Sunday odds n' ends

–Good news: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson raised $2.4 million auctioning off property. Bad news: The money has to go to families of kids to settle sex abuse lawsuits against priests. Soon you may see the Vatican being hawked on eBay if they don’t reign in some of these frustrated old frockers.

WorldNetDaily is reporting that Mary Carey, who is an adult film “actress” and former semi-serious candidate for California governor, will appear at a fundraiser for the President. That in an of itself isn’t much, but WND’s headline should win an award: Porn star to dine with Bush. Some days it’s just too easy.

–Another doofus movie director bashing America at Cannes? Yawn.

–The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed that companies not be allowed to place billboards in outer space. The FAA fears that companies could construct billboards in low earth orbit which would appear about as big as the moon in the night sky, interfering with astronomers, not to mention being just plain cheesy and intrusive. That would make for some romantic evenings outdoors. “Look honey, there’s a full ‘Drink Pepsi’ sign out tonight.”

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