Tuesday edition - May 12, 2009
Limbaugh: Cheney not hot for interns but loves the US
George W. Bush gave go-ahead for assassinations in up to 12
New 'poisoning' hits 98 Afghan girls: officials
Cheney was on the news this week, and he said that it would be a mistake for the
Republicans to moderate their policies. He said they should remain true to their
core principles: gay bashing, war profiteering and torture." --Bill Maher
Iraq arrests minister's brother BBC News
It's All About the Oil
The Kurdistan regional government has told oil companies working in the northern Iraqi province that they will be able to export oil using Iraq's main pipeline as early as next month, an apparent breakthrough in a long running dispute about sharing Iraq's oil wealth.
"Louis Caldera, the White House aide who authorized the controversial photograph of Air Force One over lower Manhattan, resigned on Friday. May I suggest that they replace him with Photoshop?" --Seth Meyers
Catholic Right Wing Incendiary Rhetoric: Obama Is "Viciously Pro-abortion"
speaker Dr. Thomas Hilgers, an obstetrician from Omaha who Ave Maria President
Nicholas Healy described as a pioneer in “gynecological practices that are line
with the teachings of the Catholic Church,” used his address to blast Notre Dame
University’s decision to host President Barack Obama as its own commencement
speaker on May 17.
Calling Obama “viciously pro-abortion,” Hilgers railed against Obama’s policies while likening the president to his own commencement speaker in the 1960s – a young priest Hilgers said later turned out to be “a denier of the Resurrection, pro-homosexuality and pro-contraception.”
Will Norm Coleman concede? 'Hell no,' says RNC head Boston Herald
Michael Steele's first 100 days as RNC chairman: oh brother Los Angeles Times Blogs
Moronism, errr, Mormanism
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) camp is not happy with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele's suggestion that base Republicans had a problem with the 2008 presidential candidate's Mormonism.
starting to really worry about the Republican Party. I mean, last week they lost
Arlen Specter. You know who they lost this week? Joe the plumber. Joe the
plumber is quitting the Republican Party. This is like the Grateful Dead losing
stoners." --Bill Maher
California, Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling for the legalization of marijuana.
Yes. He is calling his program 'Weed the People.'" --Jay Leno
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"Health officials are now warning of a new super-flu. It combines the swine flu and the bird flu viruses. They're calling it the turducken of infectious diseases." --Jimmy Fallon
Borrowing To Continue
The government will have to borrow nearly 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year, exploding the record federal deficit past $1.8 trillion under new White House estimates.
Hey, USA Follow Their Lead
UAE - The Emirates detained
a member of the country's ruling family as prosecutors launched an investigation
into allegations the sheik tortured another man, the country's official news
agency reported Monday.
If the case of Sheik Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan goes to trial, it would be the first time in the oil-rich Gulf federation of seven semi-independent sheikdoms that a member of the ruling family faced criminal charges in a court of law.
time of the year again. Anybody graduating soon? I think about this all the
time. You spend $200,000 to put your kid through college so he can listen to a
commencement address from Joe the Plumber.- David Letterman
It's a slippery
slope of a world we live in. May I suggest cleats?
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"The crown at the top of the Statue of Liberty will reopen on the Fourth of July for the first time since 9/11. Isn't that cool? Visitors will now be able to touch Air Force One as it flies right past them." --Jimmy Fallon
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boy found nearly naked after spending 52 hours alone in the woods in Iron
County, Mo., was "on a hike," the county's sheriff says.
Iron County Sheriff Allen Mathes, who was among the rescuers who found Joshua Childers Wednesday, May 6, 2009, said the child merely asked for a glass of milk after spending more than two days trapped in area woods, the St. Louis (Mo.) Post-Dispatch reported Thursday.
The child was evaluated and listed in fair condition.
Photo/Mountain Echo News, Kevin Jenkins