The news of the oil spill off the Gulf coast is getting worse. Federal officials are saying that wind patterns may push the spill into the coast of Louisiana as soon as Friday night. The Associated Press is reporting that the oil leak "appears to be as much as five times greater than previously estimated." Instead of 1,000 barrels of oil per day, the rate of pollution is now estimated to be 5,000 barrels a day. More questions are being raised as to the rig operator's safety procedures, and the safety procedures of off-shore oil drillers in general.
Well, an "unnamed civil servant," a sophomoric chap who works in the British Foreign Office forgot that he was in diplomat, employed by the British government, and not comedy writer, working for the great late Benny Hill. The chap, who reportedly has been severely reprimanded and transferred to other duties, circulated a memo that has gotten officials of the Church of Rome all hot and bothered -- assailed the memo as offensive, that it insults and mocks the Pope, who has planned an upcoming visit to Britain.
My bank sucks.
I haven’t yet gone the route of the small banks and I won’t give you the name of my bank yet, but I will tell you this: it’s not local and it still has a hokey western theme.
What did my bank do wrong? Why am I so angry at them?
Jon Stewart -- His tool is comedy. His method is to go for the laughs. In seven minutes, forty seven seconds, Jon Stewart explains Goldman Sachs, the scandal and the scoundrels, and the enablers. He takes a sharp look at the latest Wall Street fraud. He breaks it down and focuses in, and in an easy to comprehend way. He delivers the essentials of the case against the culprits.
Below is a video clip from last nights Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. Topics covered are the Goldman Sachs/Wall Street scandal, the need for financial regulatory reform, and the GOP lock step, almost zombie like resistance to reform, repeating the same words to protect their paymasters.
In the article -- and on the news -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood --
"We now have proof that Toyota failed to live up to its legal obligations. Worse yet, they knowingly hid a dangerous defect for months from U.S. officials and did not take action to protect millions of drivers and their families."
Today, former President Bill Clinton, who was president in 1995, writes in a New York Times op-ed piece