June 2008 Archives

A federal survey released today revealed that 40 percent of underage
drinkers scored their booze from an adult free of charge within the last
month. About one in four teens said they got the alcohol from an unrelated
adult, one in 16 got it from a parent or guardian and one in 12 got it from
another older relative, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration study. Are these adults sober?

Ross Perot, the Dallas billionaire and former presidential candidate, is back to educate the public with favorite weapon — the chart.

This time, instead of buying primetime commercial television spots, he's on the Internet at www.perotcharts.com, with 35 — count 'em 35 — charts to explain why the nation's economy is going to heck in a handbasket.

The bad girl of British soul music is in trouble again. Singer Amy Winehouse's life is an ongoing train wreck.

A London newspaper obtained a video of her singing a version of the children's song, "Heads, shoulders, knees and toes," that she reworked with her own original and completely racist and offensive lyrics.

"Blacks, Pakis, Gooks and Nips. And deaf and dumb and blind and gay!" she sings in the video that looks like it was shot in a crack den.

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