TGIF/Weekend edition -September 5-7, 2008




God. Hockey. Drilling. Troops. Moose.
Newsweek - 9-5-08
...After Sarah Palin moved the crowd to fire their shotguns jubilantly in the air on Wednesday night, McCain's big speech on Thursday night probably would have felt like anticlimax no matter what he did. Yet even graded on a curve, McCain was capable of better than he delivered...


Palin is Republican star and Obama the target
Reuters UK, UK - 9-5-08
PAUL (Reuters) - Sarah Palin was the biggest star at John McCain's Republican convention. Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama was the biggest target

Barack Obama looks to Hillary Clinton for campaign boost, UK - 9-5-08
As the Republican convention gives way to the final intense stretch of campaigning, Barack Obama will get a boost from a potentially powerful weapon against Sarah Palin's appeal: Hillary Clinton.


"Obviously, they're keeping the less popular Republicans out of the spotlight. President Bush gave a speech which couldn't have been more than five minutes long. Dick Cheney is in Azerbaijan, which I think is the farthest possible point from Minneapolis on the globe, and they actually locked Senator Larry Craig in the convention center men's room. Either that or he locked himself in, I'm not sure." --Jimmy Kimmel



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

US Bombs Pakistan


US forces in Afghanistan were today continuing to launch attacks on alleged militants across the border in Pakistan.

The strikes have been maintained despite vigorous complaints from Islamabad over a US special forces ground raid in which at least 15 villagers died on Wednesday.



"Well the good news: John McCain raised $47 million in the month of August. The bad news? He can't remember where he put it." --Jay Leno




"Speaking of Sarah Palin, she said she's a life-long member of the National Rifle Association. Which may explain why she's in favor of shotgun weddings." --Conan O'Brien



Disturbing News

Soldier Suicides Increase


Soldier suicides this year could surpass the record rate of last year, Army officials said Thursday, urging military leaders at all levels to redouble prevention efforts for a force strained by two wars...If all are confirmed, that means that the number for 2008 could eclipse the 115 of last year — and the rate per 100,000 could surpass that of the civilian population...









Republican-Shenanigans News

Republicans are saying that every network with the exception of Fox is being sexist. The Fox female reporter agreed, then giggled, unbuttoned her blouse, crossed her legs a couple of times and went on reading the news. - LaughLines

Sarah Barracuda, or Joan of Shark

Four More Years For Jack


Jack Abramoff, the onetime flamboyant lobbyist who amassed a fortune by showering gifts on congressional and executive branch officials while bilking Indian tribes of millions of dollars, was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison.

Rock-The-Voter News




Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has endorsed a Sept. 11 conspiracy theorist for a congressional seat.

Ventura came out Thursday in support of Kevin Barrett, a Libertarian running against incumbent Democrat Ron Kind for western Wisconsin's seat.



"I gotta admit, [Sarah Palin] looked very comfortable at the podium 'cause it's kinda like Alaska: you look out on that convention floor, nothing but white as far as the eye can see." --Jay Leno


"The notion that many questions about her work in Alaska is somehow not relevant to her potentially being vice president of the United States doesn't make too much sense to me" - Barack Obama



Biz-Tech News

Democratic Scandal


Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, now admits some ways and means he hadn't told the IRS about.

The New York Times reports that Rangel never reported to the state or federal government the more than $75,000 in income he gleaned from renting out a $500-a-night beachfront villa he has owned since 1988 at the Punta Cana Yacht Club in the Dominican Republic.




"Delegates were captivated by Palin's speech; at one point while she was speaking, the room got so quiet, you could hear Larry Craig's toilet flush." --David Letterman

Bush-Prison-Torture News




"Say what you will about this Sarah Palin, women love this candidate. Am I right about that? ... As a matter of fact, last night at the convention, security had to restrain Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter." --David Letterman

No Barracuda



Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has the nickname “Barracuda,” which inspired the use of the Heart song of the same name during Palin’s speech at the RNC on Wednesday night. Heart sent out a statement Thursday afternoon announcing they had sent a cease-and-desist letter asking the campaign to stop using the song. “The Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the song, nor would they have been granted that permission.



Go-F**k-Yourself News


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Odd News




A 7-year-old male monkey named Wukong (R) and a 6-year old female monkey named Xiaoya are seen during a special wedding ceremony at a zoo in Wenling, Zhejiang province in China on September 4, 2008. The zoo organized the special wedding ceremony hoping to attract more visitors, local media reported.