Tuesday edition - September 23, 2008
How We Became
the the United States of France
McCain Camp Takes Issue With Times Coverage
Poll: Obama struggling to win over Clinton voters
"The other financial genius, John McCain…said the fundamentals of our economy are strong, and he wanted to fire the head of the SEC -- except you can't as president fire the SEC chairman, it's a non-governmental job. Sarah Palin said today one more gaffe from McCain, and she's going to drop him from the ticket." --Bill Maher
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4169
2 bombs hit Baghdad, killing 1 and wounding 7
Bomb kills five children in N.Iraq - police
Iraq strikes gas deal with Shell BBC News
Gates: Spending for National Guard reaches record The Associated Press
Iraq: lawmakers condemn suicide bomber cartoon The Associated Press
Afghans want military force at Pakistan border
A majority of Americans
States isn't winning the war on terrorism, a perception that could undermine
a key Republican strength just as John McCain and Barack Obama head into their
first debate Friday night, a clash over foreign policy and national security.
Gunman fires at Finnish school; deaths reported The Associated Press
More NO OVERSIGHT Of US Billions
A former Iraqi official
estimated yesterday that more than
$13 billion meant for reconstruction projects in Iraq was wasted or stolen
through elaborate fraud schemes.
Salam Adhoob, a former chief investigator for Iraq's Commission on Public Integrity, told the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, an arm of the Democratic caucus, that an Iraqi auditing bureau "could not properly account for" the money.
"Hillary Clinton cancelled an appearance at the UN next week, after learning that Sarah Palin was also invited. And after Hillary canceled, the group canceled Sarah Palin, saying they didn't want any politicians. Which is a shame, because this would have been Sarah Palin's first trip to the United Nations. Although to her credit, she has been to the International House of Pancakes." -Jay Leno
Phone conversation may speak to Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens' state of mind Los Angeles Times
Larry Craig forms legal defense fund The Associated Press
"Sarah Palin's husband has refused to testify in an abuse of power investigation in Alaska. He was given a subpoena, and he is ignoring it. ... So it looks like this guy's going to have no trouble fitting into Washington. He seems to pick it up right away. It's like second nature" --Jay Leno
Democratic vice presidential
hopeful Joseph Biden said in an interview aired Monday that a campaign ad which
mocked Republican John McCain's inability to use a computer was "terrible."
Biden calls for stronger voice for National Guard The Associated Press
NRA Ads Against Obama
"Defend freedom," urges the
National Rifle Association's new TV and radio ad campaign. "Defeat Obama."
The powerful gun owners' lobby today announced it is firing away at the Democratic presidential candidate with a cache of TV and radio ads in New Mexico, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.
The ads will run on cable TV in all three battleground states: CMT, CNN, DISC, ESPN, ESPN, ESPN News, ESX, FXNC, GOLFm HIST, MIL, NFL, Outdoor Channel, Speed, Spike, TBS, TNT, TWC, and Versus.
"A top McCain policy adviser claimed this week that McCain's work in the Senate helped create the BlackBerry, saying, 'You're looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create.' He then handed the BlackBerry to McCain, who attempted to withdraw $20 from it." --Amy Poehler
Oil price posts largest-ever one-day gain
'Wall Street' No Longer Exists
GM, Ford shares join short-sell ban
The Last Microsoft Ad Strategy: The Disco Mom PC Magazine
The Environmental Protection
Agency has decided there's no need to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel
ingredient that has fouled public water supplies around the country.
EPA reached the conclusion in a draft regulatory document not yet made public but reviewed Monday by The Associated Press.
The ingredient, perchlorate, has been found in at least 395 sites in 35 states at levels high enough to interfere with thyroid function and pose developmental health risks, particularly for babies and fetuses, according to some scientists.
"My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel." — Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai
Court: US govt can't block detainee photos release The Associated Press
US allowing first family visits to Afghan prison The Associated Press
Guantanamo chaplain says freedoms eroded The Tennessean
McCain's 77 Year Old Lover (sorry about putting that visual in your mind)
Brazil - A former model and ballerina is making headlines across Brazil after being identified as John McCain's lover 51 years ago. Maria Gracinda Teixeira, 77, says she is the woman the Republican presidential candidate fondly described — though never named — in his 1999 book "Faith of My Fathers."
For Cheney, Katrina no call to arms The Times-Picayune
I will never understand why they cook on TV. I can't smell it. Can't eat it. Can't taste it. The end of the show they hold it up to the camera, "Well, here it is. You can't have any. Thanks for watching. Goodbye." - Jerry Seinfeld
Please help me put food on my family
Offline Donation - Lisa Casey - PO Box 88 - Ashford, AL 36312
Email All Hat No Cattle
Hunt for Palin hacker shaping up to be simple case The Associated Press
Auctioneer: I squeezed 210G from OJ tapes New York Daily News
David Blaine hanging tough after begininning 60-hour stunt New York Daily News
Design changes unveiled for Lincoln penny The Associated Press
upside down above Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York, Kelly Ripa, right,
interviews magician David Blaine for 'Live with Regis and Kelly' as Blaine
begins his latest endurance challenge 'David Blaine: Dive of Death' Monday
morning Sept. 22, 2008. Blaine plans to hang upside without a net for 60 hours
concluding his challenge with a plunge.