Monday, October 24, 2011

Perry's Tax Plan
Rick Perry will unveil his optional flat tax plan today. But Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is already blasting the plan as unoriginal, reminding everyone that for him, paying taxes has been optional for years.

Panhandler Problem
San Francisco has fallen a notch in the ratings of great places to visit because of too many panhandlers. It turns out tourists really need that spare change to buy the medical marijuana they went all the way to California to get.

Obama Event
President Obama held a major fundraiser last night at the home of Antonio Bandera and Melanie Griffith. During the event, the President promised to create jobs... mostly by hiring a hit squad to go after the surgeons who messed up Griffith's face.

Florida Law Blocked
A federal judge has blocked Florida's new law requiring state resident to pass a drug test before getting welfare. Of course, this is the same judge who has blocked high school kids from having to pass a reading test before joining the University of Miami football team.

Kids and TV
A growing number of medical researchers are warning about the dangers of watching TV when very young children are nearby... mostly because they tend to make noise and drown out your favorite shows.

October 24th

1920: After 74 days on Hunger Strike in Brixton Prison, England, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney died. Of course the prisoner who DID eat the British food died after 73 days.

1983: The United States invade Grenada in "Operation Save the Med Students Who Partied in College."

2004: Cuban President Fidel Castro announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned. Five years later, U.S. President Barack Obama makes the same proclamation.


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