Thursday, April 01, 2004

Treasury Department Gets Behind the Bush Campaign

Like Noam Scheiber, I was also perturbed by the blatant politicization of the Treasury Department, as casually expressed in the ghastly Wall Street Journal article he mentions. The WSJ article made me choke on my sandwich when I stumbled across it during yesterday's lunch.
Do you like the moon?

I certainly do!
Just thought this was cute

Optimist: This glass is half full.

Pessimist: This glass is half empty.

Engineer: This glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
More Tales of Sacramento at Night

Driving home last night at about 11:30 p.m., making the bend in Second Ave. just over the RR from 19th Ave., I nearly ran over two raccoons cavorting in the middle of the road. Ah, springtime! A raccoon has been coming intermittently into the back yard (first noticed conclusively on December 26th, but suspected before), which has me worried. According to the encyclopedia, raccoons will eat chickens: if they eat chickens, won't they eat rabbits like Cloudy? And why are there raccoons running around anyway in the middle of a city? And now, will there be more of them? Run Cloudy, run!
War of the Worlds

Tuesday night, I watched a portion of everyone's favorite 1953 thriller, "War of the Worlds," on AMC. I especially liked the rather casual way they dropped an atom bomb on the Martians' Southern California camp, as millions of people watched, many without adequate eye protection, from the beautiful San Gabriel foothills, and how no one seemed particularly surprised that the bomb failed to dent the Martians' defenses. Having recently come out of WWII, I guess people then had a much more robust sense of slaughter and mayhem than they do today.