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PAGE THREE – OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2004
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FEATURE
Social Security: The Evolution of an Idea
1. Millions lose everything gambling on stock market when 1929 crash leads to Great Depression.
2. Social Security introduced to guarantee retired workers monthly income in their old age based on lifelong earnings.
3. Bush proposes to improve system by eliminating guaranteed monthly income in favor of gambling on stock market.
 
SPORTS
Red Sox Sold, Will Move to Charlotte
Announcement comes “at a bad time,” says one sportswriter.
Baseball Rethinking
"Three-Strikes" Rule

Many consider it “unfair” and “arbitrary.”
 
TRAVEL
First Hooters Opens in China
Shanghai restaurant is downsized version of its American counterpart.
PEOPLE
  Bill O'Reilly, Bill Bennett, Rush Limbaugh Form Nightclub Act
Calling themselves “The Three Hypocrites,” they'll do Rat Pack-inspired jokes about sex, gambling, drugs.
Britney Spears Taking Break From Show Business
Needs time “out of the spotlight” to complete her new translation of Thucydides' The History of the Peloponnesian War.
Two Men Arrested for Throwing Pies at Ann Coulter
And missing.
Update: Martha Stewart “Coping” With Life Behind Bars
She's making do, “sprucing up” her dreary cell with “whatever's available.”
 

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