TGIF/Weekend edition - August 13-15, 2010




Powder-filled letters sent to Texas, Ill., Mass.

 A person who sent threatening letters containing suspicious white powder to several U.S. embassies and governors' offices two years ago recently sent 30 more such letters to churches, mosques and aeronautical and technical businesses in Texas, Illinois and Massachusetts, federal officials said Friday.


Kan. GOP candidate's campaign links to racist blog

The offending tweet told Pompeo's followers, "Here's a good read," and linked to a blog of retired Gunnery Sgt. Bob Pinkstaff in which he refers to the president as an "evil muslim communist USURPER"...

Dr. Laura apologizes for saying N-word on the air

Talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has issued an apology for saying the N-word several times in an on-air conversation with a caller that she said was "hypersensitive" to racism...


The economy is so bad right now, a lot of women in Beverly Hills are being forced to marry for love.- Jay Leno




The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam

Camden, N.J. is shutting down all of its libraries. It’s not due to budget issues, it’s just that the mayor saw “Jersey Shore,” and said, “What’s the point?” - Craig Ferguson

Iran: Stoning Women in 2010


A lawyer for an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning in the Islamic republic told a British newspaper she was tortured before confessing on state television to involvement in her husband's murder.





Disturbing News


Alabama Suing BP


 Alabama's attorney general is suing BP and others over the Gulf oil spill because he says the oil company has broken too many promises about accepting responsibility for the disaster.






Republican-Shenanigans News


Tea Partier Inspired By Limbaugh


C.L. Bryant, 55, of Grand Cane, La., says he may lose his pulpit over his Tea Party activism, which began almost accidentally when he attended a rally a year ago in Shreveport. A former president of the NAACP in Garland, Texas, he says he’s sorry that his predominantly black Baptist congregation is frustrated with him.

"I've become the pastor of the Tea Party. ... "I was flipping through the AM stations and I ran across a guy called Rush (Limbaugh). ... Even though I knew he was an entertainer ... there were some things that he said that rang true. So my lean toward conservatism actually began with listening to a conservative radio program."



Rock-The-Voter News

Brave Blogger


 An anonymous, twentysomething blogger is giving Mexicans what they can't get elsewhere — an inside view of their country's raging drug war.

Operating from behind a thick curtain of computer security, Blog del Narco in less than six months has become Mexico's go-to Internet site at a time when mainstream media are feeling pressure and threats to stay away from the story.


By johnlegry





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Biz-Tech News

Feds Say Well Is Not Dead


 BP's broken oil well is not dead yet.

The government's point man on the crisis said Friday that the blown-out well is not securely plugged to his satisfaction and that the drilling of the relief well — long regarded as the only way to ensure that the hole at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico never leaks oil again — must go forward.

"The relief well will be finished," said retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen. "We will kill the well."

GM CEO Resigns


General Motors Co Chief Executive Ed Whitacre resigned on Thursday in an abrupt shift that came as the automaker hit the homestretch in preparing a stock offering to pay back its controversial bailout.


Bush-Prison-Torture News

Atheist Sues


 An atheist is suing to force the administrators of a towering cross in southern Illinois to return a $20,000 state grant toward its restoration, saying Thursday it was "blatantly unconstitutional" to spend taxpayer money on a Christian symbol.





Go-F**k-Yourself News


Edison also invented the light bulb. Before the light bulb, when people had great ideas, a candle would appear above their head.- Craig Ferguson


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People play human body dominoes in Ordos, a city of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. In an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, 10,267 people finished the human body domino in less than two hours on Thursday.
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