Pope Benedict the Whateverthe fuck announces resignation. Resigning? Not generally done with the Vatican. Sure, maybe a few suspected murders, other intrigue, but resigning, not really the way a pope likes to bow out. I'm sure his decision--if it is his--has nothing to do with the continuing pedophilia cases--the church doesn't give a shit about that, assume they can ride that out (I mean, people still get their kids baptized). But there is an ongoing financial scandal. Money talks....and sometimes screams. Just saying.
Afghan suicide bomber kills anti-terror chief. I recall seeing the same headline a few months back. Apparently the Afghan anti-terror chief du jour is the twin of Al Qaeda's number two. You know, the guy who gets killed by the U.S. military every four months or so.
And why are we there again? I recall hearing about a pipeline that was supposed to go from Whereverthefuckistan through Lawlessratholeistan and deliver some fossil fuel to an awaiting tanker, but surely our media would tell us whether "Operation Destroy the Earth so a Handful of Fuckers Can Own Everything for Five Minutes" was on track. Let me check Yahoo's! front page. Hmmm, Italian tourist arrested for forgetting wallet at NYC steakhouse, ideal time to book flights, Lindsay Lohan says "no" to Dancing With the Stars....
Oh, this is going to be an interesting story. The child abuse scandal involving various media/entertainment personalities is already exploding, so the participants in the secret gay sex not involving kids may skate by when they are finally revealed (assuming the participants weren't the fire breathing "gays are destroying" Britain types). That said, I don't think the National Front members are going to be too happy.
One last point: the MP who kept up pressure on the police to investigate what he said was "was 'clear intelligence' of an abuse network of powerful men with influence at the highest level – in Parliament and even in Downing Street," is Tom Watson, who also has played a very influential role in the ongoing cell phone--and computer--hacking scandal involving that monster, Rupert Murdoch, his filthy family, and his contemptible newspaper and other media assets. Why isn't he being considered for leadership in the Labour Party instead of that milquetoast, centrist, "New Labour" whore Ed Miliband? Oh, right. Never mind.
Monster in the white house wants you to live like a pauper in your old age. And why not? He'll never have to rely on social security, and neither will his kids. Oh, and according to the comments, that old multi-millionairess Nancy Pelosi is cool with it. And why not, she'll never have to rely on social security, etc. You know what? Next time I may not even vote. Someone tell me why I should bother. No, really.
Christian family values attorney arrested by FBI for sex crimes. What makes this increasingly typical story a bit more interesting is that there are a few twists we haven't seen before. Namely: the attorney is a middle-aged woman, who transported a teen across the U.S.-Canada border, she had the teen engage in sex and convinced her to let it be filmed, and, of course, there are allegations of drug possession, weapons, and threats. You know there is probably even more bad shit out there, but really, the list, as is, is already impressively bad. And what makes this story even sweeter is that this miscreant's employer, The Alliance Defense Fund, "made news this week by distributing a memo to county clerks in Maryland, Maine and Washington encouraging them not to issue same-sex marriage certificates to couples wishing to wed in those states." Because gay people are bad. But not christian attorney bad, that's for damn sure.
If Obama doesn't win tonight, then the republicans will have stolen another election. But I think the margins are too big to steal--not that they wouldn't try, but really, then it would be "let's burn this motherfucker down" time. Still, the media act like it's a horse race, so it must be close, right? A: If your industry makes a shitload of money in a presidential election year only if it's a horse race, then the presidential election is always going to be a horse race. Every. Fucking. Time.
Really. Turn off the tv and starve the beast.
Update: Woo-hoo....$20 richer! Now let's watch as the democratic base holds Obama's feet to the fire and makes sure he doesn't fuck with social security and medicare. No really, they had better fucking do that after promising they would--and implying that it could work--for four years.