Thursday edition -September 17, 2009



CIA boss asks US Muslims to aid anti-terror effort
Yahoo News - 9-17-09
The director of the CIA beseeched Arab-American and Muslim leaders Wednesday to join efforts to reduce the threat of terrorism in the U.S.

Speaking in the heart of Michigan's large Middle Eastern Community, Leon Panetta said the country is safer than it was when it was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, though al-Qaida still remains a threat.

"I need you. The nation needs you,"

WWE's Linda McMahon Runs for Dodd's Senate Seat
Washington Post - ‎9-17-09‎
World Wresting Entertainment chief executive Linda McMahon entered Connecticut's Republican race for US Senate on Wednesday, adding a celebrity element to a

Republicans Who Helped Craft Health Bill Don't Endorse It
NPR - 9-17-09
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus's newly unveiled centrist health plan still faces a bipartisan gauntlet.


"This Kanye West/Taylor Swift thing will not go away. Even former President Bush spoke out about it today. He said, 'Kanye West doesn't care about white people.'" --Jay Leno




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WHEW! Guns Not Allowed In Club Car

The Senate voted Wednesday to permit passengers on the Amtrak passenger railroad to transport handguns in their checked baggage.

The proposal, approved by a 68-30 vote, seeks to give Amtrak riders rights comparable to those enjoyed by airline passengers, who are permitted to transport firearms provided that they declare they are doing so and that the arms are unloaded and in a securely locked container.


"Even the President is talking about Kanye West. Did you hear about this? In an off the record remark recorded by ABC, Obama said that Kanye West was a quote, unquote, 'jackass.' In even bigger news, ABC doesn't understand the meaning of the phrase 'quote, unquote, off the record.'" --Jimmy Fallon



Disturbing News


"President Obama is on a media campaign for his healthcare program. He'll appear this Sunday on 'This Week,' 'Meet the Press,' 'Face the Nation,' CNN's 'State of the Union,' and 'Univision.' Meanwhile, Vice President Biden will find out if he's the father on 'Maury Povich.'" --Jimmy Fallon





Republican-Shenanigans News




Meghan McCain Is Friends With Tila Tequila



Her pal Tila Tequila is also doing well. Tila recently claimed San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman roughed her up over Labor Day weekend. But the District Attorney has concluded that there is not enough evidence that the NFL star assaulted the MTV reality star.

"My heart goes out to her," Meghan told Us of her pal.


Rock-The-Voter News


"According to some reports coming out of Washington today, President Obama said Kanye West is a 'jackass.' Not since 'yes, we can' has Obama found a slogan so many Americans can get behind." --Conan O'Brien



"Yesterday in New York City, President Obama gave a tough speech to the Wall Street Executives. See, Wall Street is considered a safe place for Obama. You see, on Wall Street, if someone yells out 'you lie,' you could be talking to anybody." --Jay Leno

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Biz-Tech News

"And folks, they are doing it again. It's being reported that Goldman Sachs gave out $11 billion in bonuses. But they told their executives to be discreet with their money. What do you mean their money? It's our money!" --Jay Leno

Bush-Prison-Torture News




In a remark extraordinary even by the standards of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio heavyweight declared on his program Wednesday that the United States needed to return to racially segregated buses.

Referring to an incident in which a white student was beaten by black students on a bus, Limbaugh said: “I think the guy’s wrong. I think not only it was racism, it was justifiable racism. I mean, that’s the lesson we’re being taught here today. Kid shouldn’t have been on the bus anyway. We need segregated buses — it was invading space and stuff. This is Obama’s America.



Go-F**k-Yourself News




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The moons of Saturn passing in front of their parent planet. A tempest that erupted on Saturn in January has become the Solar System's longest continuously observed lightning storm, astronomers reported. Photo/NASA




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