Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party won handily in Monday's election in Canada. Evidently, the Liberal party imploded, leaving the New Democrat Party to surge into the opposition position for the first time. And the Quebecoise just fell apart. Duh. Be separatist and hateful on your own time, buddies. In more positive news, Elizabeth May was elected Canada's first ever Green Party MP. Awesome!
Pope Uncle Fester beatified Pope John Paul II. Fine and dandy, whatever, fastest path to sainthood. My thing is, how is Mother Theresa not a saint yet? SHE CLEANED LEPERS. Hands down, most saintly thing ever.
Investigators finally found both black boxes from Air France Flight 447 that crashed into the ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris two years ago. The flight's systems evidently failed before it fell, in one piece, into the ocean. Finding the boxes will help investigators figure out what, exactly, happened. Horrible, but hopefully this will offer some closure.
In Complete Opposite Land from the US, both geographically and in intent, Australia's budget is taking $200 million and creating a windfall for education and teachers, specifically for children with disabilities. Unlike America, where we are STILL CUTTING school budgets,
"This is an important new investment; $200 million is a lot of money,'' said the Prime Minister.Huh. Wouldn't that be nice?
"And we are investing it in a tight Budget because we recognise that there is nothing more important for the nation's future than what happens in schools today. And we want to make sure that every child in every school gets a great education.''
In Pakistan, Osama Bin Laden was killed by a US attack. I was surprised when the husband told me, mostly because I was asleep and he woke me up, and for the first few minutes I thought he was telling me that Saddam Hussein was dead [because like Dick Cheney & George Bush, I think they're the same], which duh, I knew, and then for some reason I was thinking about Arrested Development, and then I finally put it together. And then I turned on the tv and was . . . weirded out to see all the college kids cheering in the streets. Did they think we won a National Championship? I found it unseemly. Celebrate, but not like you're at Mardi Gras.
Remember Libya? And how stuff is going on there? Bloody, violent stuff? Even Qaddafi's erstwhile regional compatriot the Prime Minister of Turkey has said that he needs to step down. Dude, JUST GO. This is not going to end well for you.
And finally, evidently Obama kicked ass at the White House Correspondents Dinner [You Tube Link]. I didn't actually watch, but did follow along on Twitter, which is where I get most of my information. Shut up, so do you. Anyway, he took aim at Fox, Birthers, Trump, all manners of idiocy. Refreshing. Particularly the Kenyan Muslin birth video.
What did I miss?