THE MORNING LOOP 09.30.11
Bank of America raises fees to $5 x Michael Jackson's chef blamed for death x Obama calls America "soft"
Bank of America announced that they will start charging customers a monthly $5 fee for using their debit cards. Doesn't matter if you spend $2 or $2,000, you're still getting taxed.
In the latest development in the Dr. Conrad Murray, also known as the Michael Jackson death trial, the defense is trying to place blame on the chef for not alerting security that the pop star was dying. In case you forgot, Jackson died of acute propofol intoxication, not food poisoning.
It is being reported that NBA commissioner David Stern is threatening to cancel the entire 2011-12 season if the owners and players do not come up with a deal by the end of the weekend. An NBA spokesperson however says those reports are “simply not true.”
The BET Hip Hop Awards invade Atlanta this weekend and the rapper formerly known as Mos Def (his new name is Yasiin) is pleading that the show’s producers dedicate a segment of the show to Troy Davis. He also asked that people call his mother to offer words of encouragement. Nice gesture, but Davis’ mother passed away in April. The revolution may not be televised, but it must be well-informed.
Photo of the Day
First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted shopping at a Target in Virginia. Guess the hat and sunglasses didn't make her invisible.
Beavis and Butthead: Word on the tweets is that the duo will be returning with new episodes soon.
Camero ZL1: The first one off the lot was auctioned off for $250,000 and proceeds will go to a South Nevada YMCA.
Delonte West: NBA player is reeling from the effects of the lockout and has started a new job at a furnitrue showroom in Maryland.
Saggy Pants ban: The state of Georgia has netted $4,000 to date after enacting fines for wearing pants below the waist.