TGIF/Weekend edition - July 25-27, 2008
John McCain Campaign Update
Rapturous reception for Obama in Berlin
Majority of Americans believe Obama will win
Forget Germany, John McCain says he's content to campaign
Now, you know, I don’t want to say McCain is running a lackluster campaign, but his Secret Service code name is “Bob Dole.” - Jay Leno
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4124 The Associated Press
8 Die in Iraq in Suicide Bombing, Apparently by Woman New York Times
Official says gunmen kill 3 in Baghdad The Associated Press
Olympic officials bar Iraq from Beijing Games Los Angeles Times
Hollywood goes on location to work with Iraq's Kurds Los Angeles Times
Hip Hip Hooray For New Zealand Students
New Zealand students
protesting the Iraq war offered a reward to anyone who carries out a citizen's
arrest of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during her visit to the country
The Auckland University Students' Association is seeking Rice's arrest for her role in "overseeing the illegal invasion and continued occupation" of Iraq, Association President David Do said. The group is offering a $3,700 reward.
And this week, NBC News defended their coverage of Barack Obama. They’ve been accused of giving him more favorable treatment than John McCain, and today, NBC News denied it. They said: “That’s ridiculous. We’ve never even heard of John McCain.” - Jay Leno
The towering trucks that give U.S. troops the best protection against roadside bombs and enemy bullets also make them vulnerable to routine hazards like sharp turns, rutted roads and rickety bridges.
McCain gains in Minnesota, 3 other states Seattle Times
Analysis: GOP stroked base in housing vote The Associated Press
Barack Obama is in Europe. He was met there with glorious adulation and warm, hearty cheers from well-wishers. And once he left the network news anchors, it was on to greet the people. - LaughLines
Talk Radio Network, which syndicates Michael Savage’s program to more than 350 affiliates, said Thursday that it had decided to reject critics’ calls to fire or suspend him over comments he made last week suggesting that most diagnoses of autism represented a “fraud” and “a racket.”
Study: Latino voters prefer Obama Chicago Tribune
German Reporter Smitten By Obama
But nobody in the German press appears to have been quite as smitten by their visitor as Bild reporter Judith Bonesky, who had the opportunity to work out with Obama in the gym of the Ritz Carlton Hotel earlier in the day.
The Most Embarrassing Moments of Campaign 2008
Oil prices edge higher Forbes
Oil traders face US civil action BBC News
House Rejects Measure To Sell Oil From Reserve Washington Post
President Bush commented on [Hurricane Dolly], saying, “My thoughts and prayers go out to all the oil rigs — I mean people — in the area.”- Jay Leno
United States Air Farce
Three ballistic missile crew members in North Dakota fell asleep while holding classified launch code devices this month, triggering an investigation by military and National Security Agency experts, the Air Force said Thursday.
US released bin Laden's chief bodyguard MiamiHerald.com, FL
Elderly Man Struck By Columnist Robert Novak Speaks Out
Wilson, who was outed as a CIA agent in a 2003 column by Robert Novak,
criticized the pundit for his hit-and-run accident...."We have long argued
that responsible adults should take Novak's typewriter away. The time has
arrived for them to also take away the keys to his Corvette."
"He's a very good reporter. But as a driver, he wasn't paying attention." - 86-year-old Don Clifford Liljenquist, the man who suffered a hit-and-run by Robert Novak in his 2004 black corvette
The Department of Vocabulary Adjustment/Mind Thought Division has struck again
Lawyers for the Bush administration told the CIA in 2002 that its officers could legally use waterboarding and other harsh measures while interrogating al-Qaeda suspects, as long as they acted "in good faith" and did not deliberately seek to inflict severe pain, according to a Justice Department memo made public yesterday.
Ambassador Haqqani meets Vice President Cheney Associated Press of Pakistan
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Packers Shareholders Divided Over Favre Situation FOX 11 Online, WI
Polygamist sects likened to mob Chicago Tribune
Report: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie twins conceived through in vitro
Scrabble's owners sue Scrabulous
Pilot Captain John Francis Bartels (right) looks at the hole in a
Qantas Airways Boeing 747. The Melbourne-bound aircraft made an emergency
landing in Manila after a dramatic mid-air rupture that left a "gaping hole" in
its fuselage, officials and passengers said.
Photo/MANILA AIRPORT/Edwin Loobrera
I hope you all have a peaceful weekend.