William Katz: Urgent Agenda
JUNE 10, 2010
DETROIT, June 10 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. employees should no longer refer to Chevrolet automobiles as "Chevys," sales and marketing officials said in an internal memo. Alan Batey, vice president for Chevrolet sales and service, and Jim Campbell, GM vice president for marketing, said in a memo issued Tuesday to employees at the corporation's Detroit headquarters "consistency" is important for the Chevrolet brand -- and it would be helpful in that regard to stop referring to Chevrolets at Chevys, The New York Times reported. "We'd ask that whether you're talking to a dealer, reviewing dealer advertising, or speaking with friends and family, that you communicate our brand as Chevrolet moving forward," the memo said.
Oh, right. Everyone will now start saying "Chevrolet moving forward." There's GM imagination for you.
JUNE 9, 2010
Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) -- In the latest development in the race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Florida, Governor Charlie Crist is coming under fire for removing the pro-life section of his campaign website. This comes on the day the legislature sent him a bill that would allow women to see an ultrasound of their baby before an abortion.It's so sad to see a man just ditch his convictions in order to win an election. Crist would have been far wiser to withdraw, stay a Republican, and fight another day.
JUNE 8, 2010
LONDON, June 7 (UPI) -- Documents released by the British Ministry of Defense revealed about 100 service members classify themselves as pagan and 30 practice Wicca or druidism.
And we thought they had the "don't ask, don't haunt" policy.
JUNE 7, 2010
SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - An Australian restaurateur fed up with the waste left by diners has ordered her customers to eat everything on their plates for the sake of the Earth or pay a penalty and not return.
Why do I think we'll see an "out of business" sign on this establishment within a week?
JUNE 6, 2010
JUNE 5, 2010
(Reuters) - An Australian kookaburra bird is undergoing personal training after growing too fat to fly because she ate too many sausages.
Do you think there's a cause for Al Gore in bird obesity?
JUNE 4, 2010
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, June 3 (UPI) -- Funeral directors in New Zealand say they are keeping an eye out for a man spotted crashing multiple funerals for the free food. Danny Langstraat, a director of Harbour City Funeral Home in Wellington, said a picture of the man, dubbed the "Grim Eater," was distributed to the company's branch offices with a warning that he was spotted at several funerals, up to four events a week, attempting to take food home from the ceremonies, The Wellington Dominion Post reported Thursday.
Are they sure of this? Maybe the guy just had a lot of friends, and is paying his respects. You can always use more mourners.
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