Wednesday, April 12, 2006


These are stories that we all saw coming or shouldn't really be shocked or surprised by:

--President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran wants to achieve industrial-scale uranium enrichment, setting his country on a collision course with the United States which fears Tehran wants to make an atomic bomb.

--Rap star Eminem has filed for divorce from his wife Kim less than three months after the couple remarried.

--Johnson, a sophomore majoring in theater arts, was expelled from the university (Baptist College) Thursday because he declared online that he is gay. In a statement released last week, the university's president, Jim Taylor said students are held to a "higher standard" and that "students know the rules before they come to this institution."

--President George W. Bush's popularity has hit a new record low since he took office in 2001, a poll found.

--Republican U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, the House of Representatives' fallen majority leader, is calling it quits in face of mounting legal problems and a tough re-election campaign that may have been unwinnable.

--A suicide attacker detonated a bomb at a prayer service in southern Pakistan Tuesday, police said, killing at least 41 people including the top leadership of an influential Sunni Muslim religious group.

--A car bomb killed six people Saturday near a Shiite shrine south of Baghdad, and the death toll from the deadliest attack of the year rose to nearly 90. A senior official warned Iraq was in an "undeclared civil war" that can be curbed only by a strong government and greater powers for security services.

--Former "Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart has admitted she suffered from anorexia while filming the hit law firm TV comedy.

Yes, I'd say the world is going just at the right awful bloody pace as usual wouldn't you?


Marko said...

The news these days!
Duh, like we didnt know Claista was anorexic, she was like a walking skeleton!

Marco Valente said...

Is it not illegal in your country to discriminate against people? Being expelled for being gay... Do they allow that there?

Todd said...

It is legal to discriminate against gay people in all aspects of life; schools, housing, employment, and medical treatment to name a few. At least it is in Missouri. You can be legally fired for being gay. Scary, isn't it?

Bill German said...

The Domino theory. Kabul,Baghdad,Tehran,?
It wont be pretty

G-Man said...

It seems like what counts as news anymore really isn't news. Eminem is getting divorced? Who the fuck cares!?

Meanwhile, the stories that are happening, seem to be same-old-same old, or like you said, we saw it coming a mile away. Why is it there are days when the news seems like Ground Hogs Day?

Marco Valente said...

Why thank you for the compliment

Oh my word I think that its so sad the discrimination is at government leval in the USA! Didn't the stonewall riots help at all??

Also howcome is the church so intrenched in politics. It shouldn't be there...

Loren Soth said...

Yes...seemsw we areally be distracted from the big issues with all this petty stuff.

No one is protesting that gas is now literally $3.00/gallon.

The Immigration issue has gotten way out of control. We are actually gonna establish legalized slavery. That is what the guest worker program is....OMG.

Homosexuals are the lowest minority there is... we have seen our rights that were fough for being taken away slowly. We will never get the equality this country promises. The level of discrimation against homosexuals from the government and christian religions is becoming dangerous.

Not to mention the hypocrisy of the "Freedom of Speech". For those of you who watched South Park...Comedy Central caved into terrorism. They refused to allow an image (a clean one) to be shown of Mohammad....but they aired the episode anyway showing American deficating on each other....the President...and Jesus Christ. I know what there goal was...."either it is all okay...or none of it". The correct situation they wanted was for it to be either shown in it's entirity or not air. The USA has become a dictorial state.