All I can think about is the amount of food in my stomach! We just finished celebrating Andrea's 23rd birthday with an indoor picnic of pizza, cream cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, cereal (yes, with real milk) and all sorts of other American comfort foods. But I promise, though food is a favorite blog topic, our lives here do not revolve around food.
A spokesman for Gov. Rod Blagojevich recently said that a memo containing a swear word from House Speaker Michael Madigan to labor leaders shows that Madigan is angry and isolated.
“… it just shows how he's just isolated and a coalition of one," Blagojevich spokesman Lucio Guerrero told Daily Herald reporter Nick Shields.
Here’s a link to the full story from last week:
Blagojevich is upset because Madigan seems to be standing in the way of the governor’s plans to expand gambling and lease out the lottery to finance billions in state-sponsored construction.
OK, time to hop in the way-back machine, back to the summer of 1988.
Let me preface this by saying that I watch Fox News Channel on a daily basis, and that I enjoy its news programming ... there's just so little of it that actually qualifies as such.
So, I'm watching "The Live Desk" with Martha McCallum and Trace Gallagher the other day when I see a promo for "The O'Reilly Factor" that pretty much goes like this:
"The No. 1 song in America is about lesbianism!"
Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" video is briefly shown
"Bill discusses what this means for America with Jane and Bernie, tonight on 'The O'Reilly Factor'!"
A few days later, I'm watching the same show when I see this promo: