Thursday edition - February 21, 2007




The Long Run For McCain, Self-Confidence on Ethics Poses Its Own Risk
New York Times, United States - 2-21-08
Early in Senator John McCain’s first run for the White House eight years ago, waves of anxiety swept through his small circle of advisers.

McCain Loan Raises FEC Questions
The Associated Press - 2-21-08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top campaign finance regulator says John McCain can't drop out of the primary election's public financing system until he...

McCain chides Obama on campaign spending
San Francisco Chronicle,  USA - 2-21-08
John McCain scolded Democrat Barack Obama for "Washington doublespeak" Wednesday for waffling over whether he will accept public financing in a general


Wow. The New York Times is playing the lobbyist sex card.



"Experts believe that now that Fidel has resigned, he will either be succeeded by his brother, Raul, or by his idiot son, Fidel W. Castro." --David Letterman



I wonder if John McCain will do as Bob Dole did when he lost the presidency -- appear in an ad for Viagra? Just a thought.


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

Blackwater Update


Federal authorities investigating Blackwater Worldwide contractors are returning to Baghdad this week to revisit the scene of a deadly September shooting that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead



Michelle Obama started a storm Monday by saying that for the first time in her life she's proud of her country. Reaction wasn't all bad. She got a nice note from John McCain thanking her for the one hundred million dollars he can raise in his sleep now. - Argus Hamilton








Disturbing News


"Did you notice, President Bush is in Africa this week? And yesterday, true story, he visited a school and read to the students from "The Cat in the Hat." Yeah. There was an awkward moment when one of the students told Bush, 'Sir, this is a college.'" --Conan O'Brien



Subject: McCain


Who do you think is trying to smear McCain? His party or ours?
It doesn't make sense.




The New York Times used all unnamed sources and that made me wonder the same thing --  why did the NYTimes go with the article?


Possibly the NYT got wind that another media outlet had the story and they wanted to beat them to it? We'll see if there is any other follow-up.


Personally, I think it is Huckabee and his Christian right wing supporters doing the dirty on McCain! lol





Republican Shenanigans News



"The founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream are endorsing Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton, which makes sense because Baracky Road is a catchier name for an ice cream than Pantsuits and Cream." --Conan O'Brien


Rock-The-Voter News







Biz/Tech News


Fidel Castro's seventy-six-year-old brother and successor Raoul Castro is well known to enjoy alcohol and tobacco and women. The CIA is already trying to kill him. American kids mustn't learn that you can make it to seventy-six with these habits.- Argus Hamilton




Bush-Prison-Torture News

We're All African!


Two big genetic studies confirm theories that modern humans evolved in Africa and then migrated through Europe and Asia to reach the Pacific and Americas.






Go-F**k-Yourself News




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Iuliia Prokopchuk and Alina Chaplenko of the Ukraine dive during the synchronized ten-meter platform final at the Good Luck Beijing FINA Diving World Cup being held at the National Aquatics Centre in Beijing February 21, 2008.
Photo/David Gray