Wednesday edition -May 12, 2010
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.
Sarah Palin lauds "family, faith and flag" in new book
The senior Republican on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee cast doubt on Tuesday on the Obama administration's assertions that the Pakistani Taliban orchestrated the attempted car bombing in New York on May 1.
Hey, here's some good news. The price of oil has dropped by $12 a barrel. I mean, why buy it when you can just scoop it out of the water. Huh? - Jay Leno
U.S. investigators are trying to understand how the Times Square bomber took numerous trips back and forth to Pakistan even though the guy’s name was on the no-fly list. Know what I think happened? I think the government confused the no-fly list with the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” list.- Jay Leno
Obama: Escalation Before De-escalation
in Afghanistan will get worse before it gets better, President Barack Obama said
Wednesday, but he declared his plan to begin withdrawing U.S. forces next year
remains on track.
"What I've tried to emphasize is the fact that there is going to be some hard fighting over the next several months," Obama said at a White House news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He spoke as the U.S.-led foreign army in Afghanistan gets ready for a push into the Taliban's birthplace in Kandahar Province. The campaign for Kandahar, which is to begin in earnest in June, is expected to be among the bloodiest of the nearly nine-year-old war.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today the Obama administration will soon reopen the U.S. border to Mexican trucks. Of course, this came a huge shock to Mexican truck drivers. They didn’t even know it was closed.- Jay Leno
Cap The Leak, Uncap Liability
The White House asked Congress Wednesday to lift liability caps on oil companies, increase the excise tax that finances cleanups and provide $118 million in emergency spending to help deal with the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
War On Drugs Side Effect
Who should we blame for
Arizona’s anti-immigrant law? Governor Jan Brewer, who signed the thing. The Tea
Parties, which have dragged our politics to the right. And the U.S. Congress,
which has gone three years without acting on immigration reform. But, today,
let’s train our animus on a politician who has thus far escaped much scrutiny:
Felipe Calderon, the president of Mexico.
Calderon’s war on drugs, now wobbling into its fourth year, helped turn the U.S.-Mexico border into a bloody slaughterhouse, complete with kidnappings, torture, and beheadings. You can draw a straight line between the border’s climate of terror and the political opportunism in Arizona.
Larry King and his seventh wife have stopped their divorce proceedings and have reunited. Yes, picturing them “reuniting” made me throw up a little, too. - Laugh Lines
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China, the one child limit may be on its way out because Chinese experts say
there aren’t enough babies in the country anymore. To give you an idea how bad
it’s getting, some factories over there are now being forced to hire adults.-
I Would Think Wall Street Would Be More Upset About This
SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro said her agency has yet to pinpoint the reason for the sell-off that sent the Dow Jones industrial average down nearly 1,000 points in less than half an hour, stunning Wall Street and Washington....The agency’s review found no evidence of terrorist activity or computer hacking. There also was no evidence “that this was done in any kind of a malicious way,” Schapiro told the House Financial Services subcommittee on capital markets.
The State Department now has warned against travel to the tribal regions of Pakistan. There goes my summer vacation.- David Letterman
Cheney’s Trifecta: War Crimes, Environmental Crimes and …
By Don Davis
The June edition of Playboy magazine comes equipped with 3-D glasses. The words in all those articles we love so much practically jump right off the page. - Laugh Lines
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image released on May 4, 2010 from the European Space Agency's Herschel Space
Observatory shows the cloud associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar
nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth. The formation of new stars in
galaxies like the Milky Way has declined five-fold in the last three billion
years, initial findings of the European Space Agency's Herschel telescope
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