....I know how fascinated you are with Britney! ;-) Filing hints at Federline-Spears divorce battle
A day after Britney Spears asked for a divorce, Kevin Federline filed court papers seeking sole custody of the couple's two children. The former backup dancer and aspiring rapper is also seeking spousal support. He says the couple's community assets are "uncertain," though Spears said in her divorce papers there were none to speak of. "Kevin is prepared to go the distance in order to do what he feels is necessary to protect and safeguard the children and will not be intimidated or dissuaded from pursuit of those goals," Michael Sands, spokesman for Federline's attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said Wednesday.A nice fat spousal support check will help, too! What a nice goal to "pursue". [/snark]
Watching all the speechifyin'. CNN and MSNBC are going wild today. Pelosi sounds almost normal, definitely further to the center than I've ever heard before. (And oh, so tastefully dressed) Hopefully her behavior is an acknowledgement that it was the moderates that won this one, not the loonies. Jaw-dropper. Rumsfeld resigns. And Bush is speaking now. "Why all the glum faces?" /:-) He just announced the resignation. Bob Gates nominated. "To our enemies, do not be joyful" An awful lot of "Last week, you said.....why is it different now?" questions. Idiots. What changed is the election!!! Grow up, already, lol. What a day this is turning out to be. [Update] Was flipping through all the news channels this afternoon while down in the dungeon. One one of the stations (MSNBC, maybe?), the view went to a reporter outside the White House. Her delivery was interrupted with what sounded like chanting and yelling from outside camera range. The commentator spoke up at that point. "Somebody please go tell Cindy Sheehan that her side won". Almost pmp'd, I laughed so hard.
10:13 pm CST--CNN just announced the Dems took back the House. Not sure yet about the Senate, that's still an if. Wonder if they've let John Kerry out of his soundproofed padded room yet? We're back to a divided government, more partisan, more deadlocked, and accomplishing less than ever before. Let the investigative hearings begin!! "Wonder how long before impeachment proceedings begin", mused a coworker last night. He seemed excited about it! I have a feeling it's going to be more of a circus sideshow out east than I/we thought possible. At least both parties are going to be more worried about the 2008 Pres election than getting anything done. On a local note, Doyle held on as governor, Kohl as Senator, and Dave Obey as Congressman from D7. From the looks of our announced winners' results, we like our incumbents here. With the Dem majority, Dave Obey becomes Chairman of the Appropriations committee. Guess who'll have a big say in where the $ are spent? The Marriage Amendment passed.
“Marriage. Shall section 13 of article XIII of the constitution be created to provide that only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state and that a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized in this state?”The surprising (to me, anyway) result is that the Death Penalty question is so close. It's only an advisory referendum, but I'm surprised the results are as close as they are at this point.
“Should the death penalty be enacted in the State of Wisconsin for cases involving a person who is convicted of first-degree intentional homicide, if the conviction is supported by DNA evidence?”Going to bed now, too pooped out to listen to the rest of the results.
Naked man arrested for concealed weapon
EL CERRITO, Calif. - A man was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon after police found him outdoors — naked — and he told them he had a tool in his rectum, authorities said. The man was lying on a tree stump, masturbating beside a nature path, near a Bay Area Rapid Transit station Thursday, police said. John Sheehan, 33, of Pittsburg, was initially arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure. But when asked whether he was carrying anything police should know about, Sheehan mentioned the tool, said El Cerrito Detective Cpl. Don Horgan. "You can't get much more concealed than that," Horgan said.
Eject! Eject! Eject!: SEEING THE UNSEEN Part 1
Today, it seems that legions of people – growing legions – are falling victims to ideas and beliefs that on the face of it are patently false…things that are so clearly and obviously nuts that you really have to wonder what deep, mighty engine of emotional need could possibly drive a brain so deep into a hole. Seriously now, there are millions and millions of people on this planet who will torture logic and reason to mind-bending extremes in order to believe monumentally ridiculous “theories” … theories drawn from an emotional need so warped and debased that you are catapulted beyond anger and disbelief directly into pathos and the desire to call 911 before these people hurt themselves. So perhaps we could take a walk through Fantasy Island armed only with a shotgun of logic and a few fact-filled shells and see what intellectual tumors we may safely blow into atoms. Time is short! So let’s start with the easy stuff and work our way up to the Lord God King Mack-Daddy falsehood of our age.I wish this guy would post more often, dammit! On the other hand, this teaser will have me checking his site every ten minutes or so:
(In Part II we’ll look at 9/11 conspiracies, Chemtrails, professional cynics and Our Friends the Press)I wanna know *more* about the chemtrails!!!
This week November 6 through November 12 Libra Money might be the cause of quarrels between you and your partner. Wednesday you might be in the public eye, possibly through your job, and you could be asked to head up a committee. Friday you may decide to get together with a friend, and start your weekend a little early. Saturday finds you using your brain cells to their utmost power, as you solve any dilemma that came your way during the week. Sunday you might help out an organization you are a part of. The evening should find you and your sweetie cuddling and spending quality time together.Ummmmm...... Monday is a day for squabbling, and Sunday is for cuddling? Gotta wonder if "partner" and "sweetie" are the same person. :-))
Saddam Hussein sentenced to death by hanging Is anybody surprised by the verdict? They broke in on the local radio station to announce this one.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The Iraqi High Tribunal on Sunday sentenced a combative Saddam Hussein and two other defendants to death by hanging for a brutal crackdown in 1982 in the Shiite town of Dujail. "The Saddam Hussein era is in the past now, as was the era of Hitler and Mussolini," said Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, calling Hussein the worst ruler ever in Iraq. "We want an Iraq where all Iraqis are equal before the law," he said. "The policy of discrimination and persecution is over."But there was a little bit of an extra slap delivered to a certain American as well....
Defense attorney Ramsey Clark, a former U.S. attorney general, was ousted by judges early in the session. The court asked him to leave, saying he had come here from the United States to mock the Iraqi people and the court.
She's gonna kill me. The very first thing my newly-of-legal-alcohol-consuming-age child purchased was NOT a beer. For shame.