Thursday edition - February 12, 2009
Curse-laden 'joke' video is GOP response to attack ads on stimulus
Geithner Defends Slow Rollout of Rescue Details
Congress, Obama reach deal on huge stimulus plan
It's fun watching the GOP implode, isn't it?
has passed an $838 billion stimulus bill. That is just under $3,000 for each
person in America. And here’s how it’s going to work. On March 1st, every
American will receive a roll of 30 $100 Obama stimulus coins. And you can either
trade the coins with your friends or you can use them in special machines to buy
stimulus nutrition bars.
- Jimmy Kimmell
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US now sees Iran as pursuing nuclear bomb Los Angeles Times
Even after Peanut Corp. of
America learned its products were tainted with salmonella, it kept shipping them
to unsuspecting customers, apparently putting profits ahead of public safety,
according to documents and testimony presented at a congressional subcommittee
Company President Stewart Parnell and Sammy Lightsey, manager of the South Georgia plant at the center of one of the biggest food poisoning cases in recent history, refused to answer questions from a House panel, invoking their Fifth Amendment right not to present self-incriminating evidence.
The rumor in my neck of the woods is that the Blakely, GA plant bought used chicken grinding equipment to grind their peanuts. Salmonella source?
Barack Obama held his first press conference as President of the United States, and it was fascinating because his press conferences are very different than the George Bush press conferences in many ways. There were verbs. There were syllables. There were complete sentences.- Jay Leno
Emails Confirm Salmonella Knowledge WSET, VA
The Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory in New Mexico is missing 67 computers, including 13 that were lost or stolen in the past year. Officials say no classified information has been lost.
And in Minnesota, Republican Norm Coleman, who is in a legal fight with Al Franken over who won the election for Senate, said, “God wants me to serve.” But here is my question. How bad a candidate are you if you can’t win an election when you have the creator of the universe on your side? Jay Leno
Schwarzenegger, legislative leaders near California budget deal San Jose Mercury News
Crist said Wednesday he would try to protect Florida's classrooms from more cuts
this year, but that may not be possible as the state's revenue picture continues
to deteriorate....Both the governor and Seminole Tribe have stepped up pressure
on anti-gambling GOP lawmakers to cement the agreement negotiated in 2007 to let
the Tribe install Las Vegas-style slot machines and blackjack tables at its
"We need the money," Crist said.
Obama calls Alaska gas pipeline promising Anchorage Daily News, AK
Senate confirms former lobbyist as Pentagon No. 2 The Associated Press
Lincoln's Birthday to be Celebrated Across DC
Whitman, the former C.E.O. of eBay, has filed to run for governor of California.
Well, that makes sense. I mean, the state's broke. If we're going to start
selling stuff, who better to be governor than the head of eBay?" --Jay Leno
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Gasoline prices back up; oil prices stay down Kansas City Star, MO
Viacom 4Q Net Drops 69% On Restructuring Charges
GM looks to cash in on 'Transformers' sequel
The wife of accused Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff pulled $15 million out of a brokerage account only days before her husband was arrested, Massachusetts' top securities regulator said on Wednesday.
Texas Republicans aim to bar Guantánamo detainees from state, US Dallas Morning News, TX
Lithuania Considers Taking in Guantanamo Prisoners Voice of America
Interrogator: Gitmo detainee was cooperative The Associated Press
Wasn't Cheney CEO of Halliburton When This Occurred?
A KBR Inc. (KBR) unit has
agreed to plead guilty to violating the Federal Corrupt Practices Act
for bribing Nigerian government officials for a decade- long span to obtain $6
billion in contracts as the company and former parent Halliburton Co. (HAL)
finalized a $579 settlement of federal corruption charges.
The Securities and Exchange Commission had also alleged Halliburton engaged in accounting and internal controls violations in relation to the case.
Cheney aide joins pro-Israel think tank Jewish Telegraphic Agency, NY
"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition." - Abraham Lincoln
"You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on." - George W. Bush
Subject: How's it going?
Your site is the best. Reliably funny. I hope you are able to stay online. How's the refinancing going?
I just sent a thank you donation.
Keep us laughing, please.
Thanks Jon! I needed that.
I haven't been able to refinance my ARM. The $750 good faith money I had to put down (to be refunded at the closing of the loan minus costs) won't be refunded for 2-4 weeks. Amazing, it only took them seconds to put it on my credit card. They make it really easy to hate them. No wonder Americans don't trust the banks.
My recent donations will pull me through March.
I've only had two donations this week so I fear support will dry up.
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Photos of California octuplets released; mom receives death threats San Jose Mercury News
A koala named
Sam is given a drink of water by Country Fire Authority volunteer fire fighter
Dave Tree as he rescued her after deadly fires swept through the area of Mirboo
North, about 120km (75 miles) southeast of Melbourne, February 8, 2009. Sam, a
bewildered and badly burned koala, has emerged from the ashes of Australia's
deadliest bushfires, a small beacon of hope after days of devastation and the
loss of more than 180 lives.