Monday edition - May 19, 2008




Bush lectures Arab world on political reform, women's rights
The Associated Press - 5-19-08
Egypt (AP) — President Bush lectured the Arab world Sunday about everything from political repression to the denial of women's rights but..


Obama eyes general election while Clinton hangs on
Reuters - 5-19-08
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama turned his attention to a general election campaign against Republican John McCain on Sunday, slamming him for having lobbyists as top advisers

Huckabee jokes to NRA of gun aimed at Obama
Reuters - May 16, 2008
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, interrupted on Friday by a loud crash as he spoke to the National Rifle


Still holding hands after all these years.



“A new poll came out today. It says conservatives like Rush Limbaugh are happier than liberals. Although it might not be happiness. In Limbaugh’s case, it might just be the OxyContin kicking in.” - Craig Ferguson


The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam

Killing the Messengers


A media rights group has called for a full probe into the 2003 shelling of a Baghdad hotel by US troops which killed two foreign journalists, claiming that new evidence showed the incident was not an accident





Disturbing News


Frog March?



"We’ll do what any self-respecting committee would do. We’d hold him in contempt. Either that or go and have him arrested.” - House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers commenting if Karl Rove doesn't appear before Conyer's committee.



“As I’m sure you know by now, Hillary Clinton is not throwing in the pantsuit.” - Jay Leno









Republican-Shenanigans News



The Russia-Georgia tinderbox
ISN, Switzerland



“Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons” has “filed for divorce,” and he is “now trying to evict his wife from the governor’s mansion.” Gibbons “told the press, ‘You know what it’s like when a woman just won’t get the hint and leave,’ to which Barack Obama said, ‘Tell me about it.’” - Jay Leno


Rock-The-Voter News


Record Obama Crowd, the Size of a City





Biz-Tech News


Congress ordered President Bush to stop filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Tuesday. He's raising gas prices by buying up oil when oil prices are the highest in history. It's the reason Yale has ended its policy of automatically admitting legacies.

- Argus Hamilton





"John McCain, of course, no one is really paying attention to him right now, but he's everywhere, trying to get attention. Yesterday on 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' John McCain showed one of his baby pictures. That was nice. Yeah, the picture was on loan from the Museum of Natural History. Yeah, it was beautiful. It shows him discovering fire and bringing it to the village." - Conan O'Brien

Ted Kennedy Update


 Sen. Ted Kennedy was undergoing more tests Monday as doctors tried to figure out what caused his seizure.


Bush-Prison-Torture News



McDonald's gave out free fried chicken sandwiches on Thursday and Dunkin Donuts gave away free coffee. It's just like clockwork. Every Bush presidency begins with a vow to bring Saddam Hussein to justice and ends with people lining up for free food. - Argus Hamilton


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Odd News


Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Pierced Woman', Elaine Davidson, poses for a photograph in the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland showing some of her five thousand nine hundred and twenty piercings on May 16, 2008.
Photo/David Moir