Meg Whitman has sounded the alarm. There's class warfare in California (OMG!) Circle the yachts and ready the chartered jets...
Portugal's answer to Greg Louganis, albeit on the football pitch, Cristiano Ronaldo, is alleged to be incensed about having to share the Vanity Fair cover with Didier Drogba.
Maybe he just feels that he comes up short in comparison. If that's the case, then I'll dedicate this song to him. Perhaps it will make him feel better:What a wanker.
Hugo Chavez is railing against the Netherlands and claiming that they are conspiring with the US against him. He may have a point. After all:
One wonders if Chavez fears hordes of hut sput and herring sandwich chomping hordes rolling huge wheels of Gouda down the main streets of Caracas, destroying the rain forest of Venezuela in order to make shoes.
I'm glad to see to Fernando Lugo is president of Paraguay, breaking the Colorado Party's stranglehold on his nation's politics. Here's why I'm dedicating the following tune to him, notwithstanding the fact that I can't stand the Beach Boys:
Hey,a man of God is still a man . . .
I've been reading Ted Morgan's My Battle of Algiers, the French-born journalist's account of his experiences in the Algerian War of Independence.. It's a pretty good read, but I love this snarky comment regarding some of the time he spent living in New York:
"My aunt and uncle, Catherine and Dimitri Negroponte (he was my mother's younger brother), were an attractive couple in their twenties. Dimitri was a Valentino type, dark and brooding, with a mane of oiled hair brushed straight back, while Catherine was a rare blue-eyed blonde Greek from Sparta, a fine-boned and elegant beauty. They lived in a splendid apartment at 130 E. 75th Street, with a fresco by Jean Pagès in the dining room. I was given the tiny maid's room off the kitchen, where I was glad to be, since I could raid the refrigerator. Their four-year-old son John (later to become President George W. Bush's somewhat irrelevant ambassador to Iraq, since there was no government to be accredited to, and then the Director of Intelligence), was in another section of the house with this nanny, seldom seen, but often heard, since he was something of a crybaby." [my emphasis]
That should be a fun family reunion!
Still, Chavez, whose rhetoric matches his larger-than-life image, said the team from his baseball-loving nation were no underdogs at a tournament the country is hosting for the first time.
"Don't think Venezuela is the Cinderella team as usual," he told the Brazilian who was visiting the country for an energy summit. "Lula, I have a surprise for you. Be careful".
Ain't going to happen. The US is more likely to beat Brazil in futebol again than Venezuela, a country where the sport is not that popular and that has never participated in the World Cup.