Saturday, May 10, 2008

Websearch of the day

the best lesbian lover i've ever had caprice lists my glob first.

This wasn't my wife. It was someone at the University of Cambridge in the UK. So I guess they weren't really looking for me.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Semi-random thoughts

● A couple of years ago I posted about how Tab Energy had become my favored morning drink. Sadly, some months ago CocaCola discontinued it, at least here in the U.S. I hoarded my last few cans, saving them for days when I really need to get myself going when I wake up. But now I'm down to my last one.

● I got some new hand towels and washcloths to replace my worn out ones. I washed them before I used them, but the towels are still leaving a lot of little fibers--with the red ones I can't tell if I nicked myself shaving or it's just the towel. Grrrr.

● The only kind of "boutique"-boxed tissues the supermarket had was Kleenex's Anti-Viral type, so my wife bought that. The anti-viral claim puts the product under the Food and Drug Administration rules, I guess, so they are required to print various bits of information on the box. My favorite part:
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Use only as a facial tissue.
So if I use a tissue on any other part of my body do I risk a visit from the FBI?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Fossella in more trouble

Earlier this week I posted about New York Republican Congressman Vito Fossella being arrested for drunken driving. Now he has admitted that he was on his way to see his child that he had with a woman he's being having an affair with for years. His wife and three other children were back in New York.

It looks more and more like New York City will be rid of its only Republican congressman by next year.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Plat du jour

A former highway patrol officer?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Sen. Grassley, back to Economics 101 for you

From the Associated Press:
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, one of the Senate's two working farmers and a longtime ethanol booster, said he finds it hard to believe that ethanol could be "clobbered the way it's being clobbered right now" over the issue of food costs. What does the cost of corn have to do with the price of wheat or rice, he is telling people.
It's called the Law of Supply and Demand, Senator. Ethanol production has increased the demand for corn, causing its price to rise. This will have two effects:
  • Corn consumers will switch to wheat or rice, causing price rises for those grains.
  • Farmers will, if they can, switch from producing other crops to producing corn. This decreases the supplies of these other crops, also causing price rises.

It's really sad when a United States senator displays such ignorance of basic economics.

Another Republican in trouble

NYC congressman charged with DWI outside DC

It's not for corruption, or even attempted sex in a public restroom, but I doubt this is going to win Vito J. Fossella any votes. The Democrats have already painted a big target on his back for the upcoming election. This might help.

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