Tuesday edition - July 22, 2010
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. – It looks dirty and muddy, a brown mass of weeds with gas-filled berries that allow it to float on the Gulf of Mexico's waters. Sometimes it washes ashore, getting caught in the toes of barefoot beachgoers or stuck to the bottom of flip-flops.
...McChrystal apologized Tuesday for the profile, in which the general and his staff appear to mock top civilian officials, including the vice president...
Top aide to General McChrystal resigns
The technology and manpower is
not available to stop OR cleanup the oil volcano BP created.
It is a slow motion nightmare.
(head bowed, hands covering face)
not going to do any jokes about oil spill-related news, because I thought it
might be nice to just pretend for a few minutes that the oil spill isn't
happening. You know, kind of like BP does." –Jimmy Fallon
Graphic by Larry
I See In The McChrystal Ball A General Retiring To Spend More Time With His Family
The White House summoned the top U.S. general in Afghanistan to Washington to explain remarks critical of the Obama administration, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as speculation grew that he could be ousted
Threats From South of the Border
(CNN) -- In the first
public incident of its kind, cartels are making direct death threats to U.S. law
enforcement officials in Nogales, Arizona, the police chief there told CNN
Speculation about death threats by cartels towards U.S. law enforcement has been widespread for some time, but this is the first time U.S. officials along the border confirmed a case.
in Washington, BP CEO Tony Hayward told members of Congress that his company is
working to make sure that a spill like this does not happen again. And they have
a great plan in place. They're going out of business." –Jimmy Fallon
Palin called marijuana a 'minimal problem' in America. She admitted that she
herself has tried pot, which could explain some of the things she has said over
the years. It's all baked Alaska talk." –Jimmy Kimmel
Who Is Doing The RNC's Sophomoric Ads? George Bush?
Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee launched "Obama's Chicago Network" on Tuesday, a new web video designed to look like the NBC network's summer lineup promotion.
The video is complete with the familiar-sounding television voiceover that touts four new "shows": "Dancing with the Law" (Dancing with the Stars), "The Colorado Hills" (The Hills), "I'm a Politician, Get Me Out of Here!" (I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!) and "Job or No Job" (Deal or No Deal).
Tony Hayward, CEOver and Out.
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"We, The People" Has Now Officially Become "We, the Corporations"
NEW ORLEANS –
A federal judge in New Orleans has blocked a six-month moratorium on new
deepwater drilling projects that was imposed in response to the massive Gulf
The White House says President Barack Obama's administration will appeal.
Graphic by Rick!
Under a tentative deal reached between Gov. David A. Paterson and legislative leaders, new cigarette taxes in New York will push the price to $10 a pack. This will officially mark the end of the expression, “Can I bum a smoke?”- Laugh Lines
With no Guantanamo replacement in sight, detainees moving toward trial Stars and Stripes (blog)
For some unknown reason, ever since my first radiation treatment I have had an insatiable urge to watch free online movies. Since I finally got online last Friday, I have watched two Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Pulp Fiction, Big Easy, Goodfellas, Blow, Scarface, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
After watching The Day the Earth Stood Still, I got to thinking: What would aliens from outer space find if they landed on earth today?
Answer: People wearing teabags hanging from their heads.
Beam me up, Scotty.
Dick Cheney's silence on BP's oil volcano can only be explained one way; he's busy helping with the oil cleanup.
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An archaeology staff member removes earth from the face of a newly found terracotta warrior at the excavation site inside the No.1 pit of the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, on the outskirts of Xi'an, Shaanxi province, June 21, 2010. The Terracotta Warriors represent only a small portion of the eight thousand strong underground army buried in front of the Emperor Qinshihuang's tomb (r. 221-207 BC) to defend him in the afterlife. The craftsmanship attested by each of the statues is as stupendous as the scale of the project. Chinese archaeologists have unearthed about 120 more clay figures in their latest round of excavations at the terracotta army site that surrounds the tomb of the nation's first emperor in the northwestern Shaanxi Province, Xinhua reported.