Wednesday edition - April 23, 2008
Bush to Host Middle East Leaders, Discuss Peace Effort
Iran official ignore each other at Kuwait meeting of Iraq ...
Clinton wins in Pennsylvania
"This is weird. I'm not making this up. ... Earlier tonight, President Bush made a special taped appearance on the game show 'Deal or No Deal.' Afterwards, Bush said, 'I like this show, because randomly pointing at boxes is how I make decisions, too.'" --Conan O'Brien
Iraqi PM to neighbors: Stop terrorists from crossing borders The Associated Press
Meanwhile, Back In Afghanistan
A spate of suicide bombings
and other attacks on security forces in southern Afghanistan Wednesday
left 13 people dead and 24 others wounded, officials said.
"And earlier this evening, President Bush made an appearance on the TV show 'Deal or No Deal.' I guess he got turned down for 'Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?'" --Jay Leno
US Life Expectancy Falls for Large Segment of Population Voice of America
The Florida Senate on
Thursday passed an amendment to impose a $60 fine on Truck Nutz,
one brand name for the novelty item on vehicle trailer hitches that resemble the
dangling southern end of a northbound bull.
The proposal would make displaying bull genitalia reproductions on a vehicle subject to a $60 fine, moving violations and points against a driver license.
"In an interview, First Lady Laura Bush, who used to be a librarian, ... says she cannot fall asleep without reading. ... As opposed to her husband, who can't read without falling asleep." --Jay Leno
Rice Suggests Carter Confused Peace Process New York Times
Bush says NAFTA is creating wealth Baltimore Sun
Bruce penalty for "illiterate" remark unlikely
Murdoch closes in on Newsday and reshapes Journal International Herald Tribune
Obama's eBay waffle bid tops $20,000; owner stops auction.
After a flood of calls to
Sen. Barack Obama's waffles are now off eBay.
The removed post has now spawned a series of "waffle" inspired items, including paintings and buttons for sale on eBay.
Justices split over campaign financing
Obama still struggling to win key constituencies The Associated Press
Barack Obama appears frustrated by his inability to shake Hillary ... Los Angeles Times
North Carolina GOP Attack Obama - YouTube
UAL, Jet Blue get slammed by fuel costs
Boeing quarterly profit climbs 38% MarketWatch
Microsoft sees big jump in Trojan downloaders CNET News.com
Comcast's Network Practices Need Scrutiny, FCC Chief Says
Unsecuring Our Border
is scrapping a $20 million prototype of its highly touted "virtual fence" on the
Arizona-Mexico border because the system is failing to adequately alert
border patrol agents to illegal crossings, officials said.
The move comes just two months after Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced his approval of the fence built by The Boeing Co.
"Speaking of reading, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is now working on a book about his strategy for the war in Iraq. It will be a while before it goes to the publisher because cause he just doesn't know how to end it." --Jay Leno
here's something interesting. You know the Howie Mandel blockbuster quiz show,
the game show 'Deal or No Deal?' Earlier tonight, appearing on 'Deal or No
Deal,' President Bush. Meanwhile, over at ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars,' Dick
Cheney collapsed." - David Letterman
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Woman finds 8-foot alligator in her Florida kitchen The Associated Press
Priest missing on balloon flight BBC News
In this photo
released by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday April 22, 2008, an
8-foot long alligator is seen in the kitchen of an Oldsmar, Fla. home Monday,
April 21, 2008. The 69-year-old owner said the gator must have pushed through a
back door screen door and then went inside through an open door. It then
apparently strolled through the living room and down a hall and into the
kitchen. A trapper removed the gator from the home.
Photo/Pinellas County Sheriff's Office