It’s not often that one can blend stupidity from three distinct areas of regular silliness. It turns out that politics, food and religion have, indeed joined forces. Gefilte fish is one of those nasty traditional Jewish foods that very few actually like. Take some nasty fish, debone it, and then grind it up with some onions, eggs and matzoh. Squish it into loaves and poach it with carrots and more onions. Take these poached loaves and dump them in a jar full of translucent slime that is the consistency of runny snot. Serve at family meals. Ugh.
“Even if TARP saved our financial system from driving off a cliff back in 2008, absent meaningful reform, we are still driving on the same winding mountain road, but this time in a faster car.” – Neil Barofsky, the special inspector general at the Treasury Department.
Perhaps you have heard about the firearms court dust-ups regarding Washington DC’s silly laws? Perhaps you have heard that DC just got nailed with a huge, early snow storm (global warming my butt…). Now you know why DC wants such restrictive handgun laws: so cops in Hummers can be the only ones allowed to bring a gun to a snowball fight.
As traditional posted mail continues to get marginalized by email, about the only thing of importance left for the courier enterprise is parcel delivery. Regular mail is a distant second thought while getting a packaged delivered or a document overnighted is still a big business. In the US, loyalty neatly divides amongst two providers: UPS and FedEx. Sure there are others, but these are the big boys on the block. And our government insists on regulating the two players closely. And with two completely different play books. You’d think that the government would at least regulate them to the advantage of the subsidized postal system. You’d be wrong…