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Out of Context Archive: December 2008

  • Report: Informant says Blagojevich is ex-bookie

    A federal informant says that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was a bookie in a former life. Hmm. Nobody's taking odds against that one. Published December 17 2008

  • Aretha Franklin will sing at inauguration

    Fresh from being declared by Rolling Stone magazine as the greatest singer of all time, Aretha Franklin will perform at next month's inauguration. Well worth the price of admission. Published December 17 2008

  • Iraqi government in turmoil over shoe thrower

    So much chaos over a pair of size 10s. Who'd have thunk it? Published December 17 2008

  • Gown registry set up for inauguration

    Protecting the fashion sense of a nation. Published December 17 2008

  • Blagojevich to speak publicly this week

    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is going to make his first public comments since his alleged "pay for play" scandal emerged. This should be good. Published December 17 2008

  • Barack Obama is Time's 'Person of the Year'

    President-elect Barack Obama has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year." Now he can really feel good about himself, I guess. Published December 17 2008

  • Web animators goes gaga over shoe business

    Animators on the Internet are having fun with footage of President Bush's shoe-dodging incident. Bless their hearts. Published December 17 2008

  • Berlin politician says let the poor catch the rats

    An official in Berlin has suggested paying the poor to catch the city's rats. The poor immediately tried to catch him. Published December 17 2008

  • Former Clinton aide Betty Currie on Obama team

    It's as if the Clintons are taking over the Obama team. What a way to lose! Published December 17 2008

  • Shop denies cake for Adolf Hitler

    Life might be a bit rough for a boy named Adolf Hitler. At least you know what his parents were thinking when they named him. Published December 17 2008

  • Tiger Woods rips caddie for dissing Phil Mickelson

    Tiger Woods has expressed disappointment with his longtime caddie for mocking rival golfer Phil Mickelson. Tiger is what you call a class act. His caddie? More like a class clown. Published December 16 2008

  • Dana Perino gets a shiner

    The White House press secretary received a black eye during a security scuffle with a shoe thrower in Baghdad. The next time someone yells "duck," she will not look for water fowl. Published December 16 2008

  • Fed slashes interest rate by .75 percent

    The Federal Reserve has lowered interest rates to historically low levels. You want to avoid historic highs and lows when it comes to the Fed. Published December 16 2008

  • Ill. lawmakers start impeachment of Blagojevich

    The Illinois House has voted to begin investigating Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the first step in impeachment proceedings. They don't want to "rush to judgment." But they don't want to dawdle to judgment, either. Published December 16 2008

  • Tim McGraw not running for governor now

    Country music veteran Tim McGraw says he's not interested in running for governor of Tennessee just yet. Maybe he'll just write a song about it instead. Hope it has beer in it. I like beer songs. Published December 16 2008

  • Scientist finds oldest spider web

    A British scientists says he has found the world's oldest spider web in an ancient piece of amber. The world's oldest spider, who had lost the web, has issued its thanks and is moving back in. Published December 16 2008

  • Spending creates $1 trillion debt

    Federal spending created a $1 trillion debt before the government started bailing out businesses. So who's going to bail out the government? Look in a mirror. Published December 16 2008

  • Critics hit Secret Service for shoe attack

    Critics say the Secret Service was slow to react when a journalist threw his shoes at President Bush. Cut 'em a little slack. The guy was fast on the footwear. He was a practiced shoe thrower. Published December 16 2008

  • Cheney: I approved waterboarding

    Vice President Dick Cheney says he gave the OK to waterboard the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. He thought it would confuse the terrorist because it sounds like a water park ride. Published December 16 2008

  • Caroline Kennedy to seek Senate seat

    Another Kennedy — Caroline — is vying for a U.S. Senate seat. It's "Camelot: The Second Act." Published December 15 2008