...


Iraq's Maliki says Biden criticism "out of date"
Reuters - 2-11-09
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki took issue with the new US administration on Tuesday, calling Vice President Joe

Treasury's sketchy rescue plan sends stocks tumbling
The Miami Herald - 2-11-09
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Tuesday announced a $2 trillion arsenal to battle the financial crisis, taking aim to increase consumer lending and remove toxic assets...


And the jobless rate has jumped to 7.6 percent, the worst since 1974, and economists are now worried this could lead to a resurgence of disco.- Jay Leno


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


Following the government's example to produce prosperity by spending, I'm maxing out my credit cards.- Zing!







Disturbing News

Uh Oh


 A man who drove a pickup truck to the U.S. Capitol and said he had a delivery for President Barack Obama was arrested Tuesday after a rifle was found in the truck, police said.



And an elderly man in Boynton Beach, Florida, was arrested after he called 911 to report that the Burger King he was standing in had just run out of lemonade. It is so sad to see what’s happened to John McCain since the election.- Jay Leno



GOP Infighting


Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) got into an on air spat Monday with prominent conservative radio host Laura Ingraham over his support for President Barack Obama’s $800 million stimulus package, ending with him telling Ingraham to “get off it.” ...“Oh, get off it Laura,” he responded. “I’m not drinking any wine at the White House and I don’t dine at the White House. If the president wants to talk to me, I talk to him. I make my own independent judgments, don’t give me this wine and dine baloney young lady.”


Republican-Shenanigans News

 Palin's Profile Update


Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg, a major figure in the abuse-of-power investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin, has resigned, the governor's office said Tuesday.


Sarah Palin was slammed by Ashley Judd for participating in the aerial hunting of wolves in Alaska. They reached a compromise. Sarah Palin will continue shooting wolves from a helicopter but she's agreed to stop playing Wagner over the loudspeaker. - Argus Hamilton




Rock-The-Voter News

If It Walks Like A Senator, Talks Like A Senator, Then It's A Senator!


Entertainer Al Franken (D-Minn.) will spend the next two days in Washington readying himself to serve in the Senate, a move that comes even as the contested Minnesota Senate election plods on.



"Anybody here in New York for the Westminster Kennel Club dog show? Some unfortunate news. A Jack Russell Terrier had to drop out because of tax problems." --David Letterman





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Biz-Tech News


"The President has a half-brother named George Obama who lives in Kenya that was arrested for marijuana possession. He was telling people in his village that his brother was the President, so they assumed he must be high and arrested him.
How great is that, though? One brother is President of the United States, the other is a stoner in Kenya ? if that isn't a sitcom, I don't know what is."
- Jimmy Kimmel





Sen. Hypocrite (R) KY


Bush-Prison-Torture News

It's Not Kosher!


Federal investigators say Peanut Corporation's Georgia plant knowingly shipped products contaminated with salmonella on 12 occasions in 2007 and 2008. The company makes peanut butter for institutions such as nursing homes and schools, and processes peanut ingredients used by other food companies in products ranging from energy bars to candy to dog biscuits....Meanwhile, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America sent a letter to the company yesterday saying it was terminating its kosher certification for all three plants.


Go-F**k-Yourself News


Good news and bad news from FEMA. The bad news is FEMA says some of the disaster relief food they have may contain salmonella-tainted peanut butter. The good news is that since it’s FEMA, it will be years before it gets to anybody.
- Jay Leno


The Poetry Corner


Steroid Age Mutant Baseball Players
By: Hubert Wilson

Some Good News


He has gotten a phone call from the president, a key to New York City and a standing ovation at a Broadway show. Now the pilot who safely landed his crippled jetliner in the Hudson River has gotten another all-American tribute — some ribbing from David Letterman.

Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his fellow crew members from US Airways Flight 1549 appeared Tuesday on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and retold the dramatic story of the Jan. 15 flight — this time, with plenty of laughs.





Subject: Response to racist email


Subject: FW: Amazing!

I'm confused

How can 2,000,000 blacks get into Washington, DC in 1 day in sub zero temps when 200,000 couldn't get out of New Orleans in 85 degree temps with four days notice?

Carol Carter


Hi Lisa ... Here's an e-mail to send back to Carol Carter:

"Subject: FW: Amazing!

I'm confused.

How can 2,000,000 African-Americans get into Washington, DC in 1 day in sub zero temps when 10,000 FEMA & National Guard people could not get into New Orleans in 85 degree temps and 4 days notice?"

That would be a more pertinent question. Oh, wait … nobody's laughing.




Thanks Rick! Here's an update on Carol Carter.


E-mail flap forces Tampa's Carol Carter to resign her Republican ..., FL 


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Odd News



Nineteen-day-old ox 'Heart,' born with a heart-shaped marking on his forehead, relaxes at Yamakun farm in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Japan, Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009. Kazunori Yamazaki, 51-year-old farm owner, said, 'Good timing for Valentine's Day.'
Photo/Itsuo Inouye