Sunday, May 09, 2004

So much to blog, so little time

John Kerry says, "Send in the Peace Corps!" No word on whether his speech writers made him say it.

And speaking of Lurch, Despite rap, word is Kerry can be fun. I think it's supposed to be about how Lurch really is a swell guy, but it seems to be a new list of Lurch stories and bloopers. My favorite is the late Congressman Joe Moakley:
Kerry was a tough sell for Moakley, who campaigned dutifully if not passionately for the incumbent. Kerry had a knack for leaving people cold and a reputation as someone easier to admire than embrace.

"Jeez, you just have to vote for Kerry," Moakley would tell union members. "I'm not asking you to have a beer with the guy."
Meanwhile the NY Times has some theories about Teresa's tax return. Hey let's face it - $500M dollars attracts tax lawyers like a feedlot attracts flies. I'm sure the campaign staff has a real hankering for the little folks to see a textbook on tax avoidance. But that's OK - let us press our noses to the glass!

Meanwhile, Obesity Becoming Major Global Problem. If it's not one thing, it's another, I guess. We'll still see Sally Struthers on the tube, but she'll be with fat 3rd world kids. Or maybe just by herself.

But not to worry, out in Fruit and Nut Land, Bill To Lower Voting Age To 14 Passes Senate Committee. Best indicator of the liberal tinkerer mindset:
The proposed constitutional amendment would give 14- and 15-year-olds 1/4 of a full vote, while 16- and 17-year-olds would get 1/2 a full vote.
No word on when the authors would get a clue.