Weird News Weekend

29 Jun

Now all the jokes comparing New York State government to some third world banana republic tend to ring true. Malcolm Smith should be happy he wasn’t exiled to Costa Rica, as the President of Honduras was yesterday in a military coup. President Zelaya was of the leftist variety, friendly with nominally anti-capitalist, pseudo-Marxist, power-hungry types such as Hugo Chavez. The coup came about because he, like Chavez, wanted to – ahem – give his people the ability to “vote” in a “poll” as to whether his Presidential term limit should be lifted. The Honduran Supreme Court had ruled the poll illegal, but Zelaya was pushing forward with it anyway.

In Iran, the crackdown on protests has made them fewer and more far-between, but just because they’re down doesn’t mean they’re out.

Billy Mays, Oxyclean pitchman, died mere hours after hitting his head during a rough landing into Tampa Airport. He went to bed not feeling well, and never woke up. It sounds eerily like what happened to Natasha Richardson on that ski slope in Quebec.

The revelations about Michael Jackson’s personal life are flowing like Niagara Falls. I can’t link to them all, but it seems to me that Jackson surrounded himself with a combination of greedy/sympathetic sycophants and evil opportunists. He was already psychologically and physically challenged, and was in financial turmoil. It’s no surprise that these people Jackson surrounded himself with are tripping over themselves to sell salacious stories about him.

2 Responses to “Weird News Weekend”

  1. Jon Splett June 29, 2009 at 11:54 am #

    What I find most amusing about the Honduras coup is how quick everyone is with the Chavez term limits comparison yet last month, when Uribe made the same sort of power grab in Columbia, no one raised an eyebrow because Columbia is our only capitalist ally in the area.

    Latin America has a dictator problem and it has more to do with opportunists exploiting corrupt systems and wanting complete control than it does with how ‘leftist’ or ‘anti-capitalist’ they are.

  2. Adam K. July 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm #

    Dear BP,

    Fix your website.


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