Been reading on the web as usual. My brother linked me to a speech by the Governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels. It was interesting. A polite and kind worded call to arms to fight the new red menace: debt. This guy runs a state without any or so it seems. I would have to look into that to confirm. Here’s the link:
Daniels speaks like a character from a 1970’s legal sitcom. He is dignified and he is funny but comes across as from another era. Bob Newhart becomes governor. I liked what he said and how he said it and he would be an intriguing opponent for Obama but I don’t know. Pop culture would just not recognize him. How different is that than the other Republican hopefuls though.
Here in Canada we seem to have missed the debt crisis unless you worked for GM, Ford, Chrysler or their suppliers. That was our big bailout. Our governments continue to grow and are deep in the red but we have not reached US levels or experienced the moral effects this debt is having on them.
Christie Blatchford writes intelligently about the courts in Canada. Sentencing has been so inconsistent that Parliament has stepped in to set limits on judicial discretion in sexual assault cases. About time, as our obsession with finding purity of intent in every offence has caused the idea of justice to be lost:
This is how wind power should look. Non-invasive, cheap and reliable-ish. High altitude winds are more stronger and more constant. Not as visible as those turbines though. Governments love them because they can be pointed to and bragged about as high tech and green. http://www.kitegen.com/en/