TGIF/Weekend edition - August 20-22 2010




Coverage of Iraq exit shows networks' differences

Nowhere was the difference between the cable news networks on starker display than in prime-time coverage on the night the last American combat brigade left Iraq following a war that started seven years and five months ago.


FACT CHECK: Islam already lives near ground zero

A New York imam and his proposed mosque near ground zero are being demonized by political candidates — mostly Republicans — despite the fact that Islam is already very much a part of the World Trade Center neighborhood. And that Muslims pray inside the Pentagon, too, less than 80 feet from where terrorists attacked

Oil spill and Iraq combat over, Obama takes break

 Finally, President Barack Obama can relax on vacation.
The Gulf oil leak is plugged. The last combat troops are out of Iraq. And Congress is on its own summer break.


"President Obama was in Hollywood for a star-studded fundraiser. They raised a million dollars and converted him to Scientology." –Jimmy Kimmel



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


"This religion's plan is to destroy our way of life. ... If we have to let them build it, make them build it nine stories underground, so we can walk above it as citizens and Christians." — Ron McNeil, a House GOP candidate in the Florida Panhandle, in an exchange reported by The News Herald in Panama City





Roger Clemens was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly lying to Congress. You don’t lie to Congress unless you’re in Congress. - Jimmy Kimmel



Subject: Hearing loss


The Chicago area where I live recently had a string of 46 consecutive days of over 80 degrees, by far a new record.
Here is the strange part: It seems to have effected my hearing. I haven't heard "So much for global warming!" in a LONG time.







Disturbing News

Gee, I wonder Why?


Americans increasingly are convinced — incorrectly — that President Barack Obama is a Muslim, and a growing number are thoroughly confused about his religion.

Nearly one in five people, or 18 percent, said they think Obama is Muslim, up from the 11 percent who said so in March 2009, according to a poll released Thursday. The proportion who correctly say he is a Christian is down to just 34 percent.



Stating The Obvious



Not very keen on organized religion. But I do believe there's something. A force. Not that hard to believe in a higher intelligence than man. - Will Durst






Republican-Shenanigans News

Back In The Dark Ages


Kentucky's Creation Museum, a facility devoted to the belief that Earth and the universe are only 6,000 years old, is usually viewed in one of two ways: As a fun place where fundamentalist Christians can go to reaffirm their beliefs, or as the epicenter of a worldview ripe for mockery by scientists.




Rock-The-Voter News


Democracy is not a Chinese menu. You don't get to choose a freedom from column A and another from column B. It's a buffet. Everything available to all. And the sneeze guard is free speech. - Will Durst




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Biz-Tech News


A Krispy Kreme employee in North Carolina accidentally gave a customer 5000 dollars in cash inside a donut box.
When the customer opened the box, he was like, "Hey, where are my donuts?"
- Jimmy Fallon


This Sounds Like Something Dick Cheney Would Advocate


Saudi media are reporting that a judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man's spinal cord as punishment after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him


Bush-Prison-Torture News

Go-F**k-Yourself News

Fidel Isn't Dead, He's Reading Books


Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory long popular both among the far left and far right: that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture.



President Obama is staying at Martha’s Vineyard, which has an obstructed view of the Atlantic Ocean, and just happens to point towards Mecca. - Jimmy Kimmel




End-of-Summer Fundraiser



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Odd News

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Glowing jellies : Under varied lighting, jellyfish swim in an aquarium at the Blue Zoo Aquarium in Beijing, China.
Photo/Frederic J. Brown





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