Thursday, May 19, 2011

DSK Steps Down
Still locked up at Riker's Island, Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as IMF chief just after midnight. He says he made the decision after consulting with his new wives, Tyron and Bubba.

Bail Hearings
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyers are offering to post $1 million bail and submit their client to house arrest... as long as it's at Arnold Schwarzenegger's house.

Pakistan Poll
A new poll shows just 13% of Americans think the U.S. should send any more aid to Pakistan. That's almost as low as the 12% who think we should send any more aid to GM.

L.A. Budget
The Los Angeles city council passed its budget last night, balancing it by cutting police overtime and shutting down some firehouses. But the city's leadig crooks and arsonists say they're not sure they'll be able to keep up.

UC Tuition Hike
The University of California system may have to hike tuition by 32% this fall. It's getting so tight, UCLA football players may soon have to put up their own money for bail.

May 19th

1536: Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and taking away the remote control.

1568: Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots after seeing what those shortbreads did to her thighs.

1848: Mexico cedes California to the United States for $15 million. For a buck more, we coulda had Tijuana.


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