Thursday edition - June 3, 2009
AP – 6-3-10
...British Airways has drawn much unwelcome attention to itself with a photo touting its new mobile-boarding pass system as it appears to expedite the air travel of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted man.
WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama will return to the Louisiana Gulf Coast Friday to assess the latest efforts to counter the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
BP, BA and now BL. It sadly sounds so Monty Python.
President Obama flew to Louisiana to see the gulf cleanup effort firsthand. And it was just like President Bush’s trip to Louisiana, except Obama actually landed.- Jimmy Fallon
Bush Admits To Torture. No One Does Anything.
"Yeah, we waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," the former US President told the Economic Club of Grand Rapids in Michigan. "I'd do it again
the people who want the military to take jurisdiction over the oil spill. What
are they going to do that BP can’t, shoot it? - Will Durst
Al and Tipper Gore are splitting up after 40 years of marriage. Mrs. Gore said: “Oh, I was aware of those accusations that Al was a ‘tree hugger.’ I saw the smirks on people’s faces, and I heard the snickering behind my back. For the longest time I refused to believe it, but eventually the evidence became overwhelming: the bark burns on his chest, the sap on his hands, the leaves and twigs in his hair. I knew it was more than ‘just bringing in some firewood.’ ” - Laugh Lines
The Crumbling of Catholicism Continues
Already reeling from a series of sexual abuse accusations, Germany's Catholic Church has taken another hit, and this time the scandal has reached into the upper echelons of the organization. On Monday, German prosecutors confirmed that they've launched a preliminary criminal investigation into allegations that the head of Germany's Catholic Church, Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, was an accessory to the sexual assault of children.
The Twit That Doesn't Twitter
For a while on Wednesday
afternoon, it looked like Bush had gone all out in upgrading his social media
cred by joining Twitter as well.
An account, @George_WBush — using the same Facebook photo and publishing the same status updates — started generating buzz and thousands of followers. But something wasn't right. The Twitter account had not been verified — as most celebrity accounts are — and the name kept changing, from "George W. Bush" to "George Bush Fans" to "Support George Bush."
David Almacy, a former Bush White House staffer who's now in digital public relations, tweeted that it was "not an official account"
Palin Takes Revenge on Joe McGinniss: Rents HER House to Putin
By Don Davis
The Republicans Are Coming! The Republicans Are Coming!
With five months to go before the general election, a new poll finds that Republicans have opened their widest lead yet when it comes to which party voters prefer this fall. Gallup's generic congressional ballot finds that the number of voters who say they will vote GOP has jumped to 49 percent, compared with 43 percent for Democrats. That's not only the biggest lead Gallup has recorded for the GOP this election cycle, it's the largest lead Republicans have ever had in the poll, which Gallup has run since 1950.
Rand Paul’s Plan on Children of ‘Illegals’: Put Border Guards in Delivery Rooms
By Don Davis
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"A new study found that the average person has lost an hour of sleep at night
during the recession. Luckily, most of them can just sleep in late the next
day." –Jimmy Fallon
Did Gulf Oil Spill Finally Wake Up Tea Partiers to Corporate Abuse?
By Don Davis
I'm A One Percenter!
As Congress gears up to do battle over Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, Americans are struggling to identify the names of her would-be colleagues, according to a new survey released by the legal information website Findlaw.com. Two-thirds of the 1,000 American adults polled couldn't name a single current justice, and just 1 percent were able to name all nine sitting justices.
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Hundreds of seemingly drunk parrots are falling out of trees and the sky in a northern Australian town, mystifying veterinary surgeons who are struggling to care for them. The brightly colored lorikeets are showing classic signs of drunkenness by losing all coordination and passing out, and then cowering in cages as they recover from their "hangovers". Photo/Greg Wood