Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Acropolis Now!

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE via Mitchell: Colossal Squid WebCasts!
Don't miss the Dissection Table!

There's nothing like a PhDiva in Givenchy.


Ogg the Caveman said...

Murst, and bless you.

Principia Discordia said...

I believe it is time for me to read the Illuminatus Trilogy again.

Edgar Alpo said...

Poor wittle sqwid, he wuz onwy a baby.

Akubi said...

The McCain-Clinton proposal is a reminder to me that the biggest energy crisis we have in our country today is the energy to be serious — the energy to do big things in a sustained, focused and intelligent way. We are in the midst of a national political brownout.

Anonymous said...

Giant Squid Has Biggest Animal Eyes in World, Scientists Say

Anonymous said...

Expert Support For Gas Tax Holiday Appears Nonexistent
Surely, however, there must be someone out there not associated with a politician or a candidate who supported the idea of a gas tax reprieve -- especially if, as Clinton suggests, it would be paid for by an excess profits tax on oil companies.

I emailed Howard Wolfson, Clinton's spokesperson, asking him to put me in touch with an economic or environmental analyst who favored his boss' plan. He never wrote back.

So I took the task upon myself. I would call experts from all sides of the ideological aisle to get a sense of where the debate stood. In the end, every single analyst I surveyed judged the gas tax holiday proposal to be, roughly speaking, a silly, superfluous, or outright pandering idea.

I started with what I thought would be my best shot, the libertarians. Jerry Taylor, a fellow for the Cato Institute, unfortunately, called the proposal a "holiday from reality."