So we’re a little closer to being a country where it’s OK to shoot an unarmed 110-pound eighth grader in the back of the head when, fleeing with a snatched purse, he refuses to HALT on command.
The Republican senators overwhelmingly support this nominee, the Democratic senators overwhelmingly oppose him . . . so there […]
The Republican response to the Abramoff scandal has been that, well, it’s a bipartisan scandal.
‘No matter how hard the Republicans try to muddy the waters on their ethics problems, the truth is the Abramoff scandal is a Republican scandal. The facts are clear, only Republicans have been indicted, only Republicans have […]
A HIGHER AUTHORITY
It seems to me, if a word is in the King James Bible multiple times – ‘He adorneth the humble with salvation’ – it should be allowed in Scrabble. Discuss.
FREE TEXT MESSAGING
Mark Langenderfer: ‘Did you know you can email a text message to any cell phone with the […]
NO, WE CAN’T ALL JUST GET ALONG
Or so says the Science section of yesterday’s New York Times. For those of us with a strong point of view on one side or the other, reports the Times, some of this seems to be almost hard wired into our little brains. We immediately dismiss […]
Annie Proulx: I think this country is hungry for this story.
Associated Press: Why?
Proulx: Because it’s a love story and there’s hardly much love around these days. I think people are sick of divisiveness, hate-mongering, disasters, war, loss and need and want a reminder that sometimes love comes along that is […]
CARS – BAD MANAGEMENT
How could the executives at GM and Ford have failed to see that oil might rise sharply – not necessarily this year, but some year – and that a major R&D effort on fuel efficiency was in their shareholders’ (and our national) interest? Toyota saw it. We even saw them […]
Is it just me, or are spray-can valves getting better? I don’t want to jinx it, but you know how sometimes you’d reach for a brand new can of deodorant or shaving cream and press down and – nothing? And there was just no way to get at the precious contents inside? That hasn’t happened […]
Okay. Lots to cover today.
Let’s start with money . . .
Down to $12 from $22 where we started. The seven-day rolling average for BiDil prescriptions was 133.1 on January 17, versus 187.3 the day before. This is a sales rate of about $10 million a year. If the prescription rate triples […]
YOUR OWN LUXURY SUB
Bad weather? Simply close the hatch and dive, cruising effortlessly far below the waves in air conditioned comfort. The submarines’ battery capacity and life support systems allow you to stay submerged for days at a time.
Talk about getting away from it all! Click here. Thanks, Jon Frater.
Imagine you’ve just spent $200 million on a new yacht and find – what’s this? – you have no place to park it! According to the Times last week . . .
Many megayachts have grown so big – sometimes as long as a football field – that their very size rules out docking […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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