Apr 18, 2006

Our fascination with things that don't matter.

Today is a huge news day. China's President Hu Jintao has arrived in the US meeting with large corporations as a sign the dictator will open more trade with us. Six retired generals are still calling for Donald Rumsfeld's resignation to which he not surprisingly declined. Iran has threatened force against any nation who opposes their nuclear program. Their President was quoted as "cutting off the hands of the aggressors." The White House is currently making a large change of staff, which they hope this PR stunt will make it seem they're willing to change and thus may make voters less weary of voting Republican in the upcoming election. After the recent suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel is considering escalating retaliatory strikes in the region and it's parliament is reconsidering the wisdom of scaling back it's borders to the British accord.

What news story do you care about though? Yes it's the birth of Tom and Katie's baby. Or the Duke rape case. Or a missing blonde. These headlines have dominated almost all major news sites and you insist on clicking the links for more details. Sigh.

"I didn't become an actor to have power, but it just happens that I have it and so I have a lot of opportunities." - Tom Cruise

Hu arrives in U.S. ready for business
Rumsfeld says he hasn't considered resigning
Bush chooses Portman as next budget director
Bush: All options possible in dealing with Iran

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