Archive for June, 2008

spain ends 44 year drought; beats germany to take euro 2008 crown

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

with the king and queen as well as the prime minister of spain looking on, the spanish team beat germany 1:0 to take the trophy for the euro 2008 championship. fernando torres scored the winning goal in the first half. spain never let germany in the game. it was a virtual replay of the spain russia game.

barcelona make 23.5m offer for arshavin

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

according to the l.a. times which is quoting the spanish media, the football team, barcelona, has made an offer to zenit st. petersburg for russia’s andrei arshavin. that’s 23.5 m usd. translation. about 11.7 pounds

bill clinton hopping mad at barack obama

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

the telegraph headline reads ‘bill clinton says barack obama must kiss my ass for his support.’ this coming from the man (aka, hillary clinton’s husband) who got less votes than both john kerry and al gore in both the elections handed to him by ross perot.

clean energy companies want to fleece your tax dollars

Friday, June 27th, 2008

apparently, over 100 solar energy companies (aka clean energy/environmental) companies want the u.s. government to lease them public lands to build solar energy plants. now they’re pissed off because the government feels that it should take at least 2 years to review the possible environmental impact.

labour finishes fifth in byelection

Friday, June 27th, 2008

when will gordon brown be forced out of office? and who will replace him? the only person within the party at the moment with any semblance of a personality is jack straw. but he’s got a lot of baggage, like, the iraq war he led the uk into while he was foreign secretary.

spain beats russia 3 to 0

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

spain has spent euro 2008 breaking curses. first, they beat italy for the first time in 88 years. second, they moved beyond the quarterfinal phase of the european championship for the first time in 24 years.

at 56 minutes spain leads russia 1:0

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

the second bit of the semis for euro 2008 is being played out today. at the moment, spain is leading russia 1:0. in terms of natural talent, spain is probably the team. but the russian team is talented too and the players have worked very hard to get to the semis. so its not over yet.

lahm pulls out a winner at 89 minute mark

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

philip lahm, who survived germany’s disasterous 2004 european championship foray, pushed in the winning goal at the near 90 minute mark to help germany break the tie with turkey and avoid playing extratime and possibly a penalty shootout.

will this lead to a heinz boycott?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

a new ad by heinz’s uk devision has been pulled because it uses a non-traditional family with 2 men as parents and a little girl and a little boy. it finishes with a kiss. wonder if teresa (that’s tereeza john kerry) heinz is behind this. click here for more information.

chelsea wants deco and arshavin

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

according to highly reliable sources like the sun and the daily star, chelsea may be putting in a bid for portugal’s deco and for russia’s andrei arshavin. for quite hefty sums.