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Saturday, July 28, 2007

ULTIMATE ACCOUNTABILITY

Head Of Chinese Toy Company Commits Suicide Following Recall

Mattel issued massive recall of toys from this company because of the dangers
from the lead paint contained in its its product. The head of the company responsible for the safety threat promptly committed suicide.

Earlier, China executed Zheng Xiapyu, former head of its Food and Drug Administration, for accepting bribes from food manufacturers.

In the United States, the newly privatized automaker Chrysler just hired the highly-criticized Robert Nardelli, ex-Home Depot CEO ousted for mismanagement but at the same time awarded an outrageous termination package.


Clearly, in the U.S. we don't expect failed leaders to fall on their swords. But, rather than Medals of Freedom, what should be the punishment be for Bush and Cheney and their minions for, among other wrongs, the deaths and destruction resulting from their lying us into an unnecessary invasion and into years of neglect of the danger of global warming?




POLITICAL HEADLINE -

Clinton-Obama Proxy Throwdown! Axelrod and Wolfson Play Hardball


Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson and Obama spokesman David Axelrod squared off on the MSNBC political program, Hardball. The main topic was Obama's statement of his willingness to meet with disliked leaders of states such as Iran, Syria, and Venezuela. Most contentious was Wolfson's criticism of a possible meeting with Iran's Ahmadinejad, a "Holocaust denier"

Imagine if President George Bush followed the position of Obama (and the Iraq Study Group) that we should meet with important countries that do not agree with us and agreed to meet with Ahmadinejad. If these two factually-challenged leaders did meet, the headline could then be:

HOLOCAUST DENIER MEETS WITH EVOLUTION DENIER




NEWS AND COMMENT


Washington Post
TV journalist in affair with LA mayor keeps job - August 3, 2007
By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Spanish-language TV journalist, who broadcast news of the marriage break-up of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa .......

During that night's news broadcast, the crawl read " Telemundo TV reporter has been suspended for two months; others at TV station 52 face similar discipline."

HOW BUSY HAS THIS MAYOR BEEN?









SUB-ROSA NEWS

Some of the News
That may be True


LINDSAY LOHAN TO BEGIN ASTRONAUT TRAINING


July 27, 2007 The press secretary for Lindsay Lohan, Anatole Smith, announced today that Ms. Lohan had submitted her formal application for training to qualify for space flight. There was no extended explanation for the decision, but, in response to a question shouted by a reporter, Ms. Lohan smiled and said "They' re my kind of people ".

It was reported that Lohan was trying to recruit her friends, Britney Spears and Nicole Richie,
to join her in this endeavor. Their response was not yet available, but Ms. Spears was heard to say "I hear that those astronauts get really high".

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