Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fire, Food And Attitude

It looks like there was a bonfire near Cheney's office in the Executive Office building. That must have been a whole lot of secret tapes and memos that can now be officially classified as being lost in a fire. How convenient.

Good food is expensive and if you have a limited income or live by yourself, it costs less to eat at McDonalds or a microwave a frozen dinner than it is to cook from scratch. It's always interesting reading the comments. This time it's perfectly clear that those who have money and can afford to eat well don't understand what it's like at the bottom of the economic ladder. The choice between rent and food is a real one, one that the poor and elderly have been faced with for years. A loaf of bread and a gallon of milk are more than five dollars and are sold at a grocery store on the other side of town. If you stick to the value menu at a fast food joint you can get two or three meals for the same price and you won't have to travel far to get it. In the city there are more fast food places than there are grocery stores. Which means you don't even get the chance to buy apples.

Don't tase me, Bro' might be the most memorable quote of the year but Joe Biden made the top 10 twice.

I'm using a new extension called Personas. It changes the skin on the fly without restarting Firefox. Right now I'm using the Winter Green theme and it looks pretty good.


  1. The people in the ghettos won't be able to borrow to heat their homes. If we have a really cold winter, it just might get a little nasty.