Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Positive News for Nov. 18th- Nov. 24th

U.S. President Barack Obama silenced fitness critics around the world last week after publically folding at the waist and bending forward while on a visit with Japan’s Emperor Akihito. While the President isn’t shy about his propensity to exercise privately, his recent public display of flexibility squelched any rumors that his presidency could be cut short by a poor range of motion or inability to touch his toes. The physical gesture is expected to do more than influence America’s image throughout the world as it proves the most popular person on the planet is indeed fit enough to lead the world’s most powerful nation. [click here for silver lining: “Conservatives Slam Obama for Bow in Japan”]

Admission into California’s public Universities may become more exclusive to potential students thanks to new state regulations which could limit enrollment to students capable of giving back to the struggling state. As California’s government continues to face an economic downturn, the state’s new admission standards would educate a selection of traditionally opulent students who show the greatest potential for generating the assistance state law makers need most. Although these new regulations would make it harder for common students to earn a higher education in the state of California, the favorable class sizes and coveted student body would help UC schools to better compete with smaller private institutions. [click here for silver lining: “Massive Tuition Hikes Passed”]

Unseasonable precipitation throughout the Midwest will have little effect on the 2009 holiday season as everything is expected to carry-on as normal in the United States. Agricultural specialists throughout the country believe the heavy rains drenching the country’s pumpkin producing states will actually save time during the holiday season, keeping Americans from preparing holiday dishes that typically go uneaten. The pumpkin shortage could also have divine implications as it forces generous Americans to purchase and donate edible canned goods that could actually be enjoyed by the nation’s less fortunate. [click here for silver lining: Pumpkin Shortage Could Mean Empty Shelves After Thanksgiving]

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Positive News for Nov. 11th- Nov. 17th

In his first recognized fight since retiring in 2005, former heavy weight champion of the world Mike Tyson returned to the boxing community spotlight after recording his 45th knock out during an unpublicized bout at LAX airport. A large group of onlookers bore witness to sports history as the 43-year old former champion showed glimmers of his past dominance, sending his unnamed challenger to the floor a mere seconds into the first round. The KO was officially recognized by authorities at the scene who promptly escorted Tyson to a recap/Q & A session in more intimate quarters. [click here for silver lining: “Boxer Mike Tyson Detained in LAX”]

The U.S. Postal service may operate more effectively in the near future as the government considers the possibility of offering employees an additional day off on Saturdays. The additional day off per week could remedy the injustice forcing postal employees to work Saturdays, further distancing their moral from that of employees of other parcel delivery services who could have to work any day of the week including Sunday. Although the “No Saturday” mail delivery status hasn’t yet been ordered by the Post Master General, USPS employees can surely expect a wave of similar morale changers to follow like additional days off, early retirements, and unexpected leaves of absence. [click here for silver lining: “Post Office Reports Loss, May Cut Saturday Service”]

Job loss wasn’t enough to keep former Miss California, Carrie Prejean from success as the 22-year old continues to amass significant financial gains without the notoriety of a pageant sash. Prejean’s resilience to adversity has only made her stronger as she’s learned to draw on her past body of work to remain a valid public figure, turning her life experience and opinions into a career as a conservative advocate. More importantly, Prejean is in a position to do more than defend decency as her innovative plan to maintain an income based on her popularity could serve as an example for a whole new generation of American workers. [click here for silver lining: “Sex Tape Beauty Queen Almost Walks Off Show”]

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Positive News for Nov. 4th- Nov. 10th

The popularity of NCAA women’s soccer has grown dramatically over the last week due to the unbelievable efforts by University of New Mexico defender Emily Lambert during a tournament match Vs BYU. Thanks to an unconventional style typically unseen in the women’s game, the New Mexico junior was able to make the traditionally overlooked NCAA sport thrilling for spectators around the world as highlights illustrating Lambert’s skills found their way across the web. Although Lambert’s efforts fell short in New Mexico’s 0-1 loss, the university’s athletic department believes she’ll never play a better college match. [click here for silver lining:   “New Mexico Player Banned, Apologizes”]

Children’s stroller manufacturer Maclaren showcased market awareness last week after recalling nearly 1 million strollers responsible for enforcing old trends on children who ride in them. The recalled strollers are responsible for altering the number of a child’s appendages giving him/or her the physical characteristics of the once heavily popular pirate craze, which has recently fallen out of style in favor of vampires. Although the recall will put Maclaren in an unfavorable financial position, it allows the manufacturer to showcase more of the amazing trend forecasting that predicted America’s pirate trend as early as 1999. [click here for silver lining: “Maclaren to Recall 1 Million Strollers”]

The unusual relationship between North and South Korea has finally come to a close following a recent meeting between the two countries on the West Sea. The event marks the first sea-based exchange of ideals in 7 years between the Korean neighbors, which will open the door for further interactions in the future. Luckily, the return to the status quo comes just weeks before U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the south, allowing him a proper opportunity to undergo a true Korean experience. [click here for silver lining: “North, South Korea Clash at Sea”]

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Positive News For October 28th -November 3rd

A 43 year-old Philadelphia woman seeking highly coveted World Series tickets showed the world the American spirit of innovation is still alive and well in the United States despite the slow economy. Die hard Phillies fan, Susan Finkelstein’s strategy to broker a cashless business transaction carried enough potential for success that even members of the local government were willing to monitor its outcome. Finkelstein’s steadfast commitment to succeed despite personal adversity is another endearing symbol of America’s return to glory. [click here for silver lining: “Woman Accused of Selling Body for WS Tix”]

A recent trip to Pakistan by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed local suspicions that she is in command of a US robot army operating in the region. The affirmation came during a news conference in the troubled region as Clinton was held responsible for all unmanned drone tactics aimed against insurgents along Pakistan’s border. While Clinton never admitted to being the robot army’s leader, after answering the public’s questions on the absent robots’ behalf, her position as commander was strongly assumed. [click here for silver lining: “Clinton Takes Heat For Drone Attacks” ]

Muslim immigrant, Rabia Sarwar began her journey through the American dream last week after independently acting on her rights as a woman. Without asking for a man’s permission, the resident of New York chose to disagree with her husband and illustrate her sentiments for the rest of the world to see without the fear of condemnation from her peers. As a result of Sarwar’s foray into the women’s liberation movement, Sarwar may be given the opportunity to learn more about her rights from a diverse and well-versed population of women. [click here for silver lining: “Muslim Wife Slashed Husband’s Neck Over Booze, Pork, and Miniskirts”]