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 NO. 360 “Expect the Ironic” AUGUST 6 - 12, 2007 

July 30
Aug 13
RICE, GATES ARRIVE IN MIDDLE EAST WITH PEACE OFFERING
$63 billion in advanced weapons.
 
WORLD NEWS
Saudi Arabia Considers Putting
Embassy in Baghdad

To aid Saudis visiting Iraq “on business.”
Russia Claims North Pole
Serves eviction notice to Santa, helpers.
 
POLITICS
GOP Hopeful Tancredo Says He'd Bomb Mecca, Other Muslim Holy Sites
If diplomacy doesn't work.
 
ART
Getty Returns Art Treasures
Stolen by Museum From Italy

Originally stolen from Greece by Romans.
 
ALSO IN THE NEWS . . .
Iraqi Soccer Champions Will Get $10,000 Each From Grateful Government
Enough to flee country.
U. S. NEWS
Slight Chance of Victory in Iraq,
Say Generals

Slightly better chance of Dick Cheney running through halls of Congress in a diaper, they add.
Consumer Confidence Index Soars
Many feel collapse of Western Civilization will create some excellent bargains.
 
REMINDER
  If we stop shopping, the terrorists win.
 
FBI Mum on Why It Searched
Alaska Home of Sen. Stevens

But agents seen leaving with contents of his freezer.
Intelligence Chief Testifies That
Secret, Illegal Spy Program Was
Part of Bigger, More Secret, More Illegal Program

Which was part of even more illegal, even bigger, even more secret program.
 
FACTOID
Nearly Two Million E-Mails
Sent Every Second

Nearly two million e-mails deleted every second.
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