Wednesday edition - June 18, 2008
McCain Now Backs Offshore Drilling
US cracks down on oil speculators
McCain fundraiser's joke about rape resurfaces
"I got to
mention this right right away, 'cause we were all watching it here at the show.
At the U.S. Open, 32-year-old Tiger Woods came back to beat 45-year-old Rocco
Mediate. It was amazing. ... And apparently, when he heard that a younger,
African-American beat an older white man, John McCain said, 'Uh oh. That's not
good.'" --Conan O'Brien
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4101
Iraq car bombing kills at least 51 Los Angeles Times
Afghans say they are not planning war with Pakistan
Using Our Vets To Test Drugs
As if the "soldier suicide" problem wasn't bad enough already, word has just emerged from ABC News and The Washington Times that our government is testing drugs with severe side effects, including promoting suicidal behavior, on hundreds of vets.
Saudi Arabia agreed to increase its crude oil drilling Monday. High oil prices are destabilizing the world. When newspapers said Sunday gasoline prices in Iran are forty cents a gallon, Americans no longer wanted to invade Iran, they wanted to defect.- Argus Hamilton
"President Bush is wrapping up his farewell tour of Europe. And you know, he is getting contemplative now. He is thinking that he will write his memoir, he wants to write a book, a presidential memoir. Unfortunately, the problem with the president writing his presidential memoir, I mean, I think before you write a book you have to have read one." --David Letterman
Hillary versus Halliburton
presidential contender Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is back on the
Senate beat. She is calling Tuesday--via a press release, she has not surfaced
for a week--for
a probe of government contracts with a Halliburton subsidiary with over $1
billion in questionable charges for work in Iraq.
John McCain open to drilling offshore, not in Arctic Refuge
Bush calls for end to offshore oil drilling ban
Opponents of gay marriage stay mostly quiet -- for now Los Angeles Times
Pin at the GOP state convention in Texas: "If Obama is President... will we still call it the White House?"
"John McCain, listen to this, he is going after the Hillary Clinton female voters. As a matter of fact, today he was campaigning in a pantsuit." --David Letterman
Tim Russert: A Gallery of Gotcha Moments - Time
McCain Copies Bush
these words before.
Randy Scheunemann, foreign policy adviser to Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, suggests that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's stance on the handling of suspected terrorists is "the perfect manifestation of a Sept. 10 mindset.''
Back in the fall of 2004, the reelection-campaigning President Bush told supporters at a rally in Wausau, Wis.: ..."Sen. Kerry approaches the world with a September the 10th mindset,'' Bush said of his Democratic challenger.
Clinton takes month off The Hill
New rule restores rights to 115000 Fla. ex-felons The Associated Press
"President Bush said that, after he retires, he wants to write a book. ... Bush said, he's not sure if it will be about politics or about his personal life, but he is sure it will be a pop-up book." --Conan O'Brien
Hillary Hatred Continues
In a clear sign
of how fractured the party remains, Obama supporters at his rally in Detroit
Monday night booed when Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a former Clinton
supporter, mentioned the former First Lady.
"Come on now," an irritated Granholm lectured the crowd. "She's a great American."
I'm Voting Republican - YouTube
Northwest to trim flights, raise its fares Detroit Free Press
Airlines face billions in losses, Senate panel told Los Angeles Times
Oil to the Fore in US-China Talks Washington Post
“A lot of US airports are getting these full body scanners, you know, where they can actually see through your clothes. And a lot of people are uncomfortable with this. And they say anyone who is uncomfortable can choose to get patted down instead. Well, that’s a nice choice.”- Jay Leno
Freewayblogger on Global Warming
CIA advised Pentagon on interrogation
Guantanamo war crimes court back in session The Associated Press
Oh, For Crist's Sake
Gov. Charlie Crist has
dropped his long-standing support for the federal government's moratorium on
offshore oil drilling and endorsed Sen. John McCain's proposal to let states
The governor said he reversed his position because of rising fuel prices and states' rights. Crist is considered a possible running mate for McCain, the Republican presidential nominee.
suggested we put the vice president on 'Meet the Press,' which was a tactic we
often used. It's our best format," as it allows us to "control the message" --
media aide Cathie Martin, under oath at the Libby trial
Cheney does Wyoming -- for a price Los Angeles Times
Bleep! Bleep! George Carlin To Receive Mark Twain Humor Prize
"Congressman Anthony Wiener of New York -- listen to this -- that's his name.
Yeah, he has introduced a bill that will grant immigrant status, immigrant
visas, to supermodels that want to come here. Well, I have never been prouder to
be an American. Of course, the nice thing about bringing these foreign
supermodels here, you don't have to worry about them taking food out of American
mouths. So that's one thing." --Jay Leno
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Psych tests are ordered for Spears Los Angeles Times
Sometimes it rains cement Reuters
The New York
Times building is struck by lightning in New York June 10, 2008.