Thursday, July 28, 2011

Movie Time
House Republicans used a clip from the movie "The Town" to fire themselves up in the continuing debt fight. In contrast, Congressional Democrats last night watched a screening of "Brewster's Millions."

Geithner's Warning
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithenr insists the U.S. will run out of money on August 2nd... that's even if Geithner decides to pay his taxes this year.

Obama Options
More and more Democrats want President Obama to just raise the debt limit by using the 14th Amendment. The rest of America just wants all the politicians to use the 5th Amendment to shut the heck up.

College Fees
More and more colleges are tacking on mandatory student fees to make up for lost government funding. But students aren't noticing because the schools are collecting the fees every Friday at noon before any of them wake up.

Davis Fired
North Carolina has fired football coach Butch Davis... after reports that he allowed some of his players to go to class.

July 28th

1896: The city of Miami, Florida – a municipality based on the right to eat dinner out at 4pm -- is incorporated.

1868: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship, due process of law, and perpetual racial harmony, friendship and unicorns.

1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000. Sadly, this act gives Joan Baez something to sing about.


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