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:
• "The Dark Knight" is well on its way to $500 million, and the idea of matching "Titanic's" $600 million haul is becoming more and more plausible. But, as reported by the AP, "TDK" would need to do about $900 million to equal the number of tickets sold for "Titanic," which means James Cameron's much-maligned epic still stands as the great filmgoing phenomenon of our time.
• "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" is probably going to be gone from theaters in a week or two, which is a shame since it's such a love letter to us long-suffering X-Philes.