TGIF/Weekend edition - September 12-14, 2008
Wizard of Whimsy
In First Big Interview, Palin Says ‘I’m Ready’ for the Job
Obama asks Bill Clinton to help with fightback
Obama Plans Sharper Tone as Party Frets
"Because of Sarah Palin, people are now asking the question: is she ready to be president? Is Sarah Palin ready to be president? If, God forbid, something happens to John McCain, is Sarah Palin ready to be president? I don't think we need to worry about that, because Bush has lowered the bar so tremendously." --David Letterman
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4155 The Associated Press
3 killed in Iraq shrine bombings CNN International
Iraq Rejects No-Bid Contracts Washington Post
Iraq's parliament to pick new flag in November The Associated Press
How Are Those Negotiations With North Korea Going?
North Korea has quietly built a long-range missile base that is larger and more capable than an older and well-known launch pad for intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to independent analysts relying on new satellite images of the site and other data. Analysts provided images of the previously secret site to The Associated Press
Many Fundamentalists have minds like concrete – all mixed up and firmly set. - J. Stephen Conn, ordained Protestant minister and author of “Growing up Pentecostal.”
Russia and Venezuela
Two Russian strategic bombers landed in Venezuela on Wednesday as part of military maneuvers, the government said, announcing an unprecedented deployment to the territory of a new ally at a time of increasingly tense relations with the U.S.
Ike strands freighter in Gulf; Houston braces The Associated Press
Weather service warns of 'certain death' in face of Ike CNN International
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Hillary Takes The High Road
Polling Institute Assistant Director Peter A. Brown said the Obama campaign is
fooling itself if it discounts the importance of the problem. “This isn’t about
Hillary; it’s about Obama’s problem with white women voters,” he said. “Hillary
won about 10 million votes from women voters in the Democratic primaries - there
are 52 million women voting in the general election.”
Clinton has said she’ll hit the road for Obama, but her team says she refuses to be an anti-Palin “attack dog.” Further complicating matters for Obama...
It’s official now. All senate pork going to Alaska will be earmarked with lipstick. - LaughLines
A Tangled Story of Addiction - Cindy McCain Washington Post
McCain takes slim lead over Obama The Associated Press
there are some problems" with Palin, though. Have "you heard about this 'Troopergate'
scandal?" Palin "allegedly...used her power as governor to pressure officials to
fire her former brother-in-law from his state trooper job. Now, maybe I'm wrong,
but wasn't that an episode of 'Dukes of Hazzard?'"- Jay Leno
It was a gift that the
McCain campaign could not resist pouncing on. Barack Obama's running mate, Joe
Biden, admitted in an unguarded moment that
Hillary Clinton may be more qualified to be vice-president than he is.
In one mutual moment of peace, John McCain and Barack Obama mark 9/11 Los Angeles Times
Obama Doubles Down on Change Message Washington Post
Barack Obama dominates in new poll -- of folks who can't vote here
Obama Mocks McCain
John McCain is mocked as an out-of-touch, out-of-date computer illiterate in a television commercial out Friday from Barack Obama as the Democrat begins his sharpest barrage yet on McCain's long Washington career.
Well, more good news this week for John McCain. It seems he is now matching Barack Obama ’s fundraising numbers. But he does have a slight advantage. See, for every dollar McCain raises, Medicare matches it. - Jay Leno
Democratic Chairwoman Makes Dumb Comment - Then Apologies
South Carolina Democratic
chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain
had chosen a running mate
"whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
Oil rises in Asia as Ike bears down on Texas coast The Associated Press
Chevron caught up in oil agency scandal San Francisco Chronicle
Capitalism and Religion Collide
Meat processor JBS Swift &
Co. has fired 130 Muslim workers
after they refused to return to work in a dispute with the company over Ramadan
fasting and meal breaks, company and union officials said on Thursday.
Even President Bush now has been drawn into this controversy. But again, you see, I don’t think President Bush really understands the issue. Like he said, “What people do in private is their business, as long as they don’t marry the pig.” - Jay Leno
Documents criticize Canadian's care at Guantanamo International Herald Tribune
Houston, We Have A Problem
As a gigantic Hurricane Ike
steamed through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Texas coast, officials in
America's fourth-largest city made a bold decision:
Instead of fleeing, residents here would stare down the storm.
Wall Street Journal said today Democrats are sending an army of lawyers and
investigators up to Alaska to look into the background of Sarah Palin. And of
course, John McCain is furious. He said, 'Hey, if I didn't look into her
background, there's no reason you should be looking into her background.'"
"Oprah's mother, Vernita Lee, allegedly owes a Wisconsin clothing store more than $155,000. Who knew Oprah had a mother?! How is it that we've met her trainers, her doctor, her friends, her personal chef, her interior decorator -- and not her mother?"- Jimmy Kimmel
Stop the Swiftpigging!
Offline Donation - Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
Email All Hat No Cattle
Pamela Anderson tells Sarah Palin to 'suck it ' - VIDEO Monsters and Critics.com
deceased pets are stored, in Buddhist style, at a Tokyo pet cemetery. Saying a
final goodbye to pets at a funeral is a special moment for owners, but the
involved must still cough up money in taxes, Japan's top court ruled Friday.