Wednesday, May 21, 2008

THE NEWS FROM NOWHERE IS PRETTY DOWNBEAT

Welcome to another edition of News from Nowhere, where we once again regurgitate all the latest happenings in the world of news for you people who care about that sort of thing.

Last night's primary results had Barack Obama winning in Oregon, while those blue-collar white folks in Kentucky voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. Obama now has won the majority of pledged delegates from primaries and caucuses and now needs to get the superdelegates on side; he seems to be winning that race, too.

Time to think of throwing in the towel, Hillary. To be honest though, this couldn't have happened to a more deserving, er, husband (Bill Clinton). I know there are people screaming sexism about Hillary's impending defeat, but I'll bet there were some people also voting against Bubba and worried about the polarizing effect he and his wife have on a lot of people.

Some more about that Ted Kennedy brain tumour situation -- he's gone home from hospital.

And some more grim news: Jimmy Carter aide Hamilton Jordan has lost his long battle with cancer.

Some news from the world of entertainment. American Idol ends tonight with the announcement of the results from last night's nationwide vote.

And FOX has won the Nielsen ratings race for this strike-ravaged worst TV season in history.

And a reminder that Indiana Jones 4 rolls out tomorrow, and the Indianapolis 500 is on Sunday, and the Coca-Cola 600 is also on Sunday, and life promises to be good for auto racing fans.

That's all for now.

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