TGIF/Weekend edition - February 26-28, 2009




Mammoth iceberg 'could alter ocean circulation'


PARIS (AFP) – An iceberg the size of Luxembourg knocked loose from the Antarctic continent earlier this month could disrupt the ocean currents driving weather patterns around the globe, researchers said.

While the impact would not be felt for decades or longer, a slowdown in the production of colder, dense water could result in less temperate winters in the north Atlantic, they said Thursday.


China pollution concerns dash Hummer deal, analysts say

SHANGHAI (AFP) – China's environmental concerns have dashed Tengzhong's dream of buying the iconic Hummer brand from General Motors, but the once little-known firm has now made a name for itself, analysts said Thursday.

VA to reopen Gulf War vets' files

The Veterans Affairs Department says it will take a second look at the disability claims of what could be thousands of Gulf War veterans suffering from illnesses they blame on their war service, the first step toward potentially compensating them nearly two decades after the war ended.


My take on global warming: If smog is unhealthy for all living things then smog is unhealthy for the earth. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.



"It's a great day for former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was released from the hospital today. He's doing well. Doctors say he'll be up and shooting lawyers in no time." –Craig Ferguson



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Meanwhile, Back In Moscow


MOSCOW – Russia has serious concerns about U.S. plans to deploy missile interceptors in Romania, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

The statement from ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko reflected Moscow's irritation about the U.S. missile defense plans and signaled tensions in relations with Washington.

Nesterenko said that Russia has been annoyed to learn about the move from the media.




Disturbing News


"About a third of the members of Congress are on Twitter. Now we know why nothing is getting done." –Craig Ferguson



Meanwhile, Back In Syria and Iran


The presidents of Iran and Syria on Thursday ridiculed US policy in the region and pledged to create a Middle East "without Zionists," combining a slap at recent US overtures and a threat to Israel...



Republican-Shenanigans News


Wasilla Soap Opera: Playgirl Model Is Dead Beat Dad



PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A judge in Alaska has set a date for the child support trial of Bristol Palin and the father of her son but urged the two to work out a resolution before then.
Bristol Palin attended the 20-minute hearing Thursday at Palmer Superior Court but Levi Johnston did not appear or participate by phone.


Rock-The-Voter News



Movie Upsets Some Soldiers and Vets


Many film critics -- and awards voters -- have praised “The Hurt Locker’s” depiction of the U.S. military in Iraq, often singling out the bomb disposal drama for its authenticity. But as the film emerges as a favorite to win the best picture Oscar, a number of active soldiers and veterans say the film is Hollywood hokum, portraying soldiers as renegades while failing to represent details about combat accurately...Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates says the film is "authentic" and "very compelling" and has recommended it to his staff.



"More than 100,000 free condoms have been distributed in the Olympic Village...Because if there's one thing we don't want, it's the best athletes in the world getting together and producing more." –Jimmy Kimmel


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Biz-Tech News

Chrysler is recalling 355,500 minivans to fix a problem with the airbags. Yeah, they have a tendency to go off whenever they see a Toyota.  - Laugh Lines




McCain Sees Obama Instead of Lobbyists


Republican Sen. John McCain, who took President Obama to task this morning for politics as usual, canceled a noon fundraiser at the offices of mega-lobbying firm BGR, presumably because it conflicted with today's White House summit on health reform.

BGR represents a wide range of health industry interests including hospitals, nursing homes and
drug companies such as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly.

Bush-Prison-Torture News




5 heart attacks. Can you even have 5 heart attacks? Isn’t that selfish? Although, now he has one for each of his deferments. - Laugh Lines


Go-F**k-Yourself News






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Japanese curling fans wear curling stone hats at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.
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