Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I detest paring down to $53,000 a week, don't you?

Today's news: we have a 36-year-old Swedish countess who is divorcing her 66 year old former CEO husband. The poor guy is worth a paltry $300 million (which does seem schmaltzy given the bonuses many CEOs receive, doesn't it - he musta spent the rest on coffee) ..... but of course he was only CEO at United Technologies Corp, not AIG.

The David family in a lovelier, albeit just as expensive a moment.

She's a former investment banker. Guess they don't earn much, either.

So the poor thing has protested that she can't live on the $43 million he promised her in a post (ya, POST) nuptial agreement which she signed. Well that's obvious ..... she needs $100 million because she could not possibly live on $53,000 a week. Which includes $4,500 a week for clothing, $1,000 for skin care (I SO understand that part) and $1,500 for food (caviar be expensive, dahlink!) and of course a whole buncha dough for traveling.

It's good to know that the age of greed is not yet over.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sarah Palin is Special

Yes, President Obama made an unfortunate comment on "The Tonight Show" while disparaging his own bowling ability. Hmmmm ...... how many of us have done that, I wonder? Ya ..... all of us.

So we knew what would happen next. Sarah Palin, who is an expert on foreign relations because she can see Alaska from her backyard ..... and evidently is now an expert on Special Olympics because she has a Down Syndrome baby, had to chime in with yet another well thought out comment.

Palin: “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Palin said in a statement. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world."

According to THE BEAST, Obama's office has tried to clarify his remark since the initial blunder and the president apologized to Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver. Meanwhile, Palin has come under fire this week for refusing stimulus money slated to help special-needs education programs. Her stance on funding for such programs as governor led to attacks during the campaign as well.
- quoted from THE BEAST, March 23