Thursday edition - May 13, 2010




Florida tourism plummets

Tallahassee Democrat - 5-13-10

Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday...Reservations have dropped from the 90th percentile now down into the teens..


As Gulf oil spill spreads, a rush to stop the gush - Daniel Chang, Jennifer Lebovich - ‎5-13-10‎
A new attempt to contain the oil spill in the Gulf could be tried as early as Thursday and represents one of the last immediate solutions to halting the massive leak

9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama records

AP – Wed May 12, 8:36 pm ET
AP DES MOINES, Iowa - Nine people were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of accessing President Barack Obama's student loan records while they were employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa.


The fair and balanced Fox News calls this oil leak "Obama's Katrina". Shouldn't they be calling it "BP's Katrina" ?



"The British Petroleum oil executives — the guys responsible for the big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — they testified before Congress. This was great. They were criticized by the same guys who approved drilling in the gulf." –David Letterman



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


Golf balls and wood chips to plug an oil leak! Come on. Are they serious? Don't they know it's duct tape and bubble gum. - Zing!


Disturbing News


"Oh, speaking of the oil leak. If anybody needs a 100-ton concrete containment dome, there's one on eBay for 75 bucks." –Jay Leno





Republican-Shenanigans News

Now She Tells Us


Only several years after it might have made any difference, Laura Bush publicly supports gay marriage and abortion





What Does a Strip Club and the Tea Party Have In Common?


Palin Impersonators Take Stage At Strip Club
Brazilian Stripper Wins First Prize As 'Corporate Dominatrix Palin'...The contest may sound like a mockery of Palin, but apparently not so. The club said a portion of the proceeds from the contest being donated to the conservative Tea Party Movement.


Rock-The-Voter News

Independents End Love Affair With Democrats They Started When They Ended Their Love Affair With Republicans


Democrats already knew they were facing a tough Election Day this November, but new poll numbers out tonight show the party has lost significant ground with a crucial voting bloc. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that self-described independent voters, credited with helping Democrats take control of Congress in 2006, have switched their allegiance to Republicans.



"Well, in Colorado one of the gubernatorial candidates has taken out a Craigslist ad to find a running mate. Is that a good idea? Hey, it didn't work when John McCain tried it." –Jay Leno




Subject: I had nothing better to do so I showed up outside Sarah Palin's speech


So I figured, “heck, I’ve got nothing better to do tonight…the rain clouds are screwing up the satellite signal. Time for some community activism!”

The cops were friendly and conversant, interested mostly in what my intent was.

Only one heckler of note, bravely yelling from the safety of his speeding car, “Hey, A-hole, Get a life!”. Like I said I had nothing better to do that night and it was only 20 minutes away.

A couple others yelling, “It’s DRILL, BABY, DRILL!” Yeah, it WOULD be if I had no imagination or if the lobotomy had taken hold.

Most questions came from attendees asking, “SHILL, BABY, SHILL…What does that mean?” So I had to explain to them what a “Shill” is.

Then further explain the transition from “DRILL, BABY, DRILL!” to “SHILL, BABY, SHILL!” C’mon! Turn off Fox “news” and pick up a book! Make it a dictionary!

The obverse of the sign says: “A fool and his/her money are soon parted”. I figured they understood that one but still did not recognize it pertained to them.

The sign is wedge shaped (for wind aerodynamics and efficient use of space) so the third skinny side says “Alaska, keep your trash out of my hood!”

One woman stopped and said, “You know, I worked to support you, but I won’t live forever” and ran off.

What the heck did THAT mean?

Did you work to preserve my right to express my opinion? If so, thank you – I certainly appreciate that.

Are you my mom? Are you back from the dead, Mom? Did you work to preserve my “glamorous lifestyle”? Was that you who helped put my 4 kids through college? Was that you who has been paying my mortgage all this time? Do you think I’m on welfare? If that’s the case, then no, lady, you didn’t. You never supported me. And when you retire, I’ll be working to support YOU with your Social Security and your Medicare.

Speaking of attendees, they were estimated at 4500. 4499½ (one guy was indeterminate – close, but still indeterminate) white people at the speech and a more diverse selection outside more representative of reality.

The only other people with signs were questioning what Palin’s view on immigration reform is. They also were polite and more than willing to talk. I explained to them their work was cut out for them – they’d first have to explain to Palin what immigration reform actually IS. (“Whaat? Irrigation reform? Whaat? How about if I just do my fancy beauty pageant walk instead?”)

I preferred talking with the brother selling Palin buttons (well, she DID provide employment for one person: him…) and the immigration reform “protesters” (Why DID China go Communist?) and the cops.

What can I say? Once a community activist, always a community activist.

I will be sending you a check tomorrow - probably to your Alabama P.O. box and again I thank you for your prolific postings. Best wishes and good health - Angelo (aka: Pudge)

Great email and picture! Thank you.

I'm so proud of you, you spelled everything correctly!



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"And our transportation secretary, a man named Ray LaHood, announced that we are going to reopen the U.S. border to Mexican trucks. Apparently they couldn't squeeze enough people into vans anymore, so they're going to trucks now." –Jay Leno

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"This is going to be the biggest environmental disaster ever. You know what that means? More bonuses." .–David Letterman




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An Emirati man tries the "Gold to Go" vending machine at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The well-heeled in the Gulf can now grab "gold to go" from a hotel lobby's vending machine in the United Arab Emirates, when the need for a quick ingot strikes.
Photo/Ebrahim Adawi




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