Wednesday edition - April 8, 2009




Judge Reduces Shoe-Thrower's Sentence by Two Years
Washington Post - 4-8-09
BAGHDAD, April 7 -- A judge reduced the sentence of an Iraqi journalist convicted of assaulting President George W. Bush ...


New Eminem video mocks an array of celebrities
Chicago Tribune - 4-8-09
In the rapper's celebrity-bashing new video... a lingerie-clad "Sarah Palin" who gyrates on her desk as a libidinous polar bear looks on...

Safety team warns of 'catastrophic' wiring in Iraq
The Associated Press - ‎4-8-09‎
WASHINGTON (AP) — A military team sent to evaluate electrical problems at US facilities in Iraq determined there was a high risk that flawed wiring could..



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Castro and Congress


A "very healthy, very energetic" Fidel Castro asked visiting Congressional Black Caucus members what Cuba could do to help President Barack Obama improve bilateral relations during his first meeting with U.S. officials since falling ill in 2006.

Caucus leader Rep. Barbara Lee, a Democrat from California, said the ailing former Cuban president talked for nearly two hours


Well, earlier this week, President Obama took on the teachers union by saying he wants merit pay for teachers and to fire the ones who do not perform well. That is pretty bold. A Democrat taking on the unions is like Rush Limbaugh going after the doughnut manufacturers.- Jay Leno


Disturbing News

Jim Cramer Update


 CNBC's Jim Cramer has another feud on his hands.

Just weeks after "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart took Cramer to task for trying to turn finance reporting into a "game," famous bear economist Nouriel Roubini criticized Cramer on Tuesday for predicting bull markets.

"Cramer is a buffoon,"



George W. Bush enrolls in Dale Carnegie course to fortify speaking skills.--Grant "Brad" Gerver




Palin the Outcaster


The father of Bristol Palin's baby boy says he's been treated like an outcast since the end of Gov. Sarah Palin's run for vice president.

Appearing in an interview broadcast Wednesday on CBS's "The Early Show," Levi Johnston said he felt a need to "get my side of the story out there."


Republican-Shenanigans News


Did Paranoid Right-Wing Media Fuel the Pittsburgh Cop Killer's Rage?

Richard Poplawski, the man who allegedly murdered three Pittsburgh cops, was clearly influenced by Fox News's Glenn Beck and right-wing radio.


Hey, here’s some good news. Bernard Madoff, the sleaze-ball guy in that $50 billion Ponzi scheme thing, is going to plead guilty. But Madoff’s lawyer is trying to get all the charges dropped by arguing that Madoff is no longer a threat to society because there aren’t any rich people anymore. - Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News

Spies In Our Electrical Grid!


Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

The spies came from China, Russia and other countries, and were believed to be on a mission to navigate the U.S. electrical system and its controls, the newspaper said, citing current and former U.S. national security officials.

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Biz-Tech News


And there was a big rally on Wall Street yesterday after Citigroup reported a profit for the first two months of the year. That just goes to show you what determination, hard work, and 45 billion of our bailout dollars can do.- Jay Leno



“Barack Obama’s first official act as president, closing Guantánamo Bay. That’s when you know the economy is in bad shape, when even terrorists are losing their homes.”- Jay Leno

Bush-Prison-Torture News


"This week, President Obama attended what was either the G-20 summit or his high school reunion. I haven't seen old white dudes this excited about meeting a black guy since Michael Jordan's fantasy camp." --Seth Meyers


Go-F**k-Yourself News


“Scientists now believe obesity may be caused by a virus. … Oh, shut up. … What does that mean? Can you call in fat to work now?”- Jay Leno




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Walgreens has pulled a Barack Obama version of the Chia Pet from its stores, and the decision leaves about 200,000 of the pottery plant kits in a West Side Chicago warehouse. Chia founder Joseph Pedott -- a Chicago native whose San Francisco-based Joseph Enterprises provides local jobs for the disabled -- said he was inspired to create the Obama head as a show of patriotism. The $19.99 Chia Obama, which sprouts foliage in the space where hair would be, is still available at

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