TGIF/Weekend edition - May 8-10, 2009
Fox: Mockery from Rush Limbaugh Was a "Great Favor"
No National Day of Prayer service at White House
Obama's decision disappoints evangelicals. Under President George W. Bush, the event was held at the White House with political fanfare.
Limbaugh Blasts Another Leading Black Republican
The 'Party of Lincoln' is becoming the 'Party of Shrinkin' at this point. – Bill Maher
Pakistani forces bomb Taliban in Swat Washington Post
we can't be friends with Cuba, but we're friends with a country [Saudi Arabia]
that marries an eight-year-old girl? – Bill Maher
Need A Job?
President Barack Obama's Defense Department plans to create 20,000 new government jobs to help revise how it buys more than $100 billion of weapons each year, the Pentagon's No. 2 official told Congress.
Cheney Says It's Time For Him To Exit. Doesn't Take His Own Advice.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is weighing into the
heated internal debate over the future of the Republican Party, declaring it
would be a mistake for the GOP to "moderate."...In the interview Thursday,
Cheney also said
it's time for the older leaders of the party — like him — to exit the stage.
And former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a group of fourth graders that the Bush Administration never used torture to interrogate terrorist suspects. Condoleezza spoke to the fourth graders using simple, uncomplicated words that they could easily understand. Same way she explained it to President Bush. Almost verbatim.- Jay Leno
Bachmann 6th-most chatty member of Congress Minneapolis Star Tribune
Palin to skip White House Correspondents DinnerThe Associated Press
Administration must not do stupid things that remind us of something Bush would
do. Whoever decided it would be a neat idea to have an airliner buzz New York
City should be kissed on the mouth by a runny-nosed Mexican.
You Won't See This License Plate In Florida
Moves to create two Florida
license plates with images of a crucified Jesus on one, and a stained glass
window and cross on another,
have died in the Florida legislature.
Both plates had come under blistering criticism from Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union
"Well, John Edwards' wife, Elizabeth Edwards, a great woman, is going to be on 'Oprah.' How many of you are going to watch that? How many of would you rather see her beat the crap out of her husband on 'Jerry Springer?'" --Jay Leno
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Oil climbs above $58 CNNMoney.com
CNNMoney: Tests show banks need $75 billion CNN
funny that many Americans will call the French
'cheese-eating surrender monkeys,' and yet,
the French would never quietly slip away into the night to live in a carpark
or a tent city while bankers get billions in taxpayer financed bonuses.
So why do Americans go so quietly?"-Max Keiser in The Huffington Post
Several Guantanamo Bay detainees to be released in Washington, DC ... New York Daily News
Keep Terrorists Out of America Act?
Eric Cantor and Bob
McDonnell are now colluding on how undermine President Barack Obama on national
security issues. Check out this release from the McDonnell campaign:
"Richmond- This morning Republican members of Congress, including Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor (R-7th), announced new legislation that would grant Governors and state legislatures final approval authority before any detainee held at Guantanamo Bay could be transferred, or released, into their state. The bill, H.R. 2294, is titled the "Keep Terrorists Out of America Act".
Cheney: Moderate GOP would be 'mistake'United Press International
Today is Friday, May 8, the 128th
day of 2009. There are 237 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On May 8, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced in a radio address that Nazi Germany's forces had surrendered in World War II, and that "the flags of freedom fly all over Europe."
On this date:
In 1884, 125 years ago, the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, was born in Lamar, Mo.
Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca,
age 89, living in Florida , are all excited about their decision to get married.
They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a
drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in.
Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: "Are you the owner?"
The pharmacist answers, "Yes."
Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
Pharmacist: "Of course we do."
Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"
Pharmacist: "All kinds."
Jacob: " Medicine for rheumatism?"
Jacob: "How about suppositories?"
Pharmacist: "You bet!"
Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's?"
Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."
Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"
Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"
Pharmacist: "We sure do."
Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"
Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."
Jacob: "Adult diapers?"
Jacob: "We'd like to use this store as our Bridal Registry."
All Hat No Cattle Weekend Commentary
Right-wing belles ratchet up their disservice to own nation and gender
What is it lately with the ladies of the right? And we use that term – ladies – with severe reservation.
All Hat No Cattle has noted an extreme up-tick during the past week of extremist statements, behavior and reaction to news events by some of the United States’ best-known, female nutcases of the Far Right.
Is it the phase of the moon? Could it be a long-suppressed desire to be a beauty pageant winner like Miss California USA Queen Carrie Prejean, espousing heterosexual-only marriage and family values?
Or maybe it’s the secret yearning of right wing divas to hook up with Rush “The Flush” Limbaugh? (The obese drug addict announced a couple of months ago that he was looking for somebody – anybody – to date.)
Nah … it’s plain old nitwit fascism!
Just like the right-wing guys get to espouse daily on FOX “News”, in corporate board rooms and in the interrogation cells of Guantanamo and Abu-Ghraib.
Hitler had his Eva Braun and his Leni Riefenstahl. Juan Peron had his Isabel. Mussolini had his – what the hell was her name?
Anyway, the Far Right in the United States has Sarah Palin, and Condi Rice, and Laura Ingraham, and Ann Coulter … and Michelle Bachmann.
It’s hard to choose who is craziest among this gaggle of goofy gals. But AHNC has to give its nod of approval to Bachmann.
A few days ago, she babbled semi-incoherently on the floor of the House of Representatives that swine flu is somehow linked to Democratic presidents.
We might have ignored that as a momentary lapse – some sort of Limbaugh-itis – except for previous inanities spouted by Bachmann.
Recently, the Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota decried the “pattern of bailouts” that the federal government has approved for banks, the auto industry and other financially crippled sectors of the national and global economy.
“During the last 100 days we have seen an orgy. It would make any local smorgasbord embarrassed if you looked at this spending orgy we’ve seen in Washington,” Bachmann said. “So it’s no surprise our national debt is now soaring over $11 trillion dollars.”
Like any good propagandist of the Riefenstahl style of partisan documentary, Bachmann neglected to mention that this enormous debt was dumped on our nation first and foremost by the spending of her President George W. Bush and her Republican Party.
Previously, the neo-Nazi poster girl Bachmann had called for investigations of “anti-American” fellow Congress members, the need for an “armed and dangerous” revolution in our nation, and claimed that Democrats want mandatory “re-education camps” for those who disagree with them.
(That last item actually sounds like a pretty good idea. But in real-world terms it would entail Bachmann attending courses beyond academic and intellectual scope of the ones she took at Winona State University.)
If she keeps it up, Bachmann will surpass Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the front-running Republican female contender for the right to lose the next presidential race for the GOP.
And that’s a good thing.
So in conclusion, AHNC has decided to endorse Michelle Bachmann for president – we’re just not sure of what.
I wish I could send you $ but I am unemployed and luckily living with my brother. I wish you better luck with your fundraiser. I hope you are feeling better. I was sick with pleurisy last winter and it took 3 weeks before I got better. I'm amazed you can post your website while sick. Thank you for all you do, you keep my spirits up and help me escape from this hellhole I landed in compliments of the last administration.
Casey - Oregon
Thank you for your kind words. And good luck on finding a job. You are lucky, you have a brother! In Oregon! I wish I did. I need a man around the house!
Today is the last day of my antibiotic treatment and I only feel about 50% better. But I am glad to know that your recovery took longer, so maybe I won't have to pay another $65 for a 3 hour wait for a 5-7 minute exam. I'll just wait it out and cross my fingers. I need to sell my home here and get back to my home in Costa Rica where health care is affordable.
As far as the fundraiser, sad, huh? I'm a couple of bills behind, but I will be there for you all, hell, what else would I do? lol
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Paula Abdul denies painkiller addiction story in Ladies' Home JournalThe Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Sutherland charged in head-butt claim The Associated Press
To Help You Deflate Photo
hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this "deepest-ever" view of
the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), made with NASA's Hubble Space
Telescope in this image released by NASA May 4, 2009. Besides the classical
spiral and elliptical shaped galaxies, there is a bewildering variety of other
galaxy shapes and colors that are important clues to understanding the evolution
of the universe. Some of the galaxies may have formed less that one billion
years after the Big Bang. Right wing Christians have banned this photo. Just
kidding. Photo/Robert Williams and the Hubble Deep Field Team (STScI) and NASA