September 29, 2008
After a wild ride on Wall street last week, the usual suspects emerged from late night negotiations to announce a bipartisan rescue plan for the financial crisis. The very people responsible for the financial meltdown, (see video) with smiles on their faces, announcing a solution? Color me cynical.
By the way, does anyone notice any Republicans in this photo opp announcing a 'bipartisan' solution? Also of note - this has to be the only time I've ever seen Harry Reid smile. I don't know about you, but that makes me very uneasy.
The first of the 78 million baby boomers started receiving social security retirement benefits this year. Census bureau estimates that almost 8,000 boomers are turning 60 every day. Japan seems to be the only country paying attention: They hosted a fashion show for adult diapers.
Mexican flag flying at New Haven Town Hall
The good news is - the wave of immigrants entering the US slowed dramatically last year. The bad news is, it doesn't seem to matter. The mayor's office in New Haven decided it was time to fly a Mexican flag in front of town hall. And in El Paso, it seems nearly three quarters of the 727,070 residents speak only spanish at home.
Thirty-three preachers across the country say they will challenge the IRS this Sunday by endorsing specific political candidates from the pulpit and preach about their moral qualifications.
Abortions in the US fell 33% between 1974 and 2004 and adoption seems to be making a national comeback as the House approved the largest adoption incentives bill since 1997.
Scientists have found that men who believe that a woman's place is in the home earn much more money than their less traditionally minded male colleague.
[At right: 13 year-old Matt Allsop's new look]
A new policy at the University of Pittsburg now allows a man who feels like he is a woman to be housed in the woman's dorm and vice-versa.
An eighth grade boy, Matt Allsop, is fighting for the right to wear make-up to school. "They're gender stereo-typing. He's being sexually discriminated against. Nowhere in the rules does it say that males can't wear make-up," supporters breathlessly intone. Using their logic, maybe murder is OK too, since the rules don't specifically state its a no-no. Ahh, government schools...
Gandalf, Lord of the Rings
Its no wonder the little darling is gender confused. Consider his role models. The openly gay star of Lord of the Rings, Sir Ian McKellen, is touring schools lecturing students on the evils of homophobia. And lets not forget Miller Beer, who once again, is a prime sponsor of the sexually explicit Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, where any kid can see gay men engaged in overt public sex. Oh, and American Idol star, Clay Aiken, who graced the cover of People magazine this week, holding his infant son, as he declared to the world that he is gay. Hey, even I am starting to get confused.
Live Science has answered one of the most enduring questions of our time. Why do female spiders eat their mates after sex? The answer: a) they're hungry, b) because they can. It all comes down to size (as any man will tell you.) If males are small, they're easier to catch and more likely to be prey. Feminists knew this all along.
Just as records once gave way to compact discs as the main medium for music, it now appears that CDs may be on the way out. Record labels are now starting to sell music on memory cards.
The world is about to run out of internet addresses that allow computers to identify each other and communicate.
The first skyscraper to be built in Paris in 30 years is a pyramid like tower rising 180 meters above Paris.
Miners in the African kingdom of Lesotho have found one of the world's largest diamonds, a near flawless white gem weighing nearly 500 carats. Speaking of gems, the recent financial chaos is affecting Playboy's Hugh Hefner. The 83 year-old has been warned that unless he lets some bunnies go, he faces bankruptcy as soon as next month. Ouch!
IDIOT OF THE WEEK:
First place winner, hands down, is PETA, People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals. After hearing of a Swiss restaurant that started using human breast milk in their soups and sauces, PETA sent a letter to Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., urging them to start using breast milk in their ice cream products. Yum.
Due to the never-ending supply of logic challenged people, RightBias has decided to launch a new weekly feature: Top Idiots of the Week Awards. Check it out.
Till next Monday, keep smiling,
by Nancy Morgan
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