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06/06/2011 02:48 pm ET | Updated Aug 06, 2011

June 6, 2011, News Update

Republican Congressman Dave Camp introduces legislation to raise national debt ceiling but votes against it because it doesn't include drastic spending cuts....Huh? Just when you thought Congress couldn't get any wackier, it gets wackier...

Isn't this like Goldman Sachs securitizing a bunch of bad mortgages and then selling them to clients knowing they would fail?

Congress has a public approval rating of 9%.....Goldman Sucks is at 4%...But at least Goldman is profitable...sometimes obnoxiously so....

President Obama visits Chrysler plant to hail auto industry's economic comeback, thanks to his federal bailout plan. That's the good news...the bad news? Unemployment creeps back up to 9.1%

Chrysler announces repayment of all government loans. Now managed by Fiat, Chrysler previously managed by Daimler. You mean the Italians succeeded where the Germans failed in the car business? Mamma Mia!

Israeli Day Parade held in New York City. Thousands march up Fifth Avenue, then build a settlement in Central Park.

In Israel, Salute to Israel Day observed by Israeli soldiers killing more than 20 pro-Palestinian demonstrators trying to cross barbed wire fence on Golan Heights. Still a long way to go to catch up with the Syrians.

Dem. Congressman Anthony Weiner a no-show at parade (and he wants to be Mayor?)....but his Twitter account showed plenty when a picture of a bulging crotch in underwear was posted there. He claims his account was hacked ....or is that whacked?

Also says he can't be sure if it's a picture of his crotch or not....Understandable----he's never seen it from that angle before.

Also points out this matter does not rise to level of national security or anything like that...."rise to".,...get it? Groan appropriate here.

Would we be paying all this attention if his name were Anthony Schmuck? (Inside joke).

Former Mass. Gov. throws his hat--or maybe his hair--into ring for 2012 in New Hampshire announcement. Immediately becomes front runner for GOP nomination with whopping 27% of vote.

Guess who else was in New Hampshire that very day?.....Non-candidates Sarah Palin and Rudy Giuliani (yeah, him again)....They say it was just a "coincidence" that they might have stepped on his announcement.

Palin is on bus tour of national historic sights in Northeast US, calls it "family vacation." So why does she keep allowing media to invade her family's privacy?

At one stop, she said Paul Revere's historic ride was in part to warn the British that they were not going to take away American arms. Can't wait to hear her take on the Boston Tea Party.

Earlier, Donald Trump took Palin for pizza at Famiglia's, a chain in Times Square. That's like taking somebody to Outback's in Kansas City for steak.

The Donald had a pizza with pepperoni and extra hair. Sarah settled for an anchovies topping after being told chopped moose meat not available.

They ate their pizza with knife and fork! That's like getting out of the shower to pee.

New Al-Qaeda interim leader reportedly killed in drone attack. In Pakistan, naturally. Or as it's now known, PakisTaliban. Pakistani Intelligence claims it didn't know he was there. In fact, didn't even know who he was.

Meanwhile, documents seized at Osama bin Laden's Pakistan hideout confirm he was an extremist to the end. Even in his burial he went overboard.

The Chinese are coming, the Chinese are coming....Li Na wins French Open Tennis Championship, first Asian athlete to win a Grand Slam singles title......Half an hour later, she was asked to win it again.

The Men's Championship? Oh C'mon, do you really have to ask? Rafael Nadal, for the sixth time. Whom did he beat? Oh C'mon, do you really have to ask? Roger Federer, for the fourth time...Where were the Americans?....How do you say "nowhere" in French?

Jack Kevorkian dies. Unassisted.