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December 18, 2007

WHAT A WEEK: THE CITY’S WEEKLY ZEITGEIST RADAR

+7With a fireplace crackling in the background, retired Marine Lt. Col. Andrew Horne YouTubed his candidacy to unseat U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., whom many consider unbeatable despite having done everything wrong ever. Describing his candidacy, Horne said, “Iraq Iraq Katrina Bush Iraq Bush war war war.” Others rumored to be angling to unseat McConnell include businessmen Bruce Lunsford and Charlie Owen, Attorney General Greg Stumbo, and McConnell himself, who plans to eat a live puppy on TV every day until the election.-12For the second time last week, President Bush vetoed expanded healthcare legislation for children. The bill would have covered about 4 million children nationally and hundreds of thousands of Kentucky families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford private health insurance. Instead of voting immediately to override the veto, House Democrats decided to leave the kids dangling for another month and vote near the State of the Union address, when they can really cram the issue down Republican cakeholes.+3Declaring, “Frankly, we’re mad as hell that we haven’t done better” (with which we heartily agree) and “The whole world loves to eat healthy” (which makes us risk injury to others by spitting hot coffee across the room), sleepy-eyed Yum chairman David Novak announced new healthier menus for Yum restaurants, including more grilled and low-fat options and less rat poop.+17LEO resurrected What A Week as part of expanded news coverage; fans of short-form sarcasm rejoiced. Can we get a WAW WAW?Score: 15