Thursday edition - September 24, 2009



Palin Attacks Fed on Hong Kong Visit, Wants ‘Responsible China’

Bloomberg - 9-24-09

Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin used her first trip to Asia to attack the Federal Reserve...Asked about the difficulties of balancing her political career with her home life, Palin said today: “I have a husband. I could have used a wife.”


HIV Vaccine Shows Promise for First Time, Study Shows
Bloomberg - 9-24-09
Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- An experimental vaccine prevented HIV infections for the first time, a breakthrough that has eluded scientists for a quarter century

Senators Delay Confronting Hardest Issues Tied to Health Bill
Washington Post - 9-24-09
Slogging through a second day of work on legislation intended to overhaul the nation's health-care system, the Senate Finance Committee wrestled Wednesday with politically volatile proposals to squeeze money out of


"If you wanted to, you could get on the eBay and you could bid on having dinner with Sarah Palin. Did you know that? Yep, you could bid on it. And the winning bid was $63,000. You get to sit down and have dinner. Of course, you know, for that price - people say that's a lot of money - she'll shoot the main course." --David Letterman




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


"Ahmadinejad, quite a speech, that guy. I mean, where is Joe Wilson when you need him, for God's sakes?" --David Letterman





Subject: Tea Baggers


Hi Lisa,

Every time I hear the Republicans called Tea Baggers it cracks me
up. Do they even know the sexual meaning for this term? It is
really suitable for them to choose it as their mantra.




You asked: Do they know the sexual meaning for this term?


If they do, they don't care. Attention to detail is not their strong suit and neither is spelling.




"It's opening week at the U.N., ladies and gentlemen. Security is very tight here in New York City. A lot of dictators all over the city. You know what I've noticed? Dictators tend to be tiny. Have you noticed this? Kim Jong Il, a tiny little guy. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Another guy like this: Mayor Bloomberg." --David Letterman







Disturbing News

Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Journalism


 Much of America discovered James O'Keefe III and Hannah Giles through their hidden-camera, make-believe pimp and prostitute videos of ACORN employees giving advice about establishing a brothel with underage hookers.

But as far back as 2006 — well before the videos became a national sensation and conservative rallying cry — the fresh-faced O'Keefe and Giles connected with a pair of Washington conservative institutions that boast programs training ideological journalists.



Republican-Shenanigans News


I Know How This Woman Feels


Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) fielded open questions from his constituents on the health reform debate for the first time this summer.

Patricia Churchill relayed a story about a close family member who recently lost a high paying job and her health insurance. Churchill told Cantor that her relative was dying of stomach tumors and needs an operation as soon as possible. Cantor responded by suggesting that Churchill’s relative should seek “existing government programs” or find charity.


"Doctors are optimistic about the surgery. They said Cheney's back surgery was quite risky but not necessary. Risky but not necessary. So it's like the Iraq war." --David Letterman


Rock-The-Voter News


"Well, you know what's interesting? Because of all these scandals, the executive director of Acorn, a woman named Bertha Lewis, said Acorn will fire any employees 'too stupid to understand they are not reaching professional standards.' Why can't we get this rule for Congress?" --Jay Leno



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Biz-Tech News


"I know that traffic is insane out there. It's because of the United Nations climate week. And over 150 world leaders are here, including President Obama. It's good to see all these guys get in their separate cars, commuting back and forth to the U.N., to discuss ways to improve our climate." --Jimmy Fallon



Jack Cafferty of CNN - When Tom DeLay Goes to Prison They Can Show His Dancing to the General Inmate Population


Cafferty: Did you show that Tom DeLay video yet. That's just disturbing...

Blitzer: If you haven't seen it...

Cafferty: It's just disturbing. It's very disturbing.

Blitzer: It takes guts to do that.

Cafferty: It takes something. I'm not sure guts is it.

Blitzer: Wild thing, you make my heart sing.

Cafferty: When he goes to prison they can show that, like the dances and stuff to the general inmate population.

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“I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.” - Ronald Reagan

Bush-Prison-Torture News


"This is all just speculation, you know. We don't know any of this actually happened and we won't be certain that the baby belongs to John Edwards until we see how the child's hair responds to blow drying." --Jimmy Kimmel





Go-F**k-Yourself News


Subject: GOP Health care


 I am really dismayed and actually angry about the way Obama has handled the whole health care opportunity. After being given a mandate last November, he basically lateraled it to Reid and Pelosi and said, "You figure it out." Unfortunately, the 535 members of Congress couldn't plan a two-car funeral, never mind a national health care program. Now we have the Baucus bill and already it has something like 564 amendments.

Somehow, I don't think that's what the electorate had in mind. Yet Obama gave away the mandate for change, the future structure of health care itself, and the agenda. His opponents seized the agenda and have had a field day with it. Democrats have been on the defensive ever since.

This is an example of why I supported Hillary in the primaries last year. I thought Obama lacked the executive and legislative experience needed to pull off major initiatives, and I think I was right (although I still support him). Obama's team wanted to avoid the mistakes Clinton made but they seem also to have avoided studying the successes LBJ had in civil rights, voting rights, housing, education, and other areas. It's not enough to understand the causes of failure; you also have to understand the drivers of success. I don't think the Obama team did that. This is all IMHO, of course.

Keep us posted on how things are going for you, as we are all really concerned and pulling for you. That's not an opinion, it's a fact!

Hang in there!

Thanks for writing. And your kind words.


I agree Rick. As Dr. Howard Dean suggested, we also need a public option to able to use an existing program such as Medicare/Medicaid for people who don't have health insurance. Without that then where is the reform?


I'm doing OK. My attitude is good but I am as tired and slow as my phone modem connection. Still waiting for treatment.





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Odd News

To Help You Deflate Photo



An Indonesian woman has given birth to an 8.7-kilogramme (19.2-pound) baby boy, the heaviest newborn ever recorded in the country, a doctor said. The baby boy is pictured here next to a baby of average size at a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra.





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