Good, Bad, and Ugly

Honey, I shrunk the income…

May 21, 2009

California voters soundly reject budget measures

Schwarzenegger last week said the government of the most populous state in the United States faced a shortfall of $15.4 billion for its next fiscal year even if the measures were approved — underscoring the severe downturn in state revenue. Personal income in California has shrank for the first time since 1938 amid a recession and double-digit unemployment.

Nuclear, nuclear, nuclear…

May 19, 2009

How can one of the world’s most respected news organizations allow a reporter to use a ‘Bushism’ like ‘nucular’? Please, teach him that ‘nucular’ is not a word – but instead a painfully public error.

Headline way 2 strange?

May 11, 2009

V, U or W-shaped rebound? Temp firms don’t CI to I

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Staffing industry executives do not see eye to eye on the question of when the U.S. jobs market will stabilize and start to recover, but they are beginning to position themselves for an eventual upturn.

Is it Obama’s stuff?

April 29, 2009

Low-flying White House plane scares New Yorkers

NEW YORK, April 27 (Reuters) – One of President Barack Obama’s official planes flanked by an Air Force fighter jet flew low over the Statue of Liberty on Monday for a photo opportunity that reminded startled New Yorkers of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Sore subject

April 28, 2009


Your misspelling: Steinbrueck admitted long meetings cause his rear end to get soar and also…Sorry, just had to point that out to you.

A fit of pique?

April 21, 2009

NBC Universal offers sneak peak at media earnings

PEAK???? Shouldn’t that be PEEK?


Of course. We corrected: GBU Editor

A real peak. Cloud rise behind Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.¬†REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

Don’t tinkle with my freedoms…

April 19, 2009

Singapore says new law will prevent meeting disruption “But if the government wants to tinkle with individual freedom and democracy to an oppressive level it will actually become the source of public order problems.”
Did Legislator Sylvia Lim of the opposition Workers’ Party really say ‘tinkle?


Who you calling elderly?

April 17, 2009

More Americans wary of U.S. tax man this year

An elderly woman in Austin, Texas, who asked not to be named, said her $3,000 debt to the IRS grew to around $60,000 in taxes and penalties over 16 years despite the fact that she paid off the initial debt within six months.

Bloody assaults?

April 15, 2009

Somali pirates hijack Greek-owned ship

Some fear the bloody assaults by Washington and Paris to free their hostages may raise the risk of future bloodshed. The pirates have vowed to take revenge on U.S. and French citizens.


April 14, 2009

Where you live may effect cancer survival

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A study of neighborhoods suggests that modifiable factors, not genetics, underlie the racial disparities that have been seen in survival of breast and prostate cancer.