Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Short Takes

California Bust — A budget deadlock and $41 billion deficit may lead to a layoff of 10,000 state employees and loss of services.

State Support — Unlike many of their Congressional counterparts, G.O.P. governors support Obama and the stimulus plan. It might have something to do with actually running a state.

Not Just Public Institutions — University of Miami, a private school, considers layoffs and budget cuts.

Cheney Pushed for Libby Pardon — “In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis (Scooter) Libby – and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn’t budge.”

Paranoia Big Business — Gun shops report big sales as gun owners stock up based on rumors.

Does it really matter
what kind of clothes Michelle Obama wears? Didn’t think so.

Strange Pets — Next time, get a goldfish.