Sunday, November 27, 2011

Indian Fight
A huge controversy is brewing in India after the government invited foreign supermarket chains into the country. The people are outraged that none of the new stores will have a express checkout aisle for 12,000 items or less.

Dream Act Fight
Legal immigrants are fighting the plan in the Maryland Dream Act that allows the children of illegal immigrants in-state tuition breaks at the University of Maryland. In fact, native born Marylanders think seducing kids to go to the University of Maryland is cruel too.

New Medicare Chief
Patient advocacy groups are protesting the Obama administration's nomination of Marilyn Tavenner to head Medicare and Medicaid. It's not because Tavenner is not a doctor, it's just that most of her training is as an undertaker.

Fine Fired
Syracuse University has fired assistant coach Bernie Fine on charges of child molestation. He's also been whistled for "reaching in."

Moody's Warning
In a new report, the Moody's rating agency said the European debt crisis may end up threatening the credit standing of all 17 countries in the EU. It's almost scary enough to make some people in Europe think about getting a job!

November 28th

1095: Pope Urban II appoints Bishop Adhemar of Le Puy and Count Raymond IV of Toulouse to lead the First Crusade to the Holy Land... mostly because they were the only two men in Christendom willing to ask for directions how to get there.

1814: The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience... so that one day, millions of us could find out the latest about the Kardashians.

1984: Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States. Immediately afterward, the IRS puts a lien on their estate.


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