On Boston Crazy Driving, Tim discovers he's not the only one to loop around Logan waiting for an incoming flight rather than parking, wonders why the lady in the minivan is going 25 in the HOV lane in the tunnel and concludes that the Big Dig has improved traffic:
... Everyone was supremely impressed, not in me, but in the fact that it seems like maybe the Big Dig might have been worth it after all. Or, as my sister-in-law wryly pointed out, our traffic is getting better because everyone is leaving.
Chris Cagle wonders about the recent spate of laws named after young girls, such as Nicole's Law, which mandates the use of carbon-monoxide alarms effective today:
... It's never Mark's Law or even Patricia's or Linda's Law. ... I think the legislature should drop the flair for melodrama and go back to naming things stuff like the Carbon Monoxide Detector Residential Requirement Act.
... Somewhere between 300 to 400, I'd estimate. That's a lot of fat, a lot of calories, and probably at least $500 spent on scones--$500 I could have just as easily given to panhandlers, to folks selling "Spare Change" (the homeless newspaper), or to the guy collecting for "Wheelchair Basketball." Instead, I elected to gorge myself on (conservatively estimated) 150 pounds of raisin or blueberry scones. ...
... I have bruises on my shins (from being pushed into the stage), bruises on my elbows (from being pinned to a wall in a desperate attempt to sacrifice my own body rather than my D70), bruises on my head (I took an elbow to the right side of my skull), and bruises on the top of my hand (which I have no idea HOW I got). ...
... Ladies and gentlemen free speech is under attack not only nationally but now here in the "liberal bastion" as well. The case may very well be that Rosenthal's billboard does not meet a technical requirement but Rosenthal makes a great point, would anyone challenge his billboard if it read "Support Our Troops?"