Friday, April 20 in the news.....
- US Senator John McCain brought his "Straight Talk" tour to South Carolina Wednesday morning. At the campaign rally, McCain was asked if an attack on Iran is in the works. McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular Beach Boys song. "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran," he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann. He then proceeded onto more straight talk saying "You know, I'm a real dickhead with poor jokes and even worse conservatism credentials for the Republican faithful. I have no chance of becoming President, ever."
- The popular online hangout MySpace is entering the news business. This means headlines for breaking news will sound more like this: "OMG global warming a grave threat to humanity LOL WTF?"
- Iraq could hold almost twice as much oil in its reserves as had been thought, according to the most comprehensive independent study of its resources since the US-led invasion in 2003. This would put it second only to Saudi Arabia in world's largest sources of oil by nation. If the US withdraws China and India have put up their hand to occupy the country next.