Thursday edition - July 17, 2008

 

 

 

Bush hosts T-ball game, then MLB players at dinner
The Associated Press - 7-17-08
Bush presided over a Tee Ball game on the South Lawn, then hosted a social dinner Wednesday in honor of Major League Baseball for about 240 players,

 

As election nears, a push from John McCain to get out the joke
New York Daily News, NY -7-17-08
The Obama cartoon controversy, in which The New Yorker has been flayed for an ironic cover depicting the candidate in Muslim clothes and his wife as a

Bush claims privilege to withhold CIA leak records
The Associated Press - 7-17-08
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush invoked executive privilege to keep Congress from seeing the FBI report of an interview with Vice President Dick Cheney and


 

Bush is always having such a good time no matter how miserable the world is.

 


 

According to a new poll, most voters think Barack Obama has a better smile than John McCain. Apparently this is because McCain takes his smile out every night and puts it in a glass of water. - Conan O'Brien

 


 

 


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


What A Waste Of Jet Fuel

 

The White House said President Bush will visit Northern California on Thursday to get a first-hand look at the wildfires that have ravaged hundreds of square miles and strained the state's firefighting resources.

 


 

 


Bush Terrifies T-Ball Player

 

At the end of the game, Bush joined a large chipmunk named Dugout on the field to hand out baseballs to the players. But even on the South Lawn, he found that his popularity went only so far. A young girl named Emily from Kentucky, apparently afraid to meet the president and the chipmunk, ran crying from the field when Bush tried to present her with a ball.

Undeterred, Bush lingered to sign baseballs and pose for pictures. He was in no hurry: His next big event, the Major League Baseball dinner in the State Dining Room, wouldn't start for two more hours.

 


 

Disturbing News


 

What? No Singing Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran!

 

The United States will announce in the next month that it plans to establish a diplomatic presence in Tehran for the first time in 30 years, a British newspaper said on Thursday.

 


 

 


 


 

Email

Subject: Valerie Plame Dissed on Morning Joe show

 

Hi Lisa, I just witnessed your favorite GOPer, Joe the Schmo Scarborough diss Valerie Plame--called her a "desk jockey" and inferred several times that she was a nothing in the CIA. And Mika, his cohost, was bobbing her head up and down in agreement.

 

Plame was a spy who was outted and all these years later, partisan hacks like Scarborough continue to spread lies about Valerie Plame. Misogyny seems to be alive and well at MSNBC as well as misinformation.

 

Thanks for your wonderful daily humor, it's my comfort food.

Jackson

 

Thanks for writing. FAIR GAME by Valerie Plame is on my nightstand.

 

After Robert Novak outted Valerie Plame in his column, I asked a respected investigative reporter what he would have done if he was leaked that information and he said, "I would have asked, "Why are you giving me this information?'"

 

Not one of the journalists who sipped on the White House leaks asked that question, including Robert Novak.

 

I wonder how Joe the Schmo would have handled Valerie's deep undercover work overseas revolving around counter proliferation operations protecting us from WMDs? He'd stick out like an obnoxious redneck in New York City.

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

Republican-Shenanigans News


 

This week, the Bush Administration added the one millionth name to the U.S. terrorist watch list. So congratulations to Peggy Watkins of Phoenix, Arizona! - Conan O'Brien

 


Fox Leak Continues To Drip

 

 

Jesse Jackson apparently was caught on tape using the n-word, the racial epithet he has railed against for years, adding an ironic new twist to the controversy over his recent remarks about Barack Obama during an off-air break in a televised interview...Fox has not aired the clip containing the slur nor released a transcript containing it, though someone with access -- a "weasel," by O'Reilly's description -- leaked the information.
 


 

 

 


Rock-The-Voter News


 

 


Getting Their Hillary Fix

 

"It has come to this": In two separate segments, MSNBC highlights Hillary Clinton's new hairdo

 


 


Biz-Tech News


 

Eternal optimist Bush is still high on the economy. I'd swear it was something else. - Grant Gerver, www.seriouskidding.com

 


 

 

 


Bush-Prison-Torture News


 

Yesterday at the White House, President Bush gave a press conference about the economy, and he said we’re in a “time of uncertainty.” Then Bush said, “You know — like the moment after ‘Dora the Explorer’ ends — but before ‘SpongeBob’ starts.”- Conan O'Brien

 


 

 


Go-F**k-Yourself News


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Odd News


 

 

"Reborn babies" are disconcertingly life-like baby dolls carefully crafted in vinyl, which have become swiftly popular mainly with collectors, but also with nostalgic grandparents and grieving parents. Made and collected by an online community of enthusiasts, they are painted several times to create the mottled color of newborn skin, have mohair hair and eyelashes, and are weighted to make them feel as heavy as human babies.

I don't know about you but I find these dolls sort of creepy.
Photo/David Moir

 

Peace.