Wednesday edition - August 11, 2010
Ben Quayle, the son of
former Vice President Dan Quayle who is seeking a House seat in Arizona,
is making a splash with a new campaign ad in which he looks straight
into the camera and declares, "Barack Obama is the worst president in
The Odd Lies Of Sarah Palin XCIII: Gone Fishin', Ctd
defeats Palin-backed McConnell for 3rd District GOP House nomination
Ben Quayle, son of Dan Quayle is out there dissing Obama. Wow, the Republicans are pulling out the big guns.
Levi Johnston is planning to run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. He really is trying as hard as he can to get shot by Sarah Palin, isn’t he? -Jimmy Kimmel
Making Friends During A Disaster
U.S. Army choppers carrying emergency food and water buzzed over the swollen river and washed-out bridges, landing in the valley once controlled by the Taliban. They returned laden with grateful Pakistani flood survivors — newly won friends in a country where many regard America as the No. 1 enemy.
American veterans from three different wars had only one good leg among them.
But that didn't stop
them from summiting Africa's highest mountain.
The three soldiers — veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam — scrambled, clawed and plodded to the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking up the domed mountain's scree-filled paths on one human leg and five prosthetics made of titanium and carbon fiber.
Levi Johnston is running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. Ironically, many of the babies he’ll kiss on the campaign trail will be his own.- Jay Leno
Rand Paul Abduction Story Takes a ‘Libertarian’ Turn
By Don Davis
GOP Were Against Health Care Before They Were For It: See A Pattern Here?
Even Republicans who voted against the health care reform law and went out of their way to prevent its passage have now lauded these reforms. Recently, on the Senate floor, Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) actually took credit for the preventive care provision. “One of the things we did in the health care legislation,” Kyl said, “was to provide a lot of different incentives for preventive care.”
Coming from the same gentleman who, when the bill was being debated, memorably derided coverage of maternity care as useless, this is high praise indeed.
Gibbs Needs A Vacation Or Duct Tape
The White House was on the defensive Tuesday after press secretary Robert Gibbs lashed out at liberals he dubbed the "professional left," saying some of them should be drug-tested.
Robert Gibbs Announces ‘All Professional Left Behind’
By Don Davis
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Down And Down We Go
The U.S. dollar
slid to a 15-year low against the yen Wednesday, dragged down by the anemic
recovery in the world's biggest economy.
The greenback was quoted at 84.71 yen in London, the lowest since 1995
Naomi Campbell was forced to testify about blood diamonds given to her by former Liberian President Charles Taylor. She told reporters, “I didn’t want to be here. This is a big inconvenience for me.” Which is exactly what the slave that had to dig up the diamonds said.- Jimmy Kimmel
Scientists in Britain unveiled the world’s first robot with emotions. That’s just what we need — a Rumba that’s too bummed out to vacuum.- Jimmy Fallon
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Bangladeshi villagers take part in a frog wedding in Ramchandrapur village yesterday. Farmers in a parched district of northern Bangladesh are marrying off frogs in a desperate bid to bring on monsoon rains and protect their crops, local officials said Wednesday.