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Quick Notes 200910


Thursday, October 29, 2009
This Is Going To Hurt

The funny thing is that many things worth doing do hurt. Does the idea of universal healthcare hurt more than war? And yet, many people feel that war is a painful necessity. Where’s this guy’s sign saying that war is going to hurt?


Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Hershey Chocolate People

You’d think in a Hershey chocolate commercial with chocolate people at least one would look like the people most often referred to as chocolate.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Mark McGwire Gets A Job

The St. Louis Cardinals hired Mark McGwire as their new hitting coach. While Barry Bonds faces indictment Mr. McGwire gets a job!


Monday, October 26, 2009
Glen Beck Should Do Cheese Commercials

Stephen Colbert, the comedian who spoofs the conservative right on the Comedy Channel’s Colbert Report, says Glen Beck should do cheese commercials.


Sunday, October 25, 2009
Rams Lose To The Colts

The Rams lose 42 to 6 at home!!!

Bank Failures

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Another Bank Bites The Dust

Bank failures have surpassed the one hundred mark. This is the most failures in nearly two decades.


Thursday, October 22, 2009
Heir Jordan’s

Marcus Jordan, the younger son to Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan, told the media that he’d honor the University of Central Florida’s contract with Adidas by wearing all the apparel with Adidas logos on it. But when he takes to the court he would be in Nike’s Air Jordans. Adidas is trying to negotiate an equitable arrangement with the school.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Poverty In America

The level of poverty in America is even worse than first believed. A revised formula for calculating medical costs by the National Academy of Science shows that approximately 47.4 million Americans last year lived in poverty. That means nearly 1 in 6 Americans life in poverty.


Monday, October 19, 2009
Income Disparity

The United Nations Development Program ranked countries by income inequality. Scandinavian countries and Japan have the least amount of inequality. The United States ranked number three as most unequal behind Hong Kong and Singapore.

Boy in Balloon

Sunday, October 18, 2009
Balloon Story Was A Hoax

Sheriff’s investigators hoped to talk to Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of the boy who was thought to have been trapped in a runaway balloon, to resolve lingering questions over whether the drama with their son could have been a hoax.


Thursday, October 15, 2009
Boy In A Balloon

A six year old boy had been reported to be aboard a flying saucer shaped balloon fashioned by his father that accidentally launched and carried by high winds on to the plains of eastern Colorado. The balloon floated around for hours and when it landed, the boy was not there. He was found hiding in the family home. Sounds like a publicity stunt.

Health Care Overhaul

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Heroic Olympia Snowe

Senate Finance Committee member Olympia Snowe from Maine is being hailed as some kind of hero because she is the lone Republican to support getting a healthcare reform bill out of committee and sending it to the floor.

King Lawsuit

Monday, October 12, 2009
King Children Settle

After more than 14 hours of discussion, the children of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. reached a settlement that will keep the family from a very public jury trial. I’m sure their parents are proud!


Sunday, October 11, 2009
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

President Barack Obama reaffirms his commitment to the revocation of the military’s don’t ask, don’t tell policy. Just don’t ask him when.


Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Nobel Prize

Rumor has it that President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Somebody Saved The Shoes

When a powerful storm inundated the Philippines most people rushed to save their homes or their lives. Employees of the Marikina Shoe Museum saved former first lady Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection.

TV Dancing With The Stars

Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Delay Dances

Former House Republican Whip Tom Delay dances with his partner Cheryl Burke in the Dancing With The Stars competition. But Mr. DeLay has been diagnosed with stress fractures in his foot and is taking his doctor’s advice to leave the show. Mr. Delay must’ve had brain fractures thinking he could dance. He was truly awful!

Economy Greenspan

Sunday, October 4, 2009
Greenspan Predicts Higher Unemployment

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan predicts that unemployment will surpass ten percent and suggests that a second stimulus plan is needed. Unemployment in the black community is topping fifteen percent and no one has said a thing about a black stimulus plan.


Saturday, October 3, 2009
The Olympics Are Headed To Rio

Nearly 50,000 people at Copacabana beach celebrate Rio de Janiero winning the 2016 Olympics.


Friday, October 2, 2009
Philippines Flooding

Flooding in the Philippines!


Thursday, October 1, 2009
Indonesia Earthquake

The death toll from yesterday’s Indonesian earthquake tops eight hundred!

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - Posted by | Life, Quick Notes

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