Monday, March 24, 2008

Odds and Ends

Today is a magical day. Discount Peeps Day. Best day ever. Here's the news...

The Sunday talk show pundits babble on about McCain's Iran/al-Qaeda 'gaffe' and other fun.

The Washington Post has a good article on how health-care costs not only impact an individual's finances, but also prevent companies from being able to raise wages. And the Associated Press has a good analysis on how the economic woes are affecting the average American's day-to-day living.

Senators are urging the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into PassportGate.

File yet another story in the no-shit column: "With little-noticed procedural and policy moves over several years, Bush administration officials have made it substantially more difficult to designate domestic animals and plants for protection under the Endangered Species Act."

Here's an amusing story... Ben Stein has been screening his new pro-intelligent design 'documentary' to hand-picked audiences. PZ Myers, an evolutionary biologist and blogger, was attending a screening when a policeman forced him to leave, though his friend was allowed to stay. That friend? Richard Dawkins... the world's most famous atheist. Mrs. Garrison = pissed.

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told Bill Maher he feels his seat is finally safe enough to propose a marijuana bill. "I'm going to file a bill as soon as we go back to remove all federal penalties for the possession or use of small amounts of marijuana," he said. Bill Maher = not pissed.

Meanwhile in Pakistan, new Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani is cleaning up Musharraf's undemocratic messes.

Finally, the Olympic torch-lighting ceremony in China was met with new protests.

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