Wednesday edition -May 12, 2010



Arizona gov. signs bill targeting ethnic studies

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
Republican firebrand Sarah Palin is leaving readers in little doubt about where her allegiances lie with her latest book to be titled "America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag."

Republican doubts Taliban link to New York plot

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




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


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


 The war 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.




Disturbing News


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.





Republican-Shenanigans News

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.



Rock-The-Voter News


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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Biz-Tech News


Well, in 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.- Jay Leno

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.




Bush-Prison-Torture News


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


Go-F**k-Yourself News


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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This NASA 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 showed.






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