Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Page 1 Consider (02/27)

  • Corn-Fed Candidate: Hubba hubba. Meet Scott Kleeb, a Democrat who's running for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Now here's a candidate I could get behind. (OfficialSite)

  • Natural-Born Citizens Need Only Apply: Is the Panama Canal Zone-born John McCain even eligible to be president? (ImmigrationProf)

  • You Don't Say Say Say: It looks like Michael Jackson's pedophile funhouse, Neverland Ranch, really is going to be auctioned off. But besides Jeffrey Epstein, who would want to buy it? (AP)

  • Posthumous Snub: I guess I'm not the only one who noticed that Brad Renfro was dissed by the Academy Awards from its tribute to those who died in 2007. (AP)

  • It's So Prisoner Cell Block H: A killer who sued to have a sex change claims her body is becoming more masculine again because she's being denied treatment in prison as she awaits a ruling in her bid for the surgery. Michelle Kosilek, formerly known as Robert, said that for months she has not been allowed to have court-approved hair-removal treatment or access to a specialist to discuss her testosterone levels. Kosilek was sentenced to life in prison in the 1990 murder of his wife. Kosilek said the slaying was self-defense after she poured boiling tea on his genitals. (AP)

  • Sour Note: Justin Timberlake will induct Madonna into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Is this their way of saying they don't think she really belongs there? (AP)

  • Trouble Brewing: Starbucks around the country closed for three hours yesterday during prime time for an espresso "re-education camp." That's all well and good. But is there any way the employees could start listening to the customers the first time they order so every drink doesn't have to be remade causing the line to wrap around the block every day? For some reason I can remember every person in the joint's order, but the people working there -- you know, being paid -- can't. (NYT)

  • Neutering Law: Shouldn't philandering horndog Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa of Los Angeles be more concerned about his own sperm deposits than those of cats and dogs? (AP)

  • Gas, Food, Lodging: Looking to plan your next big trip? Check out The New York Times Travel Show this weekend at the Jacob Javits Center. (OfficialSite)

  • Not Everyone Loves a Parade: A 25-year old man convicted of plotting to throw Molotov cocktails into a gay pride march last July in the Croatian capital has been sentenced to 14 months behind bars. (365Gay)

  • Holy Martina Navratilova: Now the breakup between opera-singing heiress Halina Avery and her real estate agent ex, Molly Caldwell, is playing out in a stinging legal fight that could lead to splintered same-sex couples being treated no differently by the courts than a husband and wife going through a divorce. (NYDN)


    Terry said...

    DeForest Kelley ("Bones" McCoy from Star Trek) was left out the year he died, too. They got Scotty in when it was his turn, though.

    Brad Renfro should've been in there. Drugs or not, he had some decent work in his portfolio.

    Anonymous said...

    While Starbucks is re-training the baristas to listen to customer orders, would it be possible to find out why all their damn coffee tastes like it was brewed inside the boiler of some old steam ship? I love strong coffee, but that junk Starbucks serves is nasty burned tasting crap.

    (That's probably why they've never really taken off nation-wide I suppose. Ha ha, irony.)

    Anonymous said...

    The natural born citizen question is interesting, but McCain was born while his father was on active duty with the Navy. If this was interpreted not to be a citizen, that would mean that all US Military personnel overseas who have children would not be citizens.....ain't gonna happen.

    Anonymous said...

    Scott Kleeb!! Mmmm, Now there's a candidate I could get behind or bend over in front of, his choice!


    underneath said...

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    Anonymous said...

    Kenneth, I was also disappointed that no mention was made of the great Robert Goulet in the posthumous tributes at the Academy Awards. Didn't he also deserve recognition?