TGIF/Weekend edition - January 18-20, 2008
Olbermann: O'Reilly "laughing at" Edwards' statistic about homeless veterans
Waxman Plans White House E-Mail Hearing
Gates backpedals on NATO comments
"Saudi Arabia announced today that contrary to rumors of dwindling oil supplies, they have plenty of oil. In fact, with the most recent estimate, they said they have enough oil to keep screwing us for the next 300 years." --Jay Leno
Iraqi forces battle cult gunmen Reuters
Iraq May Need Military Help for Years Washington Post
CIA Blames Extremist for Bhutto Killing
Protests Cause Pundit To End Sexism. Yeah, Sure.
With protests rumbling,
MSNBC's Chris Matthews said Thursday that he was wrong to say last week that
the reason Hillary Clinton is a senator and a candidate for president "is that
her husband messed around."
Dead teen's father says victim told him tiger was taunted San Jose Mercury News
Five Found Dead Inside Car In Gallatin County
Big Bush Giveaway
George W. Bush urged Congress Friday to pass an economic stimulus plan worth
"around one percent" of gross domestic product to revive a flagging economy.
Bush's announcement came amid a growing consensus on the need to enact a plan to help stave off a possible recession with a stimulus plan based on tax rebates and breaks for businesses.
"When we were in college we used to take a popcorn popper -- because that was the only thing they would let us have in the dorms -- and fry squirrels in the popcorn popper." --Mike Huckabee
Republican Shenanigans News
Romney and AP Reporter Exchange Words The Associated Press
Thompson Hopes SC Revives His Campaign Washington Post
Vets not a sure thing for McCain in SC
Firefighter Visits Jax to Speak Out Against Giuliani
News That Outrages Right Wingers
An American scientist
has created a cloned embryo from his own skin cells, becoming the first
person to create an exact copy of their genetic make-up.
"Congratulations to Mitt Romney, he was the big
winner in the Michigan primary. ... His dad used to be governor there, which I
think is an inspiration. It proves in America that you don't have to be the wife
of a former president to win, sometimes you can just be the son of a governor."
News That Pleases Right Wingers
Republican presidential hopeful and former Baptist pastor Mike Huckabee linked gay sex to bestiality and abortion to slavery in an interview Thursday, explaining why, if elected, he would try to amend the constitution.
ACLU files suit to block paper ballots
Edwards sharpens criticism of Clinton, Obama San Diego Union Tribune
Oil Prices Slip Below $90 a Barrel The Associated Press
Fed Chief’s Reassurance Fails to Halt Stock Plunge New York Times
Sprint Nextel to cut 4000 jobs MarketWatch
Time Warner: Download Too Much and You Might Pay $30 a Movie New York Times
The World Just Gets Weirder
Omar Osama bin Laden bears a striking resemblance to his notorious father — except for the dreadlocks that dangle halfway down his back. Then there's the black leather biker jacket. The 26-year-old does not renounce his father, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but in an interview with The Associated Press, he said there is better way to defend Islam than militancy: Omar wants to be an "ambassador for peace" between Muslims and the West.
"Scientists announced today they have been able to grow rat hearts in a lab. ... Finally, some good news for Dick Cheney" --Jay Leno
Stories clash in Denver arrest of Cheney critic Carlsbad Current Argus, NM
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Out Of Jail, OJ Returns To Florida
Don't send in the clowns Reuters
small mammals at Bristol Zoo Gardens Caroline Brown with the young aye aye named
'Raz', (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in Bristol Zoo in Bristol, England,
Wednesday Jan. 9, 2007. The aye aye is only the second of his species to be born
in Britain. The rare species of lemur, hunted to near-extinction and seen as a
bad omen in its native Madagascar.
Photo/ Barry Batchelor