Wednesday edition - February 4, 2009
Grim Cheney warns of new attacks
Daschle withdraws nomination
Hillary Clinton to visit East Asia
Cheney should just stay in his undisclosed location.
"And the half brother of Barack Obama, a man named George Obama, has been arrested in Kenya for allegedly having drugs. See, here we go again with the dumb presidential brothers. Remember Billy Carter? Then there was Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton's brother. See, we never had that problem with President Bush. He was already the dumb brother. " --Jay Leno
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4237 International Herald Tribune
US: 50 detainees released a day in Iraq International Herald Tribune
Pentagon Makes Their Own Laws Now!
The Pentagon wrote in 2007 that Blackwater Worldwide contractors in Iraq are not subject to U.S. civilian criminal laws, a position that undercuts the Justice Department's effort to prosecute five Blackwater security guards on manslaughter charges.
“The New York Post” is reporting that Bernard Madoff’s family is so upset with his actions in this Ponzi scheme, they’re thinking of changing the family name to something less offensive, like bin Laden."- Jay Leno
Young boy contracts salmonella, possibly from peanut products CatskillsNews.com, New York
One more thought about Ex Governor Good Hair, lets hope he has no knowledge of Texas History. In 1918 Governor James "Pa" Ferguson was impeached for attempting to use the funding for the University of Texas for his own gain. After being removed from office and being banned for life from holding office again in Texas he backed another candidate for Governor, Miriam "Ma" Ferguson. Yes she was his wife! She became the first female Governor in U.S. history! Although she lost reelection on her first attempt she was reelected on her second attempt in 1926. There is hope for Mrs. Blago getting a new job after all!
James in Texas
LOL. Texas and Illinois have sure given this country more than its share of crooked governors!
The Man Who Didn't Know When To Shut Up
Ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich repeatedly told late-night talk show host David Letterman he'll be vindicated in the scandal that has cost him his job and has him facing a criminal trial.
Ashley Judd versus Sarah Palin
Golden Globe-nominated actor
Ashley Judd is taking aim at Alaska's governor Sarah Palin.
In a new web video, Judd criticizes Palin for promoting the aerial killing of Alaska's wolves. Judd says in the video: "It is time to stop Sarah Palin and stop this senseless savagery."
Joe the Plumber now advising the GOP on the economy Christian Science Monitor, MA
Attorney: Rove Will Cooperate With DOJ Probes TPMMuckraker,
"And former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele has become the first African-American Republican National Committee chairman ever. Black Republicans said they were thrilled. Both of them." --Jay Leno
Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination for secretary of health and human services after being forced to pay $128,000 in back taxes. Daschle was extremely upset because now it looks like he paid his taxes for nothin’! - Jay Leno
Minnesota: Ballots To Be Reviewed New York Times
The Firm Who Made Joe the Plumber A War Correspondent Collapses! Heckuva Job, Joe!
blogging site Pajamas Media firm has shuttered its non-profitable blog ad
network. The firm blames plummeting ad revenues and insufficient ad
"Traffic was up; it's not traffic. Advertising revenue is down," Roger Simon, CEO and co-founder of Pajamas Media told ClickZ in an interview. "It's the whole click thing. Advertisers discovered people don't click on the ads."
Ads by Google
Oil ticks higher ahead of supply report CNNMoney.com
Panasonic to Cut 15000 Jobs New York Times
Do you know where your kid is? Check Google's maps The Associated Press
Now that the Super Bowl's over, I guess I'll have to go back to watching the DOW drop for entertainment.
- Grant "Brad" Gerver
The Effects of Buying American?
debate over a "Buy American" provision in the economic stimulus package poses an
early test for President Obama on both domestic politics and foreign
policy...."If we're gonna spend many billions of taxpayer dollars in an effort
to get the economy up and moving again, it's obvious that money should be spent
in our economy," said Jim Robinson, a United Steelworkers (USW) official in
Opponents, however, say the new language could breach U.S. trade commitments and ignite a disastrous round of beggar-thy-neighbor retaliation like that which worsened the Great Depression. Both the European Union and Canada already warned the administration against the consequences of resurgent economic nationalism. If other countries enact similar limits, U.S. exporters such as Caterpillar (CAT) and Boeing (BA) would lose lucrative foreign sales.
Top Navy official to review Guantanamo operations The Associated Press
Ind. lawmakers: Don't send us Guantanamo detainees Chicago Tribune
Happy birthday to former Vice President Dick Cheney, who is now 68 years old. So you know what that means? He beat the spread.- Jay Leno
Florida high school principal says he doesn’t have the money to pay substitute
teachers so students are forced to sit in the gym for nearly an hour when their
teachers are absent.
Students are daily sent to the gym, which has no heating or air conditioning, and told to sit on the bleachers during the 50-minute period.
I guess Michael Phelps was hoping Nike might debut a line of bongs: "Just Smoke It" - Grant "Brad" Gerver
Phelps Under Investigation
A South Carolina sheriff's office is investigating whether Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps smoked marijuana on the University of South Carolina campus.
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Toy Company Retires Sasha and Malia Dolls
Holy audio tape, Batman! Bale's 'Terminator Salvation' rant released New York Daily News
Student chefs pose next to a big cheesecake in
Mexico city January 25, 2009. The cheesecake which weighs more than 2 tons and
has diameter of 2.5 meters, set a new Guinness World Record. Yum.
Photo/Jorge Dan Lopez