Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dow Selloff
Stocks are crashing today in reaction to new restrictions the Obama administration wants to put on the banks. Brokers, traders and investment bankers are coming to the realization that they may have to go back to purse-snatching.

Hillary 'Net Freedom
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says a major new part of her foreign policy is
insisting on Internet freedom everywhere in the world... which is ironic, since she still does not allow Bill to surf the Web without adult supervision.

Edwards Admission
Former Senator John Edwards has finally admitted to fathering a child with one of his campaign workers. It's not clear if he's doing this for political reasons or just to make sure he can write the kid off of his taxes.

Big Debt
The Obama administration wants to raise the debt ceiling to $1.8 trillion for this year alone... and as soon as China says it's okay, Congress will vote on the proposal too.

Supreme Court/Campaign Finance
The Supreme Court has just ruled that corporations can give as much money as they want directly to any political campaign. But John Edwards still prefers his women to be delivered through a third party.

January 21st

1793: After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine. Then everyone in the mob realized they were just as poor and miserable as before they killed him.

1861: Confederate traitor Jefferson Davis resigns from the U.S. Senate, but he continues to collect his sweet federal pension and parking privileges for life.

1999: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kg (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board. Robert Downey Jr. immediately tries to enlist in the Coast Guard.


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