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 NO. 428 “Expect the Ironic” NOVEMBER 24 - 30, 2008 

Nov 17
Dec 1
NEW MEMBERS OF 118TH CONGRESS GATHER ON CAPITOL'S STEPS
Not shown: family, friends, lobbyists.
 
WORLD NEWS
Karzai Opens Talks With Taliban
His own beheading tops agenda.
Mexico Announces Huge
Crackdown in Drug War

Entire government placed under arrest.
Dollar Gains on World Markets
Helped by pirates' ransom demands.
Bolivia Suspends U.S.-Led
Anti-Drug Efforts

Legalizes coca leaves; outlaws possession, sale of Marlboros, Jack Daniels.
1,800-Year-Old Chariot Unearthed in Bulgaria
It had been destroyed by Thracian chariot builders because it was too efficient.
U. S. NEWS
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Suspend Foreclosures During Holiday Season
However, homeowners advised not to give one another home furnishings.
Paulson Has New Plan for Remaining $350 Billion
We're all going to Acapulco!
 
REMINDER
  Accountability is so 20th Century.
 
National Intelligence Council Predicts Sharp Decline in American Dominance
From “World's Only Superpower” to “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
Republicans Hoping to Re-Brand Themselves
As thinking, caring humans.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS ...
Obama to Select New Puppy on National TV
Also: new Secretary of Defense.
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