Thursday edition - April 2, 2009




Other cases may be affected
Anchorage Daily News - ‎4-2-09
Before the government's sudden move Wednesday to drop its case against former US Sen. Ted Stevens, federal prosecutors were unbeatable on public corruption in Alaska. A dozen people charged since December 2006. Eleven convictions...


Ex-foreign minister: Israel not a peace partner
The Associated Press - ‎44-2-09
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's former chief peace negotiator said Thursday that a scathing rejection of recent negotiations by the country's new foreign minister shows the new government is not a partner for peace with the Palestinians

Falsehoods in Iraq shooting unpunished
USA Today - ‎4-2-09‎
 USA TODAY WASHINGTON - The top security official at the US Embassy in Iraq refused to punish Blackwater security guards for making false


The Alberto Gonzales Hall of Fame Winners : The prosecutors of Sen. Ted Stevens



President Obama guarantees that if you buy a G.M. or Chrysler product and they don’t survive, they will back your warranty. Well, that’s great news for consumers. Combine the efficiency of the Federal government with the honesty of car mechanics.  - Jay Leno




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



Rift Repairing Underway


The G-20 summit began Thursday, with leaders looking to repair a rift after France and Germany threatened to withdraw their support unless tough new rules were agreed to regulate the world's financial markets.



See, I feel confident that it’ll go well, because President Obama is very good with these economic leaders. He is a very good speaker, of course, and a good speech writer. See, the problem with President Bush was when he went to the summit, any time anyone said G20, he’d go, “Bingo!”- Jay Leno





Disturbing News


MSNBC's Matthews Goofs On Stevens Decision


$3 Billion To Pakistan


The Obama administration plans to seek as much as $3 billion over the next five years to train and equip Pakistan's military, and is considering sending 10,000 more troops to battle the Taliban in Afghanistan, defense officials said Wednesday.



You know the big story yesterday? President Obama, he goes to the G.M. people and he says, “All right, look, guys, do you want any more dough? You’re going to have to get rid of your C.E.O., that Rick Wagoner. Tell him to take a hike and literally take a hike because he’s not getting a car out of here.” So he’s gone. So he gets dumped. In addition to getting dumped, he receives a $20 million bonus to resign. Let that be a lesson to you other two big carmaker heads.- David Letterman



Republican-Shenanigans News


Blagojevich Update


Federal prosecutors have worked for weeks to meet a deadline for producing an indictment accusing ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich of committing an extraordinary "white-collar crime spree" in the heart of Illinois government. Their handiwork could be seen as early as Thursday.

U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald has until Tuesday to get an indictment...



The G20 summit, in which the 20 major economic powers get together and meet. And sadly, this year, the U.S. just missed the cut. - David Letterman


How North Dakota Deals With Sandbags


For a while Wednesday afternoon, Moorhead resident Scott Peterson worried he wouldn't get enough sandbags to raise his backyard dike the extra foot authorities have requested.

Just then, a group of college students arrived along with a truck towing a trailer of sandbags.

"If it wasn't for Concordia College," Peterson said, "our neighborhood would be under."

How Alabama Deals With Sandbags


Houston County EMA Director Clark Matthews says no more sandbags are available to be given out to residents...Officials ask that residents not call their commissioners asking them to bring more bags like has happened the past few days





Rock-The-Voter News



Gift Exchanging


The Obama's gave the Queen of England an iPod and also giving the Queen a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers. One of the queen’s favorite musicals is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!...As for the queen, she gave the Obamas a signed photo of herself and her husband in a silver frame. But she had it easier than Obama — that’s the same thing she always gives visiting dignitaries.


But President Obama — this is going to be big, look for this announcement. President Obama is meeting with the Queen of England. He is going to ask her if she wants America back. - David Letterman

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Biz-Tech News

Sweeping Up The Crumbs


Authorities have begun sweeping up some of the leftovers of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's opulent Palm Beach lifestyle — including a mansion and vintage yacht — but it won't go far repaying investors defrauded of billions.


President Obama will get to meet Prince Charles, who is excited, because Obama has ears the same size as his.- Craig Ferguson

Cha Cha Chavez


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he is prepared to receive detainees held by the US military at the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba.

Bush-Prison-Torture News

In Other Words, F**K The Fish


The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the government can weigh costs against benefits in deciding whether to order power plants to undertake environmental upgrades that would protect fish.

Go-F**k-Yourself News




Salt Lake International Airport introduced a new X-ray machine at the airport that can see underneath your clothing. Security officials say this is necessary to make sure that no passengers smuggle on their dignity.- Jimmy Fallon


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Odd News

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Ryan Butts, administrator of the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital, examines the throat of a sick loggerhead sea turtle at the hospital in Marathon, Florida, March 30, 2009. Ironically, the ill turtle swam to the hospital's boat basin on its own and was rescued by staff. Butts said that it was the first time in the 25-year history of the hospital that a turtle has "tracked us down and showed up at our doorstep waiting to be admitted." Photo/Bob Care/Florida Keys News Bureau





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