Wednesday edition - February 18, 2009
Obama Plans $75 Billion Outlay to Fight Foreclosures
US to decide in weeks, "not months" on Iraq troop cuts
Obama: Troops alone cannot win in Afghanistan
Today's edition was late due to me watching Obama's speech. I hope Obama's foreclosure prevention program will help me either refinance or sell my house. You know, I feel as though I am on one of those reality shows --Tune in to see if Obama's plan will save All Hat No Cattle's Alabama Headquarters!
The real reason the GOP is so angry lies in their bewilderment that God is not on their side after all. --Grant "Brad" Gerver
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4245 The Associated Press
Fort Lewis soldier killed in Iraq Seattle Times
Teens detonate unexploded grenade in Iraq United Press International
Israel: Gaza borders closed until soldier freed The Associated Press
Poetry In Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) --
Tuba Sahaab looks nothing like a warrior. She is a slight girl of 11, living in
a simple home in a suburb of Islamabad. But in Tuba's case, looks are deceiving.
With her pen, Tuba is taking on the swords of the Taliban. She crafts poems telling of the pain and suffering of children just like her; girls banned from school, their books burned, as the hard-core Islamic militants spread their reign of terror across parts of Pakistan.
A stanza of one of her poems reads: "Tiny drops of tears, their faces like angels, Washed with blood, they sleep forever with anger."
Hey, you see this? In a new ranking of US presidents by 65 historians, President Bush came in fifth from the bottom. Of course, Bush was thrilled. That’s better than he did in high school. - Jay Leno
Yet Another Bush Legacy
An independent watchdog
group says the government has quietly scaled back enforcement of federal quality
regulations at labs that develop medical devices.
The Project on Government Oversight found that the Food and Drug Administration has dramatically reduced inspections of "good laboratory practices" at facilities that do the earliest testing of medical devices. Such inspections declined from 33 in 2005, to seven in 2007, to just one last year,
Last week, an American satellite collided with a Russian satellite over Siberia. And Sarah Palin said she could see the collision from her house. - Jay Leno
Republican obstinacy: How's it working? Boston Globe
'Truth commission' could spark more partisanship The Associated Press
The GOP, Atwitter About the Digital Possibilities Washington Post
has got Fashion Week fever in New York City, where they had a big 50th
anniversary tribute to Barbie. Can you believe that Barbie has been around 50
years? During that time, they have had Preppie Barbie, Wedding Barbie, and
Republican Running Mate Barbie.- David Letterman
The Blagojevich/Burris Drama Continues
Facing a perjury probe in Illinois and an ethics investigation in Washington, U.S. Sen. Roland Burris pleaded for yet another chance to explain himself after admitting he tried to raise campaign cash for then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich while seeking the Senate seat from him.
Mexican Drug Violence
VILLA AHUMADA, Mexico – For
people caught inside Mexico's drug corridors, life is about keeping your head
down and watching your back, especially when the sun dips behind the
No town knows this better than Villa Ahumada, where the entire police force quit after 70 cartel hit men roared through last spring, killing the police chief, two officers and three townspeople.
Residents were left defenseless again last week when gunmen returned and kidnapped nine people, despite the soldiers manning checkpoints far outside town.
problems with the Democrats. Republicans are now calling for the new Illinois
Sen. Roland Burris to resign after he apparently lied to investigators about
talking to Rod Blagojevich’s brother about campaign money. Rod Blagojevich has a
brother? How bad is his hair? Geez!- Jay Leno
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Crude oil slides below key threshold of $35 a barrel Los Angeles Times
US gasoline price highest in 3 months -Energy Dept Reuters UK, UK
GM, Chrysler now say they need billions more Detroit Free Press
Gold prices soar as Dow takes a dive The Associated Press
Another Messy Texan
The federal government says
R. Allen Stanford's investment businesses were too good to be true,
and shut his companies down on Tuesday.
Click here to see political donations from STANFORD FINANCIAL GROUP
A new poll
of historians just came out. And the poll has named former President George W.
Bush one of the ten worst presidents of all time. But on the bright side, Bush
was selected second best president named George Bush.
- Conan O'Brien
Cruelty, chaos marked Guantanamo Bay prison's early days, ex-guard ...
MI5 fed questions to CIA for interrogation guardian.co.uk, UK
A Description Of W
“He’s so clearly a neglected 13-year-old that there’s something really kind of heartbreaking about him,” McKay said, calling him “a good-time Charlie” who was “just used his whole life to front questionable business endeavors, and in a way that’s what his presidency was."
Obama today signed his trillion dollar economic stimulus bill into law. The
spending package passed through Congress with almost no Republican support, but
Obama says he’s still focused on bringing real bipartisanship to government. He
even went so far as to send every Republican in Congress today a jar of peanuts,
which I thought was nice.- Jimmy Kimmel
Jet Proof Nuke Power Plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday required makers of new nuclear power plants to design the reactors so they can withstand the impact from a commercial jetliner.
This space reserved for fine artists ...
who need some free public exposure!
AHNC wants to display a new painting, drawing, sculpture or photograph with a credit/bio in each Wednesday edition.
Interested artists should e-mail a clear close-up photo of each piece as a jpeg file to click here to email me or send a link if you have a website.
How soon and how well this takes off depends on your submissions. So if you or someone you know wants to show their fine art, this is a fine space to do it.
Cheney furious at Bush for not pardoning Libby
I hope you are doing well. I really do. W/O you and your website I'd be lost. I don't even want to think about it!!!!!!!!
I hope Obama's new program will help you and others. Fingers crossed as you always say. $10 in the mail for you and every month from now on. I depend on you, now you can depend on me.
Love, Jenny from Idaho
Thank you so much, Jenny. Every dollar helps!! I have about enough dinero left for a little over a month. So your support helps me a lot.
It is scary watching this economy tank.
I sure hope Obama's plan can stop this financial domino effect.
The first bank bailout helped the banks not the people. I was just turned down for an FHA loan, tried to get another loan and was turned down for that one until the IRS could provide them with my 2008 return, which I was told would take two to three months. My copy of my 2008 return wasn't good enough. What BS.
Yeah, fingers crossed because some days I just sit down and cry, just like many other people are doing across this nation. It is a feeling of helplessness. I'm luckier than most though, at least I have this website to make me laugh and people like yourself to give me hope.
Thank you, Jenny.
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Michael Jackson auctions awards, albums, art, etc.
Radio psychiatrist files complaint against octuplet mom Whittier Daily News, CA
This photo released by Julien's Auctions shows An
original painting on stretched canvas featuring popular culture and historic
figures all wearing Jackson's icnoic sunglasses and glove. The item is among
many owned by Michael Jackson and being auctioned on the Auction Network on
April 22- 25. A public exhibition of the items will be held at The Beverly
Hilton in Beverly Hills from April 14- 21. Auction Estimate: $400 - $600.
Photo/Julien's Auctions, Shaan Kokin