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 NO. 383 “Expect the Ironic” JANUARY 14 - 20, 2008 

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BUSH VISITS MIDDLE EAST
And all he got was this lousy t-shirt.
 
WORLD NEWS
Iran Will Buy Advanced Russian Antiaircraft System
Putin thanks the United States.
Bush, Rice Look for New Slogan to Replace “Roadmap To Peace”
Leading contender: “Roadblock to Peace.”
 
LINGUISTICS
“Subprime” Named Word of the Year
Barely beats out “predatory.”
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS ...
Michael Bloomberg Named 44th President of the United States
Transaction involves mostly cash, some stock options.
U. S. NEWS
Fed to Continue Cutting Interest Rates
Will keep cutting until homeowners can't afford not to take out a second mortgage.
Report: Wiretaps Dropped Because FBI Failed to Pay Phone Bill
Agency had been monitoring groups that didn't pay their phone bill.
 
REMINDER
  If you have to ask, you can't afford to vote.
 
Declassified Documents Reveal
1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Never Happened

Administration rushes to have documents reclassified.
State of New Jersey Officially Apologizes for Slavery
And, to a lesser extent, the mob.
 
POLITICS
GOP Candidates Dividing Wingnuts
Some support Huckabee, others prefer Romney, Giuliani.
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