The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Friday, August 3, 2012

And speaking of city council

Here is the list of people running in the upcoming primary who will, they claim, not automatically support everything the Mayor proposes. They're all Democrats, nominally, so voting for or against them in the primary is crucial; whoever gets on the ballot will win.
Name Ward Notes
Sumi Kailasapathy 1 Running 2012 - anti Hieftje
Vivienne Armentrout 5 Running 2012 - anti Hieftje
Sally Hart Petersen 2 Running 2012 - anti Hieftje
Jack Eaton 4 Running 2012 - anti Hieftje

I like rail transit, for the most part ...

... but even I'm baffled by the rose colored glasses the Mayor seems to be wearing when he looks at the need for a new train station in Ann Arbor.

"Hieftje said he wouldn't be surprised if the number of Amtrak passengers riding the rails between Detroit and Chicago doubled in just a few years."

Is there even a shred of data to support that point of view?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Maybe Romney's VP candidate has emerged?

His wife's horse has a better foreign policy track record than Mitt does, per this article.

"Never for a second during her seven-minute performance did a hoof stray dangerously mouthwards, nor did she do anything at all to offend or upset the host nation."

Believe it ...

... when it happens. Yet another "coming soon" announcement regarding Georgetown.