Thursday edition - December 18, 2008
Confirmed: Cheney's Role in Approving Torture
Iraqi officials arrested over coup plot against prime minister
Turley: Cheney actions 'unambiguously a war crime'
Let's just tar and feather Cheney and be done with it. Or, at the very least, throw a shoe at him.
"The current administration, of course, is winding down, not just President Bush, but everybody is sort of talking about the eight years. Yesterday, Dick Cheney was interviewed by ABC News, and he reflected on his eight years in office. Yeah. And he turned into a bat and disappeared in a puff of smoke." --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
Bulgarian troops return from Iraq The Associated Press
Panel calls for dropping Blackwater guards in Iraq The Associated Press
Pentagon brass offer own timetable for Iraq pullout
"As you know, the Bush administration has a new slogan: 'Duck!'" --Jay Leno
"I didn't compromise my soul to be a popular guy." - George W. Bush in a wide-ranging interview with Fox News Channel
"Have you watched this tape? Some people are criticizing the Secret Service, because the shoe thrower caught them off guard. The man was able to throw a second shoe. A spokesman for the Secret Service said, 'Sorry, but we were laughing our asses off.'" --Conan O'Brien
Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Weirder, It Does
An Egyptian man said Wednesday
he was offering his 20-year-old daughter in marriage to Iraqi journalist
Muntazer al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush in
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Bush considering "orderly" auto bankruptcy The Associated Press
You Bet Your Dupa
Turns out the joke's on
He apparently thought it would be funny to utter a few wisecracks about the intellectual shortcomings of Polish people. In doing so, though, the veteran U.S. senator and amateur comedian appears far less intelligent than anyone he attempted to lamely lampoon.
Alaska officials are investigating racist jokes about
President-elect Barack Obama that have been circulating on state government
One of the five e-mails obtained by The Associated Press asks about the outcome of the Democrat's victory after all the time and money invested and concludes: "Another black family living in government housing!"
Obama names 3 financial watchdogs CNNMoney.com
Obama's invocation pick, Rev. Rick Warren, draws ire of left-wing New York Daily News
Queen Elizabeth has announced that the economy is so bad in England, she is asking all members of the royal family to reduce their spending, otherwise, they would face the ultimate disaster, you know, having to get a real job." --Jay Leno
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Oil prices slip below $40 a barrel International Herald Tribune
Film workers protest against strike at SAG meeting The Associated Press
"I was impressed by how nimbly President Bush was able to dodge those shoes. I know he's got a lot of dodging experience from his years during the Vietnam War, but this was pretty slick." --Jimmy Kimmel
New Credit Card Rules
Federal regulators on
Thursday adopted sweeping new rules for the U.S. credit card industry that will
shield consumers from increases in interest rates on existing account balances
among other changes.
Under the new rules, which take effect July, 2010, customers who are less than 30 days late on payments would not be subject to higher interest rates and their credit ratings won't take a hit...
Obama plans Guantanamo deadline BBC News, UK
Guantanamo man says US never probed his 'crime' Reuters South Africa
Dick Cheney Speaks
“The most important thing,” Dick Cheney told Emanuel with a sober stare, “is that you have to control your vice-president.”
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