Black Five (which turns four years old today – congrats!) found some really funny stuff.
I don’t know why John Stossel hasn’t been fired for competence yet.
“[O]ne reason that people are upset by gas prices is that the price is in your face every time you drive by the gas station. But it may surprise [you] that this year the price of lettuce, broccoli and apples increased much more than the price of gas. You probably don’t know that because they don’t post big signs like gas stations do. And think about what it takes to bring us gasoline. First, oil has to be sucked out of the ground, sometimes from deep beneath an ocean or underneath ice, or from places where workers risk their lives. And just to get to the oil means the drill has to bend and dig sideways through as many as seven miles of earth. What they find has to be delivered through long pipelines or shipped in monstrously expensive ships, then converted into three different formulas of gasoline, trucked in trucks that cost more than $100,000 each, and then the gas stations have to spend a fortune on equipment to make sure drivers don’t blow themselves up while filling the tank. Even after all that, gasoline is still cheaper per ounce than the bottled water gas stations sell.” —John Stossel
People on his list just got an email saying:
General David Petraeus has announced the beginning of a major offensive in Iraq.
I have satellite gear and should be posting daily updates.
If you haven’t yet, now would be a good time to bookmark his blog.
Meanwhile, he has posted the last of his four part series, Death or Glory. At the end he hints about future dispatches:
As these words go to print, I am entering into major combat along with U.S. forces against Al Qaeda.
And he’s taken my advice to heart. Not only did Potts win the contest, but
Potts, who has also landed a record deal with Simon Cowell, the TV show judge, said of fixing his teeth: “I’m not sure about veneers but I do want to get the crown repaired. It would be nice to be able to smile naturally. I feel very self conscious about it at the moment. But whatever I do I’m not going to change who I am.”
You can see a more confident Potts in his deal-clinching performance of Nessun Dorma.
Mr. Cowell: Please make sure you get a good orchestra and engineer. I’m looking forward to this album.