Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
– Actor George Clooney got married to 36-year-old human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin this past weekend in Venice, Italy. The three-day wedding weekend, which included bachelor and bachelorette parties and a 10-minute wedding ceremony, cost an estimated $13 million.
Said an incredulous Dennis: “There are people starving in Mumbai. … They’re drinking out of sewage troughs.”
“That’s the most expensive place I’ve ever been, Venice,” Callahan said. “I’ve never been to Tokyo, but that’s more expensive than New York City or Toronto.”
With such an expensive wedding, the hosts wondered what gifts were given to the new couple.
“What do you give them?” Minihane asked.
“Candlesticks,” replied a sarcastic Callahan.
“They had a flotilla of boats,” said Dennis.
– Federal Health officials confirmed the first person inside the United States with the Ebola virus. The man traveled to Liberia in late September and returned to the United States without any symptoms. But the man started getting sick a few days later and was admitted to a Dallas hospital on Sept. 28.
“We should ground all flights, no flights to Liberia,” Callahan said.
Callahan wondered why officials have told people to stay calm and wash their hands.
“Does that mean that if you wash your hands, you don’t get Ebola?” asked Callahan. “Is that true? What about Purell? Does that keep it away?”
Said Dennis: “This is like that thing where the computers were all going to go nuts at the end of 1999. Y2K. And nothing happened. Same thing here.”
– A Milwaukee journalist said she felt “creeped out” when the White House staff said she could not ask people questions about an event. Meg Kissinger could not believe the staff told her she couldn’t have access to with the crowd at the Wisconsin gubernatorial campaign event where Michelle Obama spoke.
“It’s pretty scary,” Minihane said.
“That is frightening,” replied Callahan.
“Who’s going to stop her, the Secret Service?” asked Dennis.
“Typical Obama, though,” said Callahan. “They don’t feel like President and First Lady. They are King and Queen of America.”