Saturday, May 12, 2012



Today is the 80th anniversary of Goofy, who debuted in the animated short Mickey's Revue in 1932.
May 16 marks the 10th anniversary for the debut of Star Wars 2: Attack of the Clones.

Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week include:
*Before their Initial Public (stock) Offering begins, Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin RENOUNCED his United States Citizenship in hopes of reducing the impending tax bill from the forthcoming event!
*Civil unrest continues in Syria.
*Children's author/illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) has passed away.

*Francois Hollande is the new President Elect of France.
*The Progressive Liberal Party won elections in the Bahamas by a landslide, and is expected to name Perry Christie as the next Prime Minister.
*Victor Ponta is the new Prime Minister of Romania.
*Vladimir Putin was sworn in for a third term as President of Russia.

*In separate incidents this past week, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama have both said they now support same sex couples, although the President added that it was up to the individual states to decide whether or not such unions were legal.
*North Carolina is the latest state to say "No" on the issue.
*Meanwhile, Republican Presidential candidate hopeful Mitt Romney has come out against same gender unions, claiming that is part of what's wrong with America and the Democratic Party.
*Rick Santorum, who is no longer in the contest for the GOP nomination, has officially endorsed Romney's bid, despite the fact that although the front runner, he still does not officially have the minimum number of delegates needed to secure the position.
*Newt Gingrich has officially suspended his Presidential nomination bid, although like Santorum, he is still on some of the remaining ballots. That only leaves Romney and Ron Paul in the race.
*The remaining state primaries are Oregon May 15; Arkansas and Kentucky May 22, Texas May 29; California, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota June 5; Nebraska June 10, Montana June 16, and Utah June 26.
*And for those interested, Gary Johnson is now the 2012 Libertarian Party hopeful for the White House.

*"I'll Have Another" won the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
*Ronnie O'Sullivan won the 2012 World Snooker Championship.

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