Archive for December 2009

To our readers: Happy, healthy new year!

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By GottaLaff

I can't believe it. In only a few hours, it will be an election year. Hang onto your hats!

Meanwhile, I took a shine to this sparkly, clocky, balloony New Years gif:

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Paddy and I wish you the best, happiest, healthiest, most prosperous New Year ever.

Thank you for sharing all the good news with us, and enduring all the bad. Thank you for coming up with amazing, pithy (yes, I just wanted to say "pithy"), hilarious, sweet, thoughtful, insightful comments.

We appreciate you more than you know, and can't wait to make a difference with you in 2010.

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PhotOh! Obama the Palin Shoeshiner via, yes, another nasty e-mail

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By GottaLaff

Gryphen has the whole story behind this appalling photo. Please go read, and bring your Pepto with you:

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Gryphen:
And just to give the people who support this kind of thing a little reality check. Barack Obama is our president, while Sarah Palin is a woman who quit her job, wrote a book full of lies, and is so terrified of me that she had me banned from a public event.

These disgusting, doctored photos never fail to turn my stomach and make me wonder how the cretins who find them so amusing became so pathetically racist. Why were they taught to be that way? Why couldn't they evolve... just a little?

Yeah, yeah, I know.

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PhotOh! What a Shmuckola Looks Like

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By GottaLaff

This is what a schmuckola looks like:

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Follow the link to The Mudflats for details:

Eddie Burke, the local radio hatemonger on KBYR 700-am and Sarah Palin’s golden boy had his show chopped by an hour, and his time slot moved.

A whole hour? Pity.

No it's not. I lied.

And what is it with Barbie McLipSchmutz groupies who can't spell? I mean really... "rascist"?

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VIDEO: CNN's Rick Sanchez ambushes Ensign on sex scandal

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By GottaLaff

Gotcha:

Aww, someone had to answer actual questions from an actual Tee Vee Machine questioner with actual Tee Vee Machine questions? Unheard of!

Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) does his first CNN interview expecting to discuss terrorism but gets grilled on his sex scandal instead. It's must-watch video.

"Sir, that's an illegality." Why, it most certainly is.

Wait. What? Confrontation? Attempts to get the truth? On a "news" program? Other than on The Rachel Maddow Show?

Of course, that doesn't mean Sanchez got answers... but kudos!

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Breaking: N. Korea wants to end hostile relations with U.S.

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By GottaLaff

Via a Yahoo e-mail alert:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korea calls for an end of hostile relations with the U.S. in New Year's message.\

I hope 2010 is better than 2009 in many ways. In some ways, it was wonderful, but this news is more than welcome.

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Judge dismisses all charges against Blackwater guards in deadly Baghdad shooting.

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By GottaLaff

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This turns my stomach. I can't see how the Blackwater thugs can skate on this. Via an e-mail alert:

WASHINGTON (AP) Judge dismisses all charges against Blackwater guards in deadly Baghdad shooting.

More when I get it. Meantime, Cable Guy is here, and I'll be offline for a few, so this is all I can post on this for now.

UPDATE, via an L.A. Times alert:

A federal judge has dismissed all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards charged in a deadly Baghdad shooting in 2007.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina said today the Justice Department overstepped its bounds and wrongly used evidence it was not allowed to see. He said the government's explanations have been contradictory, unbelievable and not credible.

Blackwater contractors were hired to guard State Department diplomats in Iraq. Prosecutors say the guards fired on unarmed civilians in a busy intersection, killing innocent people.

More soon at: http://www.latimes.com/

UPDATE: Here is the document dismissing Blackwater. This should go over well with already-angry-at-America types.

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AP sources: Suicide bomber was invited on base

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By GottaLaff

The eastern Afghanistan town of Khost

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FOB Chapman is also home to Khost's Provincial Reconstruction Team

What a horror story:

The Associated Press has learned that the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a remote outpost in southeastern Afghanistan had been invited onto the base and was not searched.

A former senior intelligence official says the man was being courted as an informant and that it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp.

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