Monday edition - June 1, 2009
The Trauma of 9/11 Is No Excuse
A Primer on the GM Bankruptcy
Abortion Provider Shot Dead
"Hey, at a
fundraiser in Beverly Hills, people paid $30,000 to attend a dinner and a
discussion with President Barack Obama. Let me tell you something, if you spend
$30,000 on dinner, aren't you legally a Republican at this point?" --Jay
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4306 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 618 The Associated Press
Iraq Vegetable Market Bombing Kills 4 Voice of America
Iraqi sports journalist killed in northern Iraq The Associated Press
Police: Group of 400 abducted in NW Pakistan guardian.co.uk
Iraq's Ex-Trade Minister Is Detained in Graft Investigation Washington Post
Egypt offers Iraq defense help Jerusalem Post
What Do Kim il Jong and Sarah Palin Have In Common?
North Korea has transported its most advanced missile, believed to be capable of reaching Alaska, to a launch site on its west coast near China, news reports said Monday.
were actually two fundraisers -- a higher priced celebrity dinner and a
second, cheaper dinner. See, that's what I love about L.A. Even when we all come
together as one nation to support our leader and face the most difficult
challenges, you never forget that there's always an A-list and a B-list." --Jay
Subject: Maybe something you could use.
Today on Click and Clack a NPR radio show mention was made that folks in Congress should dress like NASCAR or Competition Bikers - that way it would be easy to see who their Corporate Sponsors were.
I love Click and Clack! Thanks Dennis. Maybe we should ask journalists to do the same?
The Army is investigating allegations that eight men in a Virginia National Guard company photographed and videotaped up to 21 women in the unit while the women showered at Fort Dix in Burlington County, officials said yesterday.
Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will appear together in Toronto, on
Friday, for a two-hour conversation, where George Bush plans on being the first
person ever to lose a conversation." --Jimmy Fallon
Romney criticizes Obama's defense cuts The Associated Press
To Filibuster Or To Not Filibuster
Leading Senate Republicans indicated Sunday that a filibuster on Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court is unlikely, though they also promised not to shy away from what they characterized as a troubling judicial record.
The Longest Vote Count Evah!
After half a year of arguments and more than 19,000 pages of legal briefs, the battle over recounting election results for Minnesota’s vacant United States Senate seat reaches the state’s Supreme Court on Monday. And that may not be the last stop.
Lest we forget …
the moronic behavior of the past President who so seriously harmed our nation, All Hat No Cattle now offers a different notable quotation from George W. Bush each week.
“But it you’ve been laid off work, you’re 100 percent unemployed, and I worry about that.” – Sept. 3, 2001
see that video online of the wind knocking down Joe Biden's teleprompter at the
Air Force graduation? See, that's when you know you're talking to too much --
when even Mother Nature goes, 'Shut up. Okay? Just shut up.'" --Jay Leno
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Iraq's Plague of Snakes
A plague of snakes has caused panic in Iraq's southern province of Nasiriyah, biting cattle and worrying residents as the reptiles flee the country's water-deprived marshes.
Prince Harry visited New York City for the first time. He spoke to several jobless people. And after he hung up with the family, it was on to Manhattan. - Laugh Lines
The big story here in California — the Supreme Court has decided to uphold the ban on gay marriage. However, gay unions are still legal. See, that shows how little I know about this subject. I didn’t even know gay people had their own union. - Jay Leno
US Rejects Newspaper Report on Iraq Prison Photos Voice of America
Paul Krugman: Channeling Dick Cheney? The New Ledger
In case you missed it …
In its tireless effort to provide news and giggles for its readers, All Hat No
Cattle offers this Monday glimpse back at the previous week with an emphasis on
the weekend dump. (We mean the time preferred by government officials,
politicians and titans of industry to release unsavory news in the hope it
receives less media coverage – not the bathroom activity.)
We won’t call her a racist, but it’s OK for Rush and Newt to do it
WASHINGTON (AP) – Leading GOP senators on Sunday offered more subtle criticism of the first Hispanic nominated to the Supreme Court, but passed up the chance to stifle racially charged critiques of Sonia Sotomayor by some fellow Republicans.
The party out of power in Washington is struggling to develop a unified political strategy to oppose the Supreme Court nominee.
Sotomayor, an appeals court judge, already faces scrutiny from conservatives
over a 2001 remark that her experiences as an Hispanic woman would lead her to
better decisions than those made by a white man.
News flash: Italian leader liked young women!
ROME – Premier Silvio Berlusconi is fighting back in a scandal feeding on his fondness for young women, with his lawyer acknowledging Saturday the media mogul has moved to block publication of hundreds of photos taken of guests at his sumptuous Sardinian villa.
State television reported that among the photos were some taken last New Year's Eve, with the guests including an 18-year-old Neapolitan woman at the heart of the political and personal scandal.
The 72-year-old Berlusconi's wife, Veronica Lario, announced a few weeks ago that she was seeking a divorce, in part because of what she lamented was her husband's infatuation with young women.
Maybe Monica Lewinsky has it
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Archives is offering a $50,000 reward for recovery of a missing computer drive containing sensitive Clinton administration data.
The Western Digital My Book external hard drive was discovered missing about March 24 from an Archives processing room in College Park, Md. The Archives said Friday that its inspector general and the Secret Service have not uncovered any evidence of theft or targeting of the device for its data.
The drive can hold enough data to fill millions of books. It contains backup
tapes from the Executive Office of the President, including some Social Security
numbers, addresses and Secret Service and White House operating procedures.
Israel gives U.S. the middle finger salute -- again
JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel defied a surprisingly blunt U.S. demand that it freeze all building in West Bank Jewish settlements, saying Thursday it will press ahead with construction.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that President
Barack Obama wants Israel to halt to all settlement construction — including
"natural growth." She was referring to Israel's insistence that new construction
is necessary to accommodate the expansion of families already living in existing
Coming soon: Pink elephants
PARIS (AFP) – In a controversial achievement, Japanese scientists announced on Wednesday they had created the world's first transgenic primates, breeding monkeys with a gene that made the animals' skin glow a fluorescent green.
The exploit opens up exciting prospects for medical researchers, they said.
It could eventually lead to lab monkeys that replicate some of humanity's most devastating diseases, providing a new model for exploring how these disorders are caused and how they may be cured.
Flu outbreak reveals another legacy of the Bush years
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The swine flu outbreak fell short of a full-blown international crisis, but revealed the precarious state of local health departments, the community bulwarks against disease and health emergencies in the United States.
A sustained, widespread pandemic would overwhelm many departments that are struggling with cutbacks as well as increased demand from people who have lost jobs and medical insurance.
Stung by the lean economy, 13 states and U.S. territories had smaller health
budgets in 2008 than in 2007, and eight more made midyear cuts, according to a
survey by an advocacy group, the Association of State and Territorial Health
Officials. With local budgets also in trouble, many health officials fear a
BRUSSELS (AP) – Dairy farmers created traffic chaos in Berlin, blocked milk processing plants in France and protested at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, seeking more aid to stay in business as milk prices plummet.
EU farm ministers later decided to allow member states to bring forward the payment of 70 percent of direct aid to farmers from December to mid-October, hoping it will alleviate the financial difficulties.
"Burger King is adding a new kids' meal that's lower in fat, sodium and calories. It's called the 'I Don't Want That.'" --Jimmy Fallon
Friggin' Fund Raiser Finally Ffffft!! Thank you AHNC viewers!
Big Thanks you to John and Richard for finally ending this quarterly fund raiser
Offline Donation - Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
To Help You Deflate Photo
Cohen, in character as Bruno, lands onto Eminem, center, as he is lowered into
the audience while wearing a jockstrap and angel wings during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday May 31, 2009, in Universal
City, Calif. Eminem stormed out of the awards after his face was removed from