From Conan O’Brien’s Late Night Show, William Shatner recites Sarah Palin’s farewell speech as a poem:
In the wake of the “first study of drivers texting inside their vehicles,” Matt Ritchell reports in the NY Times that “thirty-six states do not ban texting while driving.” While some folks may not want use of their cell phones regulated by the government, it’s time to wake up and … Continue reading
“Hey stupid! Drop the cell phone and drive“: While heroic politicians all over America are mandating bicycle helmets, it’s still legal to drive 4,000 pounds of steel 60 miles an hour while your brain is turned to the moron setting.[…] Here’s some more numbers for you: Motorists talking on a … Continue reading
Paul Krugman: Costs and Compassion… A must read.
What Steven Pearlstein said: Imperfect Health Reform Still Beats the Status Quo.
I don’t believe that anyone should use a cell ph0ne while driving. California was ahead of the game on this one, but apparently “seven years ago, the federal National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration recommended that drivers not use cell phones, even with hands-free equipment, while on the road except in … Continue reading
Has the GOP gone so far right-wing that the Democrats are in for good, or at least for many years? Bloggers, newspaper columnists and TV talking heads of the liberal persuasion seem to think so. I wouldn’t bet on it, and not because Obama is slipping some in the polls … Continue reading
Marie Antoinette, contrary to popular opinion, never said a solution for the starving masses of revolutionary France in the late 18th century was, “Let them eat cake.” But, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) apparently said something close to it. At a public meeting, one of Grassley’s constituents asked him, “Why is … Continue reading
Finally, somebody’s paying attention to the Moon landing, 40 years ago, today. Over the past several years of blogs, I have tried to keep some remembrance of our most profound anniversary, a future holiday perhaps, on a par with the discovery and taming of fire: the species’ first extraterrestrial landing. … Continue reading
“The United States is the only developed nation that does not have a comprehensive national health care plan for all its citizens” — so let’s not gum up the works when we’ve finally reached the moment when we can change that.