Saturday, November 25, 2006

Friday, November 24, 2006

Another good blog to read

A few days ago I stumbled upon Paul Soglin: Waxing America. Paul was a fellow student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, and was also on the Madison city council. Before he was elected he had a part-time job driving the airport limousine, and continued at that for a while--a couple of times I had the honor of a Madison council-member helping me with my luggage. He was first elected mayor right about the time I left Madison. I last saw him here in New York at a fundraiser for his campaign for Congress--an election he lost, alas.

Paul's blog is left-leaning, well-written and rant-free, a combination I have come across all too seldom. I'm adding it to my "things-to-read" list.

How I stumbled upon it is a bit curious. Somebody did a search for "crossdress columbus ohio restaurant." Paul's blog was 49th on the list. Mine was down at 63rd.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Plat du jour

Pretty soon--it's really getting cold out there.

Spam, spam, spam

The spammers have really been working overtime lately. For quite a while I was averaging about 40 a day on my main e-mail address. Suddenly this has jumped up to the high 60's. The most curious ones are the messages that seem to be using random phrases from the Bible as the subject. I have no idea what they actually say, though, because I never open them.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Talking back at the headlines

The headlines from the Associated Press "Top News," as of 22:55 ET.

At Least 112 Die in Attacks Across Iraq
It's a civil war. A lot more will die.

Bush Opens Stock Exchange in Vietnam
and all of the stocks immediately went down.

Kissinger: Iraq Military Win Impossible
I guess he learned something from Vietnam.

House Democrat Wants Draft Reinstated
Fat chance.

British Police Probe Ex-Spy's Poisoning
Is this the synopsis of the next Mystery! show on PBS?

More College Heads Earning $50G or More
That should be $500G.

Mass. Governor Wants Gay Wedding Vote
People shouldn't be voting on human rights.

'Never-Ending Kiss' Caps TomKat Wedding
It's really sad people are so interested in this.