Thursday, July 2, 2009

In the News

So in my previous blogging experiences, I have always enjoyed playing commentator on the news of the day. I would now like to share with my new readers what juicy and amusing bits I have found. Enjoy!

In the UK, a 72-year-old man beat up a 23-year-old would-be burglar:

On those random times when I consider 72-year-old British men, I do not usually think of them as especially tough. This guy was the exception, I suppose, as he was a former boxer.

Republican politicians have been pushing a bill to require proof of citizenship for all presidential candidates:

It's funny how just a few years ago, in 2004, Republicans were pushing for an amendment to allow naturalized citizen eligibility for the top office:,2933,139952,00.html

Now, lets just think this through a bit. I have been saying for the past few years that this seems to be a prophecy waiting to be fulfilled. Whose prophecy, you ask? Well, for anyone big on early 90s movies knows the answer to this; Peter M. Lenkov's and Robert Reneau's prophecy! For those of you who are unfamiliar with these names, there was a 1993 film called "Demolition Man" starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, and Sandra Bullock that was set in the future. The America of this future was run by President Schwarzenegger. According to the movie, first he had been elected governor of California (check!), then an amendment was created to allow naturalized citizens to run for president. Get the picture now?

So a recap of the news: old man beat up hoodlum, and a Sylvester Stallone movie is becoming realtiy. Good day/bad day? Who knows??

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