TGIF/Weekend edition - June 19-21, 2009
Wrap your head around this: the Obama
administration wants to save former Vice President Dick Cheney from the
likes of Daily Show host John Stewart.
Judge requests Cheney interview notes
Salon - 6-18-09
...The Washington Post -- at least according to Politico's Patrick Gavin -- just fired WashingtonPost.com columnist, long-time Bush critic and Obama watchdog (i.e., a real journalist) Dan Froomkin.
Obama wants to save Cheney from the likes of Jon Stewart, a comedian? And the Washington Post fires their most popular columnist? Stop the world I want to get off.
Obama hard at work on the health-care situation. His new health-care bill
proposal is so expensive, though, Democrats are looking for ways to trim it
back. One plan is so drastic, it will only offer coverage for Jon and Kate plus
three. - Conan O'Brien
U.S. drones attack region where Islamabad seeks allies McClatchy News
Fireworks Over Hawaii?
The United States says it has deployed anti-missile defenses around Hawaii, following reports that North Korea is preparing to fire its most advanced ballistic missile in that direction to coincide with the U.S. Independence Day holiday next month.
here's more big news going on in Iran. You folks been following the Iranian
elections? Well, here it is. It's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his
opponent, Mir Hussein Moussavi. And they had one of those friendly bets. If
Ahmadinejad wins the election, he gets a crate of figs, see. If Moussavi wins
the election, he gets brutally slain." --David Letterman
Olive Garden Gets It Both Ways
The Olive Garden restaurant chain is denying that it canceled all of its scheduled ads on CBS late night comic David Letterman’s “Late Show” in response to a crude joke Letterman told about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s daughter and instead contends that its ad schedule concluded.
Twitter Users Mercilessly Heckle Rep. Pete Hoekstra - Daniel Kurtzman's Political Humor Blog
'Joe the Plumber' to appear at Wausau's Plaza Hotel Wausau Daily Herald
Bend Over And Kiss Your DNA Goodbye
Prisoners do not have a constitutional right to DNA testing after their conviction, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday, even though the technology provides an “unparalleled ability both to exonerate the wrongly convicted and to identify the guilty.’’
Will Obama get involved in Senate race? He already is Chicago Sun-Times
Carrie Prejean's Fifteen Minutes of Fame Continues
Carrie Prejean's lawyer gave
Miss California USA executive director Keith Lewis what he said was
a final warning to retract statements made about the former beauty queen or face
a defamation lawsuit.
“I wonder if there isn’t more freedom on the streets of Tehran right now than we are seeing here,” ripped Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.)
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Apple Fans Flock to Buy IPhone 3G S PC World
NASA launches mission to explore the moon Los Angeles Times
A Newspaper That Is Surviving!
The Minneapolis Star
Tribune said it had filed a plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by autumn,
in a report on its website.
The paper said it has the approval of creditors who hold about $384 million in secured debt and $96 million in unsecured obligations.
Under the proposed plan, the paper said it would emerge from Chapter 11 with $100 million in debt and would be worth $118-$144 million, including the value of its real estate.
The American Dream: dream on. - Grant "Brad" Gerver
Just curious: What's Kim Jong Il's Twitter handle? I'd like to follow him. - Grant "Brad" Gerver
Fox News Didn't Report To Let You Decide
In a letter dated five days before Sen. John Ensign’s public confession of an extramarital affair, Doug Hampton pleaded to a national Fox News anchorwoman for help in exposing the senator’s “heinous conduct and pursuit” of Hampton’s wife.
Where in the world is Dick Cheney?
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To Help You Deflate Photo
provided by PETA shows Lydia Guevara posing on the set of her PETA photo shoot.
The granddaughter of Cuban revolutionary leader Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is the
face of a new PETA campaign touting 'the vegetarian revolution.' PETA spokesman
Michael McGraw says the campaign will debut in Argentina in October and will be
seen internationally. It's PETA's first vegetarianism campaign in South America.
I wish you all a peaceful weekend. And an extra special wish to the brave people in Iran.