Friday, July 23, 2010

Geithner for Tax Hikes
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner says he's in favor of letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the rich Americans... that's all three of the people in America who are still rich.

Senate Strips Out Pork
The Senate has rejected adding a $10 billion teachers bailout into the war funding bill... but Congress is urging the soldiers to steal the teachers some better math students while they're in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ford Profits
Ford says it earned $2.6 billion in the quarter, mostly by renting cars to people with GM cars in the shop.

Feinberg's Conclusion
Pay Czar Ken Feinberg says it was a "bad idea" to pay top Wall Street exectuives more than a $1 billion in bonuses in 2008. No word if he thinks it was a bad idea for taxpayers to pay him $1 million to tell us the bonuses were a bad idea.

Darth Vader Robber
A man dressed as Darth Vader robbed a New York bank yesterday... this is what happens when people can't afford a plane ticket to Comic Con.

July 23rd

1829: In the William Austin Burt patents the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter… and the iPad.

1982: The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985-86, or the release of Star Trek IV, whichever comes first.

1984: Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine. Now the best way to become Miss America is to first pose nude in Penthouse Magazine.


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