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If there’s ever been a definite sign times are changing rapidly in the auto industry it came this month with the reveal of the 2013 Unimog. The river fording, brick wall obliterating, apocalyptic survival ride of choice is now boasting that it can… be greener. It appears that in order to survive upcoming Euro V1 emissions standards, Unimog’s newest claim to fame will be the way in which it manages to take good care of Mother Nature.
On Friday a handful of lucky journalists witnessed an American dream come to life: That Arnold Schwarzenegger owns a 50-ton M47 Patton tank, and that he crushes cars with it while smoking a stogie and wearing aviator sunglasses.
“The roar of the engine was deafening, but you could still smell Schwarzenegger’s cigar smoke above the exhaust,” wrote Matt McDaniel of Yahoo! Movie Talk. (1)
Oh, my. Idaho state Sen. John McGee's troubles made Jay Leno's monologue tonight. Leno asked, “Did you hear his excuse? He said computer hackers got into his bloodstream and put alcohol in there.” Reflecting on the recent revelations about a New York congressman, a California governor and an Idaho state senator, Leno asked, “Is it spring break for politicians?”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise.
Question: What causes elected officials — almost always male — to behave so badly?
TMZ published a picture Wednesday showing former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pedaling in Ketchum, with a teasing caption: "Arnold Schwarzenegger took a much needed break from L.A. this morning — riding out the storm in quiet Ketchum, Idaho … on a bicycle." Schwarzenegger has long had a vacation home in Ketchum and often skied Baldy/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (AP file photo)
Question: Do you vacation much in Sun Valley?
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has acknowledged that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff, a revelation that apparently prompted wife Maria Shriver to leave the couple's home before they announced their separation last week. Schwarzenegger and Shriver jointly announced May 9 that they were splitting up after 25 years of marriage. Yet, Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier in the year after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the child is his, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday/Associated Press. More here (2003 AP file photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver celebrating Arnold's gubernatorial victory. Things aren't so thumbs up between the couple now.)
Question: Are you surprised any more when a politician admits an affair?
In this 2003 AP file photo, Republican Arnold Schwarzegger, right, is joined by his wife, Maria Shriver, as he celebrates his victory in the California gubernatorial recall election in Los Angeles, Oct. 7, 2003. Times have change. Now Schwarzenegger and Shriver are splitting after 25 years of marriage. Story here. (AP file photo/Chris Carlson)
Cindy Facebooks: "My husband is devastated. They married the same year we did and he's a HUGE Arnold fan. He wanted to take the day off from work but I convinced him to stick it out."
Question: Are you bothered when a couple who has been married as long as you and your spouse split?
When the Copenhagen summit on climate change failed to reach agreement last December, many thought it was the beginning of the end for the fight against global warming. But I can report nearly a year later that the Green Revolution is alive and robust in states, provinces and localities across the world, starting in California.
Over the last several months an epic battle has played out right here in our state leading up to the elections. It was a battle of the old economy versus the new; of David versus Goliath. The same set of polluting special interests that blocked international action in Copenhagen and strangled environmental legislation in Washington descended on California to try to overturn our landmark legislation — Assembly Bill 32 — to curb carbon emissions and promote a clean energy future.