Sunday, March 1, 2009

Oh fiddlesticks!

Despite my initial skepticism (denial?), recent paparazzi photos of Rachel Bilson have indicated that she is, indeed, engaged to somebody other than myself. Really, Rachel? Really? It may sound petty but it's worth repeating: MADE DARTH VADER INTO A WHINY BITCH! How is that even possible? I wish you happiness, but give me a call when you realize you can do better (i.e. ME!)

In other news...

So TMZ has been patting themselves on the back for "exposing" Northern Trust for throwing a series of lavish parties and concerts in Los Angeles, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, after having received $1.6 billion in federal bailout money.

On the surface this probably seems a bit unsavory, but when you really look at the situation, it feels like we're beginning to tread in some really dangerous waters.

It should be noted that Northern Trust didn't even ask for the bailout money. Isn't there something a little unsettling about the government giving independent organizations money (which they didn't ask for), and then dictating what they can spend it on?

On top of that, isn't the whole point of this stimulus plan to boost the economy? If certain individuals and institutions are not suffering in the midst of this financial crisis, isn't it a good thing if they're funneling money into various companies and organizations?

I just think it's a bit disingenuous to accuse a company that didn't need to be bailed out of being irresponsible with their finances.

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