Tuesday edition - September 15, 2009
Politico – 9-15-09
AP - 9-15-09
Most US doctors approve of a "public option" to supplement private health care insurance in the United States, as proposed by President Barack Obama, a poll showed Monday.
Bush 'shoe thrower' unrepentant after jail release
"But to be fair, the next day Joe Wilson apologized, he said he didn't mean to say 'You Lie." He said he meant to say 'Go back to Africa.'" --Bill Maher
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4344 The Associated Press
Man killed after firing on US helicopter in Iraq The Associated Press
US soldier held in contractor's slaying in Iraq Boston Globe
China Trains Afghans and Iraqis in Mine Clearing New York Times
63% of Americans Thinks the News Is Inaccurate
Pew says its polling shows
that 29% of Americans say news organizations "generally get the facts straight,"
while 63% say news stories "are often inaccurate."
That contrasts with the 1985 survey showing 55% and 34%, respectively.
Democrats just never learn: Americans don't really care which side of an issue
you're on as long as you don't act like pu**ies. When Van Jones called the
Republicans a**holes, he was paying them a compliment. He was talking about how
they can get things done even when they're in the minority, as opposed to the
Democrats, who can't seem to get anything done even when they control both
houses of Congress, the presidency, and Bruce Springsteen."--Bill Maher
In Bad News (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Are health reports making you glower?
Is the swine flu bug making you cower?
Then get ready to frown
At the new scare in town:
Deadly germs in the head of your shower.
though in his speech, Obama said, 'You lie, I'm not going to kill old people,'
the next day Sarah Palin said on her Facebook page she still believes in death
panels. You know what, Sarah, honey, if we were going to get rid of useless
people, you would be the first to go." --Bill Maher
Obama Calls Kanye West A Jackass
Barack Obama yesterday labeled Kanye West a "jackass" after the rapper's
outburst at the MTV awards.
Obama, normally disciplined about what he says, called West a "jackass" during an off-the-record portion of a television interview with CNBC. A rival ABC reporter, Terry Moran, picked it up and sent it out as a tweet last night: "Pres Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential."
GOP Leader Opposes House Action on Wilson New York Times
Palin in China: No media allowed Kansas City Star
When Jenny Sanford visited Florida, guess who paid for security? MiamiHerald.com
"It's the 8th anniversary of 9/11, and Americans today stopped doing whatever they were doing to sit there, reflect, do nothing, say nothing, just like Bush did eight years ago when he got the news." --Bill Maher
58% of Americans Are Opposed to the Afghan War
(CNN) -- Support for the war in Afghanistan is at an all-time low, according to
a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Tuesday morning indicates that 39 percent of Americans favor the war in Afghanistan, with 58 percent opposed to the mission.
Michael Moore May Quit Making Documentaries?
Michael Moore says he
made his latest documentary, "Capitalism: A Love Story," as though it were his
last. And it might be.
The George W. Bush antagonist of "Fahrenheit 9/11" and gun-control champion of "Bowling for Columbine" closing up shop? The General Motors jouster of "Roger & Me" and health-care trouper of "Sicko" no longer in the documentary business?
"I'm saying it's a possibility, yeah," Moore said in an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival
George Bush was president, Democrats in Congress, to be fair, would occasionally
go 'Boooo!' But President Bush never took it personally, he just thought
Congress was haunted." --Craig Ferguson
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George Bush Legacy: Trickle On Economics
annual Census Bureau report on income, poverty and access to health care-the
Bureau's principal report card on the well-being of average Americans-closes the
books on the economic record of George W. Bush.
It's not a record many Republicans are likely to point to with pride.
On every major measurement, the Census Bureau report shows that the country lost ground during Bush's two terms. While Bush was in office, the median household income declined, poverty increased, childhood poverty increased even more, and the number of Americans without health insurance spiked. By contrast, the country's condition improved on each of those measures during Bill Clinton's two terms, often substantially.
"Yesterday, at the White House, President Obama welcomed the Stanley Cup
champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Yeah, when asked if he likes hockey, Obama said,
'What black man from Hawaii doesn't?'" --Conan O'Brien
"Today one of President Obama's advisers called Joe Wilson, the guy who heckled the president, 'a pimple on the ass of progress.' That's true. Yeah, then the adviser stressed that removing a pimple from the ass of progress would be covered under Obama's health care plan." --Conan O'Brien
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Wook Kundor, 107, sits outside her house in Malaysia's northern Kuala Terengganu state on September 13, 2009. Wook says she is ready to marry for the 23rd time because she fears her current drug addict husband Muhammad, 37, who is undergoing voluntary drug rehabilitation treatment in the capital Kuala Lumpur, will leave her once the program ends.