HOT PLATES — While sitting in the school pick-up line yesterday, I noticed the minivan in front of me had personalized license plates declaring the driver a HOTIMOM. I realize funds generated from the sale of personalized plates are earmarked for TN Arts – but (a) if you are a hottie mom, would you need to declare your title? Wouldn’t this attribute be obvious? (b) if you wanted to call attention to your hotness, wouldn’t it be simpler to wear a miniskirt and a push-up bra and then donate the amount you’d save (Vanity plates are an additional $35) to school’s art program or the local art commission?
WEEKEND READING FOR THE WOMEN — Put down the trashy romance novel! Truth Laid Bear has it, therefore the agenda for next Monday’s Book Club Meeting has changed. In addition to the standard topics of discussion (which are inferiority of men, books, inferiority of men in books, state politics, inferiority of state politicians who are men) we will be discussing the immigration bill.
FW: FW: FW: GOING TO HELL? SEND EXXON A MESSAGE BY RIDING YOUR BICYCLE! — THANK YOU, Appalachian Greens for pointing out what an immense waste of inbox space these boycott requests are. Now, if we could just get a blogger to tackle the uselessness of those “forward to 15 people in 10 seconds if you love Jesus” messages. Amanda Marcotte, maybe?
SHE WOULD’VE MADE A MONETARY CONTRIBUTION BUT PORN STARS HAVE NO POCKETS — Hillary Clinton has received an endorsement from Jenna Jameson — who has been called the world’s most famous porn star. Jameson says: “I look forward to another Democrat being in office. It just makes the climate so much better for us…the Bill Clinton administration was the best years for the adult industry and I wish that Clinton would run again.”
SHE SHOULD’VE HELD OUT FOR A SOLEMN VOW TO ALWAYS PUT DIRTY SOCKS IN THE LAUNDRY HAMPER — PATNA, India (Reuters) – Turned down for marriage due to his dark complexion, an Indian man staged a hunger strike outside his would be bride’s house for two days before she finally relented, an official said Saturday.
MORE HOT AIR? — WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibit on climate change in the Arctic for fear of angering Congress and the Bush administration, says a former administrator at the museum.
OVERDUE NOTICE — When I neglect to pay my electric bill, the company shuts the power off.. If I fail to pay for my house, the mortgage company may foreclose. If I refuse to pay for my car, they repossess it. But what happens in this situation:
Sen. Joseph Biden, a democratic presidential hopeful, came to U.N. headquarters leading a bipartisan delegation to talk about Darfur and other world hotspots with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, but the U.N. chief also raised the problem of U.S. arrears.
The U.S. has the largest outstanding debt to the world organization, and U.N. management chief Alicia Barcena said in a Friday presentation that the U.N.’s “financial health” depends on member states – especially major contributors – paying in full and on time.
According to figures presented on Friday by Barcena, the U.S. on Jan. 1 owed $291 million to the U.N.’s regular operating budget, $677 million to the peacekeeping budget, and $37 million for U.N. tribunals.
As of May 16, the U.S. arrears to the regular budget had increased to $785 million.
So, will the UN turn the debt over to a collection agency specializing in arrears, eject us from the UN, foreclose on the US, or perhaps they might repo Pelosi…. because that might not be such a bad thing. Or…. they could call my former student loan officer – Harry. I’ll bet he could secure the payment.