Thursday edition - February 5, 2009
Palin weighs in on stimulus package
Australia warns of trade war over US protectionism
Jobless claims surge to 626,000, highest since 1982
"I tell you, the economy is so bad, even people who have nothing to do with the Obama administration aren't paying their taxes." --Jay Leno
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
Israeli navy: Lebanese aid boat impounded
Civilians Flee Sri Lanka War Zone Voice of America
I was stunned by the Daschle story because we don’t expect Democrats to cheat on their taxes. No, we expect Democrats to cheat on their wives. That’s how this is supposed to go! - David Letterman
Kissing The Arses of The Rich
I was watching MSNBC's Morning Joe (I prefer calling it Morning Blow) this morning and Jack Welch, former CEO of GE, was a guest. As Jack was walking on the set, Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the show, excitedly gets up giggling with glee and says, "Oh, he's here!" and runs over to greet Jack.
After Mika fawns all over Jack Welch, the discussion turns to the cap Obama wants on CEOs salaries and "business practices" of partying with taxpayers money. This was Jack Welch's comment, paraphrased. "I got two banks that want my business. One wants to take me to lunch at McDonalds. The other wants to take me on an all-expenses paid trip to the Bahamas. Which bank am I going to give my business to, Mika? Huh?"
Isn't that bribery?
It gets better. The conversation soon turns to Bernard Madoff and his 50 BILLION dollar ponzi scheme. Mika's comment was so memorable I had to preserve it in a phototoon.
Where did that reporter in you go to, Meeka?
Subject: Cheney's dire warning
I may just be kidding myself, but I firmly believe if the Dick/Bush team had taken the August 2001 PDB about "Bin Laden Determined To Strike Inside USA" or at the very least, took Richard Clarke's warnings seriously, We wouldn't have been attacked at all inside the US. I don't really think that attacking Iraq (blameless on 9/11) and creating a new level and intensity in the terrorist recruiting as a result kept America safe. Torture, warrant less wiretaps, fear-mongering and the unconstitutional Patriot Act all seem to be acts of men who have no clue how to protect this country. Having some leaders determined to go to war who had some active duty military experience might have been a plus. This whole thing has be a "tragedy o errors".
Dick misses his abuse of power, methinks.
Quick, name one of Bush and Cheney's successes.
Can't think of any? Me neither.
Bush was in the Texas Natl' Guard which he gave his partial attention....and that seems how he has handled his 8 year reign...with partial attention.
Thanks for writing!
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized - Politico
AP Must Be Broke - Takes On Artist
On buttons, posters and Web
sites, the image was everywhere during last year's presidential campaign: A
pensive Barack Obama looking upward, as if to the future, splashed in a
Warholesque red, white and blue and underlined with the caption HOPE....The
image, Fairey has acknowledged, is based on an Associated Press photograph,
taken in April 2006 by Manny Garcia on assignment for the AP at the National
Press Club in Washington.
The AP says it owns the copyright, and wants credit and compensation. Fairey disagrees.
If AP wins this lawsuit, which I doubt, AHNC and all phototoonists out there would have to resort to actually drawing cartoons! I could do that!
was on this very day in 1690 that the very first paper money in America was
issued in Massachusetts. It was issued by a man named Merrill Lynch, who used
the money to give himself the first huge bonus." --Jay Leno
Sarah Palin blasts Defenders of Wildlife for new anti-Palin campaign Christian Science Monitor
Broken Promise by Obama?
Several recent federal raids
on medical marijuana dispensaries in California have betrayed President Barack
Obama's campaign pledge to halt such busts if elected, medicinal cannabis
advocates said on Wednesday.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents served search warrants on four medical marijuana vendors in the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, seizing more than 200 kg (440 pounds) of cannabis, edible marijuana products and about $10,000 in cash, a DEA spokeswoman said.
"You know what really did Tom Daschle in? It turns out there are now pictures of him partying with Michael Phelps." --Jay Leno
Antonin Scalia: Rush Limbaugh's Man on the Supreme Court
Justice Antonin Scalia exhibiting a GFY Italian gesture.
Eight years after he and
four of his U.S. Supreme Court colleagues effectively decided the 2000
presidential election, Justice Antonin Scalia visited this hotbed of recount
passion Tuesday and was asked to reflect on the momentous Bush vs. Gore
"My response to that is always: Get over it," Scalia told a packed Forum Club of the Palm Beaches luncheon.
Alternating between earthiness and erudition, Scalia laid out his "originalist" approach to the Constitution during a 40-minute speech, mixed it up with audience members in a question-and-answer session, then promoted his recent book, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges.
The book promotion led Florida Atlantic University student Sarah Jeck to ask Scalia if the Supreme Court's opposition to having its proceedings televised was "vitiated" by, among other things, "Supreme Court justices going out on book tours."
Her question drew laughter and applause from the crowd of about 730, but Scalia wasn't amused.
"That's a nasty, impolite question," Scalia said before moving on to another query.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is on the show tonight, ladies and gentlemen. I
hope that thing on his head doesn't bite me." --David Letterman
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Salazar cancels Bush-era energy leases in Utah Los Angeles Times
"We are being told we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over, grab the ankles ...... because his father was black, because this is the first black president, we've got to accept this"- Rush Limbaugh exercising his sexual fantasies
"The U.S. Post Office announced they could run out of cash by the end of the year. They said they're in serious danger of becoming a bank. That's how bad it is." --Jay Leno
Subject: Housing crisis
Lisa, Spot on. ARMs (Adjustable Rate Mortgages) should be illegal! To give a mortgage to someone who can barely pay the initial amt. then raise it on them in a few years has made this real estate market a real mess. I've always advised against them and if that is the only loan my client can qualify for I tell them to refinance for a 30 year fixed loan, asap.
I'm a small mortgage broker and the quickest way to get the real estate market going is to LEND PEOPLE MONEY!! Refinance all ARMs to start with! We gave money to the banks and they aren't lending. I know, I negotiate loans.
Keep spreading the word. Have you gotten a loan yet?
I'm sending you a small check. You're not only funny but you know your real estate.
Bob in San Diego, CA
Thanks for the stimulus check, Bob! No, I haven't gotten a loan yet but I'm still trying!
I'm concerned that Obama hasn't insisted on refinancing home loans in the stimulus package. It'll stop the middle class bleeding immediately.
I flipped my first house in 1973 (way back then we called it a handyman special) and I have never seen money unavailable for real estate, until now.
Refinancing would be an instant boom to the economy, you're right. Why haven't the Democrats taken this and run with it, is beyond me. It's a quick and easy solution and should have been done almost two years ago when all the foreclosures started.
The Poetry Corner
Today marks the
36th anniversary of the disappearance of the crew of Baron 52 - five days AFTER
the U.S. supposedly ended such involvement in southeast Asia. This occurred
approximately six months AFTER a LT.
George W. Bush of the Texas Air National Guard disappeared from his duties in Alabama and Texas while supposedly on duty. LT. Bush did finally surface approximately six months later - just before he was supposedly honorably discharged [sic] EARLY from his six year military obligation! Countless questions still remain regarding BOTH disappearances
"Betrayal of Baron 52"
Obama signs order to close Guantanamo Bay facility CNN Political Ticker
UK foreign secretary to make Guantanamo statement The Associated Press
EU aid may go to members taking Guantanamo inmates The Associated Press
11 former Gitmo inmates on Saudi wanted list The Associated Press
"And the Smithsonian Institute wants the hat that Aretha Franklin wore at President Obama's inauguration. They want to put the hat on display, and they will take possession of the hat as soon as they can build a new wing to house it. " --Jay Leno
Cheney accuses Obama on al-Qaeda Aljazeera.net, Qatar
Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned that there is a “high probability” that terrorists will attempt a catastrophic nuclear or biological attack in coming years, and said he fears the Obama administration’s policies will make it more likely the attempt will succeed.
Would somebody please tell this idiot that the worst domestic terrorist attack on U S soil occurred while he was second in charge?
The Dick doesn't care what anyone thinks, especially the little people like us. Maybe he'll shoot himself, by accident, of course!
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Woman gets ninth surgery to make her breasts bigger
runs through a burning field during the Tough Guy event in Perton, central
England, February 1 2009. I wonder if the above runner is grimacing from the
heat or the pain that idiotic swimsuit must be causing him. Thousands run the biannual assault course, and are challenged by 21
different obstacles, including, fire, tunnels, and swamps to complete the