Sunday, January 31, 2010

Newsgasm Recap

Lately I have felt quite squirrely. Between Brad and Angie break-up rumors and the 9-11 Terror Trials Where-Dat head is spinning. A newsgasm recap if you will (in no particular order):

John "Son of a Mill Worker" Edwards' former aide, Andrew Young, has a juicy book coming out this week. The Politician details the disturbing relationship between Edwards, his mistress, Rielle Hunter and Young. 2010 already hasn't been a good year for Edwards. Between Game Change, the book full of stories about the 2008 campaign (including this must read) by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Young's book which mentions a sex tape (side note: Hunter wants it back) and Mrs. Edwards giving Johnboy the old heave ho, I think somebody is going to be celebrating the Chinese New Year with some enthusiasm. Good riddance, Year of the Ox...Hello, Year of the Tiger!

Beauty and the Beard aka Angie and Brad are they or aren't they breaking up??? I know, who cares, right? Well...I guess I do. As someone that publicly (on Twitter), supports Team Aniston...nothing would please me (and Jen) more than the end of Brad and Angie...but...for now at least Brangelina's brood seems to be just "fine".

The State of the Union is strong, but. . . The President wants to spend more money on a new jobs bill, get a health-care reform bill passed, raise taxes on *everyone* for the greater good of the planet or something, there was also a blip about a spending freeze (next year), a one-liner calling for a repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell for gays in the military and my personal favorite moment of the evening, when Obama managed to try to bully the Supremes, for protecting Free Speech, because apparently he doesn't trust the FEC to do their job. Well done, Obama...I give you a good solid B+. *thumbs up*

KSM, first of all...dude, what happened to him??? President Obama and resident administration turd, Attorney General Holder are rethinking where/how to hold the 9/11 Terror Trials. If I didn't know any better (actually I don't) I'd swear they flipped a coin and decided on a criminal trial instead of a military tribunal for the self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind and his four goon co-defendants. Good news! Guantanamo Bay is still an option. Put me down for Team Gitmo! Side note: Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh (D) said on Fox News Sunday, he doesn't support Obama's additional $200 million to cover civilian trails for the terror suspects. Hmmmm...Sounds like Bayh is on Team Gitmo, too. *smiling widely*

Kurt Warner retired...which puts My Baby Daddy Leinart at the helm of the Cardinals...which means Arizona will BOLO for a new QB in the off-season. And, if you're wondering how Warner's departure effects fantasy football...this is for you.

Fun-o-meter Watch: Brett Favre's brother, Scott, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Brett "was beat all to hell" after the game against the Saints. Yeah, Scott, we saw the game. This year, Brett had his best season, save for the storybook Super Bowl victory ending. But not everyone can go out like Elway. Unlike Marino and Kelly, Favre has a Super Bowl ring. Hang up the helmet, Brett...your time has come.

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