|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Sunday, October 24, 2004
San Jose Mercury News letters page:
There are around 100 million Americans who will cast ballots a week from Tuesday. If they all bought one magazine to help them decide who to vote for, the total bill would be ... $500 million dollars. End the injustice and tyranny of Newsweek and Time!
I'd like to know what important issues Laura wants to solve for half a gigabuck. Maybe we could give each citizen a change belt so we don't have to wait at the store for the clerk to dispense small coins?
"He said he would limit mercury." Every now and then a Merc letter-writer leaves me in awe. I assume that Kleck meant the element mercury, but one can't be too sure; maybe he's worried that the planet Mercury is agitating to leave orbit. Well, if Bush does plan to keep Mercury in its place as the closest planet to the sun, I hope he does so with the full cooperation of
And I love how people who castigate Bush for failing to regulate mercury or arsenic to their liking never bother to think about the status quo ante. If mercury was such an environmental scourge, why did the Clinton administration do nothing about it?