TGIF/Weekend edition - August 22-24, 2008
Thanks to Jas
Survey: Americans feel churches shouldn't meddle in politics
REZKO CARD PLAYED
Obama raps McCain for ignorance of his own houses
This spring John McCain launched his campaign tour of the “forgotten places” in America. Who knew he was talking about his houses? - Laugh Lines
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4145 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 507 Rocky Mount Telegram, NC
Afghan civilians said killed in US-led air raid Reuters India
Wow, A Timetable For Withdrawal
U.S. and Iraqi
negotiators have reached agreement on a proposal calling for a complete U.S.
withdrawal from Iraq by the end of 2011, the head Iraqi negotiator said
McCain Thought They Were Asking How Many Combs He Owns
By Madeleine Begun Kane
McCain is confused. Stop the presses!
And if stumped by a query, he guesses.
He’s not up to the task
When this question they ask:
Just how many homes he possesses.
Fay bedevils Florida with heavy rain for 5th day The Associated Press
Meanwhile, Back In Georgia
Russia said it was on course to complete a partial pullback of troops from Georgia by Friday night but that a number of "peacekeeping forces" would stay in the country, something bound to anger the West.
Candidate to Kerry: Stop using vets as props Boston Globe
McCain family wealth mostly in wife's name The Associated Press
Overcoming the Obamarama
When the political world descends on
Denver for the Democratic National Convention next week, John McCain is going to
find it very difficult to get noticed.
The presumptive Republican nominee has planned an active schedule intended to counter Obama’s much-discussed nomination extravaganza. But even his campaign acknowledges that it is the equivalent of the lonely sitcom playing opposite the Super Bowl.
Obama is hours away from naming running mate The Associated Press
Obama inspires black Republicans to switch parties The Associated Press
Crow aims to upload voters with free download
Why has Obama's poll lead slipped? BBC News, UK
Comedians Avoid Obama
A hilarious new study of late-night political jokes, due to be released later today, finds the network comedians clearly avoiding humor about Democratic candidate Barack Obama, while piling the jokes on President Bush and Sens. John McCain and Hillary Clinton.
LEAVE BARACK ALONE! - YouTube
“Analysts say a weak economy is causing less energy use, resulting in falling oil prices. So basically, the worse the economy is, the lower the oil prices, to which Bush said, ‘That’s been my energy plan all along!’ This guy is a genius!”- Jay leno
Playing the Missile Card
Moscow is downplaying the possibility of an arms deal to put Russian missiles on Syrian soil, in response to Israeli concerns over the destabilizing effect such a sale would have on the Middle East
Court says Guantanamo documents should be released
Switzerland and Guantanamo
Amnesty International has called on Switzerland to accept three Guantanamo
inmates held by the United States for more than six years.
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Hoax Bigfoot was filled with road kill United Press International
In this photo
released by the N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission, David Hayes holds his state
record-breaking channel catfish while his three-year-old granddaughter Alyssa
holds the Barbie rod and reel that Hayes used to reel in the 21-pound, 1 ounce
fish in Elkin, N.C.
Photo/N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission
I wish you all a peaceful weekend.