Monday edition - March 10, 2008
Corzine, Rendell willing to raise money for Fla., Mich. revotes
States that broke party rules could revote by mail
Howard Dean: No Re-Vote for Disqualified Delegates
President Bush got news Thursday of one million homes in foreclosure and sixty thousand jobs lost. It's a family trait. The Bushes always ride into office on a white horse and by the time they leave office, nothing's left but the back of the horse. - Argus Hamilton
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3974
Top Iraq contractor skirts US taxes offshore
Aides say Sadr still in charge of Iraq Shiite radicals AFP
Iran fomenting violence in Iraq, US says Los Angeles Times
Pakistani Opposition to Form New Gov't The Associated Press
A suicide bomber killed five American soldiers on a foot patrol Monday after detonating his explosives vest in central Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Qaeda is gaining in strength, from its refuge in Pakistan. Bin Laden and
Zawahiri remain in control of their terrorist group. They've recruited a new
generation of lieutenants, including westerners, most likely American citizens."
You know, isn't this exactly what the Democrats have been saying? Isn't it
exactly true? We took our eye off the ball. We went to a place that didn't
attack us. And now the place that always was the problem is stronger than ever
and ready to attack us again.
– Bill Maher
Twelve Billion A Month And Counting
The flow of blood may be ebbing, but the flood of money into the Iraq war is steadily rising, new analyses show. In 2008, its sixth year, the war will cost approximately $12 billion a month, triple the "burn" rate of its earliest years, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and co-author Linda J. Bilmes report in a new book.
Eleventh Commandment: don't speak ill of a fellow Republican. What if the fellow
Republican is doing something that hurts America? Isn't it the patriot who sides
with America before he sides with the Republicans? – Bill Maher
Republican Shenanigans News
McCain Seeks Nomination Payoff The Associated Press
Yeah, Hillary's big argument - she keeps saying, " I've been tested." John McCain this week said, "I've also been tested and the test came back negative." - Bill maher
Hillary Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson said Thursday Barack Obama was acting like Ken Starr. He's the special prosecutor who got her husband impeached for lying about sex. To this day Bill Clinton kicks himself for not lying us into a war instead.- Argus Hamilton
Those Are Cat Fightin' Words!
I asked her if she was offended by Bill Clinton’s use of the phrase “fairy tale” to describe her husband’s characterization of his position on the Iraq War. At first, [Michelle] Obama responded with a curt “No.” But, after a few seconds, she affected a funny voice. “I want to rip his eyes out!” she said, clawing at the air with her fingernails. One of her advisers gave her a nervous look. “Kidding!” Obama said. “See, this is what gets me into trouble.”
where's Barak Obama at? [on screen: Obama saying, 'And we know this -- no matter
what happens tonight, we have nearly the same delegate lead as we did this
morning']. I guess last night he went a little less with the inspiration and
hope thing, and a little more on the basic accounting tip." --Jon Stewart
Carlyle tries to hold off lenders BusinessWeek
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke downplayed the threat of a recession and rising inflation rates Wednesday. He told congressmen that the American economy is back on its feet. That's just a nice way of saying that people are walking to save gas. - Argus Hamilton
Ex-Rumsfeld adviser: Move Guantanamo detainees to US Jerusalem Post
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez threatened to invade Colombia Friday. This is cause for alarm. If war breaks out between Venezuela and Colombia, a military draft could leave Major League Baseball without one decent shortstop or second baseman.- Argus Hamilton
VP Cheney to visit Middle East next week Reuters India
Cheney recalls boyhood GoErie.com
Pope Makes Up New Sins!
Thou shall not pollute the Earth. Thou shall beware genetic manipulation. Modern times bring with them modern sins. So the Vatican has told the faithful that they should be aware of "new" sins such as causing environmental blight.
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A pygmy hippopotamus is seen in Liberia's Sapo National Park in this photograph released by the Zoological Society of London. Pygmy hippos are surviving hidden in Liberia's forests against all the odds, despite two civil wars that have ravaged their habitat, British scientists said on Monday. The creatures, which are almost never seen in the wild, were spotted in Liberia's Sapo National Park using special camera traps. Photo/Zoological Society London