William Katz: Urgent Agenda
MARCH 4, 2010
Major public statement:
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Tiger Woods's caddie said he knew nothing about the golfer's extramarital affairs and was angry with him over the scandal.
I thought you'd like to know the feelings of Tiger's caddy. This is important news.
MARCH 3, 2010
From Fox: An investigation is underway after a child was heard giving instructions to a pilot from the air-traffic control tower at one of America's busiest airports. In a recording that has been confirmed as genuine by the Federal Aviation Administration, the child makes five transmissions from John F Kennedy International Airport — with the pilots in each case all responding enthusiastically to him.
What's so unusual about that? Children are heard in the halls of Congress all the time.
MARCH 2, 2010
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German robber held up the same bank in Hamburg twice within 24 hours just a week after being released from jail -- for the same crime. A police spokesman said on Friday the 50-year-old man went into a savings bank in the center of the northern port city and flashed a pistol, saying: "I was here yesterday, and I want money again today!"
One thing about these Germans, they're thorough.
MARCH 1, 2010
NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A New York judge has thrown out an age-discrimination suit filed by an 85-year-old woman who sold beer at Mets games until she was replaced with a 75-year-old. But Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joan Lobis ruled for the New York City Commission on Human Rights, which found it "highly unlikely" Aramark had discriminated, the Daily News said. The ruling said Block, who still works for Aramark at the new Citi Field, was replaced with Gloria Smith, 75.
Come on, she was discriminated against. Ronald Reagan proved that you're a kid at 75. They replaced that woman with a mere child. Outrageous bigotry.
FEBRUARY 28, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Democrats in Illinois say they have begun on open casting call on the Internet in search of a new lieutenant governor candidate. The Chicago Tribune said Friday the online campaign is oriented toward finding a suitable running mate for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn following the departure of Scott Lee Cohen, who was dropped as Quinn's running mate amid a scandal.
Reminds me of the search for an actress to play Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind." They'll probably wind up with exactly the person the Chicago machine wants.
FEBRUARY 27, 2010
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.
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