Tuesday edition - April 14, 2009



Hostage drama accents seals' training
San Diego Union Tribune - ‎4-14-09
By Steve Liewer (Contact) Union-Tribune Staff Writer Officials said that at least one member of every deployed SEAL platoon is certified as a sniper.


Undeterred Somali pirates hijack 3 more ships
The Associated Press - ‎4-14-09‎
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Undeterred by US and French hostage rescues that killed seven bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked three more ships in the Gulf

Exxon's CEO Gets Raise
Wall Street Journal - ‎4-14-09‎
The 2008 pay package for Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson totaled $23.9 million. Chevron CEO David O'Reilly received $13.8 million in compensation


"President Obama made a surprise visit to Iraq this week where he declared it is time for Iraqis to take responsibility for their country. Said Iraqis, 'You guys first.'" --Seth Meyers




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


Fox Pundits At Sea (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Obama’s been tested and won.
Three pirates were killed with a gun.
Now will loons who foretold
That he’d fail to be bold
Say they’re sorry, congrats, job well done?



When All Else Fails, Blame The Media


Iraq's Shiite-led government criticized foreign and Iraqi media Monday for reports about recent arrests of U.S.-backed Sunni paramilitaries, accusing news organizations of stoking religious tension and threatening national unity.






"President Obama on Thursday night hosted what may have been the first Passover Seder in the White House, and in a sign of the president's popularity, Elijah showed up." --Seth Meyers


Disturbing News

The Results of a Conservative Theocracy



Taliban gunmen executed a young couple in southern Afghanistan for trying to elope, shooting them with rifles in front of a crowd in a lawless, militant-controlled region, officials said Tuesday.

The woman, 19, and the man, 21, were accused by the militants of immoral acts, and a council of conservative clerics decided that the two should be killed, said Ghulam Dastagir Azad, the governor of the southwestern province of Nimroz.





Republican-Shenanigans News


"The number one threat: President Obama. Now folks, we all know how he greeted Saudi King Abdullah. [on screen: reports of Obama bowing, 'something no other President has done]. Exactly! The president cannot debase himself and our country by bowing in front of the Saudi King. You hold his hand, kiss his cheek, and reorient our entire foreign policy of the last 20 years around securing his oil deposits [on screen: photos of George W. Bush with Abdullah]. As for you, King Abdullah: looking good, keep that gas under two bucks a gallon and you can turn the Lincoln Memorial into a camel stall." --Stephen Colbert

The Republican Way: Rewarding Criminal Behavior With A Talk Radio Show



Former Ohio congressman Bob Ney (R) has started a new talk radio show, eight months after finishing his sentence in a public corruption scandal.



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Rock-The-Voter News


"A new comics being published this summer called Barack the Barbarian, featuring the pres in a loincloth. Also featuring the pres in a loincloth, Chris Matthews' daydreams." --Seth Meyers



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Biz-Tech News


 Madoff's Money Unfrozen


Assets of Bernard Madoff’s family members and “feeder funds” that steered money to his investment-management unit were unfrozen after a hearing in a lawsuit over almost $42 million in Fairfield, Connecticut, pension money.

Judge Arthur Hiller in Bridgeport, Connecticut, today dissolved temporary orders he imposed March 30 freezing assets of individuals and funds including Maxam Capital Management LLC. Cash and property totaling $25 million to pay any damages were secured by court order.

Bush-Prison-Torture News




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Go-F**k-Yourself News


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A statue of Jesus Christ entirely made out of Lego in a church at Vasteras on April 12, 2009. While most Christians mark Easter with prayers and song, the Swedish church opened its mass Sunday by unveiling the life-size Lego statue
Photo/Jonas Ekstromer





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