William Katz: Urgent Agenda
MAY 16, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 (UPI) -- San Francisco officials said an estimated 150,000 people left their cars at home and rode bikes to work and school Friday for the annual Bike to Work Day. The event included 200 "energizer stations" spread through the area to help encourage and reward bike riding, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.
As long as they don't bike to the polls, we're safe.
Bad move for the tenor. Now he'll always be known as the tenor who...did the cow concert. Needs a better PR guy.
MAY 15, 2009
BERLIN (Reuters) - A man lost 23,000 euros ($31,180) to the wind when an envelope with the money he had stuck in the passenger seat pocket of his convertible blew away during a test drive in northern Germany. The cash -- in 500, 200, and 100 euro notes -- fluttered across the motorway in the midst of speeding traffic near the city of Hanover, police said.
He actually got back 20,000 Euros through police efforts. He should be forced to spend part of it acquiring a functioning brain.
MYFOXNY.COM - This week, thousands of people are getting stimulus checks in the mail. The problem is that a lot of them are dead. A Long Island woman was shocked when she checked the mail and received a letter from the U.S. Treasury -- but it wasn't for her. Antoniette Santopadre of Valley Stream was expecting a $250 stimulus check. But when her son finally opened it, they saw that the check was made out to her father, Romolo Romonini, who died in Italy 34 years ago.
Why is this such a big deal? The president is a Chicago politician. He probably figures, look, if the dead can vote in Chicago elections, they should be compensated for their good citizenship. Who can disagree?
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