The world is full of weird and wonderful people who sometimes do unbelievable things. Here’s what some of them have been up to recently:
Another Bush nominee is in trouble. Go figure! Paul Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, has drawn ire for using his position to arrange an exorbitant salary for his girlfriend, and may soon be in the unemployment line next to Don Imus. According to one source: Given his (Wolfie's) romantic involvement with her, he faced a "painful personal dilemma when (he) was new to the institution" but had made a "good-faith effort to promote (his) understanding of that advice" of the ethics committee. What was the “painful personal dilemma,” get his girlfriend more money or never get laid again?
A Tennessee woman on trial for murdering her preacher husband has said that the man was abusive and controlling, even requiring her to obtain his permission to get a haircut. What’s the problem? Doesn’t she know good Christian wives always “graciously submit to the will of their husbands?”
Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/unrepentant homophobe Peter Pace have announced that all US troops currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will have their tours of duty extended from 12 to 15 months. This is in addition the stop-loss previously implemented. Like a fart, this is a back-door draft, but it stinks even worse.
And speaking of military madness, the so-called “D.C. Madam” has named one of the architects of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq as a regular client. He may be fucked, if indeed he was.
In other "sins of the flesh" news, former astronaut and dirty diaper-wearer Lisa Nowak had some bondage photos on a computer disc in her car when she attacked a romantic rival back in February. Some people call her the space dominatrix, yeah.
Congratulations, Mr. Corzine, you've just become a cautionary tale. New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, a Democrat, has been seriously injured after a hit-and-run driver ran his vehicle off the road. Corzine was reportedly not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision, in contravention of New Jersey law. What kind of example does this set for the young people, sir??? (Is it just me, or does his name sound like a topical ointment?)
And finally: German scientists have been able to create something resembling human sperm from stem cells taken from mens' bones. Kinda gives the notion of "boning" someone an added dimension, don't it?
My work here is done.