Friday, November 2, 2007


Hollywood writers are set to strike, possibly by the end of today. For you, that means Conan, the Daily Show, and whatever else you watch in order to escape the doldrums of your daily life past 11 p.m. are about to suck, a lot. But, you know what, good for them. Since the early 1980's, the nation has been de-unionizing in a big way. I don't know if it's a direct consequence of de-unionization, but I'm sure that the reduced number of union workers in the U.S. has something to do with the increased number of uninsured Americans and rising corporate salaries. After all, if people aren't working together to get better benefits, what chance does any one of them really have? In short, I'll just play my new copy of Guitar Hero III and skip the Daily Show for a while and be happy to do it.

The Supreme Court has gotten into the business of staying executions lately ahead of an anticipated ruling on the constitutionality of thre-drug lethal injections. As a result, Harris County, Texas, has temporarily stopped pursuing the death penalty. Harris County alone executes more people than most states. As a person generally opposed to the death penalty, I think this is good news.

Lastly, I read this about the Dodgers hiring Joe Torre. I was shocked, shocked I tell you, to find out that the Dodgers drew 3.8 million last year. But, does it really count if they arrive in the 4th and leave in the 7th? I vote that the Dodgers go back to Brooklyn and the Mets are moved to Las Vegas. You think I'm joking, but I'm not. I think it'd be best for everyone. Or you can throw the Mets into the Arctic Ocean. That works with me too.

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