Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Springtime Reading

There are always stories that don't get quite the attention they receive because something else takes the foreground in our public discussions. Right now it is the death of Jerry Falwell that is the focus of much attention, but I'd be remiss not to recommend for your attention this riveting story about the chauffeur-driven cars racing towards the hospital where John Ashcroft was lying, semi-conscious, and the events surrounding the car chases. Reading it is well worth the few minutes of your life it takes.

If you like irony and laughing at the way we humans stumble through our lives, how about an article which starts like this:

A senior lobbyist at the National Association of Manufacturers nominated by President Bush to lead the Consumer Product Safety Commission will receive a $150,000 departing payment from the association when he takes his new government job, which involves enforcing consumer laws against members of the association.

Either the National Association of Manufacturers are truly enlightened beings or something else is in the works.

Who needs fiction to stay entertained, these days?
Cross-posted at the TAPPED.