So did you see last Thursday’s episode of 30 Rock? If you did, I need say no more. You have just broken into a smile.*

*This season’s episodes are not yet for sale on iTunes. Though free at, they require sitting thru ads and buffering and, well, it’s not the perfect TiVo viewing experience. But if you insist, it’s episode #205.


By Salt Lake’s Mayor Rocky Anderson. Even if you don’t agree with it all, I think most* would agree with this much:

We must avoid the trap of focusing the blame solely upon President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. This is not just about a few people who have wronged our country – and the world. They were enabled by members of both parties in Congress, they were enabled by the pathetic mainstream news media, and, ultimately, they have been enabled by the American people – 40% of whom are so ill-informed they still think Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks – a people who know and care more about baseball statistics and which drunken starlets are wearing underwear than they know and care about the atrocities being committed every single day in our name by a government for which we need to take responsibility.

* Well, maybe not the 40%, but they don’t read this page.


As in making it, or at least keeping track of your coins, not putting it in your tea. It’s a free and much simpler, and in some ways elegant, on-line alternative to Quicken. I have no stake in and haven’t test-driven it for real, but one of the young entrepreneurs behind it is a friend. (Some of you may already have tried it – though just launched, they already have many tens of thousands of users – so don’t be shy about telling us how you like it.)


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