As though it were a slightly sour sweet.
Let terror, then, be turned into a treat..."
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
It has been a hot minute since we bullet-pointed the news o' the hour for our loyal readership, so it's about that time again. But first off, it's imperative that we wish you all a Happy Halloween weekend. This holiday of Celtic / Christian origin is especially endearing to us, for as you know we at FugginSuggin.com love going against the grain, and the fact that a pagan holiday that Christianity embraced currently has such a bacchanal nature to it is ironic enough to bring a fuggin smile to my face. So ladies, have no shame or self constraint and wear as little as possible, and men, act the fool, because it's fun and silly and who cares anyway? Oh, and parents, be sure to let your kiddies stuff down all that processed sugar via the candy, it won't have any detrimental effects on their development. (SARCASM, Halloween fuggin suggs)
- The Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear is underway in Washington D.C. You can watch it live on ABC.com. Oh yea, it's also on CSPAN!!! It's wonderful how mainstream comedic programming is making a mockery out of serious domestic/global issues, so that our young generations find humor in tragedy instead of getting actually upset about horror and injustice. At least these pundits are bringing attention to the issues, even if its just for a laugh, right? What makes me most skeptical of the purpose of this "Rally" is the attention that it is getting from corporate news media (pretty much every news site).
- Our U.S. Intelligence has said that security forces in the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates have intercepted two small packages containing explosive material that were being shipped by air from Yemen to "places of Jewish worship" in the United States. Of course U.S. officials are blaming al-Qaeda. Is this a means to government imposed screening requirements on commercial parcel shipment companies? Yemen has officially stated that despite allegations, the package did not come from Yemen. A woman has been detained in Yemen, and the probe has been extended in fear of more packages containing explosive print cartridges.
- Next week 1200 foreign firms from 15 countries will be participating in the 10-day 37th annual Baghdad International Fair. Iraq is seeking to attract investment to the country to contribute to its reconstruction after suffering from neglect throughout the long years of siege and war.
- At least 408 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake hit Indonesia's western Mentawai Islands earlier this week, but officials say the death toll could be much higher as over 160 people are still missing.
- With the Prop. 19 marijuana legalization vote coming up this Tuesday, comedian Zach Galifianakis did his work promoting legalization by lighting up a joint live on the set of Real Time with Bill Maher. Good work, Zach, let it be known.
- So does anyone else think this whole End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" campaign is bullshit. I totally support allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the military and think that they have every right to do so, but do they really want to? I feel like this is reverse psychology meant to get gays to join the military. Anyone else have an opinion on this?