Thursday edition - August 12, 2010
Reid ad: Angle 'too extreme'
Georgia Republican Jack Kingston: Palin should butt out of primaries
removed from NJ boardwalk game
Everyone is talking about Steven Slater, the flight attendant who cursed at a passenger, grabbed two beers, and slid down the escape slide, which may be the best resignation ever. In fact he’s so good at quitting, they’re thinking about making him the next governor of Alaska.- Jimmy Kimmel
Passing The Buck
USAID director in Iraq, said the push for Iraqis to take over the U.S. victims
aid program is part of a general trend for all American assistance programs
here. The U.S. is "seeking a larger contribution from the (Iraqi) government to
these programs so they will become more sustainable as time goes on," he said.
But the move is rankling some Iraqis. Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari has criticized the U.S. for rushing to cut ties to Iraq, saying: "Their message to us is: 'Solve your problems quickly so that we can withdraw quickly.'"
Wouldn't be surprised to discover that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston are being counseled by Brett Favre. - Will Durst
How To Make Enemies
A crowd of about 300 villagers yelled "Death to the United States" and blocked a main road in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday as they swore that U.S. forces had killed three innocent villagers, officials said
The imam behind
controversial plans for a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks is being
sent by the State Department on a religious outreach trip to the Middle East,
officials said Tuesday, in a move that drew criticism from conservative
lawmakers..."We have a long-term relationship with him," Crowley told reporters,
noting that Rauf had visited Bahrain, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates and
in 2007 and went to Egypt last January as part of an exchange program run by the
State Department's Office of International Information Programs.
flight attendant really went crazy. The good news: terrorists are now afraid to
fly." –Jay Leno
Gibbs Unapologetic To Lefties
White House press
secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he might have said things differently when
he lashed out at liberals he called the "professional left" and suggested some
of them should be drug tested.
But he told his daily White house briefing that he's certainly not leaving his job over the remark, as at least one Democratic congressman has suggested.
The Mexican Supreme Court ruled that all Mexican states must recognize same-sex marriages registered in Mexico City. So men can now marry in Mexico, but they still can’t honeymoon in Arizona. - Jimmy Kimmel
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Congress has recessed until September 13th. Recess. Gotta love that. Sounds like a bunch of 8 year olds. Come to think of it, kind of apt. -Will Durst
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To Help You Deflate Photo
annual Perseid meteor shower is already putting on an excellent show, and the
celestial fireworks have yet to peak. The main event is tonight. Meanwhile, a
delightfully tight configuration of planets graces the evening sky.
Rarely has there been a better time to go out, look up and enjoy easy-to-watch cosmic spectacles.
Across the Northern Hemisphere, the best time to watch the Perseid meteor shower will be tonight through the pre-dawn hours local time Friday, regardless of where you live. Weather permitting, patient sky watchers could see a shooting star every minute or so. Photo/NASA