- Washington Post: Hampton Roads lawyer David McCormick to seek 2012 GOP Senate nomination
Some random guy is running for the Republican nomination for Webb's seat. In his announcement, he compared himself to George Washington.
- New York Times: The Threatening Scent of Fertile Women
Men in stable, long-term relationships rank women as less attractive when they're ovulating than when they're not. It's part of "relationship maintenance," a defensive mechanism to prevent themselves (ourselves) from straying.
- PolitiFact Virginia: Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia road bids are the lowest in a generation
They're not. In fact, they cost twice as much as they did a generation ago, meaning that McDonnell's claim is the opposite of the truth.
- Richmond Times-Dispatch: Senate panel refuses to hear illegal immigration bills
I'm just making a note of this for future reference: Del. Lingamfelter says that when a subcommittee recommends killing a bill, and the committee subsequently strikes that bill from the docket, then they are "hiding, shirking their duty, when they should actually vote on the bills." So noted, Delegate.
This is a very clever simulation of what it's like to be a member of the working poor. It's worth spending at least a few minutes with this. It's like "Jones in the Fast Lane," that great old Sierra game, only you have no realistic chance of improving your lot in life.
- The Oregonian: Rep. David Wu’s staff confronted him over concerns about his mental health
This is the story how Congressman David Wu (D-OR) lost his mind. Shortly before last November's election, his entire campaign staff quit, convinced that he was mentally ill. He was reelected anyway. It's pretty clear that his staff was right. Now Portlanders are represented by this guy.
- DFW NBC: Armed Agent Slips Past DFW Body Scanner
An undercover TSA agent was able to get through a full-body scanner with a handgun not once, not twice, but as many times as she wanted.
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Jones has been ported to Flash!
I have spent many, many, many hours at this. Both when the game came out and, like, last week.
That game, ‘SPENT’ is rigged and fake. I clicked on the thing to apply to be a temp and I took the typing test. My typing was very fast and was absolutely perfect. I even did a quick ‘control-C’ so I could check my spelling afterward. I had indeed typed the sample text perfectly but it said that I failed the test anyway. This whole thing was a good idea but has zero credibility in practice.
Also, regarding SPENT, there just aren’t enough options. Take the “kid broke your window” incident. You get the options of Pay $100 to fix the window or Pay $75 taking your landlord to court. Also, it said I backed into a car. That just wouldn’t happen. And there is some kind of payment due everyday, when in my real life I often have quite a few days where there are no negative entries in my checkbook. Oh well, still pretty fun.
Although I’m upset that my kid only has $15 in his piggybank, AND I didn’t even get to break it. :-)
Soon he will be known as “Toll Road” Bob. There is so much fuzzy math in the Governors “transportation funding plan” I don’t know where to start. Yes I do: The Governor promised that he a “plan to pay for transportation”, well, borrowing isn’t the same as paying for.
David McCormick is one of the nicest attorneys I’ve ever met, and he’s highly competent at what he does. He serves his clients well, and is a credit to the state bar. I also think he’d be a fine senator.
That said, he’s going to finish distant, distant last in any primary or convention.
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