Thursday edition - March 19, 2009
Bush book describes his 12 toughest decisions
Bin Laden rallies Somali militants in Web message
Dreyfuss: Cheney belongs in jail
Bush is never going to go away and neither is Osama, it seems.
little quiz for you. What is the difference between an A.I.G. executive and a
drunken Irishman? A drunken Irishman spends his own money. - Jay Leno
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
Federal prison officials are easing restrictions on American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh, moves that his attorney said Wednesday will allow Lindh to tell his story for the first time. U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Dean Boyd said the restrictions on Lindh, 28, will expire Friday.
And the Bonuses Continue
Fannie Mae, the federally
run mortgage finance giant,
plans to pay four top executives $1 million or more in retention bonuses.
The bonus plan prompted the company's federal regulator to defend compensation decisions the government made when it took over Fannie Mae in September. It comes as American International Group faces public outrage over $165 million in bonuses it awarded last week.
Fannie Mae, which suffered $59 billion in losses last year, has requested $15 billion in taxpayer assistance and has said it expects to need plenty more.
here's my favorite story of the week. I just love this story. Police in Illinois
claim that Gary Skoien, who is the former chairman of the Cook County Republican
Party, was in his children's' play room at 1:00 a.m. in the morning with two
hookers, when his wife walks in, catches him and the wife beats him up with a
toy guitar. And she's like a superstar. In fact, women in the neighborhood now
call her Guitar Hero." --Jay Leno
RNC raises $5.1 million in February The Associated Press
California GOP reject extending unemployment benefits San Jose Mercury News
Republicans blame Geithner Politico
Republicans are on board in this, too. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley told AIG
executives -- this is what he actually said -- he said they should either quit
or commit suicide. But I think that's plain wrong. I mean, why give them the
option of quitting?" --Jay Leno
Duke versus Obama
coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't thrilled his team got snubbed by the leader of the
"Somebody said that we're not in President Obama's Final Four, and as much as I respect what he's doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets," Krzyzewski told a reporter from the Associated Press on Wednesday.
If Franken wins, he wants Coleman to pay court costs, some lawyers ... Minneapolis Star Tribune
Attorney General Eric Holder
signaled a change on medical marijuana policy Wednesday, saying federal agents
will target marijuana distributors
only when they violate both federal and state law.
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Life In Prison Taking Its Toll On Madoff WCBS-TV New York
Legal Decision On Bonuses
A New York state judge on Wednesday ordered Bank of America Corp. to disclose information about bonuses given to employees at Merrill Lynch & Co. just before the bank bought the brokerage company.
US rejects deal to end long Gitmo hunger strike The Associated Press
"Oh, a little health scare for former Vice President Dick Cheney's wife, Lynne Cheney. She was hospitalized briefly after fainting at home. She's apparently okay. But here's kind of a funny thing that happened. The paramedics arrived, and out of habit they started giving C.P.R. to Dick." --David Letterman
They had a big St. Patty’s Day party at the White House with corned beef and cabbage, green beer — the whole thing. It’s an important part of Obama’s "everybody get drunk and forget about the economy" policy. - Jimmy Kimmel
Subject: Your Google Revenues
Hi, Lisa. Just read this
on your site today:
In May 2007 my Google revenues dropped almost 40%. Today my Google revenues are down almost 80%.
That is truly distressing. I guess times are really, really bad.
Just wanted to express my concern and sympathy.
What you do is important. Please don't lose heart!
I don't understand why my Google revenues dropped so, I have about the same amount of viewers.
I'm trying to keep my head above water. A retention bonus would really help me now!
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Octuplets mom's 911 call: Paparazzi endangering kids Houston Chronicle
Europe 'living beyond its means' when it comes to water use New York Times
To Help You Deflate Photo
A photo from the expedition group Adventure Ecology shows an artist's impression of the completed plastic sailboat "Plastiki" at Pier 31 in San Francisco, California. The Plastiki is a 60-foot (18-meter) sailing catamaran currently under construction that will feature a hull constructed from approximately 12,000 recycled plastic bottles and will sail 11,000 miles from San Francisco to Sydney, Australia when completed, according to the organization.
Photo/ Adventure Ecology