Friday, October 09, 2009

Time To Rant (Or Not)

The news this morning reminded me I haven’t been expressing myself often enough recently.

First, as Colbert would say, a Tip Of My Hat to a couple of courtrooms:

Brooke Astor’s son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted and will get jail time. Good news.

An Italian court denied immunity to Silvio Berlusconi for corruption charges. More good news.

On the Wag of My Finger side:

Charlie Rangel is still getting a free pass for multiple financial transgressions. Not only should he be stripped of his House Ways and Mean Committee chairmanship, he oughta be tossed out of Congress and jailed for all the laws he’s broken. Shameful!

The French Culture Minister, Frederic Mitterrand, is still in office after admitting he had sex with ‘boys’ in Thailand. Now that’s a great role model for you.

Employees of a museum in the Philippines saved Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection when they were threatened by floodwaters last month. Now, isn’t that sweet.

The Israeli Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said peace with the Palestinians isn’t likely any time soon. The guy’s a cretin. On the plus side, at least he has the guts to tell the truth.

The National Republican Congressional Committee said Nancy Pelosi should be put ‘in her place’ because of her views on Afghanistan. Very nice, guys. Keep it up. Next time be more specific, like telling her to wash the dishes while we go out for a beer.

Italian football star, Fabio Cannavaro, failed a drug test. Said he took some banned cortisone to prevent an allergic reaction from a bee sting. Yeah, right.

And finally there’s the outrage of the day/month/year: Obama gets the Nobel Peace Prize. I’m pro-Obama, but this is ridiculous. Yes, it says more about the Nobel committee than about Obama, but even so, this is really embarrassing. Well – I’m sure he’ll give a good speech in Oslo.


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