Tuesday edition - February 12, 2007




White House Does Not See a Recession
New York Times - 2-12-08
WASHINGTON - The White House predicted on Monday that the economy would escape a recession and that unemployment would remain low this year, though it acknowledged that growth had already slowed...

Ron Paul: No John McCain endorsement
Baltimore Sun, United States - 2-12-08
Republican Rep. Ron Paul told the Tribune this morning he will not back Sen. John McCain as his party's nominee unless the Arizona senator

Orange County man is accused of being a spy
Los Angeles Times, CA - 2-12-08
Federal prosecutors say Dongfan Chung, who worked for Rockwell and Boeing, passed secrets to China.


I wonder what Bush and Cheney will do after January 2009?



"Fashion Week this week. Hillary Clinton was wearing her strapless pantsuit." --David Letterman




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

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!


 U.S. fighter planes intercepted two Russian bombers, including one that buzzed an American aircraft carrier in the western Pacific during the weekend, The Associated Press has learned.

A U.S. military official says that one Russian Tupolev 95 flew directly over the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz twice, at a low altitude of about 2,000 feet, while another bomber circled about 58 miles out. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because the reports on the flights were classified as secret.





"Mitt Romney threw in the monogrammed towel. That leaves McCain and Huckabee. The old guy and the preacher. Which brings up the philosophical question: Which one is closer to God?" --Jay Leno





Disturbing News



"Rudy Giuliani is announcing his own line of clothing. It comes apart at the seams." --David Letterman




Hillary and Obama Agree


Democratic White House rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton Monday rejected the notion of pausing US troop drawdowns in Iraq, floated earlier in Baghdad by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.




Republican Shenanigans News




"It looks like John McCain has gotten the nod. Of course, McCain getting a nomination, this is Rush Limbaugh's worst nightmare since the pharmacist said, "We're out of OxyContin." --Jay Leno

Al Franken



In the 1980s, Al Franken was cracking jokes on "Saturday Night Live." Mike Ciresi, his chief rival for the Democratic nomination for the Senate this year, was serving as general counsel to the government of India in a landmark lawsuit over a catastrophic industrial accident...Despite his impressive resume, Ciresi finds himself trailing Franken in the Democratic contest. The comedian-turned-candidate has raised millions more, lined up the most important labor endorsements and dominated news coverage.


The Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with the International Space Station Friday and delivered the Columbus science lab. It's an important project. If Mike Huckabee becomes president, outer space will be the only place it's safe for scientists to work. - Argus Hamilton


Rock-The-Voter News

Will Bush Cough Up The Missing E-mails?


A federal judge agreed Monday to allow a private group to delve into the operations of an office at the White House as part of a controversy over whether large amounts of e-mail have disappeared.






"President Bush says during his last year in office, he will visit more countries than in any other year of his presidency. He says he will accomplish all of this in one weekend by going to EPCOT Center." --Conan O'Brien





Biz/Tech News


"Democrats are split pretty evenly between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I say, when in doubt let your favorite celebrity decide for you. I usually vote for whomever Cher is voting for." --Jimmy Kimmel





Bush-Prison-Torture News


"Last week, prison guards had to use tear gas to break up prison riots in New Jersey. When the tear gas didn't work, the guards sprayed the prisoners with New Jersey air." --Conan O'Brien




Go-F**k-Yourself News



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Odd News



Patricia Hearst, yes, THAT Patricia Hearst, poses for a picture with her French bulldog, Diva, at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Feb. 11, 2008. Diva was named Best of Opposite Sex.
Photo/Seth Wenig