Thursday edition - August 28, 2008
It's unanimous: Democrats nominate Obama by acclamation
Hillary Clinton wins! (In the ratings)
Thousands stage anti-war
John McCain’s campaign told President Bush that despite his low popularity he will be allowed to speak at the first night of the Republican convention. They also told Bush that the convention starts in December.- Conan O'Brien
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4148 The Associated Press
US marines shifted from Iraq to Afghanistan Christian Science Monitor
China's CNPC seals $3bn Iraq deal BBC News
EU considers sanctions on Russia BBC News
Quake jolts southern Iraq Independent Online, South Africa
Just What Baghdad Needs: A Ferris Wheel!
Iraq is calling on companies
to submit designs to
giant Ferris wheel in Baghdad - the latest in a string of lavish proposals
to show the capital as a leisure friendly city.
The Ferris wheel will be about 200 meters (650 feet) high with air-conditioned compartments that would each carry up to 30 passengers, Adel al-Ardawi, a media official with Baghdad's municipality, said yesterday.
Boulder Center: Arctic Sea Ice Now Second-Lowest On Record
"So, humanize your family, check. Does Michelle Obama need to do anything else? [on-screen: various pundits talking about the need for her to express patriotism]. She's got to, she's a Democrat. She must prove she loves America. As opposed to Republicans, who everyone knows loves America, they just hate half the people living in it." --Jon Stewart
Subject: Your website
If ever we needed
proof it's going baaad with the US of A we here in Olden Europe only have to
take a look at your donate - o - meter, it ain't going backwards yet but it's
close. I guess that after the monthly struggle to pay for the gas to drive to
work & to keep the family home a bit longer not many people have what left to
put some food on your family. Now as a rule I prefer not to have too strong an
opinion on other countries politics, everybody should mind his business & I mind
mine. But with the world having become such a small place, the wrong kind of
president-on-a-string pushing all the wrong buttons is MY business too. Since
you can't remind your fellow voters that THEY decide who is the decider while
you are hungry, i'll sent some coin your way. I trust you use it wisely.
Hi fellow Europeans/rest of the world
The politics/policy of the USA do influence US but we have no say in it since we can neither vote for nor in any other way support a policy WE can agree with. All we can do is shut up & put up.
This is NOT right.
Since what the USA does has an impact on us, we have a RIGHT to make our voice heard, in any way we can. All Hat, No Cattle is fun, informative and in some way gives us too a way to voice our concerns. Last election was a matter of 49.9 vs 50.1. It Even if we can't change elections, we can keep our voice talking. Donations to AHNC please.
Change We Too Can Believe In
for a beautiful letter. You touched my heart.
Everyone loves to feel appreciated, including me. Especially considering my sad fundraiser which seems to be drying up. I just don't want AHNC to dry up but I don't know how much longer I can produce AHNC without sufficient financial support. I have a huge audience but few bother to donate.
I love "Olden Europe" - I was stupefied when Donald Rumsfeld insulted all of Europe by using that description -- which I am sure was his intent.
I am so grateful for your viewership and for your concern for the US and my website.
Thank you very much, J., for everything.
Republicans find a voice at the Democratic convention Los Angeles Times
Republicans Adopt Platform That Plays to Conservatives Washington Post
Guess Who's Coming For Seder?
Bob Novak Writes In To
Republican strategist Karl Rove called Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) late last week and urged him to contact John McCain to withdraw his name from vice presidential consideration, according to three sources familiar with the conversation.Lieberman dismissed the request, these sources agreed.
In fact, while Michelle Obama gave her speech, Barack Obama watched the whole thing from a family’s living room in Missouri. I mean, I know it’s tough getting a hotel room in Denver right now, but come on. - Jay Leno
Iraq war veterans lead protest at Democratic convention Los Angeles Times
"And as you know, Barack Obama has chosen Delaware Senator Joseph Biden as his running mate. Well, Biden has 35 years of experience in Washington. So between the two of them, that's almost 36 years of experience." " --Jay Leno
Toyota joins other automarkers in warning of more troubles ahead
Growth revised much higher in second quarter
Bank of China says 1st-half profit up 43 percent CNNMoney.com
KBR Sued For Human Trafficking!
KBR Inc and its Jordanian contractor are being sued for human trafficking by a Nepalese survivor and the families of 12 other employees who were killed while being transported, allegedly against their will, to work in a U.S. military base in Iraq.
"Nation, today is the 88th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. So, big surprise, tonight the Democrats chose to have Senator Hillary Clinton to give a speech. Now I love women, in fact, some of my best parents are women. But marking this anniversary is the most blatant pandering to female voters since the creation of female voters. You know, however long ago that happened. It is not the only anniversary the Democrats are exploiting this week. Thursday night, Barack Obama will honor the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech, and all Democrats will honor the 25th anniversary of John McCain's 1983 vote against Martin Luther King Day." --Stephen Colbert
Judge fears secret hearings over Guantanamo Bay The Associated Press
Tropical Storm Gustav Moves between Guantanamo and Jamaica Cuba News, Cuba
Vice President Dick Cheney
defended the Bush administration's record on prisoner interrogations, telling a
veterans' group that
of "alternative" techniques against suspects was legal and proper.
hear the fundraiser is a bust. i'm wondering, though, if it might be an
idea to make your site a members-only one with yearly dues. surely
there would be enough who would gladly kick in maybe five or ten a year
and you wouldn't have to worry about fundraising. do you think that
would work? you could offer a free week to get folks hooked. ;-) just a
Less than 1/2 of one percent of my viewers have donated, about 400 total over the years. If I had 100 subscribers pay $10 a month I would never have to beg for money again. But $10 a year for the max who have donated to me is only $4000 a year. But thanks so much for your suggestion, Kathy.
What do you think my ever so fabulous viewers? - click here to email me
Please keep All Hat No Cattle online
Offline Donation - Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
take a picture in tomato pulp during the annual "Tomatina" (tomato fight) in the
Mediterranean village of Bunol, near Valencia, Spain, August 27, 2008. The
origin of the tomato fight is disputed - everyone in Bunol seems to have a
favorite story - but most agree it started around 1940, in the early years of
the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco.