Scanning the pages of the SF Chron today, here's some quick bites:
"SF supervisors ask lawmakers to impeach Bush"
Silly. Irrelevant. To everyone else in the country, the SF supes are either unknown, or viewed as leftie-lunatics. This is a waste of time.
"Americans know their Simpsons"
The McCormick Freedom Tribute Museum in Chicago took a poll and discovered more Americans can name at least two members of the Simpsons cartoon family than can list the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment. Additionally, more Americans are apt to remember advertising slogans and jingles than those freedoms.
Pop Quiz bloggers - what are the five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment? And what pithy, memorable ad slogan can you come up with to help folks remember them?
"Bill to pre-empt state food safety rules"
Once again in the misguided attempt to create national standards (because us little ol' consumers are just SO confused by varying food labels from state to state), the feds are actually trying to lower standards. Of most concern to the Feds are those labels that warn about cancer. Hmmm....
"Women hold 16% of lawmaker jobs" (Ok, this one just really infuriates me - I want to shout nasty, foul, bad, dirty-dirty words and kick and scream and throw dishes. But I won't, because I am after all, a mature, responsible woman, quite capable of rational thought and reasoning.)
The UN reports that although women are a little over half the world's population and a "record number" of women are now involved in governmental bodies around the world, a scant 16% are actually lawmakers - guess in which country this stat falls below the average? You guessed it - that beacon of democracy and fair representation - the good ol U S of A.
But all of the above is of no major importance - baseball season is upon us. And look who showed up at the Giants' spring training camp:
The ever-so-sweet-and-lovely Barry-as-Paul Abdul-Bonds.
Oh, Palaberrie - you cute thang you. Now go take a lap!