Tuesday edition - March 24, 2009
AIG Ditches Its Tainted Name
$50 Million in AIG Bonuses to Be Repaid
crack down on Mexico border violence
is pissed at the notorious AIG. Right? Somehow, these guys are the most hated
people in America. They're getting death threats. I saw one AIG guy today, he
was hiding behind the Octomom." --Bill Maher
Turkish President Visits Iraq as Bombings Kill 34 Washington Post
Utahn charged in Iraq killings suspended from constable job Salt Lake Tribune
The only two Central
American countries that don't recognize Cuba's government
say they plan to re-establish diplomatic ties with the communist nation.
night, President Obama's appearance on the 'Tonight Show' got huge ratings. So,
to promote his upcoming book, President Bush will appear on 'The Biggest Loser.'
That should get pretty big ratings, too." --Jimmy Fallon
new bin Laden tape where he calls for the destruction of Somalia. That's right.
Forget destroying America, that job is done." --Bill Maher
A month after Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal complained about wasteful spending in President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package including money he sneered was for "something called 'volcano monitoring'" Alaska pilots were grateful for such expenditures.
Palin ally denies politics behind stimulus decision CNN Political Ticker
February Tie Goes to GOP in Senate Fundraising Chase CQPolitics.com
Gregg continues budget-blasting of Obama Boston Globe
Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a "homophobe" in a recent interview with the gay news Web site 365gay.com. The Democratic lawmaker, who is gay, was discussing gay marriage and his expectation that the high court would some day be called upon to decide whether the Constitution allows the federal government to deny recognition to same-sex marriages.
Notre Dame sticking with Obama for commencement The Associated Press
Reid threatens weekend session Politico
Former Illinois Gov. Rod
Blagojevich has a new gig as a radio talk show host.
WLS-AM program director Bob Shomper says Blagojevich will be on the air on the Chicago station Wednesday morning, taking calls from listeners, telling stories and talking with guests.
"This morning, the first lady, Michelle Obama, celebrated spring by breaking ground on a new vegetable garden at the White House. She said she did it to help educate children about healthy, locally-grown food, and to help her own family survive the coming economic apocalypse." --Jimmy Kimmel
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A Tentative Free Trade Deal for S. Korea and EU New York Times
Crooks Flock to Rogue Antivirus Apps PC World
Microsoft's IE8 Catches Most 'Social Malware' PC Magazine
China Wants To Ax Dollar
China has called for ditching the US dollar as the international reserve currency, sweeping away a decades-old system to stabilize the world monetary climate and protect its massive forex reserves.
Why aren't credit cards getting their due scrutiny as the most toxic loans of all time? - Grant "Bud" Gerver
Chinese Muslims at Guantanamo to Petition Supreme Court Voice of America
Peoria man pleads not guilty in terror case Chicago Tribune
It Was Bush's Fault!
The media's erasure of the
Bush administration and its policies in their coverage of the economy has been
so pervasive that they have given round-the-clock attention to the AIG bonus
scandal for days on end with virtually no mention of the fact that it was the
Bush administration that last fall approved billions of dollars in aid to AIG
requiring the company to nullify its bonus contracts.
A Providence, R.I., strip club held a job fair over the weekend. Some of the questions on the application are a bit misleading. Had experience working on laptops? - Laugh Lines
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Octuplets' Mom Fires Nannies, Blames Gloria Allred People Magazine
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The Nano, the world's cheapest car, will hit Indian roads in July, with expectations that demand from millions of aspiring car owners will far outstrip supply. Owners will be randomly selected from bookings made between April 9 and 25, and their prices will be protected, said Chairman Ratan Tata, who had promised a 100,000 rupee ($1,980) dealer price at a glitzy unveiling more than a year ago. Photo/Tata Motors