Monday, October 09, 2006

Monday, October 9 is...

Independence Day (Uganda)
Columbus Day

Some other things to discover today that won't involve the systemic elimination of most of a continent's native population:

It took three tries, but a robber got $85 from a Des Moines Burger King. Imagine how many times he probably circled the drive-thru.

I've heard from some people on the inside lately who are saying the Iowa Environmental Council isn't doing enough work on clean water, but they did get a nice article in the Register today on ethanol, so I guess that's something.

The Register Editorial Board came out with a stance on the 2006 elections today that's nearly identical to mine:

It would be sad if the Republican Party were to lose control of Congress next month because of a scandal over a former member's sexually suggestive e-mails. There are far more important issues on which Republican leaders should be judged.

David Yepsen has decided the hog industry would be fine if we had odorless pigs. A longtime reader and friend sent me this thought:

Hey man - can you believe Yepsen yesterday? The only problem is odor. He probably thinks that's the only problem with his ass, too. (missing the fact that his head is jammed up it.)

That's about as good as anything I would've said.

Four more letter writers took negative ads to task on Sunday. I saw positive ads for both Culver and Nussle yesterday. I don't know if that's a coincedence or not. I also think it might be too little too late for both candidates.

On Friday, I was angry about this post from Iowa Progress on the IDP's new website to "Stop GOP Smear." As it turns out, I'm not the only one on the left frustrated by it. Another Iowa Progress contributor has taken the author to task. Kudos to "Freeda" for stepping off the party line.

After months of waiting, The Chelsea Lepley Fan Club has resumed meetings. You should be as excited as I am.

That's not excited enough.

Ok, now you're probably too excited. Try not to urinate on yourself.

There, that's about right. Chelsea is back in the "Favorite blogs" section in the links on your right.



From Right to Left said...

Sukkot - The Feast of Tabernacles

RF said...

People on the inside used to refer to the Environmental Council as the "Iowa Water Quality Council." Before IEC was formed, NOBODY spoke about water quality in Iowa. IEC is by far the single biggest reason water quality has received as much attention as it has in the last few years. It is great that IEC now has resources to work on some other issues as well, and they definitely continue to work very actively on water quality.