Friday, July 29, 2011

Planet Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi says that in this debt ceiling debate, she and the Democrats are "trying to save life as we know it on planet Earth." Most Americans think Pelosi should be more concerned about what's going on on whatever planet she's from.

Boehner Bill
House Speaker John Boehner couldn't get enough of his own Republican colleagues to vote for his debt reduction bill. This is almost as bad as the time Eric Cantor refused to share the last available sun lamp at the tanning salon.

Economic Numbers
The goverment will release the latest GDP numbers at 8:30 this morning. It's not clear how bad the report will be, but we do know the report is coming with a box of tissues already included.

Patriot Signing
The New England Patriots signed both Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ocho Cinco to free agent contracts yesterday. In a related story, 500 new doctors were signed to contracts yesterday at all of the Boston area's top psychiatric hospitals.

Airbrush Ban
Great Britain has banned makeup ads that feature airbrushed pictures of celebrities. We'd do the same here in the U.S., but no one wants to see what Liza Minnelli really looks like.

July 29th

1864: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops after she unsuccessfully tries to find out if Abe Lincoln was gay.

1987: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel… well, the British agreed to build it, the French agreed to drink wine and watch.

1988: The film Cry Freedom is seized by South African authorities. Thankfully one year later, it does the same thing to Weekend at Bernie’s.


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