TGIF/Weekend edition - October 17-19, 2008
Republicans flood Minnesota with anti-Obama phone calls
Obama cautions against cockiness
Could the Recession End the Iraq War?
At the presidential debate Wednesday night, John McCain kept invoking the name of Joe the Plumber. I just hope this isn’t the same Joe as Joe Six-Pack. That’s all we need - a drunk plumber. - Laugh Lines
"This Joe the Plumber has been all over the place. He's been on Good Morning America, he was on FOX News, he was talking to the Associated Press. This plumber has done more interviews in one day than Sarah Palin has done since being chosen by John McCain." --Jay Leno
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4185 The Associated Press
US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 542 The Associated Press
Turkish military: 35 Kurd rebels killed in clashes
Pakistani judge extends detention of US national The Associated Press
US army withdrawal from Iraq could start next year guardian.co.uk
Oil, Oil Everywhere
Qassim Frez, a senior Iraqi civil servant, has a problem officials in Washington might envy. Iraq has piled up tens of billions of dollars from oil sales, and its bureaucrats are struggling to spend the windfall.
"It turns out Joe the Plumber, his name's not Joe, he's not a licensed plumber, and he owes back taxes. So it sounds like he has the best plan to reduce taxes -- don't pay them." --Jay Leno
U.S. warships watched a
hijacked vessel laden with tanks while other gunboats patrolled the dangerous
waters off Somalia, but pirates still seized another freighter this week — and
now hold about a dozen despite the international effort to protect a major
Military vessels from 10 nations are now converging on the world's most dangerous waters
notice how energetic and aggressive John McCain was during the debate? I think
somebody added Red Bull to his Mylanta." --David Letterman
Ted Stevens takes the stand at corruption trial Los Angeles Times
McCain tells CBS' Letterman Sarah Palin's going on NBC's SNL
Just What Fox Needs, Another Blowhard!
An hour after Glenn Beck appeared on CNN, Fox News announced last night that it had signed the conservative commentator, grabbing a rising star of the right from its news-network rival.
hear what happened at a rally yesterday? Sarah Palin mistook some of her
supporters for hecklers. You know, confusion happens in all walks of life. For
example, a few weeks ago, John McCain mistook her for a legitimate candidate. It
happens." --David Letterman
Email: "Dalton WatsonII" email@example.com
Subject: Letter to the editor
never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side... Rather I should die a
thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than
to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback
to the blackest specimen from the wilds.
—Robert C. Byrd, in a letter to Sen. Theodore Bilbo (D-MS), 1944 
Gotta love those Southern Democrats, and to think of this Democrate paired with William Ayers, WOW. You Libs are the greatest for being the best of the double standard Party. It's now wonder the Ass is your emblem! HAAAAAA,haaaaaa<haaaaaa
FYI: Robert Byrd has endorsed Barack Obama. Byrd formally apologized for his 64
year old racist statements a couple of decades ago. I forgave him, Obama forgave
him and so should you.
I'm curious. Why is it Republican e-mailers to AHNC can't spell or form a cohesive sentence? Don't you all have spell check? Or are you drunk when you write emails late at night? Google has an email tool to help you prevent sending emails while inebriated.
Thank you for writing a letter to the editor, Dalton WatsonII, and showing the world your ass.
Obama extends his campaign into Republican states International Herald Tribune, France
FBI probes ACORN over voter registrations The Miami Herald, FL
McCain, Obama trade comic barbs at New York charity function 9:16 ... Dallas Morning News, TX
Fox News Reads Between The Hip Hop Moves
This picture of former
Secretary of State Colin Powell gettin' down on stage with Nigerian rap stars at
the Africa Rising Festival is, in fact, not Photoshopped. It's just funny. So no
biting commentary to make about it because after all, Powell is just being a
Or is he? Fox News sees ominous signs in the general's impromptu boogie. It posits that because Powell not only "showed off hip hop moves," but audibly referred to himself as "African American" while on stage in London, all the signs are present for him to soon endorse Barack Obama for president.
Stripping For Sarah
Some spectacled strippers
are looking to score some votes of their own, just for looking like Sarah Palin.
A Sin City strip club says it
plans to host a lookalike contest in honor of the GOP vice presidential nominee,
and is bringing in women from gentlemen's clubs all over the country to compete.
McCain/Palin: Incontinence and Incompetence
OPEC calls emergency meeting as oil falls below $70 Seattle Times
Second Canadian gas pipeline bombed United Press International
France's bank rescue plan becomes law International Herald Tribune
Ode To John “Air-Quotes” McCain
By Madeleine Begun Kane
Many voters ask: Whose views are best,
As opposed to the drinking-pal test.
But whichever the measure,
Obama’s my pleasure.
McCain? He’s a cranky old pest.
"Josh Brolin, who plays President Bush in the new movie 'W,' says at first, he wasn't sure he should take the role, because it would be such an acting challenge. That's what he said. Brolin says he prepared for the role by getting up every day, running five miles, and then bashing himself in the head with a hammer." --Conan O'Brien
Abu Ghraib 'scapegoat' defends record TheDay, CT
Bush dodges decision on Guantánamo Financial Times, UK
Trying to Keep Track of Guantánamo? Try ScotusBlog The MIT Tech, MA
"Ladies and gentlemen, I got an update on Vice President Dick Cheney. He was admitted to a hospital earlier today, abnormal heart rhythm. But he's doing fine. He's okay. He's already sitting up, sneering at nurses. And he'll be out shooting hunting buddies again soon." --David Letterman
VP Cheney, Joe Biden's wife plan visits to Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian, MO
Cheney Surgery Might Put Health Issue on McCain Washington Post
Subject: What will happen to AHNC if Obama is elected?
I just read your note that you are wondering what will happen to AHNC if Obama is elected.
Have no fear! Obama is a politician! Therefore, you will be assured of lots of useful material
for pointing out reneged promises, false statements, kowtowing to big business, extensions
of FISA, etc.
His first disappointing announcement will be that his 16-month timeline didn't mean all troops
would actually be out of Iraq in 16 months: "C'mon, people, these things are complex."
I just saw this on your site:
"It would be ironic that I would have to close down AHNC because Obama got elected and my support disappeared."
It's important that you keep reminding people that our work is just beginning once Obama gets elected. The right wing is going to crank up the attack machine big time. The persecution he's in for is staggering to contemplate, really. Remember what they did to Bill Clinton.
The MINUTE he gets elected we need to start thinking about 2012. (You know the Republicans will.)
Please don't even THINK of closing down shop. And help us all remember that complacency will truly doom us all.
All blessings to you,
After Obama is elected there will still be a plethora of things for you to make fun of. After all, these clueless McCain and Palin supporters aren't going to go away, are they? We will still need hard workers like you to continue to point out the foibles and follies that are sure to continue.
Boca Raton, FL
You said: "Fans as
yourself have kept me online for almost eight
years and I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to continue.
It would be ironic that I would have to close down AHNC because Obama
got elected and my support disappeared."
As long as there is Washington (and Republicans, but not just
Republicans) there will have plenty to laugh about!
Thank you all for your vote of confidence!
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