As Dick Button Said The Other Night, "Oh, My Socks!"
(Did someone say socks?)
The Dick Button Drinking Game.
Armed Gang Steals $43.5 Million in England.
Lawmakers determined to capsize the pending sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates said President Bush's surprise veto threat [direct quote: "They pass a law, I'll deal with it with a veto"] won't deter them.I thought the whole point of this war was freedom and safety and security? But by God, if there's money involved...
Bush on Tuesday brushed aside objections by leaders in the Senate and House that the $6.8 billion sale could raise risks of terrorism at American ports. In a forceful defense of his administration's earlier approval of the deal, he pledged to veto any bill Congress might approve to block the agreement. The sale's harshest critics were not appeased. "I will fight harder than ever for this legislation, and if it is vetoed I will fight as hard as I can to override it," said Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. King and Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer (news, bio, voting record) of New York said they will introduce emergency legislation to suspend the ports deal.
Bush Unaware of Ports Deal Before Approval. Wait, what? His administration approved it and then told him? And it's Cheney's hand up Kermit's ass there, I suppose?
Eight Neb. Co-Workers Share $365M Jackpot.
"A teenage girl was convicted Wednesday in the killing of a 16-year-old classmate who was choked, beaten and sawed into pieces after an argument over boys." Dude.
Back to frivolous news:
Do not fuck with Potter fans. An interesting bit from the writer's response: "On the other hand, I think the incredible reaction to this is an example of one of the ideas that inspired me to write this piece in the first place – that our culture has reached a place where our entertainment icons matter more to us than anything else. J.K. Rowling's kidnapping (and, I guess, even jokes about that) would inspire more political action than the deaths of so many soldiers and civilians in Iraq have over the last two years."
Dan Radcliffe Buys Black Family Tree in Book Aid Auction. Awwww.
Isaac Mizrahi Justifies His Existence. Apparently Will & Grace made him grope Scarlett. Or something.
Grey's Anatomy: The Blog.
Johnny Weir: still crazy. "He says he's been obsessed with the Holocaust since he was little and considers himself 'a little bit' Jewish, although he isn't, not technically. He says he's had his past lives read and found out that most recently he was a Jewish girl from Poland during World War II."
Donald Trump Continues to Blast Stewart: "Essentially, you made this firing up just as you made up your sell order of ImClone." O SNAP.
The Smoking Gun talks about the Frey bust, and what the staffers were thinking when the Oprah thing went down.
kookaburra1701: "CBS has apparently purchased Voyager and Deep Space Nine, and is offering episodes for download. Google is also offering a number of other shows for download, such as the Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy. It's getting so that I wonder if we'll even have TV in 10 years. Anyways, just some media news I thought you might find interesting."
cimness: "you may be amused by this cartoon music video: cheney's got a gun."
MacGyver Tip: Heal warts with duct tape. Huh.
Gawker: 'Life & Style': We Still Say TomKat is Dying, Dammit. "...Peace has reigned in celebmagland. Until today, when Life & Style's new issue defiantly sticks with its TomKat breakup claim, thereby threatening the magopolitical stability we've come to enjoy over these last six days. How will things now play out? Will there be counterattacks and shifting alliances? We have no idea, but we think this is how World War I started."
P.S. Hit dailydigestnews to find out who might play the villain(s) in the next Batman. Hint: I think you'll be pleased.
And finally: Happy birthday to laurelin_kit!