James and I stopped for dinner on the way home from a meeting tonight. The TVs in the establishment were tuned to Fox News Channel. Evidently, the only things that happened in the world today were:
1. Scott Peterson was sentenced to death for mudering his wife and unborn child.
2. Robert Blake was acquitted of charges that he murdered his wife.
3. The Michael Jackson trial continued.
4. Major League Baseball players have been subpoenaed to appear before Congress.
I guess if it didn’t happen to a famous entertainment celebrity, it didn’t happen.
I suppose President Bush didn’t nominate Paul Wolfowitz, a controversial figure who is blamed by many people for many factors relating to the war in Iraq (most of them bad) to head the World Bank, a job which a lot of people feel Mr. Wolfowitz has no qualifications for and, incidentally, Mr. Wolfowitz would need to gain the support of many of the leaders he has previously alienated in order to be effective in his job.
I suppose the Senate didn’t pass a bill to allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve.
I guess Israel didn’t hand control of Jericho to the Palestinian Authority today.
Apparantly, 200 protestors in Kenya demanding that Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki keep a campaign promise to change the Constitution to limit presidential powers following a string of corruption scandals weren’t dispersed by riot police using tear gas and water cannons.
28 people didn’t die in a plane crash in Russia.
I’m sure there are a lot more things that didn’t happen today, but even if they did I guess no one would care.