Wednesday edition - June 4, 2008





Obama makes history as first African-American presidential nomination
CNN - 6-4-08
(CNN) -- US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has made history by becoming the first African-American to head the ticket of a major US political...


Clinton aide: 'Zero' veep talk
USA Today -6-4-08
On the heels of Barack Obama's spokesman saying there's been no talk between the candidates and their staffs about putting Hillary Rodham Clinton on the...

Clinton refuses to bow out of presidential race
The Associated Press - 6-4-08
NEW YORK (AP) Angling for a vice presidential nod, Hillary Rodham Clinton refused to bow out of the Democratic race Tuesday, hoping to maintain leverage


"In his new book, President Bush's former press secretary said that Bush has a lack of inquisitiveness. Yeah. When he heard this, Bush said, 'I don't know what he's saying, and I don't care.'" --Conan O'Brien




The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam

So, How's the Militarization of the CIA Going?


In an interview with the Washington Post last week, CIA Director Michael Hayden claimed we're beating al-Qaeda. As Hayden put it: "Near strategic defeat of al-Qaeda in Iraq. Near strategic defeat of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia."


I'll defer to Hayden on Saudi Arabia, but when it comes to Iraq, Hayden betrayed his belief in the neo-con lie that Iraq was one of al-Qaeda's bases before the 2003 invasion and still is today. Can no one drive a stake into a lie that suckered us into a war we didn't need?


"McCain's doctor said Senator McCain is decades younger than his age. But then, so is President Bush, who is, what, in his early 60s? But he has the mind of a 12-year-old." --Jay Leno





Disturbing News

I Did Not Have Sex With That Man



Actress Gina Gershon is demanding a retraction from Vanity Fair after the magazine reported "high-end Hollywood dinner-party gossip" that former President Clinton "has been seen visiting" her in California.






Republican-Shenanigans News


"Speaking of President Bush, yesterday -- this is true -- during a speech, President Bush said that his economic stimulus package is working, because when people use extra money to buy a machine, that creates jobs at 'the machine-making place.' Yeah. Then Bush introduced his new speech writer, a 6-year-old boy named Timmy." --Conan O'Brien





CIA Leak Update


A House committee chairman said Tuesday he is seeking more documents from the CIA leak probe because of significant disclosures to the FBI by Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff and new details about Cheney's role in the scandal in a book by a former White House press secretary.


Rock-The-Voter News


Subject: to Hillary supporters


hi, Lisa,
i just watched Obama's acceptance speech and was literally moved to tears. i have to ask Hillary's supporters to please think long and hard about the threat some have made to vote for McCain if she's not the nominee. Please don't throw your country and the planet under a bus because your candidate didn't win the battle. The war is the most important contest and we need you all. No one who believes in what the Democratic party stands for can possibly in good conscience vote for someone who is diametrically opposed to what we believe to be right and good. if you wouldn't vote for Bush, i beg you not to vote for McCain. for all intents and purposes, they are one and the same. they both represent and embrace the views and beliefs of a party that does not have the best interest of American citizens at heart. Barack Obama is the best hope for a brighter future for ourselves and our children.
This is not a personality contest, it's a job interview. If you voted for Hillary because she's a woman, you voted for the wrong reason. if you refuse to support Obama because Hillary didn't win, that is the most serious form of cutting off your nose to spite your face, and we will all suffer for it if he loses. this is the most crucial election of our time. the very survival of our species may depend on it. the battle is over, now we must win the war.
Murfreesboro, TN



Obama will be in limbo until he kisses and makes up with Hillary.


I agree with you, the Democrats must unite and now is the time for its new leader, Obama, to do just that, lead to unite the party.


Thanks for writing.






"And over the weekend, Barack Obama left his church. And after, he said to Hillary, 'O.K., now it's your turn to quit something.'" --Jay Leno



Biz-Tech News

Back in the USSR


MOSCOW, June 4 (Reuters) - Russia's No. 2 oil firm LUKOIL  said on Wednesday its net profit more than doubled in the first quarter to $3.16 billion, in line with analysts' expectations, helped by strong oil prices.



Bush-Prison-Torture News



Go-F**k-Yourself News


"Sad news from the world of fashion, famous designer Yves Saint Laurent passed away, were you aware of that? Yup. And today Hillary Clinton, out of respect, wore her pantsuit at half-mast." --David Letterman


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Odd News



One of Spain's top recording artists, Alaska, launched a campaign against bullfighting by presenting a poster of herself posing nude with three spears stuck in her back. "We need to stick some little banderillas (spears used in bullfighting) in the backs of those who think that the bull does not suffer," she said Monday in presenting her campaign "The Naked Truth: Bullfighting is Cruel."

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