Thursday edition - March 26, 2009




US watchdog says billions of US aid wasted in Iraq
Reuters - 3-26-09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About $3 billion to $5 billion in US aid for rebuilding Iraq has been wasted since 2003, and similar problems will likely haunt...


Official: Obama's half-brother falls ill in Kenya
The Associated Press - 3-26-09
KISUMU, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan health official says President Barack Obama's older half-brother has been hospitalized with stomach pains and is being tested

Clinton promotes US-Mexican relations in Monterrey
The Associated Press - ‎3-26-09‎
She also is ready to have a discussion with university students in Monterrey about US-Mexican relations in general as she continues a brief tour which


President Obama held a big press conference earlier tonight. He’s on TV a lot these days. The only way Obama could get more TV time is if he had eight babies. - Craig Ferguson


The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam


Mexico’s government just offered a $2 million bounty on its top drug lords, which is different from what we do here in America. We give our biggest criminals bonuses.- Jimmy Fallon


The military is racing to inspect more than 90,000 U.S.-run facilities across Iraq to reduce a deadly threat troops face far off the battlefield: electrocution or shock while showering or using appliances.

About one-third of the inspections so far have turned up major electrical problems, according to interviews and an internal military document obtained by The Associated Press.




Disturbing News


Let’s not forget the A.I.G. company. The A.I.G. stands for “ain’t I greedy?” No, they changed the name of the company today to “A.I.U.” Oh! Okay then. Everything’s forgiven.” A.I.U. for “ain’t I unethical?” There you are.- Craig Ferguson


Michele Bachmann, a Republican Congresswoman from east-central Minnesota, has some fighting words for President Obama’s energy plans...I want people in Minnesota armed and dangerous on this issue of the energy tax because we need to fight back.



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Voters in Iowa are already receiving phone calls about whether or not they approve of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. They’re instructed to press one for “yes” and two for “you betcha!”- Jimmy Fallon



Republican-Shenanigans News


Playing the God Card



Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele told CNN Wednesday he'd consider running for president someday, but stressed he has never given serious thought to a potential White House bid.

Speaking to CNN's Don Lemon, Steele said he may decide to seek the presidency at some point if he determines that's "where God wants me to be."


Hey, congratulations to Japan for winning the World Baseball Classic right here in Dodger Stadium. Yeah, they beat Korea 5-3, which is perfect. You have the Japanese playing the Koreans in a city full of Mexicans to determine who’s best at America’s pastime. I think Lou Dobbs’ head is going to explode when he hears this.- Jay Leno




The George W Bush Presidential Library is now in the planning stages
and accepting donations The Library will include:

Rock-The-Voter News




Hey, you hear about this? Very strange incident at J.F.K. Airport in New York City today. An A.I.G. executive going through security had to empty out all his pockets. You know what fell out? Senator Chris Dodd.- Jay Leno


Drug Testing the Poor?


Want government assistance? Just say no to drugs.

Lawmakers in at least eight states want recipients of food stamps, unemployment benefits or welfare to submit to random drug testing.


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Biz-Tech News


"The market rallied yesterday after the Treasury said it was going to help banks sell off their toxic assets. That's the big problem, banks can't sell toxic assets. Well, duh. I mean, I'm no economist, but maybe you should stop calling them toxic assets. Huh? Isn't that like KFC advertising salmonella chicken?" --Jay Leno



EFCA: "Third Way?" No Way!
by Richard Wise


Bush-Prison-Torture News


"The country of China is going to be doing a Broadway style play based on Karl Marx's book on communism. A play based on communism. You know, that's where capitalism has been replaced by the government taking over control of all private industries. Or as we call in this country, 'a stimulus package.'"--Jay Leno


Go-F**k-Yourself News


"Michelle Obama -- and I think this is a lovely idea -- she's going to put a garden in the White House, out there where the Rose Garden is. A very nice idea. And she's out there digging it up. She found three of Dick Cheney's hunting buddies." --David Letterman


Regarding all that violence down in Mexico: can't they all just get "a-bong?"- Grant "Bus" Gerver






Almost Spring


The girls


Start showing off


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Odd News


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Josh Kowalczyk, an intern with the West Michigan Whitecaps, in Comstock Park, Mich. poses with the latest menu addition at the ballpark.  The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger. The $20 burger will feature a sesame-seed bun made from a pound of dough, five 1/3-pound beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips.
Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Rex Larsen






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