Tuesday edition - February 17, 2009
Blago scandal keeps rolling, Burris asked to resign Obama's Senate ...
FAA says Texas fireball was meteor, not a UFO
GOP Governors Support Obama
What do investment bankers call the savings and loan fiasco, the Internet bubble and Enron?
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4245 The Associated Press
Iraqi women get posts, but want power and respect The Associated Press
Pakistani militants talk peace amid criticism The Associated Press
US Bombs Pakistan, Again
U.S. missile strikes in Pakistan have killed more than 50 people in the past three days in what appears to be an escalation of the military campaign in the troubled region along the Afghan border, conducted largely by unmanned drone aircraft.
How's The War On Terror Going?
Washington's "war on terror" after the September 11 attacks has eroded human rights worldwide, creating lingering cynicism that the United Nations must now combat, international law experts said on Monday.
Fallen oil prices a chink in Sarah Palin's armor The Associated Press
GOP tries to restore image of fiscal discipline
Republicans call for bank nationalization
Coleman asks court to reconsider ruling on rejected ballots Minneapolis Star Tribune
finally come to terms with the President's Recovery Package: if the Republicans
are against it, it must be good. -- Grant
Despite Obama pledge, Justice defends Bush secrets The Associated Press
"Had he not been assassinated, he would have been 200 years old today. I like to think somewhere up in heaven, President Lincoln is very proud right now that this country named a Town Car after him." - Jimmy Kimmel
Members of Congress should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we could identify their corporate sponsors.- Zing!
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Exxon Mobil: Replaced 103% of production in 2008
GM, Chrysler race to meet US deadline Detroit Free Press
Recession Starts to Worry Silicon Valley, Report Finds New York Times
"It's Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, and to honor the occasion, the U.S. Mint is releasing a new penny that shows Lincoln's house. That's appropriate because that's about how much a house is worth these days." --Craig Ferguson
Poor, Poor Bill
Even billionaire Bill
Gates may be feeling the pinch these days.
The value of Gates' investments fell by $3 billion, or almost 20 percent, in the fourth quarter as the worst financial crisis in decades and a deepening recession hammered stock prices.
Pelosi says US won't press allies on Guantanamo inmates International Herald Tribune, France
Mysterious bright lights were spotted in the sky over Texas. Lou Dobbs immediately warned of illegal aliens.- Laugh Lines
"And as you know, pro
baseball player Alex Rodriguez, or A-Rod, has admitted to using steroids. He
said he feels bad because he was stupid for three years, to which former
President George W. Bush said, 'Hey, try it for eight years.'" --Jay Leno
Ex-VP Dick Cheney outraged President Bush didn't grant 'Scooter ... New York Daily News, NY
Arresting Rod Blagojevich but not Scooter Libby Online Journal, FL
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Phelps Will Not Face Charges After Photograph New York Times
released by the Audubon Nature Institute Monday, Feb. 16, 2009 shows rare pink
katydids at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans. None of the pink katydids
hatched at the Audubon Insectarium could be called Katy; all seven are guys.
Photo/via Audubon Nature Institute