Monday, August 06, 2007

Odds and Ends

I ate too much peanut butter this weekend and now my tummy hurts. Here's the news...

Congress is officially on summer recess now (filled with BBQs and phone calls from angry constituents), after accomplishing some things good... and some things notsomuch.

One bill passed in the House goes in the 'good' camp, as far as I'm concerned. It "approved $16 billion in taxes on oil companies, while providing billions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives for renewable energy and conservation efforts." I see a veto in this bill's future.

For those following the real-estate/mortgage crisis, more bad news arrives.

After Attorney General Gonzales had previously told Congress otherwise, the Washington Post reveals that "White House officials conducted 20 private briefings on Republican electoral prospects in the last midterm election for senior officials in at least 15 government agencies covered by federal restrictions on partisan political activity."

This is, of course, illegal. Expect impeachments many angry hearings to result from this.

Finally, 2008 candidates agree... Jon Stewart is awesome.

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