Friday, November 17, 2006

November 17 in the news....

Nancy Pelosi, in line to become the next speaker of the U.S. House, will learn today whether her new clout is enough to swing the Democratic contest for majority leader to her personal choice for the post. If unsuccessful, she will binge on chocolate and ice cream while watching reruns of The Golden Girls.

Last night CNN’s Larry King confessed to Roseanne Barr that he’s never used the Internet. In return Roseanne Barr admitted to never using Slimfast.

China plans to answer international critics over its human rights record with an exhibition in Beijing showcasing how it protects the liberties of its citizens, state press said. Some of the displays the state press discussed were a man being executed by lethal injection for selling marijuana, a student being run over by a tank for disturbing the peace in Tiananmen Square, and hackers being barracaded in and then set alight at an Internet Cafe.