TGIF/Weekend edition - August 15-17, 2008




Poland, US clinch missile shield deal
AFP - 8-15-08
WARSAW (AFP) — Warsaw and Washington signed a preliminary deal on basing part of a US missile shield in Poland, in the face of Moscow's vehement opposition..


Russia: Poland risks attack because of US missiles
The Associated Press - 8-15-08
MOSCOW (AP) — A top Russian general said Friday that Poland's agreement to accept a US missile interceptor base exposes the ex-communist nation to attack,

US rules out intervention as Russians redraw map
Seattle Times, United States - 8-15-08
US officials Thursday ended speculation that the military might come to the rescue of Georgia's beleaguered government, confirming Russia's


"A lot of people have said a guy who can't use a computer is the wrong person for the White House. Last time I checked, the president only needs to know how to press one button." --Stephen Colbert



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

It's Iran's Fault!


Iraqi Shiite assassination teams are being trained in at least four locations in Iran by Tehran's elite Quds force and Lebanese Hezbollah and are planning to return to Iraq in the next few months to kill specific Iraqi officials as well as U.S. and Iraqi troops, according to intelligence gleaned from captured militia fighters and other sources in Iraq.

A senior U.S. military intelligence officer in Baghdad described the information Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.


"In the 21st century, nations don't invade other nations." - John McCain forgetting about the US invading Iraq in 2003





Disturbing News


The “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski wrote a letter from jail saying he’s angry that his cabin is now on display in a museum. Well, they think that’s what the letter says. Everyone’s a bit afraid to open it. - Craig Ferguson








Republican-Shenanigans News

Straight Talk Express: Running on Empty


Jackson Browne filed suit Thursday against Republican presidential candidate John McCain and the Republican National Committee for what he contends is the unlawful use of his song "Running on Empty" in a campaign ad targeting Democratic candidate Barack Obama




Rock-The-Voter News


Surprise! Rich Guys For McCain!


Sports team owners may not be John McCain’s answer to the Hollywood elite, but they’re overwhelmingly supporting his presidential campaign over Barack Obama’s...Not only did McCain raise more than Obama from the owners in each of the four major professional sports leagues analyzed, but McCain even raised six times more from the owners of teams in Obama’s hometown of Chicago.




"Democrats are furious, they're going on record now saying John Edwards will not be allowed to speak at the convention because of this affair. Yeah, instead speaking in his place: Bill Clinton. You have to put your foot down." --Jay Leno




John McCain's wife Cindy was injured on the campaign trail Wednesday when an overly enthusiastic supporter shook her hand and sprained her wrist. It could be very serious. The last time Cindy McCain took a painkiller she missed the Nineties. - Argus Hamilton



Biz-Tech News

Uh Oh


American Airlines flew two MD-80 airplanes 58 times in December after pilots reported problems with the autopilot systems, a violation of safety regulations that potentially endangered passengers and crews, the government alleged Thursday.

The Federal Aviation Administration slapped American Airlines with a heavy $7.1-million fine for that lapse...




"And now comes proof that McCain has learned to use a computer, because evidently, he has plagiarized from the internets. Congressional Quarterly reported this week that John McCain may have copied some facts in a recent speech on the Georgian crisis from Wikipedia. I think it should have been obvious when he referred to the country's leader as President 404 Error: File Not Found." --Stephen Colbert


Bush-Prison-Torture News



"A Republican politician from Idaho has endorsed Barack Obama. The last time a Republican switched sides was in an airport men's room." --Craig Ferguson


Go-F**k-Yourself News




Forget the controversy about whether the Chinese gymnasts are too young. Appreciate their athleticism and body control, their mastery of the equipment. Which isn’t easy when you’re wearing diapers. - LaughLines



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Odd News




This photo provided by Betty Skelton Erde taken either in 1954 or 1955, shows her jumping over a car in a boat at the Cypress Gardens attraction, in Winter Haven, Fla. An auto racing pioneer, Erde once was the fastest woman on Earth, setting female speed records at Daytona Beach and Utah's Bonneville salt flats half a century ago. On Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, she reached a new milestone as the fifth woman inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in suburban Detroit.Photo/Courtesy of Betty Skelton Erde