Archive - Dec 9, 2008

Crazy news

Today's collection of news is particularly nuts. Lots of people ruining their lives in stupid ways.

A North Dakota official resigns after pleading guilty to stealing an envelope full of cash he found on a convenience store counter.. Illinois governor arrested for trying to sell Obama's open Senate seat...three people in Stockton, CA arrested for holding a teen boy prisoner for over a year...West Fargo man sentenced for exposing himself to young children...Thief River Falls nurses sentenced for posing as doctors to get perscription drugs...O. J. Simpson...oh, never mind.

Random comments

•Could there be any better pre-Christmas economic stimulus package than a two-dollar-per-gallon drop in the price of gasoline? That's money available for spending immediately.

•As much as I enjoy the drop in gas prices, I hope we continue to develop domestic energy sources with as much urgency as when gas was near $4.

•North Dakota has a $1 billion surplus while Minnesota has a $5.6 billion deficit. It is unlikely that Minnesota's plans to annex North Dakota will go very far.

Aunt Olla watches Anne of Green Gables

Aunt Olla called yesterday. The local public television station was on a fundraising break during their broadcast of Anne of Green Gables, and she kind of wanted me to tune in.

Olla's roommate at the Hilton, Bernice, shares so many of Olla's tastes. It is so fortunate that they have found each other. Bernice's family has claimed Olla as their own, so Bernice's company is Olla's company as well, and visa versa.