who reads what and why

From a non-blogging friend:

1. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country.

2. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the
country.

3. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run
the country and who are very good at crossword puzzles.

4. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the
country but don’t really understand The New York Times. They do, however,
like their statistics shown in pie charts.

5. The Los Angeles Times is read by people who wouldn’t mind running
the country — if they could find the time — and if they didn’t have to
leave Southern California to do it.

6. The Boston Globe is read by people whose parents used to run the
country and did a far superior job of it, thank you very much.

7. The New York Daily News is read by people who

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five surgeons

Thanks to non-blogging Ted for this one:

Five surgeons are discussing who has the best patients to operate on…

The first surgeon says, “I like to see accountants on my operating table
because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered.”

The second responds, “Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything
inside them is color coded.”

The third surgeon says, “No, I really think librarians are the best; everything
inside them is in alphabetical order”

The fourth surgeon chimes in, “You know, I like construction workers.
Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over at the end,
and when the job takes longer than you said it would.”

But the fifth surgeon shut them all up when he observed,

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happy dst

Now see, this is a holiday I could get behind. Happy daylight saving time. It means spring is really here, it doesn’t get dark as early, people are in a good mood.

So, how would we celebrate DST? People could exhange gifts at the break of dawn. Card vendors would be ecstatic. Of course, there would be the conflict with Easter… hmmmm. So DST would be the (prepare for dirty word) secular and modern celebration. Community projects could be planned for the day like recycling projects or community cleanups, garden tending etc.

Anyway, happy dst and may you have many more.;)

let the eagle soar

Salon.com Politics:

“It has been a depressing week for Democrats. Shirley Chisholm and Bob Matsui died over the weekend. A slew of new Republican lawmakers were sworn in Tuesday. John Kerry announced Wednesday that he won’t participate in any formal protests against the presidential voting by electors from Ohio. Alberto Gonzales will begin his road to confirmation as attorney general Thursday. And if all that’s not enough, Trent Lott has announced that a singer from ‘The Lawrence Welk Show’ will perform John Ashcroft’s ‘Let the Eagle Soar’ at George W. Bush’s inauguration.

Don’t you just want to read more? They really know how to write a lede over at Salon.com. You’ll need to register for the day (by watching an ad) if you don’t already subscribe.