Even with all the whole thing about the cigar and Monica Lewinsky, we like former president Bill Clinton. Aliens talk and all. Maybe even especially because he seems to believe in visitors from outer space, as he made clear on his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
In his interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, former president Bill Clinton said he had made sure to research Area 51 “to make sure there was no alien down there.” To be honest, that’s probably one of the very first things we would do if elected president. Even though we doubt the ultra secret black operations department in charge of alien conspiracies would tell us if there were aliens “down there” or anywhere. If aliens do exist, the president probably doesn’t know about it!
Nelson Mandela dead at 95! Unfortunately this is not another Nelson Mandela death hoax. The sad news has just been officially announced that South African anti-apartheid activist and leader Nelson Mandela died on Thursday at 8:50 PM local time in his home country. South African President Jacob Zuma said in a press statement that Nelson Mandela is “now at peace” but the people of his country and the world are now in deep mourning over his loss.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison after being convicted of treason by a white minority government for his anti-apartheid activism. He was later released from prison and negotiated a peaceful transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s.
Rep. Anthony Weiner has announced his official resignation from the House of Representatives shortly. The live stream video of his announcement is over, but we’ve replaced it with a video capture of Weiner’s resignation speech. Watch Weiner squirm as he announces he will finally be stepping down even though he said repeatedly he would not call it quits!
See Weiner apologize to his pregnant wife and thank her for standing by him even though he sent lewd messages and nude & shirtless pics of himself to total strangers! And she’s not even there because she reportedly failed to accompany him to his press conference despite leaving the house with him. What else will the Wiener say? Let’s hit play and find out!
Everyone remembers the 2000 FloridaGate scandal in which Al Gore hung on for dear life despite the fact that the Bush family were already packing their bags to move into the White House. Â Well, now Wyclef Jean can join the ranks of those who had trouble accepting that they’d had an election taken from them, except in Jean’s case, his name never even got on the ballot. Â More than a month after the Haitian government rejected Wyclef Jean’s bid to run for president of Haiti, Jean has said that he has decided not to run in the election. Â Decided not to run in the election where he was never a candidate in the first place. Â In related news, I’ve decided to withdraw my bid to be the next Queen of England.
Martin D. Ginsburg, husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died Sunday at the age of 78. Ginsburg, a tax lawyer and professor at Georgetown Law School, died from cancer at his home in Washington.
Martin D. Ginsburg and Ruth Bader Ginsburg met on a blind date while attending Cornell University. They married in June of 1954.
Ginsberg is survived by his wife and two children, law professor Jane C. Ginsburg and James S. Ginsburg, president of the Chicago Classical Recording Foundation.
In one of the most embarrassing moments to come out of Congress in the last decade, South Carolina Republican Congressman Joe Wilson lost his cool last night – shouting “You lie!” at President Barack Obama in the midst of his speech on health reform – all captured on video, of course.
Regardless of one’s opinion on the health care reform issue, yelling at your President during a live speech to a joint session of Congress is just embarrassingly juvenile. President Obama managed to ignore Joe Wilson’s outburst, but the nation was abuzzÂ the Joe Wilson You Lie!Â video of the incident Thursday morning.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to take any formal action against Wilson for his outburst, either during or after the debacle, but reportedly said she was “shocked” by his behavior.
“This evening I let my emotions get the best of me,” Wilson said in a press statement last night after the President’s speech. “While I disagree with the president’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the president for this lack of civility.”
Even though Joe Wilson apologized for screaming at the President, he’s too late to prevent himself from becoming a household name – in a bad way. Even worse for Joe Wilson, his most favored opponent for re-election, Marine Corps veteran Rob Miller, is already using the incident as fodder for fundraising and attacking the incumbent Congressman from South Carolina.
As of this report, Congressman Joe Wilson’s website has been crashed since last night due to “exceptionally high traffic.”
Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy died Tuesday after a battle with brain cancer, leaving behind an impressive political legacy and a tragic personal past. Even in death, Ted Kennedy cannot escape the scandal that has plagued him most of his adult life – the Chappaquiddick incident and the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.
As the nation mourns for Senator Ted Kennedy, a new generation is digging up information on the most infamous dark moment of his life, littering the Internet with searches about Chappaquiddick incident. On July 18, 1969, Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy set out for a party on Chappaquiddick, an island near Martha’s Vineyard. The following morning, Ted Kennedy’s overturned car was found off the side of a bridge on Chappaquiddick, under water, with the body of Mary Jo Kopechne inside.
The Chappaquiddick incident quickly became a national scandal. Senator Kennedy eventually pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident after causing injury. He served no jail time. Senator Ted Kennedy refused to report the fatal accident to police until authorities had already discovered the body. Kennedy’s crazed behavior following the accident and conflicting details between his story and the evidence of what happened that night launched a thousand conspiracy theories. TheÂ least convolutedÂ theoryÂ – Ted Kennedy was drunk at Chappaquiddick and did not want authorities to have proof he was drinking when he drove off the bridge.
For all of the many great things Senator Ted Kennedy has done both as a person and as a statesman during his long life, the Chappaquiddick incident and the death of Mary Jo Kopechne has been and likely always will be a lingering dark shadow over his legacy.
No matter what did happen that night in 1969, we hope Senator Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy can now R.I.P.