Thursday, August 3

News of the ... pretty normal, actually

Like I mentioned a bit ago, there's interesting stuff all over the news tonight.

Uno: Two strip club owners are fighting over the right to use "Platinum" in their club names. The owner of Platinum Plus is suing the pants off (okay, probably not) a guy who is opening a club named Platinum Doll. The Platinum Plus owner apparently doesn't want the Platinum Doll to mooch off of PP's prestigious standing in the community.

Dos: On Tuesday a 25-year-old woman was arrested for leaving her two five-month-old twins in her black sedan for nearly an hour in the middle of the day and, thus, the sweltering August heat. Officials say the car's interior could have heated up to 120 degrees during the time she was away, despite the fact that the woman had so graciously cracked a couple of windows. Actually, the cracked windows allowed a couple of teen passersby to force a window open and get the babies out, no doubt saving their lives. The mom was charged with reckless endangerment and got the kids back. The depressing irony? The woman had left her kids in the car so she could go into the Department of Human Services.

Tres: A third of people in this country suspect that the U.S. government had something to do with Sept. 11. Wow. You might be surprised to know that I — a self-professed babykilling Commie tree-hugging horse-smoking lesbian — don't think the government was behind the attacks, so I find it incredibly strange that 33 percent of my fellow countrymen and women are harboring some crazy-ass suspicions when so many of them were all gung-ho about the God-ordained prescience of George W. Bush a mere three years ago. But wait! I'm getting ahead of myself, as usual.

Members of racial and ethnic minorities, people with only a high school education and Democrats were especially likely to suspect federal involvement in 9/11.

Damn, I sure would like to see the numbers. I want to know how many Republicans had these suspicions. Why can't we see a percentage breakdown based on partisanship, hmmm? I've got to scold my own paper and the Scripps Howard News Service here for not at least passing along a link to a site where the poll's findings and numbers are broken down. A chart, a list — something. Anything. Otherwise this story is interesting, but basically meaningless.

Quatro: Congress should die in a fire.


Blogger Serrabee said...

Tres: A third of people in this country suspect that the U.S. government had something to do with Sept. 11.
Notice the ending quote for the story is from someone who was 14 when it happened, chuh! Stupid Scripps Howard.

Thu Aug 03, 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Yeah, seems like a pretty flimsy excuse for a story if that's all they could dredge up.

Thu Aug 03, 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Brandonian said...


The U.S. government must be behind this.

Thu Aug 03, 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Cool blog. Keep up the good work!

Thu Aug 03, 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger theogeo said...

Brandon: I bet if you searched the intarwebs enough, you could find a conspiracy site that said just that.

Greg, thanks! Welcome.

Fri Aug 04, 02:45:00 PM  

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