Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tuesday's Skim

Here's a sampling of quasi-interesting articles out there today. None of these really rate their own post, so here ya go.

This one is kind of funny:

Rep. Bob Filner is facing an assault and battery charge after an incident at Dulles Airport where he allegedly pushed an United Airlines bag claim employee as first reported by ABC7/Newschannel 8. Filner, a Democrat from California, allegedly attempted to enter an employees-only area on Sunday night. Van Cleave spoke with several witnesses who said they heard Filner yell "You can't stop me," before pushing aside the employee and refusing to leave the office.
Next, we have the whatever of India berating us for global warming...
West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday accused the US of being "largely responsible for global warming". His comments come at a time when the CPIM leadership has locked horns with the Congress-led UPA government over the controversial Indo-US nuke deal.

Addressing a seminar on global warming organised by Bengal National Chamber of Commerce, Mr Bhattacharjee said: "It is strange that the Americans who are responsible for global warming are now advising us on how to improve environment.

Way back in 1992, it was decided by the nations of the world to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 50%. And it is the US in particular, who have violated the Kyoto Protocol."

"The global warming created by the US and other European nations have led to water scarcity and tropical diseases the world over," said a visibly agitated Mr Bhattacharjee.
Blah blah blah, US bad, third world good. Human rights bad, India good. CO2 bad, Kyoto good: US economy bad, destroying it so we can catch up good. And PS send us more uranium (funny that he keeps talking about megawatts when I'm sure he means kilotons...)

Foreclosures are up.

This'll make you chuckle...or cry, whatever happens to be your reaction to extreme irony:
Calderon has repeatedly pushed the U.S. to take more responsibility in fighting the two countries' common drug problem, including doing more to stop the flow of illegal U.S. arms into Mexico and trying to combat the demand for drugs north of the border.
Getting fat isn't because you intake more calories than you expend, fatty -- its not your fault because someone got you sick, see?

Perhaps she should run, for president, then?
Barack Obama often says that his wife, Michelle, is smarter than he is, stronger than he is, and gives better speeches than he does.