May 28th, 2008

Bashing the Pursuit of Cash

David Boaz wrote in the Wall St. Journal today about our leading presidential candidates:
There is a whiff of hypocrisy here. Mr. Obama, who made $4.2 million last year and lives in a $1.65 million house bought with the help of the indicted Tony Rezko – and whose "elegant suits" and "impeccable ties" made him one of Esquire's Best-Dressed Men in the World – disdains college students who might want to "chase after the big house and the nice suits." Mr. McCain, who with his wife earned more than $6 million last year and who owns at least seven homes, ridicules Mr. Romney for having built businesses.
Millionaire politicians
preaching public service
make me nervous.

Why are they so quick to condemn
those who wish to be rich - like them?

I do have my suspicions.

Bad Train Day

In the Boston area, one "T" train rear-ended another, for reasons not yet clear.

In Chicago, an "L" train derailed, apparently due to operator error, but luckily none of the cars fell to the ground.

So far, the Boston accident sounds quite a bit worse in terms of injuries incurred.  One death is reported.

In an odd coincidence, each mishap occurred on "the Green Line."

Cities use color-coding
for commuter railroading
but how on earth do the color-blind
ever find
the right line?

Carbon Belch Day

Many global warming believers try to minimize their carbon footprints, in order to delay the melting of the polar ice caps.

But some global warming skeptics are promoting June 12 as Carbon Belch Day.

Evidently the skeptics
are feeling dyspeptic,
and planning a belch
that won't be squelched.