I'm Not Generally Disposed to Glee...

Especially given the state of the world of late, but today I just could help myself.

From the AP:

President Not Among Time's 100 Most Influential

(AP) Heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio, talk show host Rosie O'Donnell and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen are among the newsmakers on Time magazine's list of 100 people who shape the world.

The list of 100 most influential, on newsstands Friday, also includes the Queen, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, YouTube founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, director Martin Scorsese and model Kate Moss.

It does not include President George W. Bush, but it does include Canada's Mahar Arar, who became a cause celebre after being deported by U.S. authorities as a possible terrorist to Syria where he was imprisoned and tortured.
The whole list is here. (In the 'Reader's Poll' George W. Bush was rated less influential than Rachael Ray...)

And this from the Houston Chronicle:
Two years after writing a law requiring highway "Welcome to Texas" signs to tout the state as the home of President Bush, state Rep. Ken Paxton today passed a bill that will remove the designation once the 43rd president leaves office.

Paxton, R-McKinney, says after Bush is out of office he "didn't see any reason to leave his name" on the signs.
Sometimes the world manages to make Thursdays feel like Fridays.

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