Thursday edition - February 19, 2009




Former Harvard prof meets Obama as Canada's opposition leader
Boston Globe - 2-19-09
On his first foreign trip in office, President Obama will observe diplomatic protocols -- one measured in how much time he is scheduled to spend with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and how little with the leader of the opposition


Aerosmith to Republican House Whip Eric Cantor: Back off our song ...
New York Daily News, NY - 2-19-09
Eric Cantor's (below) world when they forced the Republican to take down a video clip that featured one of their song. Aerosmith had a message for a House

Holder: US a 'nation of cowards' on race discussions
CNN - 2-19-09
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a blunt assessment of race relations in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday called the American people "essentially a nation of cowards" in failing to openly discuss the issue of race...


A new study says that the bad economy can lower testosterone levels in men. Scientists say at this rate, by the end of the decade, Anne Coulter could be a woman!  - Craig Ferguson



Graphic by the fabulous Jas


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

Guess Who Is In Gaza?


US Senator John Kerry on Thursday made a rare visit to the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, but stressed this did not reflect a change of policy towards the territory's Islamist rulers listed by Washington as a terror group.


I think everybody should just calm down. Give Obama four years. See what he can do. Then if he’s a miserable failure, we’ll do what we did with George W. Bush and elect him to a second term. - Craig Ferguson



Disturbing News

It's My Party And I'll Shoot Myself If I Want To



A handful of Republican governors are considering turning down some money from the federal stimulus package, a move opponents say puts conservative ideology ahead of the needs of constituents struggling with record foreclosures and soaring unemployment.




And, you know, you got to admit, President Obama gives great speeches. Like, today, instead of just saying, “Oh, from North to South,” he said, “From the windy plains of the Dakotas to the sunny skies of Arizona.” That sounds so much better than, “From the sleaze ball criminal element of Wall Street to the broke-a@# beaches of California.”- Jay Leno



Republican-Shenanigans News



Graphic by the fabulous Jas



Feel Safe Yet?



FAA, NTSB feud over icing safety for turboprops


On Halloween 1994, an American Eagle flight en route to Chicago in freezing rain went into a high-speed dive and crashed near Roselawn, Ind., killing all 68 people aboard...More than 12 years later, the recommendations linger on the NTSB's "most wanted" list, testament to the board's inability to force action on safety improvements even when they are judged critical to saving lives.


"And there are a lot of new taxes coming. California state legislators want to solve our state's giant deficit b taxing marijuana. Meanwhile, Oregon wants to increase a tax on beer, while New York wants to tax Internet porn. You know what this means? By the end of spring break, this whole thing could be paid for." --Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News

Burris' Burrs


Though Roland Burris had some trouble being admitted to the U.S. Senate, he will not be easily expelled now that he has arrived.

It takes a vote of two-thirds of the senators to oust a member, and the last senators to be formally expelled were charged with supporting the rebels during the Civil War.



"I tell you, the economy's in bad shape. It is in such bad shape that today, three stock brokers tried to kill themselves by eating peanuts." --Jay Leno


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Biz-Tech News

Fears Double In A Year



A new Associated Press poll shows the troubled economy is alarming more and more people.

An AP-GfK poll released Wednesday found that people's fears about losing a job, not being able to pay bills or watching retirement funds evaporate are growing. Nearly half of those surveyed say they worry about becoming unemployed — and that's almost double last year's number.



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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. 



Bush-Prison-Torture News

More South of the Border Violence



Guatemala, scarred by years of civil war and rampant street gang crime, is suffering a new scourge as violent Mexican drug traffickers put down deep roots in the country.



"And police in Mexico found a pickup truck with side panels and bumpers that were made entirely of cocaine. Police got suspicious when the guy had a minor fender bender and claimed $2.5 million in damages." --Jay Leno



Go-F**k-Yourself News


Subject: Sending 'Good Luck' Wishes Your Way


Hi Lisa -- Just a note letting you know, you and yours are always in my thoughts and prayers!! I enjoy reading your 'news' and fun every day, and hope my donations help a little. Have a wonderful week -- EVERY WEEK!! I hope everything will soon start on a permanent, upward swing for you and your "AHNC" website. I love it, and LuvU2!!!

Hugs, Joyce


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