Tuesday edition - August 17, 2010
Republican candidates around the country seized on President Barack Obama's support for the right of Muslims to build a mosque near ground zero, assailing him as an elitist who is insensitive to the families of the Sept. 11 victims.
Ga. scientists: Gulf oil not gone, 80 pct remains
CHICAGO – A federal jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich guilty on Tuesday of one count of lying to federal agents, and the judge said he intended to declare a mistrial on the more serious remaining 23 counts.
Whew...I finally got this edition posted AND bought groceries/hardware AND ended up getting stuck in a rain soaked clay driveway with mud splattering everything. I love Costa Rica.
President Obama had a 24-hour vacation on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Some Republicans are attacking him for not staying longer. They have a point. President Bush used to vacation for weeks at a time. - Jimmy Kimmel
Obama's Shadow War
The Obama administration is conducting a "shadow war" on al Qaeda and its allies in a dozen countries, from Yemen to Pakistan to several former Soviet republics, according to a report in The New York Times. The stealth operations, which include intelligence gathering and drone strikes, began during the presidency of George W. Bush, but it have been expanded under Obama. The program amounts to using a "scalpel" rather than a "hammer" to fight terrorism, says John O. Brennan, Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser. Is this new approach making America safer?
The president was there to promote tourism in the Gulf. He even jumped into the Gulf to prove it was safe. Unfortunately, he did a cannonball right onto a pelican. - Jimmy Kimmel
National Media That Is Supposedly Liberal
There is no mosque being
built on the site of Ground Zero. It's a simple fact, but one that news
consumers can be forgiven for missing.
In covering the growing controversy over the proposed Islamic community center in lower Manhattan, the national media, led by the big cable networks, have by default shaped the increasingly heated debate by repeatedly referring to the project as the "Ground Zero mosque."
All American Apple Pie Thrower
A woman accused of hitting U.S. Sen. Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie during the Armed Services Committee chairman's constituent meeting in northern Michigan is due in court.
Obama went to the Gulf to say it was clean and safe and open for business before getting the hell out of there to take his real vacation on Martha's Vineyard. - Will Durst
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