That wacky, wacky news.
No Swearing Needed for Oil CEOs
Not the profanity kind.
Even before the remarks got started, Democrats and Republicans debated whether the executives should have to swear to tell the truth before the panel.
Alaska Republican Stevens, head of the Senate Commerce Committee, rejected calls by some Democrats to have the executives sworn in, saying the law already required them to tell the truth.
Oh. OK. Right. Even though, according to Kos, even the baseball players testifying before congress were sworn in, during that whole steroids business. But, really, why bother?
Maybe congress felt sorry for them about the whole closing ANWAR thing.
Study finds more sex scenes on TV
Characters on TV are having sex more often -- in fact twice as often as they were in 1998 -- according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's biennial study Sex on TV 4, released on Tuesday.
What do you expect after putting all those Viagra, Cialis and Levitra commercials on TV?
Kansas to World: "I thought the jury was still out on science."
In addition, the board rewrote the definition of science, so that it is no longer limited to the search for natural explanations of phenomena.
Let me clarify the insanity for you. Not only is Kansas going to teach ID, they're redefined science to include... well any darn thing you want. In Kansas schools, science is now simply any "systematic method for continuing investigation." So, if you're attending different churches to see which ones appeal to you the most... SURPRISE! You're doing Kansas Science™.
The less you know, the more stupider you get.
Health Experts Agree on Plan to Combat Flu Pandemic
The experts say they urgently need money to carry out their anti-flu pandemic programs. The United Nations is organizing a big fund-raising conference in mid-January in Beijing.
Unless you're planning to blow up the Asian flu virus, or torture it, I have a feeling you're going to have a hard time getting money from the US. Sorry, but trying to stop it by "disappearing" a bunch of chickens and turkeys is not sexy enough for TV. Next.
Sorry to hear it, St. Louis. However, we in theSC (and Bay Staters in general) are not to be outdone.
Mass. issues alerts as STD cases multiply (a story from back during the summer)
A rare sexually transmitted disease has appeared twice in Massachusetts this year, at a time when chlamydia rates are rising and an increasing number of gonorrhea cases are drug resistant.
New trends in STD infections have prompted the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to issue three recent advisories: on gonorrhea, syphilis, and the rare lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV).
In actual good news, HIV rates are dropping in this state. Did I actually read that 1 out of 20 people in DC are HIV positive?
Recently, our representatives told North Korea to shut down a nuclear reactor. And we stressed the building of trust:
"You know how you build up trust? You live up to the agreement," said Mr. Hill. "You come up with solid implementing schemes that enable you to move forward and show that what you've agreed to do in the agreement, you're actually doing and that's the best way to build up trust."
Why wouldn't they trust us, with our goodwill and diplomatic capital being at such an all-time high internationally?
Gee, I guess pissing the world off doesn't necessarily pay big, strong, influential dividends after all.
And this doesn't help, either:
VENEZUELA'S president has threatened to give Cuba and China F-16 fighter aircraft from his arsenal, insisting that the US has failed to fulfil its maintenance commitments for the combat planes. (via Scotsman com)
Lame-Ass Drama In Taunton
An East Taunton teenager is charged with kidnapping after police say his ex-girlfriend had to jump from his moving car Tuesday to free herself from his jealous ranting.[...]
Machado's ex-girlfriend, a 19-year-old East Taunton woman, told police that Machado was driving aimlessly around East Taunton, shouting slurs at her because another man had called her on a cell phone.
Dude, check it out. You are lame AND in the newspaper.
And that's quite enough reading the news for now.