Monday edition - February 25, 2008
Obama Photo Causes Stir
FCC fines Fox stations for raunchy reality show
Nader lashes out at Democrats, defends candidacy
By the way, I tried to find Hillary in a funny outfit and couldn't.
"In Afghanistan, a helicopter carrying three US senators had to make an emergency landing because of bad weather. All three senators are okay. Wasn't that the plot of the last "Rambo" movie? ... No, in the helicopter were Senators Chuck Hagel, Joe Biden, and John Kerry. See, they are part of our new military offensive against al Qaeda, Operation Bore Them to Death. They give speeches, the people fall asleep, we attack." --Jay Leno
"Scientists now believe that a child's intellectual power, a child's brain power, a child's I.Q., is inherited solely from the mother. All the intelligence of a child comes from the mother. These findings are based on the study of the Bush twins." --Jay Leno
Meanwhile, Back In North Korea
tore down anti-American posters lining the streets of Pyongyang Sunday as
musicians with the
New York Philharmonic prepared for an unprecedented visit they hope brings the
Woman, 44, Dies on Plane With 2 Empty Oxygen Tanks New York Times
"Boy oh boy, did you read about John McCain, ladies and gentlemen? Beautiful blond young woman, and she is now in phase one, the woman is now in phase one of a Washington scandal: denial; phase two, of course, is the book deal; phase three, posing nude for Playboy." --David Letterman
Bush Legacy In The Middle East: High Prices
Even as it
enriches Arab rulers, the recent oil-price boom is helping to propel an
extraordinary rise in the cost of food and other basic goods that is squeezing
this region's middle class and setting off strikes, demonstrations and
occasional riots from Morocco to the Gulf.
In Jordan, the soaring price of oil led the government to remove almost all its costly fuel subsidies this month, pushing the price of some fuels up 76 percent overnight. In a devastating domino effect, the cost of basic foods like eggs, potatoes and cucumbers doubled or more.
Republican Shenanigans News
"But, I want to tell you something, the Republicans, they're not taking this scandal lightly. They are very concerned about this new scandal, yes, they are. But, on the bright side, it doesn't involve an airport men's room." --David Letterman
The Rhythm Method
President George W. Bush has rhythm, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assured reporters on Friday after watching her boss join African dancers during his five-nation tour of the continent this week.
Obama Probably Doesn't Want This Endorsement
In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the "hope of the entire world" that the U.S. will change for the better.
Nader, spoiling for a fight, says he'll run yet again Los Angeles Times
McCain Goes After Cuban Vote
nominee John McCain Friday said he hoped Fidel Castro's resignation would be
followed by his speedy demise, and rapped Democrat Barack Obama for offering
talks with Cuba's next leader.
"Fidel Castro announced that he would not remain as president -- whatever that means," McCain said in Indianapolis.
"And I hope that he has the opportunity to meet Karl Marx very soon.
Oil Prices Approach $100 a Barrel The Associated Press
Home Resales, Prices Decline Wall Street Journal
Insurance Fears Lead Many to Shun DNA Tests New York Times
Lisa, for providing this site. Your
compilation of cartoons & images through the year are
worth a donation of at least the price of a good
dinner out. They are an invaluable source of
irritation to my hard-core republican friends & family
(as am I).
Best Regards - Pudge
My fuzzy math says if every AHNC viewer bought me one dinner. I'd never have to pay for a meal for almost a decade!
Think of all the food I could put on my family!
Christie calls for prison camp closure at the Oscars Ireland Online, Ireland
Where in the world is Dick Cheney? I did a Yahoo! News photo search on him and the AP last photo taken of him was on February 15, 2008
Subject: Donation drive
I wish I could give you a larger donation but I hope the little I've been able to give helps out. I just hope that even with the possible new Democratic administration your readers don't forget about all the good laughs, mutual tears and most importantly, all the hard work you've dedicated to helping expose the crooks and scoundrels since long before the mainstream populous got with the program. Way before it was cool to bash Bush you were doing it with style and I'll always be grateful to you for being a lonely voice of reason in what was a very dark time in our nation.
I wish I could believe the worst was behind us but even with Bush gone he leaves in his wake a lot of misery, despair and instability as well as a much more powerful privatized/corporatized government (Blackwater and Halliburton are obvious private versions of what used to be a national military; not to mention deregulated private broadcast, defunded public broadcast, environmental and consumer protections, science and medical research, as well as finance and credit regulations, energy and just about anything government once regulated or protected has been pawned off), and the ever growing irrational right-wing hate-machine... We need places like AHNC more than ever.
Thank you for everything,
Big bear hug. You know how to make me cry.
And it doesn't feel good to have been right about Bush all these years, it sorta feels like pulling off the blue tentacles of a man-o-war that wrapped around your leg -- the tentacles are gone but the pain remains.
My donation drive so far has pretty much stalled and your generous donation made my weekend. Thank you.
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The Cunard ocean liner QE2 passes between the Sydney Opera House (foreground) and the Sydney Harbour Bridge as she departs from the Sydney Harbour February 25, 2008. The 70,327-tonne liner is on her final round-the-world voyage ahead of becoming a floating hotel in Dubai. Photo/Cunard/James Morgan