William Katz: Urgent Agenda
Headline from a Chinese news service today: 2009 Miss Spain Contest to be held in Mexico.
It's a small world, after all.
PESARO, Italy, July 15 (UPI) -- Italian police said an 88-year-old woman with a history of petty theft was caught attempting to steal a woman's purse at a weekly market in Pesaro.
If this were Obama's America, she could claim disparate impact - being singled out because of age, causing severe emotional distress and reminding us of her historic oppression. Did I get that right?
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
GAZA CITY (AFP) — Hamas suspects that Israeli intelligence services are supplying its Gaza Strip stronghold with chewing gum that boosts the sex drive in order to "corrupt the young," an official said on Tuesday. "We have discovered two types of stimulants that were introduced into the Gaza Strip from Israeli border crossings," Hamas police spokesman Islam Shahwan told AFP.
Yeah, right. It's obvious. The Israelis want to increase the population of Hamas members. Makes sense, doesn't it?
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German who tried to fix his leaky air mattress blew up his apartment instead, the fire brigade in the western city of Duesseldorf said Wednesday. The 45-year-old man used tire repair solvent to plug a hole in his airbed and left it overnight. But it blew up when he went to inflate it the next day. "A spark from the electric air pump ignited it," a fire brigade spokesman said.
I don't know. Do you believe this? If the guy has a diploma from the University of Karachi, I'd ask more questions.
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