William Katz: Urgent Agenda
From AP: TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya's leader called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland on Thursday because of its ban on mosque minarets — escalating a long-running diplomatic feud between the two countries. Muammar Qaddafi also urged Muslims everywhere to boycott Swiss products and to bar Swiss planes and ships from the airports or seaports of Muslim nations.
Qaddafi will be defeated by the can openers in Swiss Army knives and by the dropping of tons of cheese with holes in it, right on his tent.
FEBRUARY 26, 2010
PRAGUE (Reuters) - A newly formed Czech travel agency is offering escorted trips for pampered toys. Send them your favorite animal and they will whisk it around the sights of Prague, taking photographs of it against backgrounds like Prague Castle or the Charles Bridge.
Another "must have" for all of us.
FEBRUARY 25, 2010
NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Officials at a New Jersey airport said a security checkpoint was closed temporarily when a 25-pound cat crawled under an X-ray machine.
Please be assured that the cat was read its Miranda rights.
FEBRUARY 24, 2010
From The Politico: Former Congressman and jailbird James Traficant will be running for his old Ohio congressional seat as an independent, according to CNN. Traficant, who served as a Democrat in the House from 1985 to 2002 (and in the big house from 2004 to 2006) casts the decision in terms of principle, but it was pragmatic, because he's got virtually no chance of winning a Democratic primary against incumbent Tim Ryan, a Youngstown Democrat.
A despicable man, and convicted corruptionist. What do we tell our children?
FEBRUARY 23, 2010
From the great Nile Gardiner, in London's Telegraph: "The revelation that several Downing Street staff felt compelled to contact an anti-bullying hotline after suffering abusive treatment at the hands of the Prime Minister himself, raises further major questions over Gordon Brown’s fitness to govern."
Are you believing that? The prime minister's staff members had to call an anti-bullying hotline? And Brown is a Labour prime minister. You know, the party of the working man. I'd love to see someone in the White House do this.
FEBRUARY 22, 2010
Commercial news, from the New York Post: Alexa Ray Joel is the new face of Prell shampoo nearly 25 years after her model mother, Christie Brinkley, starred in ads for the hair product. The singer-songwriter has signed a deal to appear in print and TV ads for Prell while her music will provide the soundtrack, she confirmed to Page Six. Alexa, 24, said, "I am so excited and honored to be named the new face of Prell -- especially following in the footsteps of my mother, who was a Prell girl."
Please don't get her confused with John Edwards, who reminded a number of people of the Breck girl.
FEBRUARY 21, 2010
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) - The state Department of Public Health is investigating an incident at a food supplier kitchen that left glass fragments in a batch of chicken noodle soup. The soup went to several customers of FoodService Partners Inc., including Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California.
The old Vaudeville joke was: Don't tell anyone about this. Then everyone will want extra glass.
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