Wednesday edition - March 18, 2009







AIG head shares US anger of bonuses but backs them
San Francisco Chronicle - 3-18-09‎
But, he also said that the roughly $165 million in bonuses paid out over the weekend should be honored as a legal commitment of the United States government


Protests greet Bush's first speech as ex-president
Reuters - ‎3-18-09‎
Although he was not Bush's first choice as president, Barack Obama has his full support, he said. The luncheon crowd was friendlier than the one outside

Study cautions against relying on Arab kingdom
The Associated Press - ‎3-18-09‎
WASHINGTON (AP) — US policymakers should not assume Saudi Arabia will "act in lockstep" with the United States in countering Iran's influence in the Arab


I think it's a scream that conservatives use the term "lib" in the first place.

Liberal : lib :: Conservative : con


"AIG! Here's the worst part: any money AIG saved on bonuses, they chose to give to their favorite charity, the 'Punch the Children Fund.'" -- Jon Stewart




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

Mickey Finns In Tokyo?


The US embassy in Japan has advised its citizens to avoid bars in Tokyo's Roppongi entertainment district, popular with tourists, warning of a sharp rise in drink-spiking incidents.
"The number of reports of US citizens being drugged in bars has increased significantly in recent weeks," the embassy warned online and in a rare email alert after similar warnings by the British and Australian embassies.








Hi Lisa:
I am getting a kick out of the Bristol Palin saga - someone on the radio last week said that
"Sarah didn't load the shot gun fast enough". And no one seems to remember the TV interview that
Levi's mother gave standing in her front yard, shortly before her run in with the law. She said then that
Levi had no intentions of getting married. Sarah surely wasn't home giving Bristol good advice about
abstinence when as a 40 something she couldn't do the same for herself. I saw a shot of her on TV
the other night with that poor little limp baby thrown over her shoulder like a sticky burp rag when she
was paying for something in a store. Someone ought to suggest she have an Eskimo mother show her
how to lace him in a cradle board. And who takes care of him when she is off gussied up speaking to
the big GOP dinners? Surely not Todd who is off zooming around on his snow mobile. I'll bet it's poor
old Bristol doing double duty.

You edition of the 17th was great. Every word.



You summed up the Palins. If they were a reality show, America would be horrified. Oh, I remember, they are a reality show and America rejected her in the voting booth. It's like watching a car wreck -- one just can't look away. Plus their actions won't let you.


I wonder what will happen next?



The U.S. Justice department said they will no longer use the term “enemy combatant” when talking about detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The new name will be “guys who make you nervous when they’re on your flight.”- Jay Leno





Fox News Gets Caught


Ever since the election of Barack Obama, a number of on-air personalities at Fox News have been railing against the new administration, accusing it of all manner of misdeeds, even Nixon-esque "dirty tricks."

But the news channel's broadcast of an aggressively edited clip of Vice-President Joe Biden forced Fox News to set the record straight on Tuesday following an outcry from media watchdogs.



Republican-Shenanigans News




Well, you’ve probably heard of this. The insurance company A.I.G. has done it again. They announced they’re giving their executives another $165 million in bonuses. So they bankrupt the company, took $170 billion of our dollars, and they’re giving out bonuses. You know the main thing they want to reward their people for? Convincing the Treasury Department to give out $170 billion to a failing company so they can give out bonuses for a job well done. It’s very well thought out. - Jay Leno

Bush Speaks


Getting two standing ovations at his first speech since leaving office, former President George W. Bush said that if President Obama wants help, “he can pick up the phone and call.” Otherwise, Bush said: “He deserves my silence.”

Rock-The-Voter News




Why do Republicans encourage, celebrate and reward ignorance?

Because they are aliens.
They all have ONLY English LIT degrees.
They live in 1948.
They think Reagan was God.
They are prejudice to anything NEW.
They are selfish.
They think they are right in all circumstances - EVEN with factual data and scientifically-based research staring them in the face.
they are all on Percocet's and heavily armed.


- AHNC viewer



"And some sad news. Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin's daughter, has broken up with babydaddy Levi Johnston. I was stunned when I heard. I mean, really, if two kids without a decent education and no jobs and a baby can't make it, what hope is there for the rest of us?" --Jay Leno


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NBC Calls John Stewart Absurd!



 NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker fired back at comedian Jon Stewart on Wednesday, saying it was "unfair" and "absurd" for the funnyman to criticize CNBC and question its coverage of financial news.


“From my standpoint, it’s irresponsible for corporations to give bonuses, at this time, when they are so sucking the tit of the taxpayer.” - Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)


Bush-Prison-Torture News






I love your work, it's the only site I make sure to hit daily. A couple of unsolicited suggestions for you though, re your financial situation:
* GoogleAds for your site, it usually pays a nice consistent sum
* BlogAds for your site, , decent payouts if you are well-trafficked, especially around election time

Finally, I think the humor is the strength/main draw of what you offer, so you might consider reducing your effort on all the news links, either by incorporating an RSS feed from places you like, or just trimming those out entirely. There are a lot of mature, progressive news sites such as the Huffington post, so - why duplicate labor?




Thank you for taking the time to help little ol' AHNC!


Google used to be a nice cushion for me. In May 2007 my Google revenues dropped almost 40%. Today my Google revenues are down almost 80%. I checked out BlogAds site you suggested and that is an interesting option. Thank you.


Re:  you might consider reducing your effort on all the news links


Feedback from my viewers over the years have shown the news links are a favorite part of viewing AHNC. When I first categorized my news links, I did so because I couldn't find a political comedy site, that on one page, a wide variety of news would be available. Example: I have everything from Military deaths to the price of oil on one page. Plus I like user friendly sites. One viewer wrote a few years ago, "I can go to your daily edition and find out everything going on, and as horrible as the news has been since Bush stole the election, I feel good when I leave your unique site. You keep us informed and sane."


Plus I have news ink in my blood. lol  I inhale news. I link to what I surf daily and that knowledge enables me to produce the theme of my site for the day.


It is difficult to find sophisticated political humor on "all the Internets." There's just a handful of late night comedians to quote. Editorial cartoonists are losing their jobs as newspapers shut down.


Thank God for Rush's Republicans to keep us laughing.




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