Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Mortgage Mess
A new report shows only about 10,000 homeowners received permanent loan modifications this fall under the Obama administration's mortgage relief plan... and coincidentally, they were all employees at Bank of America.

Muslim Students Nabbed
The FBI is trying to find out if the five Muslim students from Washington, DC arrested in Pakistan were members of a terror cell. Well, they already know the Muslim dental student was looking to be a terrorist, it's the other four they're not sure about.

Government Insurance Salesmen
Senator Harry Reid wants to create a national insurance plan, administered by the federal government, that would offer insurance policies from private companies. Which is kind of like asking people to wait in line at the post office so they can pay for shipping from FedEx.

AOL Spinoff
Time Warner will spin off its AOL unit to shareholders today, otherwise known as "taking out the trash."

New Chevy Chief
James M. Campbell was named general manager of Chevrolet today, this is a demotion from his previous job coaching the Detroit Lions.

December 10th

1508: The League of Cambrai is formed by Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, Maximilian I, and Ferdinand II of Aragon... one more guy and it would have been an awesome boy band.

1935: The Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, later renamed the Heisman Trophy, is awarded to halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago. Berwanger becomes the last Heisman winner able to actually spell "Heisman."

1948: The UN General Assembly adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since it was created by the UN, the declaration ensures the perpetual right to double park in Manhattan and tie up city traffic with UN conferences at least twice per year.


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