Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I'm in Eno Terra in Kingston, New Jersey, waiting on my butcher plate and thinking about taking in the 7:20 showing of Salt at Marketfair. Naturally, I have tabs to disgorge.
Who drinks alcohol? People with big vocabularies! Well, duh!
I'm taking more than a little comfort that this did not trigger another global financial crisis. The economy must be more robust than it appears! I mean, to take this kind of scare.
The federal government thinks your kids should be in public school 12 hours a day.
“In all seriousness, I think schools should be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day, seven days a week, 11-12 months of the year,”
Because, you know, the government has insufficient influence over our lives.
Oh, darn: The spilled oil is evaporating and otherwise dissipating more quickly than anticipated. Both clean-up crews and reporters are having a tough time locating the slick. Dang! Another crisis gone to waste!
Reporters and others are upset that the new finreg law contains a heretofore unpublicized provision allowing the SEC to blow off Freedom of Information Act requests. Among the various no doubt nefarious motivations for this new wrinkle in Hope and Change, there is one that makes sense: Businesses will be more candid about their troubles with their regulator if they do not have to worry that their competitors will find out.
In death as in life, George Steinbrenner helps the rich get richer.
Yep, that's the KI. In the '60's you could get quarts of draft beer for take out in cardboard containers. You'd have to drink it pretty quick since the beer leaked through in a half hour or so.
JLW III P'67