TGIF/Weekend edition - December 12-14, 2008
Rumsfeld blamed in detainee abuse scandals
Mrs. Blagojevich's daddy comes to her defense over potty
Senate Abandons Automaker Bailout Bid
I wonder if Bush will issue pre-emptive pardons for Rumsfeld and Cheney?
"This week, the White House sent out a memo listing President Bush's successes and accomplishments. Actually, it's not so much a memo as it is a Post-it note." --Conan O'Brien
The-World-Will-Be-A-Safer-Place-Without George W. Bush
US military deaths in Iraq war at 4209 The Associated Press
In Afghanistan, A Small Force of US Soldiers Guards the Gates to Kabul U.S. News & World Report, DC
Minnesota Guard sending 1000 to Iraq Minneapolis Star Tribune, MN
Newly elected lawmaker posted to Iraq Philadelphia Inquirer, PA
US general says drop in Iraq deaths is linked to Iranian arms cutback Los Angeles Times
Japan extends Afghan naval support
Belgium arrests 14 in anti-terrorism sweep Los Angeles Times
Mentally Ill Hair
Blagojevich's glossy locks -- perfectly sculpted in rain or snow -- may be an indication of a sickness beneath his scalp, said one local psychologist.
Blagojevich says he'll step down just as soon as Bush does. - Grant Gerver
Bush Continues To Live Up To His Reputation As An Assholio
The White House
has turned down a request from the family of President-elect Barack Obama to
move into Blair House in early January so that his daughters can start school on
The Obamas were told that Blair House, where incoming presidents usually stay in the five days before Inauguration Day, is booked...It remained unclear who on Bushes guest list outranked the incoming President.
“It’s not a public schedule,” said Sally McDonough, spokeswoman for First Lady Laura Bush, in refusing to disclose who was staying at Blair House. “It’s not a question of outranking the Obamas. Blair House will be available to them on January 15.”
Ms. McDonough said “there’s nothing more to say other than that it’s not available and won’t be available until January 15.” She added that “you’re trying to make a story out of something that’s not a story.”
Throw The Bum Out
The movement to impeach Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is picking up steam almost by the hour, with voters and lawmakers alike demanding his ouster as the scandal-plagued politician boldly hangs on to power.
love watching congressmen lecture auto executives on how to run their business?
I mean, you got people that put us a trillion dollars in debt lecturing people
who put us a billion dollars in debt." --Jay Leno
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When It Comes to Holder, Specter Has Reservations Washington Post
Bush relaxes protections for endangered species The Associated Press
"Barack Obama said that he will not smoke cigarettes while he's in the Oval Office. He's kind of a closet smoker. So, he said he wouldn't smoke. And President Bush actually defended him today. President Bush said he smokes a cigar on rare occasions. He says it helps him think. Apparently it's a very rare occasion." --Jay Leno
Obama to Air Any Staff Talks About Senate Seat New York Times
Caroline Kennedy's fine, but a senator? Andrew Cuomo not so sure New York Daily News
A nightmare on Facebook for the Obama crew Baltimore Sun
Obama dog will face tough job requirements The Associated Press
"But Joe the plumber actually did have praise for McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin. He called her the real deal. That's great, I'm glad they got along. And they're perfect for each other, in a way. In fact, they're actually starring in a new movie together. I don't know if you've heard, it's called 'Dumb and Plumber.'" --Jimmy Kimmel
Sen. Hillary Rodham
Clinton would make about $4,700 less as secretary of state than her predecessor,
Condoleezza Rice. Congress late Wednesday lowered the salary for the nation's
to keep Clinton's nomination from running afoul of the Constitution.
President Bush talked about his religious believes on ABC's 'Nightline' the
other night. When the host asked Bush if he was a literalist when it came to the
bible, Bush said, no, no, he's actually a Methodist." --Jay Leno
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Dollar hits 13-year low versus yen MarketWatch
Daimler to Take 10% Stake in Russian Truck Maker Wall Street Journal
Another Houston oil firm moves its headquarters overseas Houston Chronicle
Former Nasdaq chairman charged with fraud CNN International
Bank of America may shed 35000 jobs
Bush Opposes Free Wireless Broadband PC Magazine
David Letterman's Top Ten Messages
Left on Rod Blagojevich's Answering Machine
10. For 10 grand can you make me Pope?
9. Hello, is this the Blog-o-bloga-a-da-go-bl-vipivh residence?
8. Hi, it's O.J. Wanna be cellmates?
7. Oh, I'm sorry, I think I have the wrong Blagojevich.
6. Hi, it's Larry Craig -- did I hear something about a Senator's seat being available?
5. I'm calling about your Senate seat on Craigslist. Want to trade for a futon?
4. Hey, it's Cheney -- Damn even I think you're sleazy.
3. You really Blagojevich'd your political career.
2. I'm guessing you didn't spend the bribe money on that haircut.
1. It's Sarah Palin. Thanks for replacing me as the country's most embarrassing governor
Panel blames White House, not soldiers, for abuse The Associated Press
Move May Help Shut Guantánamo Camp New York Times
Biden Gets A Puppy
Malia and Sasha Obama
apparently aren’t the only ones who were promised a puppy if they stuck it out
through the presidential election.
Vice President-elect Joe Biden picked out a German shepherd pup last weekend from a breeder near his Delaware home, according to a local newspaper report.
Biden was reportedly promised the post-election dog by his wife, Jill
perhaps the toughest thing for Governor Blagojevich is that today, December 10,
is his birthday. ... First, indicted Senator Ted Stevens loses the Alaska
election recount on his birthday. And now this. In fact, Hallmark has come up
with a new category of cards birthdays/federal indictments. I've got one right
here. 'Hey, you're not over the hill, you're in federal custody!' Big sellers."
Cheney on bailout stall: It's 'Herbert Hoover' time Pioneer Press, MN
Dumb and Dumber
George W. Bush's
presidential library domain name has been retrieved after a Web developing
company accidentally let it expire — and it apparently came at a high price.
Raleigh, N.C.-based Illuminati Karate paid less than $10 for the http://www.GeorgeWBushLibrary.com domain name and sold it back earlier this year for $35,000 to the library's contracted Web developers, Yuma Solutions, said George Huger, lead Web developer for Illuminati Karate.
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I received this email from Amazon on December 8
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And blah, blah, blah.
How odd that Amazon would remove this valuable service with only 3 days notice. Oh well, PayPal must be happy.
Email All Hat No Cattle
Iraq vet told to stop Tom Cruise-ing New York Daily News
provided by CMG Worldwide shows Bettie Page. Page, the 1950s
secretary-turned-model whose controversial photographs in skimpy attire or none
at all helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, died Thursday. She
I hope you have a peaceful weekend.