TGIF/Weekend edition - September 12-14, 2008



Wizard of Whimsy



In First Big Interview, Palin Says ‘I’m Ready’ for the Job
New York Times - 9-12-08
For the last two weeks, Democrats and even some Republicans have asked: Does Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska have enough experience to hold the second-highest office in the nation, or the presidency if the need arises?

Obama asks Bill Clinton to help with fightback, UK - 9-12-08
Barack Obama yesterday made a belated personal appeal to Bill Clinton for advice on how to fight back against a resurgent Republican presidential campaign

Obama Plans Sharper Tone as Party Frets
New York Times -9-12-08
Senator Barack Obama will intensify his assault against Senator John McCain, with new television advertisements and more forceful attacks by the candidate and surrogates beginning Friday morning, as he confronts an


"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



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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.



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Hillary Takes The High Road


Quinnipiac University 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









Republican-Shenanigans News


"I guess 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

Obama's VP


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.



Rock-The-Voter News

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.”


Biz-Tech News

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


Bush-Prison-Torture News



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.


"Well, the 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.'" --Jay Leno

Go-F**k-Yourself News



"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



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Odd News




Ashes of 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 monks involved must still cough up money in taxes, Japan's top court ruled Friday.
Photo/Kazuhiro Nogi