Thursday edition - June 12, 2008
Obama advisors say McCain "confused" "confusing" Iraq policy but not
about McCain's age
McCain, Obama Reaching Out to Female Voters
Polls: Women favor Obama
"Barack Obama said his differences with Hillary Clinton are, 'infinitesimal, tiny, minute, trivial and inconsequential.' That's what he said, yeah. When he heard this, President Bush said, 'That guy knows way too many words to be president.'" --Conan O'Brien
Marine expelled, another punished over puppy video
Top military officer: 'stop loss' won't end soon The Associated Press
I'll tell you, things are not good. The price of oil doubled in less than a
year. Home foreclosures are at a record high. Unemployment is surging. But
yesterday we saw a ray of hope. President Bush left the country. So maybe things
will get better." --Jay Leno
What Do Cuba, China and Florida Have In Common?
topping $4 a gallon, some Republicans are pointing to Cuba once again to bolster
their case that the U.S. should be drilling along Florida's coastline.
The claim: China has Cuban leases to drill for oil -- miles from the Florida shore.
Even Vice President Dick Cheney got into the mix Wednesday, telling the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that ``oil is being drilled right now 60 miles off the coast of Florida. We're not doing it. The Chinese are in cooperation with the Cuban government.
I don't want to say the oil companies are screwing people, but full service now
includes KY Jelly." --Jay Leno
We're Still Not Taking Care Of Our Veterans
was ordered never to talk about the secret weapons tests he helped conduct in
the Pacific during the 1960s. He kept quiet for decades.
Sparse attendance at a 1993 reunion prompted Alderson, a retired Navy Reserve lieutenant commander, to speak out. He learned that more than half of the 500 or so crew members who took part in the tests were either dead or suffering from cancer, respiratory problems or other ailments. Alderson wondered whether his own skin cancers, allergies and chronic fatigue were linked to those tests or were simply the result of aging.
Subject: McCain quotes
Lisa, John McCain's judgment and experience that only comes
"There's not a history of clashes that are violent between Sunnis and Shiahs. So I think they can probably get along." [MSNBC, 4/23/03]
" I believe that the success will be fairly easy." [CNN, 9/24/02]
"We're not going to get into house-to-house fighting in Baghdad. " [CNN, 9/29/02]
"But the point is that, one, we will win this conflict. We will win it easily." [MSNBC, 1/22/03]
"But I believe that the Iraqi people will greet us as liberators." [NBC, 3/20/03]
"It's clear that the end is very much in sight." [ABC, 4/9/03]
"This is a mission accomplished.." [This Week, ABC, 12/14/03]
Want to repeat the last 8 catastrophic eight years? Vote McSame
Jack in NV
Bush shrugs off protests to meet with Berlusconi The Associated Press
Republican recruits make Dems chortle Politico, DC
Barack Obama hand gesture sparks row over "terrorist fist jab" Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
"And you may have heard, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is being called a hero. He saved a man's life over the weekend, really, by performing the Heimlich maneuver. Saved a man from choking. And in a related story, Senator Larry Craig performed the Heimlich maneuver on three men, none of whom were choking" --Jay Leno
Republicans Hacked By China?
Two U.S. lawmakers who have been key critics of China say computers in their congressional offices suffered cyber attacks, apparently originating from China, compromising sensitive information.
US House of Representatives Turns Back Bush Impeachment Effort Voice of America
Obama 6 points ahead of McCain - poll Irish Times, Ireland
VP adviser for Obama quits Chicago Tribune
good news is Hillary is on Barack Obama's list for potential vice presidents.
Yeah. The bad news, she's just a little bit below the Reverend Wright." --Jay
Oil jumps $5 as US stockpiles fall guardian.co.uk, UK
Arab investment group bidding for Chrysler Building
SEC Proposes Tighter Rules for Credit Ratings Companies
Cell phone fees OK for consumers, not government The Associated Press
"Well, according to the most recent survey, 14% of the people believe that we will see $5 a gallon gas by the end of the year. $5 a gallon. The other 86% think we'll see it by the end of the week." --Jay Leno
"Saudi Arabia announced they will call a meeting of all the OPEC nations and promised to crack down on the high gas prices. Well, let's hope it's as successful as the Saudi crackdown on terrorism." --Jay Leno
Bush Misinterprets the Constitution Once Again
The Supreme Court ruled
Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay
have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian
The justices handed the Bush administration its third setback at the high court since 2004 over its treatment of prisoners who are being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. The vote was 5-4, with the court's liberal justices in the majority.
Cheney prods Congress on tax cuts, oil and trade The Associated Press
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NASA's Mars Phoenix lander is really cooking now Los Angeles Times
provided by the Center of Natural Sciences in Prato, Italy, Wednesday, shows a
deer with a single horn in the center of its head. The one-year-old Roe Deer -
nicknamed 'Unicorn'' - was born in captivity in the research center's park in
the Tuscan town of Prato, near Florence, Gilberto Tozzi, director of the Center
of Natural Sciences, said. He is believed to have been born with a genetic flaw;
his twin has two horns.
Photo/Center of Natural Sciences