Tuesday edition - June 2, 2009




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Conservatives Ask Republican Senators to Filibuster on Sotomayor
New York Times - 6--09
But now, a coalition of conservative group leaders and opinion leaders has signed a letter calling on Senate Republicans to filibuster President Obama's...


CNN Poll: Many Americans hold unfavorable view of Muslim world
CNN - 6-2-09
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Hours before President Barack Obama departs for a trip to the Middle East, a new national poll suggests that only one in five Americans has a favorable view of Muslim countries.

Netanyahu rejects US calls for settlement freeze

AP - 6-2-09

HAVAT GILAD, West Bank – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejected President Barack Obama's demand for a freeze on West Bank Jewish settlement construction, but his government's move to dismantle some squatter camps set off a rampage by Jewish settlers against Palestinians.


"Rush and his ilk have come up with a name for the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court that's been 99% white men for 200 years, and that name is 'reverse racist.' She is a racist, and someone has to stop her, because for too long, white men have been kept down by powerful Puerto Rican women." --Bill Maher




The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam

Now He Tells Us


Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he does not believe Saddam Hussein was involved in the planning or execution of the September 11, 2001, attacks.



"Tonight was the last 'Tonight Show' hosted by Jay Leno. Out of respect to Jay, I'd like to do the first joke he told on May 25th, 1992, when he took over the 'Tonight Show. He said, 'This, of course, is the 'Tonight Show,' the one TV program Dan Quayle hates even more than 'Murphy Brown.' That joke is about as topical today as it was back when he told it." --Jimmy Fallon


Agent Orange: Treatment For Vets Still Lagging, Says Report - Mother Jones



Disturbing News

Yeah, Sure. The Right Wing Christians Weren't Involved In This Latest Murder


KMBC Channel 9 captured this shot of a phone number to anti-abortion group Operation Rescue inside the car of Scott Roeder, the man suspected of shooting and killing Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller Sunday morning at a Wichita church....The phone number is written on an envelope with the name "Cheryl" and "Op Rescue." Cheryl is Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue's senior policy adviser, who in 1988 was convicted of conspiring to bomb a California abortion clinic. She served two years in prison.



"What is so ironic about this is that this is why the Republican party is so in the wilderness right now, because it is a party where policy has been made for so many years by people who never had these kind of experiences. Real-life, real people experiences: Poverty, lack of health care, racism. I mean, the last time Rush Limbaugh talked to a Hispanic woman, it was his maid getting in his drugs." --Bill Maher



Republican-Shenanigans News


"But the best is the guy from the National Review, the bible of conservatives, a guy named Mark Kerkorian -- yeah, like he came over from the Mayflower. That's Armenian, I would guess. He says she's not pronouncing her name right, and that's sort of offensive to the rest of us 'real Americans,' Mr. Kerkorian, and that she ... pronounces 'Sotomayor' [with the] accent on the last syllable. That's not American. She should emphasize the first syllable. That would be a 'natural English pronunciation.' So whenever I refer to this guy, I'm going to, just to annoy him, emphasize the last syllable, and call him a 'doucheBAG.'" --Bill Maher



Rock-The-Voter News

Blagojevich Update


The former first lady of Illinois ate a tarantula on national television on Monday night and then defended her husband.
Patti Blagojevich is appearing on the NBC program, "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here."
In a jungle in Costa Rica she lost the tarantula eating contest but got the opportunity to talk for about five minutes on national television about how she believes her husband was railroaded out of


“The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien.” Thank you. Thank you! I have to admit, I think I’ve timed this moment perfectly. Think about it. I’m on a last place network, I moved to a state that’s bankrupt, and ‘The Tonight Show’ is sponsored by General Motors.- Conan O'Brien


Is There A Doctor In The House?


My friend needs help.


She has about 10 lumps on the right side of her neck extending from below her ear to her collarbone. They are soft and free floating and are growing. The lumps are small starting below her ear and increase in size to her collarbone where the largest one is about the size of a golf ball. They do not cause her pain. She has lost weight recently to the tune of about 15 lbs, she now weighs about 118 lbs. She blames the weight loss on the stress from her alcoholic husband, not her neck. I don’t buy it.


She has been without health insurance since her husband quit his well paying job a few years ago. She does work out of her home to pay the family bills and cannot obtain health insurance because she was told those undiagnosed lumps are a pre-existing condition. She does not qualify for Medicaid because she owns her home and has a small savings account.

She went to her primary care physician many months ago and was told she would need a battery of blood tests, mri, cat-scan, xrays, etc. Well over $10,000. She does not have $10,000. She said even if she did have $10,000 for the diagnosis, how would she pay for the treatment.

Does anyone have any ideas on what she can do?


I'm so ashamed that we live in a country that does not provide affordable health care for its citizens.


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Biz-Tech News


Beautiful day here in New York City, am I right? So nice today that General Motors sold a convertible. - David Letterman


Christ Kills Two, Injures Seven In Abortion-Clinic Attack The Onion



Bush-Prison-Torture News

Americans Want Gitmo To Stay Open


 Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to closing the detention center for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and moving some of the detainees to prisons on U.S. soil, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.
By more than 2-1, those surveyed say Guantanamo shouldn't be closed. By more than 3-1, they oppose moving some of the accused terrorists housed there to prisons in their own states.



Dick Cheney said today, he supports gay marriage. I think he only supports gay marriage because he sees marriage as a form of torture, but anyway, he supports it. - Colin Ferguson

Go-F**k-Yourself News


Mystery of Giant Ice Circles Resolved


Strange circles have once again appeared in the frozen surface of Lake Baikal in Siberia, as spotted by astronauts aboard the International Space Station this April. News reports described the ice rings as a puzzling phenomenon.


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Odd News


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Bernd Weise from Amphicar Club Berlin, pilots his 1961 Amphicar down the Grand Canal, past the Rialto bridge at rear, in Venice May 28, 2009. The German-built amphibious car, which uses a Triumph Herald engine, is capable of over 70mph by road and 8 knots on water. Its driver needs a regular driving license and a boat license. Photo/Michele Crosera




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