Friday, August 8, 2008

The Nightowl Newswrap

Crossposted from our new home blog,
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Yes, hearings are definitely in order
Congressman Gene Green of Houston is mad as hell over recruiters lying, bullying and threatening a high-school student that he could be charged as a deserter - because he changed his mind about enlisting in the Army before he signed the contract and took the oath of service. "That's not what our country's about," Rep. Gene Green told KHOU. "There's a problem with the system in the Army." Green has written a letter to the Pentagon and also intends to ask the House Armed Services Committee to investigate or hold hearings.

Chinese Uighurs issue terrorism threat for Olympics
The Turkistan Islamic Party has warned Muslims to avoid being on trains, plains and buses with Chinese citizens during the Olympics. The videotaped warning was purportedly made by the Turkistan Islamic Party, which seeks independence for China's western Xinjiang region, according to an organization that monitors militant grouporganizations. The militants are believed to be based in Pakistan, where security experts say core members have received training from al-Qaida.

Schumer wants Obama to hit McCain harder
when he gets personal in his attacks. "I would not be afraid to attack back," he said in an interview with Politico. "When they say, 'He's not one of us,' you don't say, 'Here's our plan on health care.'" (No shit.)

Florida man in custody for threatening Senator Obama
A 22 year old wanna-be bail-bondsman is in custody and being held without bond (we are diggin' on the irony here) after threatening the life of the presumptive Democratic nominee. He compounded his woes by telling a Secret Service agent how he would go about it.

McCain campaign reviewing "bundled" donations from Harry Sargeant III
, a prominent Florida businessman and finance chair of the Florida GOP. The review comes on the heels of the disclosure that his business partner, a Jordanian national, also may have engaged in fundraising. It is illegal for foreign nationals to contribute to US political campaigns. (We wonder if they will review the donations that probably illegally originated with Hess Oil next?)

Score one for the First Amendment
AS Federal Judge in Rhode Island has struck down a law that gave police chiefs the authority to decide which candidates for public office could display their signs on public property. Judge William E. Smith ruled that the law unconstitutionally infringed on the freedom of speech by letting police chiefs decide who can post signs, but not listing criteria chiefs should use in making that decision.

Detroit's mayor is cooling his heels in jail tonight
after having his bond revoked. He violated the terms of his conditional release by leaving the country for an official visit to nearby Windsor, Ontario last month without the permission of the court.

Nikki Tinker deserved to lose
, and should be mocked mercilessly if she ever attempts to run for any public office ever again the rest of her life. In a crowded primary field, she launched a vile, anti-semitic personal attack against Steve Cohen, the winner of todays primary. The ad drew condemnation from Barack Obama and scorn from all quarters. (Maybe someone should remind Ms. Tinker of the prominent role Jewish Americans played in the civil rights movement the next time she derides someone for participating in a worship service in "our churches" and by the way, since when is the Lord's house anyones exclusive providence? And since I'm on a roll, I wonder if the names Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner mean anything to her hateful ass?)

Conyers again demands RNC documents in probe of Justice Department
The national party had provided email accounts for members of the administration to assist them in evading the law and engaging in political activities from the White House. Remember, the GOP is, at its very core, a crime syndicate.

McCain trolls will find no bridge here
We didn't see the scoop potential a month ago when we noticed the McSame campaign was giving away campaign swag for blog posts and comments, and we started quietly deleting such comments so they couldn't be confirmed. But today both Kevin and Steve posted about it, so we guess it merits mentioning. Anyway trolls, you aren't getting any points to earn a lame t-shirt by spamming our blog.


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