Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's called a "vacation."

Well, OK, it's not really, but it's Northern California for the rest of this week. Blogging will be light to non-existent, and will occur only if I feel like it, so something indescribably stupid will have to occur to catch my atten ... OOOOH, Suzie All-Caps has a new post. Will be all over that shortly.


E in MD said...

Dunno where in Cali you'll be, but If you get the chance, check out the redwood forests. It's really a life altering experience. I know my first reaction to seeing The Brotherhood Tree was "Holy shit!" But then i'm just a filthy, foul mouthed lefttard.

Cameron Campbell said...

I hugged a redwood, just to say hi.

It responded by not falling on me, so I decided it liked it.

The Seer said...

From Kandahar comes evidence of why Sandra does not encourage junior ministers to talk to the press. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080414.wafghan15/BNStory/Afghanistan/?cid=al_gam_nletter_newsUp Seems they cannot be trusted with state secrets.

I find this discouraging evidence that Canada's New Government are pikers compared to the likes of, say, Abu Gonzo, who, for all his faults, knows how to keep his mouth shut. This is the difference between small-timers and the big boys.

The Seer said...

According to the dictionary that comes with Mac OS X 10.5, a "palfrey" is "a docile horse used for ordinary riding."

In other news, Deborah Jeanne Palfrey, a/k/a the D. C. Madam, was convicted by jury in her beloved District on four counts, apparently on the theory that her upscale, sort of, escort service was actually a front for prostitution. She remains loose on bail, pending sentencing.

Palfrey's theory at trial was that she was running a legitimate business, by email from California, and could not know what her employees on the other side of the continent were doing with her customers. She did not testify.

The other person who did not testify is U. S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La. He had been added to Palfrey's witness list but, after failing to suppress the subpoena, allegedly informed Palfrey's mouthpiece that he would claim the Fifth (Amendment, the textual basis under American law of the right to remain silent, i. e., not admit to the commission of a crime.)

We have to say supposedly upscale because either Sen. Vitter did not pay the going rate or the going rate was little more than $250 an hour. Former Governor Elliott Spitzer, D-NY, flew down to the Mayflower Hotel in the very same District to pay something like $4,000 for allegedly getting the same ride as Sen Vitter. But that's life.

KEvron said...

i'm in the bay area, cc, should you be inclined....