June 19, 2008

Now let me say I myself gave the order
To sleep and to search and to destroy

Ellouise Schoettler, Mirror Mirror

* From Harper's July 2008:

-- Average amount spent lobbying Congress last year each day it was in session: $16,279,069

-- Estimated total value of investments in major U.S. military contractors owned by members of Congress: $150,000,000

-- Average percentage by which a bar-smoking ban in a U.S. county increases the rate of drunk driving fatalities: 13

-- Chance that a Michigan state employee works for the corrections department: 1 in 3

-- Percentage of EPA scientists who say they have experienced political interference with their work: 60

* Six aging rockers who like grandmas.

* Washington Post's PostRock is half-way through a four part podcast interview of David Berman.

* "A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." -- Bob Dylan


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