TGIF/Labor Day edition - August 29 to September 1, 2008
McCain picks Alaska Gov. Palin as running mate
Obama draws parallels to Martin Luther King Jr.
Obama vows to keep 'American promise alive'
Damn, smart move by McCain. In a nanosecond the excitement about Obama's speech disappeared from the headlines.
"And Barack Obama will give his big speech at Invesco Field, a football stadium, which is appropriate, considering how many times Democrats have fumbled in the past few years." --Jay Leno
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4150 The Associated Press
Ex-Marine acquitted in slayings of 4 in Iraq San Diego Union Tribune
Iraq's Sadr extends militia truce BBC News
Russia: G7 Condemnation over Georgia Shows 'Bias' Voice of America
"Well, as you know, the Democratic Convention is being held this week at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Don't confuse that with John McCain's convention next week, that's at the Polygrip Center, that's totally different." --Jay Leno
John McCain and Barack Obama
share common ground on a surprising selection of issues where the age-old
Republican-Democratic divide doesn't cut it anymore.
Both want the United States to join the campaign against global warming in earnest. Both want to cut taxes for the middle class.
No matter who wins, the moratorium on offshore drilling could well be relaxed, yet both presidential candidates also say no dice to letting oil companies into the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, after years of Republican efforts to open it to drilling.
As much as the candidates would be loathe to admit it, circumstance and the evolution of war policy have even diminished their differences over the course in Iraq.
I want my Country BARACK. - Grant Gerver, comedy writer
Meanwhile Back In Iran
Iran has 4,000 working nuclear centrifuges, an official said in remarks published on Friday, in line with a number verified by the U.N. atomic watchdog but lower than a figure cited by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Vetting Sarah Palin
Palin is under investigation for her firing of a state official, Public Safety
Commissioner Walt Monegan. She has been instructed to hand over documents and
recordings of telephone conversations as part of the probe, which grew out of
allegations she sacked Monegan
for refusing to fire her former brother-in-law from the state police.
Palin acknowledged that a member of her staff made a call to a trooper in which the staffer suggested he was speaking for the governor.
The first political pesticide has hit the shelves just in time: "Neocon-Be-Gone!" - Grant Gerver, comedy writer
Pawlenty indicates he's not McCain's veep choice The Associated Press
Republicans push for later primary season in 2012 The Associated Press
Republican Ex-Friends Do Battle in SI Congressional Contest New York Times
Obama Inspires Black Republicans to Switch Parties
eighty-four year-old Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens won his Senate primary
yesterday despite being indicted on corruption charges. He was indicted on
corruption charges and he won the primary. He says he wants to get back in the
Senate so he can keep working on the new issue most important to him: outlawing
prison rape. Yeah, for some reason that's his new issue." --Jay Leno
THE REPUBLICAN E.R. PLAN
healthcare plan, by his campaign's own admission, doesn't even try to extend
coverage to every American without insurance.
We're starting to get a better sense as to why this is.
Rocking the house -- and the vote -- for Obama in Denver stadium Los Angeles Times
Jack Abramoff Update
It used to be, when Jack
Abramoff needed something, he had an address book full of powerful Capitol Hill
contacts to call on, people he plied with expensive meals, campaign
contributions and golf junkets.
Now that the disgraced lobbyist is asking people to stand by his side while he seeks a reduction in his prison sentence...
"During the Democratic convention, this is true, delegates are being warned this year not to drink too much. They're being told not to drink too much, yeah. Yeah when asked why, Democratic officials said the last time we got drunk at a convention, we ended up nominating Walter Mondale." --Conan O'Brien
Cindy McCain's Family Values
half sister is planning on voting for Barack Obama, she tells Usmagazine.com...."I'm
not voting for McCain," Kathleen Hensley Portalski tells Us....Portalski's son
Nathan, a 45-year-old aerospace machinist, is also backing Obama.
"I wouldn't vote for John McCain if he was a Democrat," he tells Us. "I would not vote at all before I'd vote for him.
"I question whether Cindy is someone I'd want to see in the White House as first lady," he adds.
"Barack Obama's freshly-minted running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, also spoke tonight, and I have to say, after all the name-related problems this campaign has had, why Obama would pick a vice president with the last name 'Biden' is beyond me. Not that there's anything wrong with the name of Biden, but Obama-Biden, it's like they're trying to make their ticket sound as much like Osama Bin Laden as possible. They found the two guys in America whose names match up most closely with the person we hate more than anyone in the world, and they put them on the bumper stickers, very good thinking." --Jimmy Kimmel
It's the Constitution, Stupid
You know, that old piece of paper the Bush administration shredded. Why is no one in Denver talking about it?
'Gustav' Spares GTMO Military.com
Republican Sex Scandals Just Never End
A federal judge
been indicted on sex abuse charges, the Justice Department says.
Samuel Kent, a U.S. District Court Judge in Texas, faces one count of attempted aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of abusive sexual contact.
little political fact. Dick Cheney is the first Vice President in eighty years
not to run for president. Actually, Cheney did consider four more years, but his
doctor only gave him two-and-a-half." --Jay Leno
Email from AHNC viewers
I wish I had some insight as to why the fundraiser is such a
disappointment this time. Could be the tragic economy. Many around me
have been losing jobs and apartments while many more have little
faith in the stability of their current job. There are two quotes
that have always inspired me when facing tough times and so I will
share them with you and anyone else who may be struggling:
"Poverty consists, not in the decrease of one's possessions, but in
the increase of one's greed." - Plato
"What you risk reveals what you value." - Jeanette Winterson
You have risked a lot in pursuing the truth and making us smile
everyday, and in doing that you have made our lives richer in
knowledge and in joy. The value of what you do cannot be measured in
dollars and no simple donation is thanks enough for your contribution
That said, you can't buy bread with love, so I hope my contribution
can help and I wish you the best of luck in keeping your site alive.
You've been our voice since the early days of Bush, speaking out
against the dangers long before most in our nation caught on, and
yours is far too important a voice to go silent.
Stop it, you're making me cry.
Thank you so much Geoff. I feel it is an honor to do what I do and I am obviously not doing it for the money. When I started this website in November of 2000 my intent was to make people laugh while bringing the truth to them (then it was just a hobby). In 2003 I started to refine the formula for AHNC's current content. And was incredibly encouraged by my viewers, like you. One thing I am is loyal, a rare commodity in a Democrat these days. I only wish I was independently wealthy and didn't have to beg for money every 3 months.
The good news is AHNC coffers have increased by $700 in donations since yesterday! So I am only a little over $1000 from my goal. Maybe there is hope yet!
Lisa, there is no other place on the Internet that has your humorous content that is UPDATED FIVE DAYS a week, you are amazing. Here's $50. I wish it could be more! I need you!
Donate from Yurp
i love your site. thank you for it. now: i do not know how to donate
something (no credit card, no idea about pay pal, living in europe...).
if there is a international bank account to which i can transfer money,
let me know (not that i have much, but 5 ¤/month or so seems
Yurpeans don't have credit cards?
PayPal uses your checking account if you want. You transfer to PayPal then transfer to me.
Although I just got an email from some guy in Nigeria who said I have inherited millions and he wanted to deposit it in my checking acct too....lol
Thank you for writing.
So much has happened since AHNC was birthed. I'm glad I was at your site from the start. Bush stole an election in 2000, Bush handed over our spy plane to China in April 2001, My and your US congressman had a dead aide found in his office which went unreported nationwide in June 2001, 9-11, Bush/Cheney lied us into war in 2002 and then outted a CIA agent because her husband discredited them. And on and on...and you covered each and every event with great wit and grace.
Come on people DONATE. Stuff a couple of ONES into an envelope and mail it to Lisa once a month. She's at least worth that.
Joe (not Scarborough) from Pensacola
I'm glad you're not Joe Scarborough, the last time I heard from him he threatened to sue me.
Thanks Joe for your support.
I often wonder what secrets the Chinese gathered from our spy plane we allowed to land in China instead of ditching it according to normal military procedure?
Thank you so much!
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Offline Donation - Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
Bondsman Explains Process To Revoke Anthony's Bail WESH.com, FL
football players man the line of scrimmage as scarecrow fans watch on a field
Wednesday Aug. 27, 2008, Hoschton, Ga. To coincide with the town's upcoming fall
festival dubbed 'scarecow stampede', Hoschton residents are trying to break the
Guinness World Record for most scarecrows in one location with a goal of 4000.