If Rush's interpretation of moves in the Senate is right, sounds like Foreman Rove has been using the branding iron on some mavericks. Goodie!
Local: a man and woman were arrested after holding up a grocery store. The arrest was easy because the woman had 'cased the joint' earlier in the day, by putting in a job application with her right name and address.
Local again: Last night the Spokane city council approved an ordinance giving full benefits to homosexual "partners". This will please the Anti-Civilization Lawyers Union, but it will not please the voters. The council had just finished laying off 50 policemen and firemen because of an alleged budget crisis, then they decide to pay unlimited money for AIDS care. I'll bet an initiative to repeal will be coming along shortly........
I note that yet another campus "hate crime" has turned out to be a self-imposed hoax. Has there ever been a genuine hate crime on a college campus? I haven't heard of one, and I've been watching fairly carefully. There are a few genuine hate crimes elsewhere, but I'm pretty sure that every
single report of vandalism, hate letters, etc. at universities has been a fraud.
On an unusually warm evening, listening to a neighbor using a power lawn mower. It's taken her two hours to mow a level and uncomplicated yard, about 50 x 80 feet. The mower quits every 3 minutes, requiring her to yank, yank, yank, curse, yank, yank, finally catch.... This is the normal procedure with a power mower, of course. In theory, a gas engine is able to keep running; automobiles have had this miraculous ability for at least 80 years. But I've never used or heard a gas mower that goes more than 3 minutes between stalls. So, whenever I've had a lawn to mow, I've used the old non-motorized reel type. It does require just a bit more steady force on level ground, but it's lighter and thus easier to push uphill, and best of all it doesn't need yanking and cussing, and doesn't create noise and smell. Doesn't need gas, oil or spark plugs, either. Just squirt WD-40 into the gears once a year and it's rarin' to go. If your property is large, you certainly need a riding mower or a mini-tractor; but for a typical city lot, you'll save time, money and annoyance with a manual machine.