Thursday, August 18, 2011

Revenge Inc.
The Justice Department is probing S&P but the White House insists it has nothing to do with the downgrade of U.S. debt two weeks ago. It also insists that it's just a coincidence that the IRS has audited Mitt Romney 16 times since 2007.

Jobs Plan!
Obama's big jobs plan includes more spending on road work and mortgage relief. It alsi includes paying people to pretend this isn't the same plan he had that didn't work in 2009.

Raises at UC
The University of California system is reeling financially, but it's still handing out big bonuses to faculty members... especially the ones who agree to stop failing the football players.

Starbucks Movement
Starbucks has launched a campaign to suspend all contributions to Congress and presidential candidates... and now that they're not making those donations, Starbucks' new price for a vente espresso is $35,800.

Miami Death Penalty?
The NCAA may ban the University of Miami football program after a booster admitted paying and providing prostitutes to at least 72 players. Everyone knows that to remain in the NCAA, a college football program has to provide at least 82 players with prostitutes.

August 18th

1201: The city of Riga is founded. It turns out they lost it in the mail.

1587: Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas… making her the first anglo “anchor baby.”

1938: The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York State with Canada… and millions of pounds of salad is dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


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