Thursday edition - April 23, 2009



Abu Ghraib Head: We Were Scapegoated
CBS News - ‎4-23-09
Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, who ran Iraq prisons in 2003, including the notorious Abu Ghraib prison was insistent that all orders on interrogation..


Report: Rice, Cheney endorsed use of waterboarding
CNN Political Ticker - ‎4-23-09‎
In a meeting that included then-Vice President Dick Cheney, the director of the CIA, the attorney general, the national security adviser and their legal

Pakistan deploys troops in Taliban-held district
Reuters India - ‎4-23-09
MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan on Thursday sent paramilitary troops to a district virtually taken over by the Taliban,


The Bush administration not only lied but they took revenge on those that questioned them. General Karpinski, Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson come to mind. I say Bush and friends should not be allowed to serve their sentences concurrently.



"These soldiers didn't design these techniques on their own: we were following orders." - Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, who ran Iraq prisons in 2003, including the notorious Abu Ghraib prison


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

Now Where Are Those Vials of Deadly Viruses?


Missing vials of a potentially dangerous virus have prompted an Army investigation into the disappearance from a lab in Maryland.



Don't underestimate the power of Big Oil. It appears it has purchased a vacation home in Florida: the Florida House of Representatives. - Zing!




Disturbing News


"So many newspapers all across the country are going out of business. It's pretty scary, so congratulations to The New York Times this week, which this week won five Pulitzer Prizes. I read about it online on Google News." --Jay Leno

Mixed Messages From Palin Spokeswoman



Palin family spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton issued a statement on the Johnston interview, saying: "Bristol is focused on going to college, raising Tripp, and advocating abstinence."

However, in an interview earlier this year with Fox News, Bristol Palin said abstinence is "not realistic at all."


Republican-Shenanigans News

Hillary Stands Her Ground


 House Republicans grilled Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday on renewed US support for abortion providers overseas and on recently released memos detailing harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists in CIA custody, prompting frank and often feisty exchanges with the nation's top diplomat.


"Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will appear together on stage in Toronto for a two-hour, friendly debate. Each side gets to pick a topic, so the first hour will be centered on the international banking crisis. The second hour will be dedicated to Nascar trivia." --Jimmy Fallon

Rock-The-Voter News


Teen father Levi Johnston dropped a bombshell into the middle of the escalating family feud between Johnston’s family and the family of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose eldest daughter is the mother of Johnston’s infant son.

In an interview with CNN’s Larry King, Johnston, his mother, and his sister acknowledged that they have a lawyer and are contemplating taking legal action to protect Johnston’s parental rights.



Subject: Yesterday's cartoon


Good pic , but the balloon comments should have been "See no evil", "Hear no evil", and "Evil".




Like this?




Dear Government: you can get tougher on dope, but God forbid you get tougher on AK-47s? _ Grant "Bud" Gerver



"And Rod Blagojevich, the indicted former governor of Illinois, lost his bid to travel to Costa Rica to appear on that NBC reality show, 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' No, he was supposed to be on that show and the judge said he couldn't go. You know what reality show he could be on? 'Cops.' How about 'Cops?'" --Jay Leno

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Biz-Tech News




Bank of America Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis told the New York attorney general he believed former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke wanted him to keep quiet about the worsening terms of the bank's acquisition of Merrill Lynch, according to testimony reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.



"Well, here's no surprise, Exxon has earned the top spot in the new 2009 Fortune 500 list. Last year, Exxon took in -- this is an unbelievable number -- $443 billion in revenue, and made a profit of $45 billion. You know, here's my question: why not have Exxon bail out the car companies? I mean, one can't live without the other, right?" --Jay Leno


Sent in by Dennis


UK Wants US Torture Documents


The chief justice of the British High Court on Wednesday gave the British government one week to obtain the U.S. release of classified information about the alleged torture of a British resident who'd been detained at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba .

Bush-Prison-Torture News



Crazy Christian College Curriculum


Kevin Roose managed to blend in during his single semester at Liberty University, attending lectures on the myth of evolution and the sin of homosexuality, and joining fellow students on a mission trip to evangelize partiers on spring break.

Roose had transferred to the Virginia campus from Brown University in Providence, a famously liberal member of the Ivy League. His Liberty classmates knew about the switch, but he kept something more important hidden: He planned to write a book about his experience at the school founded by fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell.

Go-F**k-Yourself News


It’s “Green Is Universal” week here at NBC. We’re all getting into it. Everyone here at NBC is pitching in. Earlier today, Donald Trump announced that he’s going to release his hair back into the wild.- Jimmy Fallon


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An illustration shows two exoplanets, Gliese 581 in the left foreground and Gliese 581 just to its right, orbiting a star that is 20 light-years from Earth. The identification of the small planet "is a remarkable discovery and bodes well for our eventual discovery of a true Earth-like, habitable planet," astronomer Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Washington said. Photo/European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere







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