TGIF/Weekend edition - June 19-21, 2009

 

 

Saving Dick Cheney from the Daily Show?

Politico- 6-19-09

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
United Press International - ‎6-19-09
Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks on America's national security policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington on May 21, 2009

The Washington Post fires its best columnist. Why?

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.

 


 

President 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
 



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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.

 


 

"Well, 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
 


 

 


 

Disturbing News


 

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

 


 

 


 

Republican-Shenanigans News


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.’’

 


 


 

 


Rock-The-Voter News


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.
 


 

 

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“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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Biz-Tech News



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

 


Bush-Prison-Torture News


 


 

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.

 


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This 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.
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I wish you all a peaceful weekend. And an extra special wish to the brave people in Iran.

 

 


 


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