Please explain to me the logic of giving banks a bailout but not the auto industry that employs thousands of Americans and on which many of the rest of the world hangs their hats. The collapse of the “big 3” doesn’t just affect Americans. I think it’s time that one of the presidents starts taking away people’s pay until they come up with a solution. A weeks’ pay for every day they keep their heads up their back ends. MORE and EVEN MORE
With whatever it is that crawled up and died at the top of his head, Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois even looks like a smarmy criminal. Now caught red-tongued trying to sell Obama’s vacated senate seat, the idiot has even got the media locking their hooks into his wife. As part of the investigation, their home phone was tapped and she was heard using some foul language. The headlines read “Foul-mouthed First Lady.” Now this woman is clearly no prize-winner. She did marry a morally-bankrupt, crappily-coiffed man, but to lambaste her for cussing in her own house is just wrong. It’s her house! Who doesn’t cuss in their own house? The Obamanators are releasing all communications with the idiot Governor to prove they had nothing to do with his crap. MORE and MORE STILL.
The Jolie-Pitt camp got tapped for Golden Globes earlier this week, making it a possibility that the two could go home with a pair at the awards ceremony. Jolie was nominated for Changeling, and Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. To add to that, tabloids are saying that Jolie is pregnant again, and with twins as well. Their cup just runneth over, don’t it? Of course the only reason I find any of this interesting is because Jolie is one of my pics in Fantasy Celebrity, which is like Fantasy Football, only with train-wreck celebrities, and every time she’s on the cover of something I get points. Go Jolie-Pitt! Go! MORE
War in the Time of Cholera
Zimbabwe’s cholera epidemic has killed about 800 people and infected nearly 16,000 more. Both the U.K. and the U.S. have threatened to invade the country to stay the epidemic, but Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugawe has declared it unnecessary. He says that their doctors along with the WHO have successfully ended the epidemic. He also pointed out that nobody invaded Britain when they had a Mad Cow Disease outbreak. Yeah. What’s up with that? MORE and SO MUCH MORE.
Wii Drops it Like it’s Hot
Microsoft’s XBox game system is being whipped by Nintendo’s Wii like a rented mule. Wii outstrips XBox’s sales by more than 2 to 1 and in November the ratio was 3 to 1. I’m pretty sure Gates isn’t crying in his latte, though. Microsoft is positioning the XBox to be more than a game console. You can even get your Netflix from it. And even though the price of the units are down, Microsoft is still reporting a 22% increase in sales. Hey, whatever happened to Playstation? MORE
Oh. My. Lord.
If Paula Abdul is trying to convince people that she’s not a stinking drunk, this is surely not the way to do it. It is a sequined legging with plastic red strappy shoes, topped by a Ringmaster red jacket complete with cutaway hem over a ruffly-sleeved shirt. I can’t pretend. That woman is full on entertainment.