May 7th, 2006


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I'll do the funnies later (I have a hot date) but wanted to share this entry from Ferdy, the Conservative Cat, particularly a couple of salient points:

This is why it's terrible news for our whole form of government that Patrick Kennedy can fulfill his assigned duties even though he's too stoned to drive a car: our Representatives are so removed from the process of making law that it is no longer possible to judge them by their voting records.


The problem is not that the Kennedy may not know what he's doing; the problem is that his mental state has nothing to do with his job performance.

That's a serious design flaw in the way our government works.

Read the whole thing.

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I know, it's late...but here are your Sunday funnies....

Day By Day tells us how Zed keeps up with the world around him. The Sunday extra pokes more fun at his age.

Cox & Forkum features the reflections of a despot.

Dilbert makes me think of all the times that I've wanted to go back in the past, grab myself by the shirt collar, and drag my butt to the future.

Big Nate is being an enterprising young man in today's comic. Which reminds me: I have to do the lawn sometime this week.

We've all done with Drabble has done in today's strip. Whether or not we admit it is another question entirely.

Get Fuzzy features more witty one-liners from Bucky, at the expense of Satchel.

In Pearls Before Swine, we see the crocs turning into Franciscans.

Part of the reason I don't go to the gym anymore is because of the people like Stacey in today's Unfit.

Back tomorrow with more funnies and gamies.

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Mary and I spent lots of hours at Starbucks this weekend, mostly because we didn't want to stay home. I read a couple of books over the weekend, one of which was Bob Greene's American Beat, which came out about 20 years ago and was simply a collection of his columns up to that point. I always liked Bob Greene; I'm very disappointed that he lost his job with the Chicago Tribune, although I'm also very disappointed that the reason he lost his job is because, when given the task of showing an 18-year-old female intern around the newsroom, he instead took her to a hotel and had sex with her. The other book was First Cases, which was edited by Robert Randisi and featured short stories by various mystery writers (Sue Grafton, Sara Paretsky, Lawrence Block, and the editor) which were effectively the first time each of them appeared in print. There were some that I liked, some I didn't, but I made it through, and found that it to be a pleasant experience. Randisi has evidently come out with several of these over the years (this one was published in 1996), but this was the first of the bunch.

Oh, and I had a Borders coupon, and I discovered that Mindi Abair has come out with a new album. I like Mindi Abair; she's a great saxophonist, she has a very nice voice, and, well, take a look.

Enough for tonight. Crossing Jordan is having its season finale in a few minutes. See you tomorrow.