Tuesday edition - March 10, 2009




Citi spends $3.5M to reward Smith Barney brokers
The Associated Press -3-10-09
NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled banking giant Citigroup Inc. spent about $3.5 million to provide rewards for top-performing advisers at its Smith Barney brokerage...


China Says Activity by US Ship Illegal
Voice of America - ‎3-10-09‎
 China is denying accusations that a US Navy mapping ship was harassed by Chinese vessels in the South China Sea, and accused the American ship of breaking international law. China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu told reporters

US says it will maintain surveillance off China's waters despite ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune - ‎3-10-09
"We're going to continue to operate in those international waters, and we expect the Chinese to observe international law around that," White House press


"The federal government agreed on Sunday to provide an additional $30 billion to AIG. According to AIG, $15 billion will be used to build the world's biggest toilet, down which the other $15 billion will be flushed." -- Seth Meyers




The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush


Dressing Down


Heavy layers of body armor, a proven lifesaver of U.S. troops, also may be an impediment to winning the fight in Afghanistan, where 17,000 additional American forces are being sent to quell rising violence.

Weighing as much as 34 pounds each, the protective vests hinder American forces hunting down more agile insurgents who use the country's rugged peaks and valleys to their advantage, according to military officials






Disturbing News


"Citigroup on Thursday set another milestone as the beleaguered bank dropped below $1 a share, marking the first stock to be offered on the McDonalds value meal." -- Seth Meyers




The Crazy GOP Soap Opera Continues


Michael Steele now has another high-profile Republican publicly bashing him: Samuel "Joe The Plumber" Wurzelbacher.

At a meeting of conservative activists in Milwaukee, Mr. The Plumber had some tough words for the RNC chairman: "Unfortunately we have a chairman up there who wants to redefine conservatism; he wants to make it hip hop, put it in a new package and sell it."




Republican-Shenanigans News


"What I find so amusing about all of this is that Obama's been in office 45 days roughly, and the public is blaming this all on him. It's the Obama Recession, which is kind of true, because if McCain had won, Sarah Palin would still be buying clothes." -- Bill Maher




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Bomb Camp


Staff Sgt. Jason Jones, the kind of soldier who stands ramrod straight even at ease, watched his men talk and joke around as they waited their turn to practice hunting for a buried bomb.

Shaded by towering pines and standing on red clay, the platoon of part-timers soon would be working the shoulders of desert highways, rooting through sand and mounds of garbage for improvised explosive devices, the No. 1 killer of American troops.

"If these guys think they are just in Mississippi, I don't know if they are taking it that seriously," said Jones, an Iraq veteran. "If you don't pay attention here, what happens when you get to Iraq?"



Rock-The-Voter News


"No wonder Obama has gray hair. That was the big story in the paper yesterday, Obama has gray hair. Wow, now his hair isn't black enough." -- Bill Maher




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Biz-Tech News


"I'll tell you how bad the stock market is, I saw a kid on spring break today and he was sober." -- Jay Leno



Delta Cutback


Delta Air Lines Inc. may have to cut more jobs and it must reduce another 10 percent of its international capacity, according to a memo the carrier’s top executives sent to its more than 70,000 employees.


Bush-Prison-Torture News

911 Update


The five detainees at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp charged with plotting the September 11 attacks have filed a document expressing pride at their accomplishment and accepting responsibility for the deaths of nearly 3,000 people, The New York Times reported on Monday.


"Hey, we wanna wish former First Lady Barbara Bush well. She's recovering in the hospital after heart surgery, while the rest of us are caught recovering from her son's presidency." -- Jay Leno




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Odd News



French pastry chef Jean-Michel Raynaud unveils a 2.1 meter high 'Barbie doll' chocolate mud cake which was made to mark the 50th anniversary of the world's most popular doll on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour. Barbie unrolled the pink carpet Monday to celebrate her 50th birthday at a life-sized version of the doll's Malibu Dream House.
Photo/Torsten Blackwood







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