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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Can't Be Doin' Them Herbs

Look on the bright side. As long as these goofs are focusing on protecting us from killer herbs, our taxes may not go up:
House seeks to ban herb
By Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

Richmond — Virginia lawmakers want to prevent people from getting their hands on salvia divinorum, a hallucinogenic herb with unknown psychological risks that has increased in popularity in recent years.

"It is the opiate equivalent of LSD, and it usually causes bad trips," said Delegate John M. O'Bannon III, Richmond Republican who is sponsoring the measure.

The House yesterday unanimously approved the measure, which if made law would put the herb into the Schedule I class of drugs, which under the federal Controlled Substance Act of 1970 includes Ecstasy, heroin and LSD. (link)
Banning herbs. For the love of God.

Hey, All You 'Liberals'

Us redneck, white-robed, hood-wearin' white boys are prepared to vote for the black guy.

This has to confound those who push that stereotype (to great personal reward).

Well, You'll Save On Gas ...

... you just won't be able to afford the car:
Lutz: CAFE standards will push prices up $6,000 per car

GM's outspoken Vice Chairman Bob Lutz told reporters today at the Detroit Auto Show the U.S. government's 35 mpg CAFE standard will push car prices up by $4,000 to $10,000 per vehicle, or an average $6,000. Lutz has been a vocal opponent of the regulations, which he believes will harm the U.S. auto industry.

"This is going to be a net average of cost of $6,000 per vehicle which will have to be passed onto the consumer," he said. "The good news is it won't come all at once, because 35 mpg doesn't kick in all at once."

The new standards were approved by the House of Representatives in December. The new CAFE standards will be phased in beginning in 2011. The new law calls for automakers to achieve an average of 35 mpg across their fleets by 2020. (link)
I wonder if they'll be offering an adjustable rate 15-year loan by then.

Quote Of The Day

Christopher Hitchens on the nightmare known as The Clinton Saga:

What would it take to break this cheap little spell and make us wake up and inquire what on earth we are doing when we make the Clinton family drama—yet again—a central part of our own politics?
"The Case Against Hillary Clinton," Slate, January 14, 2008

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Note: Correction made regarding author on 01/17/08, 5:07am

Not Sure What To Make Of This

But I think I need a beer!

Some people just have too much time on their hands.

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Guinness: Tipping Point
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Hold The Presses!

Looks like the mainstream media will go back to trashing Mormons now:

Romney wins Michigan primary, blasts GOP race wide open

Meanwhile, where does Obama go to church again?

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As it turns out, Republicans gave Mitt Romney the victory in the Republican primary. As weird as that sounds ...