The Bush tax cut drama continues, except the meeting planned between Republican leaders and President Obama, set for tomorrow, has been postponed to November 30th because GOP senators John Boehner and Mitch McConnell had scheduling conflicts. That’s right, scheduling conflicts. WTF?!
The lame duck congress DOES NOT HAVE TO BE SO LAME! Before the end of the year, Obama wants to pass The Dream Act, which provides a path to citizenship for high school-age illegal immigrants who attend college or join the military. Is that possible? Can we do that?!
Eva Langoria officially filed for divorce from NBA star Tony Parker today. Rumor has it he was unfaithful. It appears that if you marry an NBA player, you should be prepared to share him with others, period.
What a turnaround! In the greatest comeback since Michael Vick’s the other night, GM, which went through a government run bankruptcy in 2009, is poised for a huge IPO this week, after posting three consecutive profitable quarters. Shares, thought to be offered at $28, will instead be $32 to $33.
More good news in business (which is good news for everyone): Target posted a better than expected third quarter profit. I love Target.
The TSA’s air travel pat-down and body scanning controversy continues because some people are put off by the hassle. Lewis Black on The Daily Show said it best last night. Basically, we’ll send our men and women overseas to fight terrorists and get blown up, but we won’t give up a little privacy in order to fly safe?
Incumbent Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski may declare victory as early as tonight as the write-in ballot count appears to give her an insurmountable lead over Tea Partier Joe Miller.
Miss T read Wyatt Workman’s book, Save the Sea From the Trash Monster, to me last night and after, I vowed to stop using plastic bags. Good thing, because Los Angeles County just made them illegal.
Things just get worse in Haiti, although that doesn’t seem possible. Some Haitians have blamed the UN peacekeepers for bringing in cholera and staged violent protests, which doesn’t get anyone anywhere. The fight to stem the spread of the deadly disease continues, but was delayed due to the violence. The neighboring Dominic Republic has just confirmed their first case of the water-borne illness.
If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, stop in and pick up some of their pumpkin butter. It’s like apple butter, only different. I spread it on a toasted English muffin this morning. Remember, pumpkin is loaded with fiber and helps anyone get in a fall mood, especially if you live in sunny Southern California where people wear flip-flops in January.
Today, avoid mendacity.