This Day in Failure: May 19

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2009: The June 2009 issue of Los Angeles magazine hits the streets with a picture of mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the cover, along with a cover line that proclaims: “Failure: So much promise, so much disappointment. An open letter to Antonio Villaraigosa from Ed Leibovitz.”

2003: “First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren’t necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn’t mean you’re willing to kill.” —George W. Bush, Washington, D.C.

1999: Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Selleck have an uncomfortable and extended verbal exchange concerning gun control on O’Donnell’s talk show.

1998: Seven Boston-based computer hackers tell a Senate committee that they have the capability to cripple the Internet and interrupt satellite transmissions & electricity grids.