So I made a big mistake in my post yesterday linking the item about Courtney Love saying she was pregnant with British comedian Steve Coogan’s baby. Love is saying today that she, in fact, isn’t pregnant, and now I’ve got egg on my face. It’s my fault though. I broke the cardinal rule of good journalism: Never trust a woman in rehab. And kids – not a bad rule to follow in general.
The pro-Bush caravan planned rallies in several California cities before heading to Crawford, where Sheehan opponents have formed their own camp.
"It's time to lay down the anger. We need to continue to uphold those people over there, to uphold those men and women with their boots on the ground," said Deborah Johns of the Northern California Marine Moms, who helped organize the caravan and addressed supporters outside the Vacaville Reporter newspaper in Sheehan's hometown.
Other members of the group were overheard saying, “War protestors are communists,” and “Maybe we shouldn’t let Deborah do the interviews from now on . . .”
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - He has outlawed opera and ballet and railed against long hair and gold teeth, but now Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov is determined to wipe out another perceived scourge: lip synching.
Niyazov has ordered a ban on lip synching performances across the tightly controlled Central Asian nation, citing "a negative effect on the development of singing and musical art," the president's office said Tuesday.
I was going to make a joke about referring to this as “Ashley’s Law” (you know, for the less talented [ouch] Simpson sister), but I did my due diligence this time and it turns out “Ashley’s Law” is already being used – by The Sexual Offender Registration Program in Texas. Wouldn’t want to get those two confused.
So instead I’ll just point out how the Turkish president bears an uncanny resemblance to William Shatner:
And while we’re at it, for a long time I have though Ashley Simpson reminded me of someone, and I finally figured out who it is:
From my friend and field reporter BJ Kiernan, comes this item concerning the Israeli evacuation of the West Bank:
SANUR, West Bank - Thousands of troops overcame the main bastions of resistance to the evacuation of two settlements Tuesday, clearing out hundreds of extremists who had barricaded themselves inside houses, synagogues and a fortress to protest Israel's first dismantling of West Bank outposts.
BJ notes: Not that I side with Israel because they should have foreseen this disaster 50 years ago, but I love how someone is considered an extremist because they are trying to stay in their fucking house. "When the angry mob washed into household extremist Mr. Kiernan's house to whisk him away to some deserted field to live out his days, his grip on the kitchen faucet took three soldiers to break."
Meanwhile, in Catholicism, THIS is a nun I can get on board with. I think she’s even wearing Air Jordans . . .