Tuesday edition - September 22, 2009

Big thanks to Rick for the graphic



White House targets insurers over healthcare premiums
Reuters - 9-22-09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House kept insurance companies squarely in its sights on Tuesday in the push for healthcare reform by..


Brzezinski: Obama Administration Should Tell Israel U.S. Will Attack Israeli Jets if They Try to Attack Iran

ABC - 9-22-09

The national security adviser for former President Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, gave an interview to The Daily Beast in which he suggested President Obama should make it clear to Israel that if they attempt to attack Iran's nuclear weapons sites the U.S. Air Force will stop them.

Beck Denigrates Yom Kippur
Common Dreams (press release) - 9-22-09
"Yom Kippur is a day of atonement, prayer and fasting," Ari Rabin-Havt of Media Matters said. "Glenn Beck's attempt to politicize this holiest of days with


An apple a day keeps the doctor away. So does having no health insurance. - Grant "Brad" Gerver www.seriouskidding.com





Glenn Beck, Keep Your Grubby Paws of Yom Kippur
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Mr. Beck, you are bad to the bone,
So its time that you start to atone.
And stop trying to steal
Jewish holy days. Heel!
Kindly leave all my people alone.


The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without Saddam

Obama v Letterman



Obama also had his most irreverent answer yet on the question of whether some of the vitriolic reaction to his health care plan is driven at least partly by racism.

"First of all, I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election," Obama said to huge laughs from Letterman and the audience.

Responded Letterman: "How long have you been a black man?"






Disturbing News


"Democratic Senator Max Baucus introduced his health care plan this week, to make it mandatory to get health insurance and ... you would fine people if you didn't get it. And if you didn't pay the fine, you'd go to jail. But the good news is, once you're in jail, free health care!" --Jay Leno




Lying For Money



South Carolina Republican congressman Joe Wilson has now raised over $2 million in campaign contributions since he shouted "You lie!" at the president earlier this month.


Republican-Shenanigans News


Carrie Prejean. You know Carrie, the almost-Miss California. She spoke today at the Values Voters Summit. They have great speakers, like crazy Michele Bachmann is there this year, John Boehner, the unemployed Baldwin brother, token black guy and for that segment of the Republican party that finds Sarah Palin too intellectual, they got Carrie Prejean to speak this year. She said, God chose her to give that answer at the pageant against gay marriage. You know what, Carrie, if God is really that interested in what goes on at beauty pageants, he's gay." --Bill Maher





Teabaggers Say "Take Our Country Back", What They Mean Is "Take Our Country Back From The Black"


"If Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid thought that after 9/12 we'd just go away and give up, well then we have some bad news for them," organizers wrote in a blog item singling out the president, Senate majority leader and House speaker that was posted on the Tea Party Express Web site. "We're back, better than ever, and determined to TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK!"



Republican health care reform would allot vouchers for hand sanitizer to qualifying families.

- Grant "Brad" Gerver www.seriouskidding.com



Rock-The-Voter News




The Not-So-Frugal Traveler (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Making staffers use each Post-It side,
Mark Sanford would wastefulness chide.
Then hed charter a plane,
Throwing cash down the drain.
Sanford sure took his state for a ride.



"Right now in Washington, D.C., they're holding something called the Values Voters Summit. This is a gathering of conservative activists at the Omni Hotel. During the day, they get together and talk about values and politics, and then at night, they sneak hookers up to their hotel rooms. " --Jimmy Kimmel




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Biz-Tech News


"Well, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, he says the recession is over. You know, where is that 'You lie!' guy when you need him?" --Jay Leno



Bush-Prison-Torture News


"Today, what else is going on? Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent minor surgery on his back. The doctor told Cheney it's a simple operation, he'd be up and having heart surgery in no time." --Conan O'Brien


Go-F**k-Yourself News


"Dick Cheney is having surgery today to relieve his lower back pain. And do you know how they administered the anesthesia? They just shot it right in his face." --Jimmy Fallon







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Frenchman Herve Diebolt, a participant of the international World Beard and Moustache Championships smiles in Gruendau near Frankfurt September 19, 2009. Over 160 participants compete in 17 categories of beard and moustache styles.
Photo/Ralph Orlowski




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