An exceptionally busy week has meant little time for blogging -- or movie viewing! -- over the last few days. Things are now slowing a little and I'm looking forward to a relaxing Mother's Day weekend.
One of the stories which caught my eye over the last few days was Al Gore calling the Myanmar cyclone a "consequence" of global warming. (Rolling eyes.) The man is shameless.
In other news:
McCain Planning Climate Change Tour: I'd like to think that headline's a joke, but I suspect it's not. One of the ways a Republican could win this fall would be campaigning for the U.S. to ramp up all forms of energy production -- drilling for oil in the U.S., building more electric plants, and so on. Democrats and global warming alarmists keep reducing our resources for gas and electricity, and consequently prices are through the roof. Sadly, John McCain is no more likely to advocate drilling for oil in Alaska than a Democrat.
A Farewell to Hillary: Dr. Krauthammer says it's over for Hillary, but with the Clintons, I'm reluctant to say it's over till it's over.
CLINTON IN EXILE: A PRESIDENT OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE: I saw the author, Carol Felsenthal, when catching up with a backlog of HANNITY AND COLMES shows in my DVR earlier today. The book looks like a companion for R. Emmett Tyrrell's THE CLINTON CRACK-UP: THE BOY PRESIDENT'S LIFE AFTER THE WHITE HOUSE.
No Signs of a Slowdown in Disney's Parks: Disneyland and Disney World aren't feeling any economic pinch. Speaking of Disney, Walt Disney Co. chairman Robert Iger is USC's commencement speaker this year. UCLA has Bill Clinton -- I can only imagine how suddenly the Bruin graduates' day will become All About Bill.
Colleges, Schools Deal With Higher Food Costs: Some colleges have taken away trays as a sneaky means of "encouraging" students to pick up less food. There's something rather pathetic about forcing that inconvenience on busy students, given how much students and their parents typically pay for meal plans.
Higher Postage Rates Add to Consumers' Pain: Stamp prices go up Monday. Again. Sigh.
Country Superstar Eddy Arnold Dies at 89: I have nice memories of my Grandpa playing Eddy Arnold music in his car -- on an 8-track player, no less (yes, I'm dating myself a bit!). Arnold's wife of 66 years died a few weeks ago. God bless them both.