Monday edition - January 12, 2009
Bush defends presidency in final news conference
Obama Signals His Reluctance
to Look Into Bush Policies
Bush takes last Air Force One flight to honor dad
At Bush's last press conference today, it was bad enough the press didn't press Bush about his obvious delusional claims, but what was worse is they didn't hurl one shoe!
"I tell ya, the economy is bad. The economy is so bad, Iraqis can only afford to throw one shoe." --Jay Leno
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
Pentagon: Purple Heart won't be awarded for PTSD
"And how about this for nerve? This is unbelievable. The porn industry is now asking for a $5 billion federal bailout. The porn industry. Talk about a stimulus package." --Jay Leno
How Do Our Troops Like Being Under Iraqi Rule?
"We've got to walk on eggshells," said Spec. Cory Armer, 23, of Lake Charles, La. "I understand you can't go out and shoot everyone and play Rambo. But war is war. We shouldn't be falling under the jurisdiction of a country we're at war with."
Costa Rica quake toll rises to 19, with 85 still missing ReliefWeb (press release), Switzerland
Joe the Plumber's First War Report
The people of Sderot "can't
do normal things day to day" like get soap in their eyes in the shower, for fear
of rockets, said America's most famous plumber, whose real name is Samuel J.
"I'm sure they're taking quick showers," he said. "I know I would."
Wurzelbacher's status as a rookie was evident when he stood in front of a pile of spent rockets and said: "I have thousands of questions but I can't think of the right one."
"It was an exciting day for our first lady, who got a new set of plates. First Lady Laura Bush showed off the new, gold-rimmed official state china that cost $493,000. But don't worry, it was paid for by a private trust, funded by lunatics who would donate half a million dollars to buy the White House plates. Mrs. Bush said she'd been hoping to use the china herself, but she ordered it two years ago and it just came, which is what happens when you order your table service from FEMA. But it's probably for the best. You can't trust President Bush with a $3,000 plate." --Jimmy Kimmel
Bush Calls on Republican Party to Be Inclusive New York Times
Republicans to Challenge Attorney General Pick Wall Street Journal
Blunt rejoins GOP leadership
More students get state of Florida to pay private tuition Orlando Sentinel
Coleman is casting wider net for votes Minneapolis Star Tribune
Joe the plumber? A conservative website is sending Joe the plumber to Gaza as
their war correspondent. Because who better to explain the complex issues
surrounding a war that’s been going on for forty years than an unlicensed
Obama: More oversight, openness needed in bailout The Associated Press
Vice President-elect Biden arrives in Iraq Washington Post
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich impeached Seattle Times
Blagojevich to swear in Senate, then members start his trial Chicago Tribune
Notice To Animal Shelters: Obama's Girls Want A Labradoodle or a Portuguese Water Hound
President-elect Barack Obama
says he and his family have narrowed their choice of pet hound to one of two
breeds, and are ready to start combing animal shelters to find the lucky dog.
"They seem to have narrowed it down to a labradoodle or a Portuguese water hound," Obama told ABC's This Week in an interview broadcast Sunday.
days ago in New Jersey, there were UFO sightings. Believe me, it’s not an
invasion. The aliens are actually here because they want some of that Federal
bailout money. - Jay Leno
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Subject: Happy Almost January 20
I am counting the days. The first inauguration I saw on TV was
Eisenhower. Talk about being old,
my senior high school class (13 of us with our nun teacher) had to go to a TV
store to sit in the show room and watch their big sets. What a thrill.
Hearing about the big earthquake in Costa Rica, I was thinking about you. I
hope everything was o.k. In our local paper today there was an item about a
local Boy Scout troop in Costa Rica for a trip. Seems they just left all the affected places the day
before the quake. Of course kids from this area know about quakes, we have them all the time but not so
Looking ahead with hope ---
Thanks for writing! My first inaugural was watching JFK on a black and white TV in my school kitchen, with nuns too! lol
Poor Costa Rica. I'm still in Alabama. I called down there to check with my neighbor. She said they never felt anything. My place on the Pacific coast is far away from the epicenter of the earthquake which was inland. Although two years ago I was sitting in my living room with 2 friends when it sounded and felt like a semi ran into my house. We all shot out of the house in time to watch and hear the windows rattle. No damage other than a near heart attack.
watching Bush in his last press conference as I write this. Thank God its his
last. The man is truly the perfect picture of a man who has delusions of
grandeur. Bush especially needs to be convicted of his crimes. I remember the
GOP justifying the impeachment of Clinton by saying," Clinton isn't above the
law." Well, neither is Bush. Unless we convict him, another president will feel
free to do the same. Excuse me, watching Bush has caused me to explode into this
diatribe. Mea culpa
What the H?
President-elect Barack Obama's middle name - Hussein - was shortened to the initial "H" for inauguration rehearsals on Sunday, but officials said his full name will be used during the real thing Jan. 20.
Inauguration Day, Barack Obama will be riding in a brand new presidential
limousine made by General Motors. Yeah, the parade route is five miles long, so
GM says Obama should only have to stop for gas twice." --Conan O'Brien
Obama: Unlikely to Close Guantanamo in First 100 Days
They Need All The Prayers They Can Get
Voodoo priests in Benin
offered sacrifices and prayers to gods and ancestors on Saturday
to seek an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to other wars in Africa
and elsewhere in the world.
The small West African state sandwiched between Togo and Nigeria is the home of the ancient Voodoo religion, which was later carried by slaves to the Americas where it survives in different forms in countries like Brazil, Haiti and Cuba.
Cheney defends war on terror
Cheney: Too soon to declare worst economy CNN Political Ticker
Born With A Silver Foot In His Mouth
Britain's Price Harry is in
the stew over derogatory comments he made in a home video recorded during a 2006
visit to Cyprus with fellow military cadets.
In the video, the prince -- an army lieutenant who is third in line to the British throne -- refers to a fellow cadet as "our little Paki friend" -- an offensive term in England for someone of Pakistani descent.
He tells another soldier wearing a camouflage veil, "[Bleep] me, you look like a raghead."
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Odd News A surfboard
which a bite taken out of it by a shark in Binalong Bay, near St Helens,
Tasmania is seen in this handout obtained January 12, 2009. An Australian surfer
punched a five-meter (16-ft) shark in the head as he rescued his 13-year-old
cousin who had been bitten on the leg and dragged beneath the water, local media
reported on Monday. Photo/Tasmania Police Peace.
A surfboard which a bite taken out of it by a shark in Binalong Bay, near St Helens, Tasmania is seen in this handout obtained January 12, 2009. An Australian surfer punched a five-meter (16-ft) shark in the head as he rescued his 13-year-old cousin who had been bitten on the leg and dragged beneath the water, local media reported on Monday. Photo/Tasmania Police