Do you remember "That Was The Week That Was" or "TW3" as it was called? That was a witty and fun show. Of course ... you may be too young. Or maybe it's just that I'm too old.
TW3 - This was the week that it was revealed by a number of sources (the New York Times among them) that G.E. Corp. paid no Federal taxes on more than 14 BILLION dollars of 2010 profit. And that they GOT more than 3 BILLION dollars FROM the federal government in aggressively lobbied for tax incentives.
TW3 - This was the week it was pointed out that the CEO of G.E. Corp. is on a Presidential Advisory Panel, actually the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, an economic advisory board focused on job creation.
Given that G.E. has sent so much of the company's physical presence OVERSEAS, creating jobs in OTHER COUNTRIES at the expense of jobs here in the U.S., under Jeffrey Immelt's watch, one wonders why the position was awarded to him. It's apparent that "Job Creation" in the U.S. in NOT a priority for Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of G.E. Corp.
TW3 - This was the week that twin boys appeared on ABC News as a result of a YouTube Video that went viral in a hurry. They also made Conan's show and Ellen's show and probably other shows I haven't heard about yet. I'm going to be unique and try NOT linking to the video (which I think is unavailable now) or any of those shows. You can google "twin boys talking". You'll find stuff.
TW3 - This was the week that the 2011 baseball season opened. Cubs lost to Pittsburgh in a eerie and disturbing echo of last year's season - where the Cibs just seemed to NEVER handle Pittsburgh - even though they were the worst team in our division.
TW3 - This was the week that Mother Nature played a snowy, nasty, April Fool's prank on the eastern U.S. Fear not, folks. It WILL melt.
That was the week that was.