Thursday edition - April 15, 2010




Dems, Republicans debate significance of Deutch's showing in Broward
Broward Politics (blog) 4-15-10

Almost any politician in America would covet the 62 percent-plus victory Congressman-elect Ted Deutch racked up in this week’s special election in Broward and Palm Beach counties.



Survey: Ron Paul even with Obama in hypothetical 2012 race


Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who struggled to crack 10% in presidential primary polls in 2008, runs dead even with President Obama in a new Rasmussen survey out today.



Tea party ending tour in capital it loves to hate

AP – 4-15-10
WASHINGTON – Tea party activists rallied in the capital they love to hate on Thursday, carrying signs that read "Don't Tread on Me" and "Follow the Constitution."




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

Marines Pay Farmers


 With heavy fighting in the former Taliban stronghold of Marjah now largely reduced to sporadic gunfights, U.S. Marines in the area have turned their focus toward eliminating the insurgents' cash source: opium.

But instead of eradicating the illicit poppy fields themselves, the Marines have begun piloting a new method over the past week -- paying farmers cash to destroy their own crops.



Subject: Sarah's  contract


Hi Lisa! What Surprises me most about Sarah Palin's contract is the idea that she actually knows how to work a bendable straw. Have a good one!

Eric and Nibblet the Wonder Kitty


LOL. I bet Sarah bends a mean straw.

Sarah is very controlling as we saw in her contract. That doesn't mesh well with the GOP. So it makes sense, to me anyway, that she would latch onto the Tea Party which has no rules. This way she can call the shots. (apologies to the all the wolves and moose)

The Tea Party is basically a bunch of  Ross Perot leftovers. What is going to be interesting is if they can be as effective as Ross Perot was in splitting the GOP vote.




Disturbing News


Sarah Palin has to have three hotel rooms, a wooden podium, not plexiglass, two bottles of water, and best of all, I think, a supply of bendable straws. This is a complicated woman. On one hand, you know, she’ll blow a moose’s head off at 300 yards, but on the other, bendy straws.- Jimmy Kimmel


 Another GOP Presidential Candidate. Yawn.


A political Web site reports that Gov. Haley Barbour is taking a more serious look at possibly running for the White House in 2012.

The story by Hotline OnCall over the weekend attributes that to Ed Goeas, a Republican pollster and a Barbour advisor.




Republican-Shenanigans News


Jeb Bush Is Still Destroying Florida


Ease class-size limits — check. Cut corporate income taxes — check. End tenure for new teachers and link teacher raises to student performance — check (for now).

All of those measures, and others, championed by former Gov. Jeb Bush have been approved by the Florida Legislature or are advancing through it. The Republican left office nearly four years ago, but he's finding that as a private citizen, he's become a legislative Wizard of Oz — thunder and lightning and pulling the levers of power from behind the curtain.


Republican “Patriots”
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Disliking a president’s fine
And critiquing his actions benign.
But hoping he fails —
That his White House derails?
I’m sorry, that crosses the line.




Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry is like allowing incest, polygamy, and drug use. So basically he compared the gay marriage issue to Alabama, Utah, and California.- Laugh Lines


Rock-The-Voter News

Republicans Want To Help Black People BUT...


Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee's first black chairman, told an audience that his party wants to help the black community but they need to do a better job of depending on themselves and not the government to create opportunities.


President Óscar Arias of Costa Rica says it’s time for the Catholic Church to end celibacy for priests. Apparently he hasn’t been reading any American newspapers. - Laugh Lines




Crist Turns Back On Jeb


Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed a bill making it easier to fire Florida teachers and link their pay to student test scores.

Crist's rejection Thursday of the measure (SB 6) is a slap at his fellow Republicans in the Legislature and former Gov. Jeb Bush, who had pushed the bill. It had generated protests by teachers and parents across the state and had scant public support.


KFC’s new Double Down sandwich features two fried chicken patties instead of bread. They aren’t a bun; they’re death panels. - Laugh Lines


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Biz-Tech News


Tomorrow, President Obama will be in Florida to announce his vision for America’s space program. The rumor is that he is going to reverse President Bush’s space policy, which centered on sending a giant caulk gun to the moon to fill all the craters up.- Jimmy Kimmel



Bush-Prison-Torture News


Go-F**k-Yourself News


Hank Williams just won a Pulitzer. Wow. Dead 57 years and still copping awards. Maybe Shakespeare should get a Tony. King of the Revivals. – Will Durst




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Odd News


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A person dressed as a giant condom walks past visitors standing in a queue to visit the Red Ribbon express train, background, at a railway station in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, April 15, 2010. The Red Ribbon express train is traveling across the country as part of a campaign to spread awareness on HIV and AIDS. Oddly, you would never see this in the United States.
Photo/Mahesh Kumar





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