Friday, March 04, 2011
Because you all need something to read, a brace of tabs for you Friday lunch.
A closer look at the February employment report. Private sector employment, including manufacturing, construction, and transportation, is up, and state and local government is down. I am not arguing.
Twenty obsolete words that ought to return to use. As in, "I'm planning a brannigan tonight in Austin, but will try to avoid widdendream."
More words: Nouns of assemblage. You know, as in a float of crocodiles, a murder of crows, a cast of hawks, or a pride of lions.
News you do not see every day: Harvard does the right thing.
Egads! Big markdowns on Leatherman multi-tools.
So, you don't like Sarah Palin as your Republican presidential nominee? We could definitely do worse. Then again, maybe he will split the crank vote and leave the way clear for somebody real.
Related: "Drill, baby, drill!" may have a second life as a popular rallying cry.
Related? The Obama foreign policy team, once again reacting to startling new developments. The country is in the very best of hands.
Junk law watch: A woman actually slips on a banana peel and sues. If this isn't the case to bring back contributory negligence, I do not know what would be.
Nouns of Assemblage : CNBC version.
A Mob of Protesters (reserved for Tea Party people)
A Protest (Liberals)
A Strong Protest (Liberals, with windows broken, cars turned over)
A Riot (Dependency. If Tea Party is involved, this may only involve one word caught on tape or a scuffle. If Liberals are involved, the whole city must be on fire)