Since it all started here, this is a re-post of what's at AO right now.
The Week in Review - Fries With That - been called both, and it's back. All the news you didn't hear, or the news you did with the good dose of sarcasm news needs. It's a light review this week as we get everything going. And if you thing you have something that needs to be included, let us know. Now on to the the news.
Representative Blarney Frank - perhaps best known for trying to talk over Bill O'Reilly - has a message for bankers: "People really hate you, and they’re starting to hate us because we’re hanging out with you. And you have to help us deal with that." Looks like Washington is now a lot like High School. I guess the bankers are the new kids. But Blarney, I really don't think you were ever at the popular table. If people hate the bankers more than you, it's only because they don't really know who you are. And what you've done. Like when the Bush administration wanted tighter regulations on lending and you opposed it.
Being number one is hard - there's always someone trying to top you. When it comes to flubbing oaths, Joe Biden is out to prove no one else can come close, most recently having trouble swearing in Hillary Clinton. You hear that Justice Roberts? Back off. Of course maybe he was just a little more nervous than usual. He's first in the line of succession, and now she's fourth - if you get my drift.
New ground has been won in the similar sex marriage campaign. After filing a lawsuit that eventually let to legalization of same sex marriage in Massachusetts, and then of course becoming a legally married couple, Julie and Hillary Goodridge have decided to continue their remarkable leadership. They've recently filed for divorce - not a surprise since they announced their separation in 2006. In any case, it looks like the real winner is lawyers. Hey, it certainly isn't marriage.
Still Making News
Plumber turned political celebrity, 'Joe the Plumber' was the featured guest at a republican aid meeting. No, not a meeting about giving aid to the failing party, but a meeting of aides to congressional republicans. The move may puzzle some, now that the new administration has strengthen its ties to Joe the Plumber. Not long after the plumber's critique of Obama's tax plan, supporters pointed out that Joe hadn't paid some of his own taxes. It is now clear that the quick identification was only possible because of the new administrations expertise in tax avoidance.
It's a tough economy. Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich recently lost his job due to some misunderstandings when he tried to auction off former Senator and now President Barack Obama's vacant seat. That and he was impeached. But thanks to hope, change and professional wrestling, he's got another offer . The good folks at TNA Wrestling are huge fans of the "Illinois style of politics", and have offered him the job of chairman of...something I guess. And of course, if he declines, he's free to sell it to the highest bidder.