Thursday edition - April 23, 2009
Abu Ghraib Head: We Were Scapegoated
Report: Rice, Cheney endorsed use of waterboarding
Pakistan deploys troops in Taliban-held district
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
Iraqi officials: 22 killed in Baghdad suicide bomb The Associated Press
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!
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."
Palin faces ethics complaint for SarahPAC role MiamiHerald.com
Sarah Palin Blames Bloggers Huffington Post
Calif. GOP, state senator blast 'tea party' poster The Associated Press
Texas Gov. Rick Perry still opposes accepting stimulus money for ... Dallas Morning News
Hillary Stands Her Ground
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.
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
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".
Dear Government: you can get tougher on dope, but God forbid you get tougher on AK-47s? _ Grant "Bud" Gerver
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
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Halliburton's quarterly net income falls 40% MarketWatch
Fla. panel passes offshore drilling bill United Press International
US ramps up cybersecurity focus BBC 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.
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
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 .
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.
Clinton: Cheney Not a Reliable Source Washington Post
“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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John - CA
Purpose: Fun, fun, fun, now the voters took the bird brain away
Richard - TX
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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