Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015, in the news.....

Jeb Bush let his agitation show on the campaign trail today when he complained about gridlock and partisanship. “I’ve got a lot of really cool things I could do other than sit around, being miserable, listening to people demonize me and me feeling compelled to demonize them. That is a joke. Elect Trump if you want that.” Bush then played the campaign song that will feature in his run, Adele's Hello.

A major earthquake has struck north-eastern Afghanistan, the US Geological Survey says, shaking the capital Kabul and sending shockwaves that were also felt in north India and Pakistan. Aid was being set up to be dispatched from the West, until word came back it knocked off half the Taliban.

A primary school in Melbourne has been slammed for permitting Muslim students to leave assembly when the Australian national anthem is played. The principal defended the decision, saying Shi'a Muslims do not participate in joyful events, including listening to music or singing, during Muharram. A parent then said as part of her children's traditional bogan observances they should be permitted to sing to those kids "fuck off back home ya cunts."

A lawyer representing four men accused of raping their friend with a beer bottle on Australia Day has asked for the charges to be dropped, because the incident was a silly prank. The judge said he would have to decide whether allowing them to walk away could set a precedent for many other men to be raped with beer bottles on future Australia Day's.