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Week of 9 August 2010
9 August 2010
Harley-Davidson threatens to leave Milwaukee ...
Disgraced Hewlett-Packard ex-CEO Mark Hurd walks away with $28M in cash and stock (disgrace me, please) ...
Woman convicted of extortion in case involving University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino ...
Governor Dave Freudenthal (D-Montana) says he'll sell a chunk of Grand Teton National Park to fund schools ...
Lady Gaga likes cocaine, and you're supposed to pretend to be surprised ...
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is treated for lymphoma ...
General Raymond T. Odierno, US commander in Iraq, says Iraqis are ready to handle their nation's security, as dozens die in a series of explosions ...
Spike Lee questions the sudden claim of media and government that BP's millions and millions of gallons of crude oil have simply vanished from the Gulf of Mexico ...
Deryck Whibley is hospitalized after being attacked in Japan ...
Congressman John Boehner (R-Ohio) says raising Social Security age, repealing birthright citizenship should be considered ...
How did Jackie Chan train a fish to roll over? ...
New York City real estate billionaire Paul Milstein dies at his Manhattan home ...
10 August 2010
Ex-NASA Chief Sean O'Keefe survives plane crash in Alaska ...
Concert is canceled after M.I.A. invites fans to join her on stage, because fans join her on stage ...
Russia's worst heat wave in recorded history spawns massive and deadly wildfires, colossal ice island melts off arctic glacier, rice yields are down and Pakistan is flooded as temperatures rise ...
"Klaatu barada nikto," baby, and don't you forget it ...
Fantasia Barrino is named as the other woman in divorce papers ...
Wacky North Koreans are shooting at us, South Koreans say ...
Google and Verizon get to write the rules for telecommunications? ...
Mia Farrow testifies in court that Naomi Campbell is lying about not knowing that bloodthirsty alleged war criminal Charles Taylor had given her an enormous diamond ...
Freddie Mac holds its hat out for another $1.8B federal bailout please ...
Wanna-be Haitian President Wyclef Jean owes millions in American taxes ...
Parents Television Council wants advertisers to boycott new William Shatner sit-com ...
Sex tape star Kim Kardashian continues to be inexplicably deemed newsworthy ...
Former US Senator Ted Stevens, who famously claimed the internet was a "series of tubes", dies in an airplane crash in southwest Alaska ...
Television producer David L. Wolper, best known for Roots, dies of congestive heart failure and the effects of Parkinson's disease at his home in Beverly Hills ...
11 August 2010
New York ISP owner battled FBI gag order for six years before winning freedom of speech ...
Johnny Marr of The Smiths writes theme song for new David Cross sit-com ...
Fantasia Barrino is hospitalized after drug overdose ...
BP audit found hundreds of safety and maintenance violations on Deepwater Horizon oil rig before it blew up ...
Albert Einstein's E=mc2 is a liberal conspiracy, says Conservapedia founder Andrew Schlafly ...
Arbitrator's ruling could make several National Hockey League superstars free agents ...
Russians have been keeping records for a long time ó current heat wave is the worst in a thousand years, and death toll could reach 15,000 ...
Noted smart guy Stephen Hawking says it's time for humanity to settle off the Earth ...
Congressman Trent Franks (R-Arizona) warns that President Obama is the greatest threat to the US Constitution, and one of America's worst enemies ...
Mel Gibson's even wackier father says Pope Benedict XVI is gay ...
Portia de Rossi files to legally take last name of her wife, Ellen DeGeneres ...
Reese Witherspoon is set to play Peggy Lee biopic for writer-director Nora Ephron ...
Former Illinois Congressman Dan Rostenkowski dies at his home in Lake Benedict, Wisconsin ...
12 August 2010
Judge orders Wells Fargo Bank to pay $203M restitution for intentionally gouging customers by processing biggest transactions first ...
Cathy Guisewite quits her Cathy comic strip ...
Ethically-challenged US Rep Charles Rangel (D-New York) in Congressional speech: "Fire your best shot in getting rid of me through expulsion" ...
Daughter uses Mika Brzezinskiís Twitter account to meet Justin Bieber ...
Google and Verizon's proposal may herald the demise of equal-access internet ...
BP finally makes its first deposit in trust fund for victims of Gulf oil disaster ...
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox calls for drug legalization ...
Johnny Carson makes a digital comeback ...
Forty years after Los Angeles Times reporter Ruben Salazar was killed, Sheriff's Dept still stonewalls about what happened ...
US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) says Snooki "might be too good looking to go to jail" ...
UK supermarket giant Tesco starts making its own movies ...
13 August 2010
Oracle sues Google over Java use in Android ...
Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols protests the prison's allegedly unhealthy food (PS: Why is this mudd still alive?) ...
General Raymond T. Odierno, commander of US military forces in Iraq, says US troops are staying there "to prevent foreign interference" ...
Dodge alters commercial to flip a giant finger at PETA pantywringers ...
Paris Hilton is sued for $35M for using hair extensions from rival to company she's endorsed ...
Israel really, really wants (someone) to bomb Iran ...
Jason Bateman yanks gay porn site from web ...
Rip Torn is ordered to stand trial on gun, trespass charges ...
Judge says California gay couples can wait in line until next Wednesday to say "I do" ...
George Michael is charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana ...
Taco Bell manager blames salmonella symptoms on you not eating enough Taco Bell ...
Televangelist Benny Hinn beats off demons with his jacket ...
NBC news correspondent Edwin Newman dies of pneumonia in London, England, aged 91 ...
14 August 2010
Radio hostess Laura Schlessinger sure is sorry about that extended n-word rant on her Dr Laura show a few days ago ...
Worst floods in Pakistan's history leave millions wet, thousands drowned, and torrential rains cause deadly landslides in China ...
Conservative internet shock jock Hal Turner is convicted of death threats against federal judges ...
Australians grow impatient with priests raping children, and quit the Roman Catholic Church in droves ...
Bulgarians say they have the bones of John the Baptist, and tourists are invited to visit ...
NRA gun instructor accidentally shoots student at church ...
Foxy Brown is indicted on contempt of court charges ...
Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) is very concerned about the "gaping hole" in US security that allows "crazy Jihadists" to raise zombie terror kids on American soil ...
General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre, Jr. is stepping down, to be replaced by Carlyle Group's Daniel F. Akerson ...
Former Governor of Delaware Sherman W. Tribbitt dies one week after an accidental fall in his home ...
15 August 2010
Larry King "canít stop thinking about" being kissed by Marlon Brando ...
Insane Clown Posse fans tried to kill Tila Tequila in Illinois ...
Electronic Frontier Foundation re-files lawsuit over massive Bush-Cheney era eavesdropping program ...
Jose Canseco says Major League Baseball got him evicted from his apartment in retaliation for his tell-all book ...
Torturer's apprentice John Yoo says it's Constitutional to ban gay marriage ...
Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is sued for discrimination ...
Congress can withhold funds from ACORN, federal court rules ...
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) is a big fan of Lady Gaga ...
Why Oracle, not Sun Microsystems, sued Google over Java ...
Universal Music Group tells MTV it's taking its business elsewhere ...
Wikileaks spokesbeagle Julian Assange frosts his flopsy white mop ...
Columnist James J. Kilpatrick, the conservative on 60 Minutes Point-Counterpoint, dies from congestive heart failure in Washington, DC ...