Wednesday edition - February 24, 2009





Bush: Crist 'unforgivable' on stimulus support
at Politico – Wed Feb 24, 5:17 am ET
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told the conservative publication NewsMax in an on-camera interview that he considers Gov. Charlie Crist's support for last year's stimulus bill "unforgivable."


 Lone GOP health care backer's campaign cash dips
AP – 2-24-10
AP WASHINGTON - The lone Republican lawmaker to support Democratic health care legislation has seen his fundraising drop by nearly 40 percent since his vote, and he is quickly burning through a...

GOP's Brown branded turncoat for jobs bill vote
AP – Tue Feb 23, 9:24 pm ET
AP BOSTON - A month after being crowned the darling of national conservatives, Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is being branded "Benedict Brown" for siding with Democrats in favor of a jobs bill


Jeb Bush: The only governor to have all three of his children obtain police records while he was in office.



"The Dalai Lama was down at the White House today to meet President Obama. Meanwhile in Texas, George W. Bush got caught in the garage door." –David Letterman



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Ode To GOP Stimulus Hypocrisy
By Madeleine Begun Kane

“The stim bill was bad. Voted no,
Cuz it won’t the economy grow.”
That’s the GOP rant
As they privately chant,
“Now give me more stimulus dough.”



Meanwhile, Back In Turkey


Seven high-ranking Turkish military officers were charged on Wednesday with plotting a coup against the country’s Islamist-leaning government, two days after as many as 50 officers were arrested and accused of belonging to the plot.





Disturbing News



Meanwhile, Back In Mexico


A state police official says gunmen stormed a rural town in southern Mexico and killed 13 people, including a rancher and his three sons.



 "The only sport I really get into is snowboarding because that's the only sport where they perform a half pipe just after smoking a full pipe." –Bill Maher





Republican-Shenanigans News


"We're finding out a lot about Joe Stack. That's right, Joe the Suicide Bomber, the guy who flew the plane into the IRS office building in Texas. Boy, I knew teabaggers were mad, I didn't know they had an air force." –Bill Maher



 Talk show host Glenn Beck poked and prodded the Republican hierarchy Saturday night in a raucous address to fellow conservatives, comparing the party to an alcoholic who hasn't hit bottom and to golfer Tiger Woods before his public repentance.





Rachel Maddow Conclusively Proves That Republicans Are ‘Dogs’

By Don Davis


Rock-The-Voter News




 "How is it that the Olympics can hand out 250 medals in a few weeks? It takes 'American Idol' 58 weeks to pick one karaoke singer." –Jimmy Kimmel




Meanwhile, Back In Rhode Island


 A school board in Rhode Island has voted to fire all teachers at a struggling high school, a dramatic and controversial plan aimed at shoring up education in a poverty-ridden school district.


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Biz-Tech News

 The Shrinking Of ABC News



ABC News staffers got a memorandum Tuesday that promises to leave no part of the organization untouched, and will lead to massive personnel reductions by the end of 2010.



"Tiger was adamant that his wife Elin never hit him with a golf club. I guess his Escalade fell down the stairs." –Jimmy Kimmel



"President Obama met with the Dalai Lama today, despite strong objections from the Chinese government. They’ve even threatened to stop sending us poisonous toys." –Jimmy Kimmel

Bush-Prison-Torture News

The Owner of Fox News


 British lawmakers accused bosses at Rupert Murdoch's top-selling British tabloid on Wednesday of suffering "collective amnesia" over illegal hacking of phone messages meant for royalty and other celebrities.





"Dick Cheney loves snowboarding. He thinks it's waterboarding, but colder." –David Letterman


Go-F**k-Yourself News






"There's a bit of a scandal in men's figure skating at the Olympics. Three skaters have tested positive for 'fabulous.'" –David Letterman



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