Thursday edition - April 3, 2008


Secret Service asks tourist to delete photos outside new baseball ...
USA Today - 4-3-08
Mark Butler, a visitor from Minnesota, says the officer told him to delete images of the new stadium because they included security checkpoints that were set up at outside one of the gates because President Bush was due to throw out the opening pitch.

"It's kind of like not being in America," Butler tells WUSA-TV.


Iraq's al-Sadr calls for million-man march; 12 killed in violence
Monsters and -4-3-08
Baghdad - At least 12 people were killed and 23 injured in violence in Iraq Thursday, including five policemen in a US gunship shelling, while the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called for a million-man march...

US Jobless Claims Soar to Highest Since 2005
NPR - 4-3-08, April 3, 2008 · The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week soared to the highest level in more than two and a half years


We can't take pictures because of security checkpoints for the president? Can we still take pictures of the White House?



"President Bush threw out the first ball the other night at the Washington Nationals home opener. Boy, wasn't is nice to see Bush throwing out something other than the Constitution?" --Jay Leno




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

NATO Nixes Georgia and Ukraine


NATO decided Thursday not to put Georgia and Ukraine on track to join the alliance after vehement Russian opposition, but the alliance pledged that the strategically important Black Sea nations will become members one day.


"Did you see Barack Obama bowling in Pennsylvania the other day? Ooh, that was bad. He bowled a 37 out of a 300. See, that's good. That is good, because I want a president that's bad at bowling. I mean, shouldn't he have more important things to do? Look, I don't know President Bush, but I'm willing to guess he's a great bowler." --Jay Leno






Disturbing News


FOX Shoots Blanks At Peabody Awards


Complete list of 2007 Peabody Award winners for broadcasting excellence in news and entertainment


To Placate the Right, and Neutralize Age Issue, McCain to Pick Fetus as Running Mate

By Don Davis


Republican Shenanigans

Justice Dept Investigating Homophobia

The Justice Department's inspector general is investigating whether a career attorney in the department was dismissed from her job because of rumors that she is a lesbian.



"Hillary Clinton was in Philadelphia today, where she told the crowd she is like the movie character Rocky. ... Now, if I remember the movie correctly, doesn't Rocky get the crap beat out of him and then he loses to the black guy?" --Jay Leno





Rock-The-Voter News

Another Day, Another Democrat and a Hooker


Speaking for the first time about her husband's acknowledgment that he paid for sex with an alleged prostitute, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow told the Free Press this afternoon she's going through a "very difficult and personal" time and will continue to work through it with her family.


Biz-Tech News




When are we gonna accomplish another mission, Uncle George? - Grant Gerver,


Florida Delegates Update


Democratic Chairman Howard Dean reached out to Florida voters Wednesday to try to repair his party's damaged relations with a pivotal state in the presidential election....His declaration put Florida back in the convention picture. But it did not resolve the thorny question of how the state's delegates might be allotted to Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Bush-Prison-Torture News


"Political experts say that Mitt Romney has the No. 1 thing John McCain is looking for in a vice presidential candidate - an organ donor card." --Jay Leno


Go-F***-Yourself News

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Odd News



A model displaying underwear with the inscription "Vova, I'm with you" by Russian designer Antonia Shapovalova, is seen during the Moscow Fashion Week, on March 27. Shapovalova is a senior member of the pro-Kremlin youth movement "Nashi" (Ours) and one of the designers of clothes "Nashi" used during their public meetings.
Photo/Dmitry Kostyukov