Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Morning Folks!!! I think to start the morning out right we ALL need a $20,000 cup of coffee NOW that is what I am talking about... There are lots of headlines to get through today, so you may need a few of the cheaper cups...

In Raw Politics...new Presidential polls out show Hillary still out front across the country. BUT I am NOT sure that Rudy's strategy is paying off...The Washington Post poll shows McCain and Romney leading in Florida...Plus there are NEW details in the death of actor Heath Ledger...And the FDA is NOW requiring "suicide studies?" What is that all about?

AND sorry folks, BUT those were not UFO's flying over Texas...






After decades of inattention to the possible psychiatric side effects of experimental medicines, the Food and Drug Administration is now requiring drug makers to study closely whether patients become suicidal during clinical trials.

A DESPERATE CALL FOR HELP...
The masseuse who discovered Heath Ledger's body made two frantic calls to his latest squeeze, actress Mary-Kate Olsen, before dialing 911 for help, police revealed yesterday.

The events leading up to and immediately following the discovery of Heath Ledger's body in his SoHo apartment:

Deal for Economic Stimulus plan closer?
House Democratic and Republican leaders are looking for imminent agreement with the White House on an emergency package to jolt the economy out of its slump after negotiators on all sides made significant concessions at a late-night bargaining session.

How Low Should the Fed Go When Cutting Rates?
One of the key questions facing Federal Reserve policy makers next week, in the wake of their surprise rate cut Tuesday, is how much lower they should push interest rates to rescue the U.S. economy.
A suicide bomber killed Nineveh province's director of police in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, the U.S. military said.

8 police killed in Afghan operation...
At least eight policemen were killed Thursday during an operation by U.S.-led coalition troops in central Afghanistan, which also left several insurgents dead, officials said.

U.S. commander orders plans on Pakistan...
The commander of U.S. forces in Central Asia has launched planning for more extensive use of U.S. troops to train Pakistani armed forces, a senior defense official said Wednesday.









After months of debate over illegal immigration, social issues and the Iraq war, the economy and taxes have emerged as the central focus of the Republican race in Florida.

Super Tuesday won't decide nominations...
Don't look to crown any presidential nominees on Super Tuesday. The race for delegates is so close in both parties that it is mathematically impossible for any candidate to lock up the nomination on Feb. 5, according to an Associated Press analysis of the states in play that day.

Romney Leads in Ill Will Among G.O.P. Candidates...
At the end of the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, when the Democrats joined the candidates on stage, Mitt Romney found himself momentarily alone as his counterparts mingled, looking around a bit stiffly for a companion.

Obama backer accuses Bill Clinton of suppressing vote...
A prominent supporter of Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday compared Bill Clinton's appeals for his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, in South Carolina to the tactics used by a former Republican strategist that are infamous within Democratic circles.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton maintains a solid lead in her party's presidential race among Democratic voters nationwide, despite a surge in support since late last year for Sen. Barack Obama, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.









Ill. ex-cop was ready for dating game...
A former police officer suspected in the disappearance of his wife was ready to take part in a radio competition in which women would vie to date him before station officials canned the idea Wednesday.







The two companies that managed the design and construction of the costly Big Dig project here will pay more than $400 million in an agreement with the government over leaky tunnels and a fatal ceiling collapse.








Cop's big ego stole half my life...
Tim Masters often drank heavily before he was imprisoned for murder in 1999, but he said he's sworn off the stuff in an interview Wednesday, his first full day of freedom in nearly nine years.








UFOs? Nope...
Ten Air Force Reserve F-16 fighter jets were the cause of the lights seen over parts of central Texas earlier this month that many believed to be UFOs, according to an Air Force Reserve news release.

Comic actor John Ritter died on his daughter's 5th birthday in September 2003. The next day, his widow, actress Amy Yasbeck, told the girl that her dad's death was unavoidable.Since then, Yasbeck has come to believe the story she told their daughter Stella was wrong.

Posted By CNN: 5:51 AM ET
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There have been numerous UFO sightings in Texas over the years.
I've seen them several times.
Silent objects with no sound and shapes unlike any aircraft I have ever seen.
Texas has one of the largest number UFO sightings in the U.S.
I don't know why.
I truly believe that the government covers up what these objects really are.
Maybe they are government projects, like top secret ace in the hole weapons. OR, maybe the aircraft is unidentified to our government also and they don't want us to panic.
It is difficult to believe that we are the only life in an infinity universe.
We are not alone. . . . . !!!!!!!!!
Posted By Blogger Betty Ann : 9:41 AM ET
Good morning!
I'm happy to hear the FDA is going to investigate some drugs that may cause suicidal tendancies. A friend of mine has written a few essays regarding that topic, and for a while had scared me away from medication; I hope the FDA will be able to conclusively confirm what drugs may cause any brain chemical imbalances that could cause suicide.
In other news, Heath's death was awfully shocking. He was one of the celebrities I had hoped would become legendary for his work as an actor--he was quite good in "Brokeback" and I thought he'd be a great Joker in "Batman"--but instead he's going to be that one actor who died too young...
And lastly, I think that any man whose wife disappeared probably should show a bit more concern if he's a major suspect. Trying to win a date after she's gone is extremely creepy.

--Mari, MI
Posted By Anonymous Marine H, MI : 9:46 AM ET
Let's face it, Mitt Romney has more money than McCain or Huckabee. He can put out more commercials, fliers, phone calls, etc.

As for Bill Clinton, he wants back in the white house. What is he supposed to do? Be nice? Hah!
Posted By Anonymous Jess, Paris, KY : 11:00 AM ET
As far as the Federal Reserve Bank interest cuts go, including the tiny cuts they've made and Monday's cut, they should go down two points so that it will make a difference for people who are waiting to refinance their mortgages. Refinancing will be a win-win situation - it will re-invigorate the banking industry and help folks with lowering their payments. I think that will really help the economy.
Posted By Anonymous Jan McD. Bainbridge, Wa. : 11:22 AM ET
Well I see from your link the Fed has pencilled in a $300 rebate for one-income people and $1200 for families. I wish it was twice that. Congress can go without that "Mule Museum" plan for another year. Give us our tax money back!
Posted By Anonymous Anne - Detroit, MI. : 11:26 AM ET
With respect to Hillary Clinton leading the polls nationwide, basically tells me that November of this year may become a scary time for America, because we may all wind up with another Republican in office, if she gets the Democratic nomination.

So what I'm essentially saying is that the last time a woman was on the ticket to sit in the whitehouse, was when the Democratic Party had Geraldine Ferraro on this ticket with Walter Mondale, back in the 1980's. It is my firm belief that America simply didn't want a woman vice-president at the time. So it will be quite interesting to see how far America has come since the 1980's with respect to gender.
Posted By Anonymous Monica, Framingham MA : 12:06 PM ET
Well Hillary Clinton is out front in the national polls, only because uninformed voters do not really know her as well as they think they do. If the voters would stop and take a much closer and deeper look at the way and manner in which she has been running her presidential campaign, they'll clearly see a huge pattern of deception following her.

Please be thorough and do your research before voting people. We need effective leadership in the WhiteHouse, and not deception. We had enough of that garbage when her husband was in office for Gods sakes.
Posted By Anonymous Christopher Y, Dayton OH : 12:19 PM ET
$20,000 dollar cup of coffee? WHAT?

Can you say new car?? I know I can.

These suicide studies could be very interesting I look forward to hearing a lot more about that.

I think the elections are too close to even consider calling. All I can hope for is that the American people thing logically and with some degree of logic and intelligence when picking the new commander in chief.


Have A Great Day Everyone.
Posted By Anonymous David Bryant 23 South Carolina : 12:33 PM ET
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