Thursday edition - February 5, 2009





Palin weighs in on stimulus package
The Miami Herald -2-5-09
JUNEAU -- Gov. Sarah Palin is opposing the federal economic stimulus package pushed by her former campaign adversary, President Barack Obama...


Australia warns of trade war over US protectionism
Reuters - 2-5-09
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia condemned the "Buy American" provisions in the United States stimulus measures on Thursday, warning the move to protect US iron and steel makers would lead to a retaliatory trade war...

Jobless claims surge to 626,000, highest since 1982
MarketWatch - 2-5-09
 The number of new claims for state unemployment benefits surged to their highest level since 1982, according to official data released Thursday, a sign that the US labor market is deteriorating at a...


"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


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!






Disturbing News


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!



"And it 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



Republican-Shenanigans News

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





Rock-The-Voter News

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 decision.

"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.


"Former 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

Ads by Google



Biz-Tech News


"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"

By: Hubert Wilson


Bush-Prison-Torture News


"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


Buh-Bye Bush


Go-F**k-Yourself News



Subject: Cheney


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!


Did you have a good time today?



Offline Donation - TO: Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312


Click here to e-mail a comment


Odd News



A competitor 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 course.
Photo/Kieran Doherty