Thursday edition - August 14, 2008




Cindy McCain is injured by a handshake
Los Angeles Times - 8-14-08
Her sprained wrist in a cast after treatment at a Michigan hospital, Cindy McCain attends a news conference with her husband. “I’m absolutely fine,” she says...


Presidential Race a Tossup as Obama Lead Slips, Pew Poll Says
Bloomberg - 8-14-08
The US presidential race is a tossup as Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has lost what was once an

Russia sending more troops to Gori - 8-14-08
Russia is expanding its military presence in Gori, the Georgian government said today, contradicting earlier claims they were pulling out of the key town where their presence had threatened the ceasefire over South Ossetia


"Now we move to our anti-Olympic update. Russia has taken a commanding lead over Georgia! Trouncing the former Soviet satellite 10,000 bombs to one." --Jon Stewart



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


The onslaught in the caucus is centered around the disputed South Ossetia region on the border between the two countries. And while Russia claims they have ended military operations, Georgia claims the Russians have made further attacks in Abkhazia. Oh, war. It just God's way of teaching Americans geography." --Jon Stewart


Iran Doesn't Have Spell Check


Iran's new interior minister has raised an uproar among lawmakers and Iranian media over an apparently fake claim that he holds an honorary doctorate from Britain's Oxford University. To back his case, he's shown off a degree certificate riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes



Disturbing News

Meanwhile, Back In The "Other" Georgia

According to a news release by Searching for Bigfoot, a California based website, two men have not only found the corpse of a 7-foot-7, 500-plus pound man-monkey, they've also found a tribe of his brethren living at an undisclosed location in the north Georgia mountains.






Republican-Shenanigans News

Colin Powell Is Not A Democrat And Is Not Going To Their Convention


Gen. Colin Powell told ABC News on Wednesday that he will not be going to the Democratic National Convention, disputing a suggestion made earlier in the day on the Fox News Channel by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol.

"I do not have time to waste on Bill Kristol's musings,” Powell told ABC News.


"Barack Obama said today he wouldn’t raise taxes on anyone over 70 . . . and McCain said Obama was just pandering to the youth vote." --Craig Ferguson




Anti-Hillary Democrats minus Hillary supporters = President John McCain - AHNC viewer


Rock-The-Voter News

Kerry Still Fighting The Swift Boaters


Senator John F. Kerry yesterday rejoined the battle with one of his fiercest antagonists from his 2004 presidential bid, launching a website to combat a new book highly critical of Barack Obama, his party's presumptive nominee this year.





With his reputation obliterated and credibility at zero, John Edwards becomes lobbyist. - Grant Gerver



Biz-Tech News

California Money Problems


A federal court overseer asked a judge Wednesday to seize $8 billion from California's cash-strapped treasury to improve medical care at the state's overcrowded prisons....Kelso also asked U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson to hold Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's controller in contempt of court if they don't allocate the money soon.



More and more Republicans are coming out in support of Barak O’Bama. They are saying among other things that Senator O’Bama is the smarter of the two presidential candidates. Well, if even a Republican can figure out that the guy who nearly graduated at the bottom of his class might not be as smart as the guy who edited the Harvard Law Review, there may just be hope for this country yet. - Laugh Lines



Bush-Prison-Torture News

Georgia and NASA?


U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said he fears Russia's aggressive action against Georgia may have some serious consequences on the American space program.



A real identity crisis is identifying yourself as an Obama Republican. - Anon AHNC viewer


Go-F**k-Yourself News



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Odd News




Television cooking personality Julia Child prepares a French delicacy in her cooking studio in 1970 file. Child shared a secret with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Chicago White Sox catcher Moe Berg at a time when the Nazis threatened the world. They served in an international spy ring managed by the Office of Strategic Services, an early version of the CIA created in World War II by President Franklin Roosevelt. The secret comes out Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, all of the names and previously classified files identifying nearly 24,000 spies who formed the U.S.'s first centralized intelligence effort. The National Archives will make available for the first time all 750,000 pages identifying the vast spy network of military and civilian operatives. Photo/National Archives