Tuesday edition - May 26, 2009



Obama picks Sotomayor for high court
Boston Globe - ‎5-26-09‎
With his first pick for the Supreme Court, President Obama made history this morning -- nominating someone who would be the first Hispanic and third woman on the high court. But in choosing Sonia Sotomayor to replace the retiring David H. Souter of New ...


RNC fumbles Sotomayor talking points

The Hill - 5-26-09
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has released to the media its list of talking points on the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

Pussy Pelosi? The GOP Thinks So - Watch Their New Ad
Daily Kos - ‎May 23, 2009‎
by Shane Hensinger Last night the GOP posted an ad comparing Nancy Pelosi, a 69-year old grandmother, to James Bond villain Pussy Galore


I wonder who will the the first GOPer to shoot themselves in the foot while inserting in mouth? Rush, the Dick or the Boehner?



The genie is long outa' the bottle: every country should have the exact same type and amount of nuclear weapons. It's called "The Nuclear Obliteration Peace Plan." - Grant "Brad" Gerver



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Rush And Cheney Continue The Great Republican Foot Shoot Out


Among Republicans, Powell, Cheney and Limbaugh are equally revered with favorability ratings in the 60s, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll.

But among all voters questioned, Powell has a favorability rate of 70 percent compared to 30 percent for Limbaugh. A poll a week ago found that Cheney had a favorability rate of 37 percent.

"Colin Powell is not the guy you want to pick a fight with," Schneider said. "He's more popular than Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh combined.


I think some people feel that the difference between the Democrats and the Republicans now is not ideological so much as intellectual. – Bill Maher


A Costa Rican View of the US



Disturbing News

Canadian Humor?


Canada's public broadcaster was wrong to show a skit that joked about the possible assassination of U.S. President Barack Obama and suggested he could be a thief, an industry panel ruled on Monday.



Stop having the same discussion every year about whether the comedian at the Correspondents' Dinner went too far. This week, conservatives were outraged that the president laughed out loud at a black, lesbian woman. You think you're pissed now? Wait 'til he appoints her to the Supreme Court. [slide of Wanda Sykes in Supreme Court robes] - Bill Maher




Republican-Shenanigans News




Ode To The Deceitful Cheneys
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a daughter named Liz
Who joined in the family biz.
The business was lying,
With all members vying
For liar-in-chief — each a wiz.





Subject: What does Scarborough have on MSNBC?


I didn't see this on your site: Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman from Florida who hosts hours of political talk on MSNBC each morning, says the former independent governor of Minnesota and big-time wrestler is fighting out of his weight class in the torture debate.

Ventura "should stop smoking whatever he's been smoking,'' Scarborough said at the anchor's desk of his Morning Joe show.
"It seriously should be a crime, to be that dumb on TV.''


Jesse Ventura served our country as a Navy Seal, Joe Scarborough never joined the military, he served himself instead.


Why is MSNBC keeping this right wing hack on their channel all these years? MSNBC finally booted Tucker Carlson as a host because he stunk. Joe is worse. He must have a foot in some door there on MSNBC...what do you think?


James in DC


Hell if I know but I can make an educated guess. lol


Morning Joe is pretty much a copy of the very successful IMUS show it replaced. Same guests, Barnicle, etc... Same format...During the news delivery, Joe interrupts, comments just like IMUS has done for decades. Joe's staff kisses up to him, Mika, his co-host became Meeka and Willie Geist became Wet Willie. Just like IMUS' sidekicks. It's not a pretty sight but I think MSNBC actually thinks Joe is intelligent and astute. And he is for a conservative, but that's not a compliment considering the direction conservatives have taken this country. With Joe helping to lead the way.


As far as Scarborough denigrating Jesse Ventura, I bet Jesse could waterboard Scarborough and get him to confess that he is really Monica Lewinsky in 30 seconds.


In the link you sent, I found some astute comments by readers:

Don't forget that Scarborough was a part of the Contract ON America Congress. They really had no point (other than being a homophobic, anti-choice, rich boy club) they just talked faster and louder.
Posted by: westghentwitch


Issues aside, Joe's inflammatory language bothers me. He vehemently attacks anyone who doesn't share his opinion. He's smug, sarcastic and insulting. It's school yard name-calling and has no place in a real debate.
MSNBC should cancel Morning Joe in favor of someone who can offer real Republican viewpoints.
Posted by: Graham



I'm a believer in divided government but the Republicans have morphed into a sado masochistic party. Right down to the water they forced down Muslim nostrils and defended it.


If I were A Republican I wouldn't travel to the Middle East, would you?


Rock-The-Voter News


Separate Scientology and State


"Fat Actress" actress and Scientologist Kirstie Alley is on a Twittering crusade against a bill that would provide money for screening, diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression.

The "Mother's Act," sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), seems innocuous enough -- but it's become a major target of the church, .which opposes the use of drugs to treat psychiatric ailments.



If you're going to solve problems, people are going to have to sacrifice. Presidents are not magicians. Not even 'chocolate Jesus. – Bill Maher




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Biz-Tech News

Buy Land In  Iraq!


Iraq's investment commission is pushing for foreign firms to be allowed to own land, a move seen as key to attracting the developers required to build houses and repair and expand the country's creaking infrastructure.


So, I would tell the class of 2009 exactly what they really have to look forward to: working at Starbucks. I'm joking of course. Starbucks isn't hiring.

– Bill Maher



Bush-Prison-Torture News


"I was and remain a strong proponent of our enhanced interrogation program" - Dick Cheney



Go-F**k-Yourself News


Just because something isn't endangered anymore doesn't mean we have to go back to killing it. There are still only 6,000 gray wolves. They're not a threat unless Pakistan sells them nukes. You want to hunt a species that's breeding out of control, how about that "Jon & Kate Plus 8"? What the hell is what that?

– Bill Maher


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In a new spin on the term "roaming charge," Brazilian police busted a gang trying to deliver cell phones to a top-security prison using a remote-controlled toy helicopter, media reported Monday.





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