Saturday Review

Saturday, March 31, 2012

· After receiving assurances from Saudi Arabia to increase production, President Obama feels confident he can successfully play the oil game and allow countries to significantly reduce their Iranian imports, opening the door for Washington to impose severe new sanctions intended to pressure Tehran to abandon its nuclear ambitions. With gas nearing $5 a gallon in the U.S. markets, many doubt Obama’s chutzpah. · After a splashy launch 14 months ago, Keith Olbermann was fired at Current TV. The network’s founders, former Vice President Al Gore and Joel Hyatt issued a pithy statement that Olbermann didn’t reflect their values of mutual respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Which begs the question whether the prickly Olbermann is employable? He will be replaced by the disgraced, former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer. · Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi is poised to win a seat in the parliament of the military-dominated country looking to normalize relations with the west and the USA. The Nobel Peace laureate said Friday that she does not expect Burma’s election to be fair, but still significant. · Finally, three lucky ticket holders in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas will split the Mega Millions jackpot. The $640 million prize was the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The winning numbers were: 46, 23, 38, 4, 2, and mega ball 23. If the winners take the cash distribution option, each player will receive $154 million before taxes.

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12 Responses to Saturday Review

  1. feminazi says:

    Aung San Suu Kyi is 66 years old now. I saw her recently on the news and I was shocked at how much older she looked. All those years in house arrest and fighting tyranny have clearly taken their toll on her. Thanks for calling it Burma and not Myanmar. It’s Burma.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    Olbermann is basically a sports commentator with a brain. He belongs in the sports arena and should avoid the pressure cooker of politics where things always go badly for him.

  3. The Real Adam says:

    A lack of confidence in President Obama’s leadership is a measurement of the contributions to his 2012 election effort.

    According to Federal Election Commission figures, Obama has collected tens of millions of dollars less than President Bush’s campaign had collected at the same point in 2004. The O-Bots predicted Obama would reach $1 billion dollars in 2012. It hasn’t happened.

  4. Joe in Colorado says:

    MSNBC has managed to survive sans Olbermann’s talent. Predictions it would tank without him didn’t materialize. Maybe he’s not worth the trouble?

  5. Nan Yuan says:

    数以百万计的巨型这么多钱中奖号码! 我希望我赢了。

  6. Harry says:

    Eliot Spitzer? Ewwww.

  7. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Obama is playing a fool’s game. He can’t regulate oil prices in the US but he thinks he can safely isolate the nations of the world from Iranian oil? Seriously?

  8. Fran says:

    Obama & Gas: We all know where this is going– screw waiting around for the gvmnt to lead. I thin we just need to go solar & get cars that can be charged w solar panels. The blood for oil program is a dead end.

    Olbermann: He just needs his own network! Oprah should snap him up for her fledgling network.
    The man is a journalist & a liberal. Lots of people just can’t handle him, but he has a strong following. Someone has to speak the truth & give us a break from the bs pablum the media serves up regularly.

    Burma: They are still putting journalists in prison, they have a long way to go.

    Jackpot: The big winners are the states where the winners reside– they will get about 1/2 of the winnings. Still, who could not use $154 million, which is approx $53.1 million bucks after taxes? We only bought 3 tickets, because someone had to win.

  9. Fran says:

    Doh! thin= think

  10. Adirondacky says:

    I wanted to win the Mega Millions. Really, I did.

  11. Stephen Iversonn says:

    Olbermann plans to sue Al Gore. What a mess.

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