Wednesday edition - April 9, 2008

 

 

 

 

Iraq Sets Curfew on 5th Anniversary of the Fall of Baghdad
Voice of America - 4-9-08
By VOA News The Iraqi government has imposed a one-day curfew on Baghdad for Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the day US forces overtook the city.

 

Dems Want Iraqis to Spend Oil Surplus
Guardian, UK - 4-9-08
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats plan to push legislation this spring that would force the Iraqi government to spend its

Second Day Of Petraeus-Crocker Hearings Begins
CBS News, NY - 4-9-08
By John Bresnahan (The Politico) The second day of congressional hearings with Gen. David Petraeus and US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker has begun.


 

A John McCain supporter explains that he [Sen. John McCain] wasn't mistaken about al Qaeda and Iran... It was just a senior moment... and that reassures me how? - Keith Olbermann

 



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


 

"According to a new poll that just came out -- this is hard to believe -- 81% of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. 81%. The other 19% own gas stations." --Conan O'Brien
 


 

McCain and Petraeus At Odds

 

"Today it is possible to talk with real hope and optimism about the future of Iraq and the outcome of our efforts there. For while the job of bringing security to Iraq is not finished, as the recent fighting in Basra and elsewhere vividly demonstrated, we're no longer staring into the abyss of defeat and we can now look ahead to the genuine prospect of success." — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz

 

"I have repeatedly noted that we haven't turned any corners," Petraeus said. "We haven't seen any lights at the end of the tunnel. The champagne bottle has been pushed to the back of the refrigerator. And the progress, while real, is fragile and is reversible."


 


 


 


 

Disturbing News

 


McCain Laughed Heartily After This Introduction

 

Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia introduced John McCain at Vets for Freedom Rally today with this unfortunate line, linking Barack Obama with golfer Tiger Woods. But not in a good way:

"Fortunately, I have the privilege, the distinct privilege today, of introducing a true American hero who defies political norms in Washington," Bellavia said. "Sen. John McCain has spent a lifetime in service to our nation. His example of unwavering courage is a model for every American. Rest assured that men like Senator McCain will be the goal and the men that my two young boys will emulate and admire. You can have your Tiger Woods, we've got Senator McCain."
 


 

"He's an honest guy. McCain said last week he doesn't understand the economy as well as he should. In fact, did you hear his plan to save energy? Clap-on, Clap-off." --Jay Leno
 


Republican Shenanigans


 

 


 

"On Saturday, Barack Obama held several campaign rallies in Montana. Officials say that Barack's visit attracted large crowds and doubled the black population of Montana." --Conan O'Brien
 


Your Tax Dollars At Work

 

Federal employees charged millions of dollars for Internet dating, tailor-made suits, lingerie, lavish dinners and other questionable expenses to their government credit cards over a 15-month period, congressional auditors say.

 


 

 


Rock-The-Voter News


 

"Hillary Clinton's senior campaign adviser, a guy named Mark Penn, has left the campaign. Apparently, he was coming under some heavy sniper fire." --Jay Leno

 


 


 


 


 

 

Biz-Tech News


 

"President Bush threw out the first pitch to open the Washington Nationals’ new baseball park. It was high and to the right, just like to his tax cuts for the rich people.” - Jay Leno
 


Email

Subject: Joe Scarborough and Hillary

 

What's up with a right wing talk show host saying good things about Hillary? I remember him as a US Rep

constantly slamming Hillary and all "Dumocrats". Why the flip flop by Joe? You know him better than any other blogger I've read over the years.

 

Pat

 

It's all about Joe, don't ya know?

 

While a sitting U.S. Congressman in 1999, Joe started a weekly tabloid giveaway devoted to bashing the Clintons and anything remotely connected to the Democratic party in Pensacola, FL. The content of Joe's publication, The Independent Florida Sun, was to put it kindly, sophomoric -- only the desktop publisher page design gave it a faint air of credibility. Odd that Joe doesn't mention the content of his publication, eh?

 

Speaking of sophomoric -- Joe has a segment at the end of his show called "What did we learn today?" All that's needed is Sesame Street music in the background.

 

Joe is an opportunist, so he fits right in with MSNBC, the home of Opportunistic Journalism.

 


 

 


 

"More bad news on the economic front. 80,000 people lost jobs last month. 80,000 people lost jobs. But, to be fair, most of those are politicians caught with hookers." --Jay Leno

 


Bush-Prison-Torture News


 

"John McCain has not been using Secret Service protection. He's the only one. He's not using it. See, apparently, he has Life Alert." --Jay Leno
 


 

 


Go-F***-Yourself News


 

"The Pope announced that during his visit to New York City this month, he will visit a synagogue. The Pope's going to visit a synagogue. When asked why, the Pope said, 'I want to perform for a crowd that hasn't heard my material before.'" --Conan O'Brien
 

 


 

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Odd News


 

 

An advertisement created for Swedish Absolut Vodka by the Mexican advertising firm of Teran/TBWA, shows a map of North America as it existed before the Texas Revolution in 1836. The Absolut vodka company apologized for the ad campaign amid angry calls for a boycott by U.S. consumers.
Photo/Teran/TBWA

 

Peace.