Friday, June 19, 2009

welcome to surrealville

seriously- this is what is going on amongst the iranian elections, american health care debacle, the new york state coup, and well, the ongoing saga of my sister's front steps:

picture of white house dog bo- yeah?!

the justice department shields cheney from jon stewart- who knew?

single mom ordered to pay $1.92 million dollars for illegally downloading music on the internet- where do i even start?

florida mayor attacked by live in cross dressing significant other- just wanted to throw some sensationalism in for good measure

now, the cnn headlines are about india firing on maoists, iranians being warned to desist protesting, and africa is going to hell in a hand basket. i can't wait to read the british press....


Time said...

HELL-O Betmo,

June 11th, 2009

KINGSVILLE, Texas (AP) — In this friendly little ranching town, “hello” is wearing out its welcome. And Leonso Canales Jr. is happy as heck.

At his urging, the Kleberg County commissioners on Monday unanimously designated “heaven-o” as the county’s official greeting. The reason: “hello” contains the word “hell.”

“When you go to school and church, they tell you ‘hell’ is negative and ‘heaven’ is positive,’” said the 56-year-old Canales, who owns the Kingsville Flea Market. “I think it’s time that we set a new precedent, to tell our kids that we are positive adults.”

The new salutation, according to the county resolution, is a “symbol of peace, friendship and welcome” in this “age of anxiety.”

On Thursday, courthouse employees were answering the phones, “heaven-o.” And the chamber of commerce was working on a campaign promoting Kingsville, a Rio Grande Valley town of 25,000, as a “heavenly” place to visit.

betmo said...

oh, for fuck's sake.