Thursday, November 30, 2006

And now the news

The NaturalBlog inbox was jam-packed yesterday with links to stories of varying importance. Thanks to my army of news spotters all across Massachusetts and its little friend Rhode Island.

The success of this plan is inevitable. Inevitable! The U.S. is out with new trade sanctions against North Korea. We're going to bring the Communist dictator ship to its knees by withholding Ipods, Rolexes, and Cognac -- all apparently favorite purchases of North Korean president Kim Jong Il. It's thought to be the first time sanctions have been used to annoy a foreign leader. Apparently, America is banking on the fact that President Kim won't realize he can easily get this stuff on e-bay, or in duty free shops.

What's next -- pink slips for idiots? A guy from Cape Cod is suing his former employer, the Scotts lawn care company, because it fired him for violating its policy against smoking, even off the job. I was totally on this guy's side, until the quote that read "What's to make them stop at just cigarettes? ... What if you don't want to hire women, so if you have Y chromosome in your drug test you fail?"

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Anonymous Mrs. NB said...

There is a much bigger question here: Why is it that the world's madmen are obsessed with Whitney Houston?

Aug. 22: Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is so obsessed with singer Whitney Houston he thought about killing her husband, Bobby Brown, it was claimed last night

Kim reportedly is under his physician's orders to avoid hard liquor and prefers French wines. He also is said to own an extensive movie library of more than 10,000 titles and prefers films about James Bond and Godzilla, along with Clint Eastwood's 1993 drama, "In the Line of Fire," and Whitney Houston's 1992 love story, "The Bodyguard."

I wonder what's going to happen now that she's single again?

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Meredyth R. said...

Ah, Mrs. NB, you know how to get to the heart of the matter. Silly AOL, with its disregard for the inverted pyramid news style, buried the lead. I mean, the trade sanctions are B-list interesting compared with the Whitney terrorism link. As much as I love "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" (but not so much "The Greatest Love of All." What is that song about?)I think it's time for W. to give up on rebuilding Iraq as our method for rooting out terrorists and just take aim at Whitney. Actually, maybe the Defense Department already has, and that's the real story behind the big hole (http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006140354,00.html) in her bathroom wall.

November 30, 2006  

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