Tuesday edition - February 24, 2009
Shelby comments draw fire nationally
Murdoch apologizes for chimp cartoon
Bunning says Justice Ginsburg won't recover, then apologizes
Geez, in a week's time, Republicans, self proclaimed "compassionate conservatives", have managed to slam our first black president, a Jewish female Justice and a chimpanzee. I wonder what their message is?
The Dow Jones Diet®: lose your ass right along with the Stock Market.- Grant "Bud" Gerver
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4250 The Associated Press
North Korea Announces Plans for 'Satellite' Launch Voice of America
Veterans advocates riled by report on Army charity The Associated Press
US To Pay For What Israel Destroyed
United States aid for the Gaza Strip's reconstruction will likely top $900 million, an official said, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepared to make her first Mideast trip as America's top diplomat.
"It is our
first show back since the Obama administration. Or, as Rush Limbaugh calls it,
'End Times.'" --Bill Maher
Child prostitution sweep nets 500 suspects News14.com, NC
Cover Your Ears, Quick!
President George W. Bush is hitting the speakers' circuit, as is former First Lady Laura Bush.
Why Family Planning Is A Good Thing
family planning prevents nearly 2 million unintended pregnancies and more than
800,000 abortions in the United States each year, saving billions of
dollars, according to new research intended to counter conservative objections
to expanding the program.
banks are hurting. I opened a new account, and the lady asked me for a toaster."
Keep Your Stinking Stimulus?
Gay Bashing, A Republican Pastime Continues
The fallout from the
anti-gay comments of Sen. Chris Buttars continues as Senate Republicans met
behind closed doors for more than two hours Monday to air their concerns and
views about the remarks.
Buttars has been under fire for a week, after he told a documentary filmmaker that gays pose the greatest internal threat to the country, lack morals, are demanding special rights and engage in disgusting sexual practices.
"The whole cast of 'Slumdog Millionaire' came out to see the Oscars. 'Slumdog' won best picture, which everyone seemed to know was going to happen. It was the big favorite going in. They're saying the only way it could have possibly lost is if it had picked Sarah Palin as a running mate." --Jimmy Kimmel
Obama has new pick for Commerce International Herald Tribune
Report: Burris to Promise Durbin No 2010 Run MyStateline.com, IL
Obama To Ax Bush Helicopter Order?
The prospects for building a new fleet of high-tech presidential helicopters darkened yesterday, after the new commander in chief called the costly Bush administration effort an example of military procurement "gone amok" and said he thinks the existing White House helicopter fleet "seems perfectly adequate."
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China hails 'positive results' of Clinton visit The Associated Press
Microsoft U-turn over redundancy pay gaffe guardian.co.uk
The Obama administration is
asking for two more weeks to weigh in on whether former Bush White House
officials must testify before Congress about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.
The request comes after an attorney for former Bush political adviser Karl Rove asked the White House to referee his clash with the House of Representatives over Bush's claim of executive privilege in the matter.
Some economists feel that the stock market has hit bottom around 7,000, and in any case will not keep losing 200-300 points a day for very long. Well, no more than a month for sure. - Laugh Lines
Pentagon: Guantanamo Conditions Humane
Guantanamo memoirs prove bestsellers BBC News, UK
a task this guy has. He's got, on the one hand, to tell the people the truth.
And on the other hand, try to lift our morale. Bill Clinton said today, you
know, come on, lift morale, get out there and sell the hope thing, you know,
that hope s**t you've got. And both sides of the aisle are saying this. We have
finally found something Democrats and Republicans agree that the president needs
to do: lie." --Bill Maher
Alp-Sized Mountain Range Under Antarctica
Jagged mountains the size of the Alps have been found entombed in Antarctica's ice, giving new clues about the vast ice sheet that will raise world sea levels if even a fraction of it melts, scientists said on Tuesday.
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Google Sinks Atlantis Discovery Buzz
Anger really can kill you: study Reuters
Weather a factor in 'Extreme Makeover' Tallahassee Democrat, FL
Natural Explanation Found for UFOs SPACE.com
Octomom fell fast from Miracle Mom to punch line The Associated Press
Bobby-Jo Vial holds two recently born Meerkat pups during a media debut at
Taronga zoo in Sydney February 20, 2009. The pups are now four weeks of age,
weigh 184 grams each and doing exceptionally well, Vial said.