The Georgia Mae Morning News

It’s official
The National Bureau of Economic Research announced yesterday that the U.S. has been in a recession since December 2007, making official what you probably already knew about our country’s sad economic state. CNN

The Governator has spoken
Meanwhile in my former home of California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency Monday in response to the state’s deteriorating finances and urging lawmakers to “get off of their rigid ideologies.” Schwarzenegger warned that California could run out of cash within two months. LA Times

Birmingham blues
In my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Larry Langford was arrested yesterday on federal charges including conspiracy, bribery, fraud, money laundering and filing false income tax returns. CNN

Bloomberg v. Burress
As New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was arraigned yesterday on two separate counts of a weapons charge, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was, pardon the pun, up in arms.
This all started early Saturday morning when Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub with a handgun he didn’t have a permit to carry. Bloomberg and the Police Department criticized the Giants, who they said neglected to notify the authorities of the shooting, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where Burress was treated, for failing to call the police about his gun-related injury, as state law requires. NY Times

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2 Comments

  1. It’s interesting to me that California is worried about running out of “cash” when the Federal government seems to have an endless supply of it. It also find is ridiculous that the voters in California voted the same idiots (or just people who can’t work together) back into the State’s Congress and Senate.

    I know people look at me like I’m crazy, but I still say, when they don’t get the job done, they should be out of that job! I seriously thought we should have voted every single House and Senate Rep out in Nov. How bad can newbies be? – compared to where are now?

  2. As for Mayor Langford, he knew better. I know he’s been in the spotlight for corruption since I was a teenager! The fact that he’s been indicted on 101 counts of whateva indicates he’s guilty on something or the FBI’s gone out of its way to make sure he goes to jail for something.

    Politicians are either getting stupider or sloppier. Why the heck would you continue to take bribes, etc. when you see people going to jail around you. Back to my original statement – he knew better.

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