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Guess Who Got Married?

Posted by thelanetrain on November 25, 2008

That’s right, kids.  Everyone’s favorite power couple/douchebag collective/braindead idiots Heidi and Spencer got fucking married.  Yup.  All that fighting, drama, catfightting, and bitchery that seems to pervade their forever engagedness on The Hills was for nought.  Accoring to Newsday, the two eloped to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Wow, really?  I guess that’s slightly better than getting married at Senor Frogs in Cancun) and tied the knot in a private ultra secret ceremony.  Not even Heidi’s folks were there!  And what’s worse, Spencer even told Heidi, “You complete me”.  See, not even Spencer can write his own wedding vows.

Also, get excited, Hills fans.  NANA PRATT IS THROWING DOWN NEXT WEEK!  OHHHH SHITTTTTTTTT!  Clearly I wish I had more of a source than watching next week’s trailer.

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President Barack Obama

Posted by thelanetrain on November 5, 2008

Well, it happened.  In the race between a young Illinois senator and his foot-in-mouth running mate versus the old man and the hot lady, Barack Obama pulled out a landslide victory to win the 2008 Presidential Election and become the President-elect, setting him up to be our great nation’s 44th president.  All this while breaking racial barriers and becoming our nation’s first Black president in the country’s more than 230 year-old history.

The election of Senator Obama is not just a cultural milestone.  It represents the voice of a people, tired of fighting a neverending war in the Middle East, tired of conservative politics and fear-driven tactics, and tired of the Bush presidency and party.  We have certainly heard over and over again in his speeches that Mr. Obama wants to bring change to Washington and America, and that he hopes to restore our nation’s good name to the rest of the world.  I don’t know how much of his word he can live up to, but I certainly hope that Obama can deliver.

In his victory speech last night in Chicago’s Grant Park, standing with the people, he urged Americans that he needed their support, not only from those who already support him, but from those who didn’t vote for him.  American needs to unify, to come together, and Obama called to end the division of “red states” and “blue states”.  It was certainly a stirring moment, and thankfully, the election was decided by the end of the evening.

Click here to see an electoral map to see exactly how Obama soundly defeated McCain.  He even got a bunch of swing states to go his way.

CONGRATULATIONS OBAMA!

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Heidi Montag Faces Actual, Like Totally Serious, Consequences

Posted by thelanetrain on November 4, 2008

So it turns out that everyone’s favorite actress and fashion plate Heidi Montag like, totally got her ass handed to her last night on The Hills.  You see, Heidi works worked at a promotions company that was basically her dream job: open up and promote exclusive nightspots in Los Angeles.  Novel.  So last night when she was supposed to be the dutiful event coordinator of the exclusive trashy “new” lounge Fourteen (actually reads “XIV”), she not only brought along her assclown of a fiancé, but proceded to get “totally wasted”.  She downed half a bottle of tequila in full view of her coworkers and went around screaming “Woooo!  I’m like totally wasted!”  But as it turns out, her boss found out about her rampant drinking and quickly canned her.  Poor unemployed Heidi.  Now she’ll have to…be a reality star full-time.  What a shame.

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GET OUT AND VOTE!

Posted by thelanetrain on November 4, 2008


Today is Election Day.  I don’t really care who you want to vote for.  You can vote for the socialist terrorist with the horse-gaffer, or the dying old man with Ms. Wasilla, or you can waste your vote on a third party candidate, but please, for the love of our country and for the love of democracy, please vote.  Your participation in our government helps make America the greatest country of all.  So do yourself a favor and exercise your right to choose your next leader!

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