Well, the good news is that all the annoying kids who were crowding your favorite hangouts are back in school now. If nothing else, it’s quieter. The bad news is that summer is almost over. Well, technically it’s not over until mid-late September, but really, everyone counts it as at Labor Day weekend. So really, it’s the last normal weekend of summer, if that makes any sense. If you were busy getting trapped in mine this week, odds are you missed it.
The Million-Honky March
As with any other city, there are some downsides to living in the Washington, D.C. area–traffic, homeless people shouting random things at you, and Congress. Well, that last one is actually unique. Being near the seat of power for the whole country really becomes a pain in the ballot box when a protest comes to town. This weekend, Glenn Beck and the Beckites (who had a hit song in the late 80s, I believe) are rallying at the National Mall this weekend to protest that liberal schools are teaching children that we lost World War II, or something like that. Me, I’m going to head down there tomorrow and sell tin foil hats at $15 a pop. I will never have to work again.
Mistakes were made
It was five years ago that Hurricane Katrina hit the lost city of Atlantis, known today as New Orleans. Michael “Brownie” Brown, who was the director of FEMA at the time of the storm, decided to come out of whatever moldy trailer he had locked himself in, to say that perhaps he made a mistake in 2005. “In my defense, without me, Treme would never have happened,” Brown said.
Can’t get salmonella without breaking a few eggs
If you had an egg recently, you probably spent a fair amount of time on the can, or worrying that you would be very soon. The nation faces a series of salmonella outbreaks were linked to bad eggs. Naturally, Americans turned to lawmakers and asked, “But what about my Egg McMuffin?” Then again, if you get the runs from that, it’s nothing out of the ordinary.