Monday edition - August 10, 2009
Politico - 8-10-09
...John Reiss, executive producer for "Hardball" and executive producer for MSNBC political programming, acknowledged the potential problem in giving too much coverage to conspiracy theories. But he said it was appropriate for Chris Matthews to spend so much time trying to shoot down the rumors...
Where did that bank bailout go? Watchdogs aren't entirely sure
AFP _ 8-9-09
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care....
around the country are calling former President Bill Clinton a hero for his role
in extracting two female journalists from North Korea. As a result, today,
Clinton asked to be named secretary of extracting Asian chicks.
- Conan O'Brien
Meanwhile, Back In Caracas
President Hugo Chavez told his military to be prepared for a possible confrontation with Colombia, warning that Bogota's plans to increase the U.S. military presence at its bases poses a threat to Venezuela.
Typhoon Morakot slams China, Taiwan Yahoo Photos
Earlier today, Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed as the U.S. Supreme Court’s first Hispanic justice. Or, as Lou Dobbs reported it, “Yet another job gone south of the border.”
- Conan O'Brien
Mark Sanford, Member of the Mile High Club?
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford used state aircraft for personal and political trips, often bringing along his wife and children — contrary to state law regarding official use, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Abort The Birthers - Grant "Brad" Gerver
REPUBLICAN INSURANCE NAZIS
By John Legry
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Research shows that the use of antidepressants in the U.S. has more than doubled over 10 years. Well, at least people who make antidepressants are happy, I guess.- Jimmy Fallon
It Could Have Been Worse?
Aggressive stimulus spending by governments helped the world avoid a second Great Depression but full economic recovery will take two years or more, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said Monday.
Cheney Receives Shock Therapy ~
Vice President Dick
Cheney was back at work Tuesday after doctors
administered an electrical shock
to his heart and restored it to a normal rhythm after he experienced an
GOP pushes vote as Cheney impeachment moves ahead SunJournal.com
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Dogs as Smart as 2-year-old Kids LiveScience.com
To Help You Deflate Photo
A parrot has
proved smarter than human investors in a stock investment contest in Seoul. 10
human investors averaged a 4.6 percent loss, with only two outperforming the
parrot -- one by 64.4 percent and one by 21.4 percent. The parrot stood third
with its investment return standing at 13.7 percent.