Ironic Times

 NO. 271 "Expect the Ironic" NOVEMBER 21 - 27, 2005 

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  REPORT: KENNETH TOMLINSON, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF PUBLIC TV, BROKE LAW
 
  One charge, strangling a Muppet, could result in jail time.
 
WORLD NEWS
China to Vaccinate 14 Billion Chickens
Hopes to prevent spread of bird flu, break Guinness record.
U.S. Strongly Condemns Iraqi Torture
Unless it was under CIA supervision.
Castro Denies Rumors He's
Ill in 5-Hour Speech

But several audience members sicken, die during extended lecture.
 
FACTOID
Study: 25% of All Adults
Online Read Blogs

Mostly their own.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
Australia: Harriet The Tortoise, Studied By Darwin, Celebrates 175th Birthday
She was “dyed in the wool creationist” before meeting famous naturalist.
U. S. NEWS
Average Price of Gas Drops to $2.24
Oil industry asks Congress for bailout.
Pentagon Admits Using Chemical Weapons in Falluja
But not on our own people.
Bob Woodward Involved in
Plamegate Leak Case

Celebrated reporter was member of secret White House “plumbers” unit.
 
REMINDER
  My country, right or terribly wrong.
 
FAA Issues Sweeping Rule Change to
Prevent Fuel Tank Explosions

Rushed new regulation only nine years after crash of TWA Flight 800.
Trade Report: Exports Up
Fatty food, crappy movies, patronizing attitude top list.
 
ENVIRONMENT
Sewage, Chemical Pollution
Feminizing Coastal Fish

Charlie the Tuna reeled in wearing women's clothes.
 
 
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