Monday, July 13, 2009

Stuff you may have missed over the weekend: Letoya Jackson speaks, Eric Holder gets defiant and more

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 1:18 PM

1. La Toya Jackson, in a long, revealing albeit kind of nutty interview with the Daily Mail in London, said she believes Michael Jackson was murdered, and blamed “a shadowy entourage” of greedy, manipulative associates who allegedly worked the guy to death in rehearsals for his planned London shows while keeping him anesthetized enough to carry on.

2. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is said to be on the verge of defying Pres. Obama’s wishes and asserting his independence (AG's are supposed to be independent, even though that may be hard to remember after the past eight years). How? By naming a special prosecutor to launch an investigation into the Bush administration’s brutal torture policies. The story was revealed by Newsweek.

3. Wells Fargo is suing itself in its own version of The Twilight Zone. Specifically, WF filed a civil complaint against itself in a foreclosure case in Florida. It turns out WF holds both the first and the second mortgages on a Sarasota condo. Wells Fargo, the owner of the first mortgage, is suing all other lien holders, which includes Wells Fargo, the owner of the second mortgage. If you’re not too confused, you can read about it here.

4. When we want a dose of inanity, we often look to Texas (especially now that California is going down the tubes). Texas rarely disappoints. Example: Gov. Rick Perry announced that he is naming Gail Lowe, a newspaper editor and leading creationist (as in, the Flintstones scenario of a pet dinosaur is real!) to run ... ready for it? ... the state Board of Education. You know, sometimes you stop, look around and wonder, “When and how did ignoramuses get so much power?” Here’s the scoop.

And here's an example of life in the old days, as per Ms. Lowe.

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