Orly? Ya, rly. Ex-chair of super right wing Freedom's Watch lambasted Barack Obama for going to Hawaii to be with his dying grandmother who may not live to see the election. What happened to "family values", Brad Blakeman? Doesn't making sure you spend as much time as possible with your gran when she's on her deathbed fall under the purview of "family values"? Or does it only count if you're getting a hundred people together to protest a court decision to have her feeding tube removed after she's been on life support for 17 years? (Oh, and it's a 757.)
How about this tid-bit? Banks Weighing Other Uses for Bailout Money
Several major U.S. banks are leaning toward spending a portion of their federal rescue money on acquiring other financial firms rather than for issuing new loans, the primary purpose of the government's $250 billion initiative to invest in banks.
Say what? Didn't Dumbya go on the teevee and say we had to do this 700 B-for-billion-dollar-bailout so as to alleviate the credit freeze? And they want to use the money for mergers and acquisitions? Say what? Did my worst fear come true? Has Milton Friedman come back as a Free Market Zombie?
No matter, Republicans are eating their own according to the Politico, Blame game: GOP forms circular firing squad. Blaming each other for everything while calling Barack Obama a grandma-loving socialist who wants to tax you and then give you money. Damn.
Finally, in news that will make my ailing boyfriend squee (then cough), Daniel Craig thinks Barack Obama would make a good James Bond.
“Obama would be the better Bond because — if he’s true to his word — he’d be willing to quite literally look the enemy in the eye and go toe-to-toe with them,” Craig told Parade magazine in an issue that hits newspapers on Sunday. “McCain, because of his long service and experience, would probably be a better M (James Bond’s boss).”
“There is, come to think of it, a kind of Judi Dench quality to McCain,” Craig added.
I believe Dame Judi would be offended by that last bit.
Here are a couple more news items you shouldn't have missed this week:
OPEC Cuts Oil Production and oil prices tank... signs that the speculators are out?
Ted Kennedy continues his duties while in hospital
Told ya so Former treasury secretary traces the see-through value of the dollar back to Friedman-omics
ripping her Louis Vuitton purse from her hands, 8-year-olds are totally capable of understanding that.
Surprise vote flipping!
Surprise! Al Qaeda wants McCain to win! And instead of ignoring the endorsement, the McCain campaign is saying that Al Q is using "reverse psychology". Rachel Maddow has more.
McCain concedes Colorado!
The truth about ACORN, for those of you who still watch Fox666 News.
Just read what Randi has to say about Michelle McCarthy -- erm, Bachman.
You have all weekend. I expect a summary Monday morning.