Tuesday edition – October 11, 2011
News that a Florida legislator wants to bring back the banned activity of “dwarf tossing” has people shaking their heads, and wondering why in the world….
Dwarf tossing? I’m so glad the Republicans are continuing with the important business of the state.
“Hank Williams Jr. got his ass kicked off of Monday Night Football. His crime was comparing Obama to Hitler on Fox News. Or as it used to be called, ‘The Glenn Beck Show.” –Bill Maher
The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam
- 13 Chinese sailors killed near Golden Triangle
- Syrian cleric warns U.S., Europe against attack
- Israel permits more Egyptian soldiers into Sinai
- Underwear bomber trial to open in Detroit
- Iran reportedly sentences film actress to 90 lashes
- Catholic church in India says have more children
Trillions spent on the war and no one can fly a crop duster plane with herbicides over the fields?
Opium production in Afghanistan is set to rise by nearly two-thirds this year, with farmers’ revenues set to soar compared to last year’s harvest blighted by disease, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Ten years after the 2001 US-led invasion to drive the Taliban from power, Afghanistan produces 90 percent of the world’s illegal opium, funding much of the militia’s insurgency despite an expensive Western eradication programme.
By Don Davis
- Cain, Romney tied in poll among Va Republicans
- Senate GOP poised to scuttle Obama’s jobs plan
- Republicans pile on Romney, looking to block him
By Don Davis
“If we are going to fire every Southern hillbilly who thinks Obama is like Hitler, who will be our Republican congressmen?” –Bill Maher
Sarah is A Broad
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has told a business forum in Seoul that the United States is due for a female president.
Rock the Voter News
“You folks feeling the economic pinch? That’s why we lowered the ticket prices. And the hookers in Times Square, God bless ‘em, are now accepting chickens.” –David Letterman
- Oil sheen found on Yellowstone near Exxon refinery
- Senate considers sanctioning China over currency
- Occupy Wall Street Protests Rankle the Rich
- Colorado ‘toy ranches’ lose tax break with new law
Sarah Palin won’t run for president. Who better to lead us out of the troubles of the world than a half-term governor from Alaska?- David Letterman
Still Trying to Clean up Bush’s Economic Destruction
Congress should not endorse another big tax break for overseas corporate profits because the last one in 2004-2005 was a costly failure, said U.S. congressional investigators in a report released on Monday.
With an army of lobbyists pushing on Capitol Hill for a repeat of the Bush administration’s 2004-2005 program, the head of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations urged lawmakers to reject another corporate give-away.
“This week Arnold Schwarzenegger dedicated a museum in Austria devoted to him. Kids get in free if they turn out to be his.” –Jay Leno
2011 Fall Fundraiser
Lisa Casey ~ POBox 88 ~ Ashford, AL 36312
- ‘World’s oldest car’ sells at auction for $4.6 mn
- Lair of Ancient ‘Kraken’ Sea Monster Possibly Discovered
- Chocolate lovers have fewer strokes …
- Marathon-running mum gives birth after …
- Dutch coffee shops face new curbs on …
Guests arrive at the inauguration ceremony of the new skyscraper tower of Huaxi village, in Jiangsu province, October 8, 2011. Huaxi village, also known as China’s richest village, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the inauguration of a massive 328-meters (1,076 feet) high skyscraper that screams for attention from its lowly skyline. A solid gold bull weighing a ton also greets visitors at a viewing area on the 60th-floor of the tower, a testament to the wealth of the village. In Huaxi, those from the original 2,000 residents have at least a house, a car, and $250,000 in the bank and enjoy universal health care and free education. Officials from elsewhere in China tour Huaxi to find out how this once sleepy village, with just 576 residents in the 1950s, is now so rich and why non-local businessmen would donate million-dollar factories to buy the privilege of a local residence permit. Photo/Carlos Barria