TGIF/Weekend edition - January 18-20, 2008




Olbermann: O'Reilly "laughing at" Edwards' statistic about homeless veterans
Media Matters for America, DC - 1-17-08
Summary: MSNBC's Keith Olbermann criticized Fox News' Bill O'Reilly for ridiculing Sen. John Edwards' assertion that "200,000 men and women who wore uniforms...


Waxman Plans White House E-Mail Hearing
The Associated Press - 1-18-08
 A White House chart indicates no e-mail was archived on 473 days for various units of the Executive Office of the President, a House committee chairman says.

Gates backpedals on NATO comments
CNN - 1-18-08
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, criticized by some for comments indicating NATO forces in southern Afghanistan are not up to par, praised them Thursday for their "valor and sacrifice," which has caused the Taliban "significant

"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



The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News

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."




Disturbing News

Big Bush Giveaway


President 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

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." --Jay Leno


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.






Rock-The-Voter News

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Biz/Tech News

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.




Bush-Prison-Torture News



"Scientists announced today they have been able to grow rat hearts in a lab. ... Finally, some good news for Dick Cheney" --Jay Leno





Go-F**k-Yourself News



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Odd News



Overseer of 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