"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

October 23, 2009

Bits and Pieces for the Week of October 18 - 24

For those who need help with the side effects of cancer treatment, suffer from chronic pain, muscle spasms, feel we can ease the US prison over population problem, want to tax it (like alcohol and tobacco) and balance state budgets, lower border crime with Mexico, and just want to spark a spliff once in awhile. Just Say Yes: U.S. Mellows On Medical Marijuana. (7 of 6)

My 2002 Prius is going to be proud of its latest offspring.   Sure, it only gets 12 miles per charge, but it's a step in the right direction.  (Mike)

I'd rather our military spend our taxpayer dollars on this cool stuff than on drones that kill Arab civilians. (Mike)

Welcome to the club... Frustrated Liberal Lawmaker Balances Beliefs and Politics. Mr. Blumenauer is just one example of what might be called the Frustrated Left, a substantial caucus of Congressional Democrats who dreamed that Mr. Obama would usher in a new era of liberal problem-solving only to see Congress and the new administration collide with the old problems of partisanship, internal disagreement and the challenge of mustering 60 votes to get just about anything done in the Senate. (7 of 6)


Seven of Six said...

Mike, We traded in the Ford F-150 and purchased the new VW Jetta TDI Diesel... 50 mpg. Got 40 mpg on the wife's commute to work. Looking forward to a long road trip once we break in the engine. Meets all the new CA emission standards and we qualify for the "going green" tax write off. The wife loves the comfy sedan feel, and sporty ride, along with its high safety rating.

Mike said...

I didn't know that diesel was considered green. Congratulations - it sounds like you guys are really happy with your new vehicle.